Change Of Focus?
Posted 13 April 2004 - 08:51 PM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 12:59 AM
xboxdash.xbe being the "central file" that uses MS's files, integrated in the XIPs and all that, a "rewrite" from scrap of xboxdash.xbe could be appreciated, although it would take some mad skills to figure out how EACH function is integrated, etc...
but with another couple of devs working on this one, it could be cool. It is always possible to modify neXgen to use the files. but then they'd have to geek out the zoom-in/zoom-out effects, the internal saves/memory management, DVD-Audio-ETC feats, XBOX-LIVE? No i'm kiddin, ... you see where this is getting...
With some MAD SKILLz, it can be done.
Posted 14 April 2004 - 05:28 AM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:44 AM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 12:32 PM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 07:43 PM
Posted 14 April 2004 - 08:39 PM
It can be done but its will be ilegal 2 work with, because nexgen is coded from scratch it contains no m$dash coded at all but is compiled with MS sdk but we can release the sources.
Posted 15 April 2004 - 10:30 AM
Posted 15 April 2004 - 10:47 AM
Posted 15 April 2004 - 11:42 AM
Did you even read what HoRnEyDvL posted or did you just quote it. He said it COULD be done. The only reason he gave for not doing it is that it would be illegal. I simply stated that NO, it would not be illegal since they would have to write the code for xboxdash.xbe from scratch, so that source code would be completely legal.
What I'm saying that THC base there work on the MS dashboard. XdashOS base there work on the old nexgen source code that was released. I can see unleashx and XdashOS coming together but THC is a completely different concept to what XdashOS is. Even HoRnEyDvL said it for him self. Im not saying it wont work I think it would be just to much effort wasted when XdashOS already has a good ground base team.
I said it would be a waste of effort, didnt say it cant be done, <goes and rereads my post.
.... Im not saying it wont work
Posted 15 April 2004 - 11:18 PM
|QUOTE (HoRnEyDvL @ Apr 15 2004, 12:47 PM)|
|Posible Well i think it can be possible. But we got to think about it this way. We create the xbe we add ftp yeah. We cant play with the xip code what so ever as it is patent 2 MS xip xap xbe same thing its compile code that m$ used. Maybe unleashx & teamxos can combine together but that once again this is a decision for unleashx.|
sorry for correcting.
but did we ever tell anyone to toy with the internals of the files? we have but suggested to use them... not de-compile!
Posted 16 April 2004 - 09:48 AM
The problems that I see are:
* We would need to decompile to the original MS files to see how the hell the work and what it is they are actualy doing so we can understand them (not a major problem as tools are out to decompile / rebuild them)
* There is minimal if not any information out there on how to use the XIP, XAP file types within your own program. (If you have documentation then please pass it on)
The best bet of actualy using the MS dash original files would be if someone already has the source code to the original xboxdash.xbe then we could use what is already there and add the ftp server etc to it
thats how i see it atm.
If anyone has any information or documentation on some of this then we can start to look at it but I wouldn't promise anything.
It would be more likely that 2 dashboard teams would join together than re-code a new xboxdash.xbe
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