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#1 Musashi

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 03:22 PM

All credit goes to UraniumXT, for his idea and code used in making this configuration for Unleash X to choose skins; and also some credit goes to
First_Degree for his code, which helped me make a complete configuration that could show tHc Lite skin previews and extract them.

This is a tutorial on how to transform Unleashx into a tHc-Lite manager.


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Posted 09 May 2004 - 03:38 PM

This app has the following things:

-FTP
-File Manager
-Text editor
-Copy Games to HD without DVD2XBOX
-Choose your own skins and have previews of each skin

TUTORIAL



add a folder named thcskins in the root of the C drive, Inside that folder make extract the skin. Patch the thcdash.xbe with the skin's color with Hexbe and upload it to the root of the skin's folder. Ex:

This is my skin's folder path: C:\thcskins\blacklite\ (i uploaded the thcdash here)

The next step is to put the skin.xip into a folder named thcdata. ex:

This is my skin.xip path: C:\thcskins\blacklite\thcdata\ (upload the skin.xip here)

Now zip the folder, DO NOT WINRAR it because Unleash x wont extract it.


The next step is to cofigure the config.xml for Unleash x. Use the code i posted earlier and paste it in the config.xml replacing all of the old code.

Now adding your skin in the menu so that Unleash x will extract it to the root of C.

::GO HERE IN THE CONFIG.XML::

This is my complete config.XML:

<Menu>
 <Item Action="CopyDVD" Icon="C:\thcskins\icons\dvd-hd.png">Copy Game to HD</Item>
 <Item Action="TextEditor" Icon="C:\thcskins\icons\t.png">Text Editor</Item>
 <Item Action="FileManager" Icon="C:\thcskins\icons\fm.png">File Manager</Item>
 <List Icon="C:\thcskins\icons\skins.png" Text="Skins" Sort="Off" Auto="On">
  <Item Action="UnZip" Icon="C:\thcskins\icons\blacklite.jpg" Arg1="C:\thcskins\blacklite.zip" Arg2="C:\">Black-Lite</Item>
  <Item Action="Skins">THc-Lite Manager Skins</Item>
 </List>
 <Item Action="C:\evoxdash.xbe" Icon="C:\thcskins\icons\thclite.png">THC Dash</Item>
</Menu>
</UnleashX>

The red code is the path to the zipped skin
The blue code is the name you want to appear in the Skins menu on Unleash X.
The green code is where it will extract the files.
The orange code is the path to the preset preview for the skin.

I reccomend making an "icons" folder in your Xbox's HD, just specify the path.

Edited by Musashi, 10 May 2004 - 12:41 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2004 - 03:44 PM

I think this is alot better because you may do whatever you did on evox, and some more things which (in my opinion) make it a better choice.

Heres the original thread started by UraniumXT:

ORIGINAL THREAD OF tHc-Lite Manager

Edited by Musashi, 09 May 2004 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:03 PM

Make suggestions or questions, to improve this (if it can be improved)

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:09 PM

yea i got a suggestion! wink.gif

is it possible to make it a part of tHc? i mean implent the code in the thc dash and than lunch and run the app in the dash.

know what i mean?



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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:12 PM

I dont really know much about adding code to xbe's, but if it would be that easy the thcdash devs would have done it. Thats why you have to run a different app.

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:21 PM

no, i mean put the app in a seperate .xip like the game in lite, called memoryX.xip
and put all the codes and the necesery files in there.

i think it is possible and thc team has done it but they are not releasing now, most likely with the final version. dry.gif

almost like a secret goverment (or even better M$) agency. laugh.gif

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:35 PM

yea, maybe it can be done. But why bother making it if you can run the different xbe instead?

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:54 PM

becuase it stays in the dash and luanching another program going out of the dash just so it can change the dash is just not...umm.{can't find a word..} wink.gif not good?

basically make it, just because we can! tongue.gif



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Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:29 PM

Not posible

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 12:51 AM

Please post any comments or problems with the thc-dash manager in this topic.

I have UraniumXT's permission to transform this topic into the tHc-dash Manager official topic.

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 02:31 PM

Wow, I'm just a Newbie and this is just great. The ability of having the skins on the xbox and have no need to use the pc to choose a skin. I just love it, great work guys beerchug.gif .

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 11:16 PM

Alright guys I am soooo mad!! mad.gif I have been trying to get this to work for hours! I have added the line:

<Item Action="UnZip" Icon="C:\Icons\9.bmp" Arg1="C:\thcskins\Golden Ball\Golden Ball.zip" Arg2="C:\">Golden Ball</Item>
<Item Action="UnZip" Icon="C:\Icons\10.bmp" Arg1="C:\thcskins\Green Bubbles\Green Bubbles.zip" Arg2="C:\">Green Bubbles</Item>
<Item Action="UnZip" Icon="C:\Icons\11.bmp" Arg1="C:\thcskins\Green Steel\Green Steel.zip" Arg2="C:\">Green Steel</Item>
<Item Action="UnZip" Icon="C:\Icons\12.bmp"Arg1="C:\thcskins\Menthol\Menthol.zip" Arg2="C:\">Menthol</Item>

and so on for all my thclite skins. Here's my problem. Like the first 10 display the preview icon just as the should but anything after that doesn't. I have tried everything I can think of and it's just not working sad.gif Please!!! Can someone tell me why? uhh.gif They all Unzip Just as they should so I am very happy about that tongue.gif I think that this is the coolest way to switch between skins I just want my preview icons!!

NOTE: If this helps I split my skins list in to two lists: skins & skins2 and all the previews appear up to 9 skins. Anything past that and the preview is gone. So as a work around I could have skins1, skins2, and skins3 w/ 9 skins in each but that sucks. Any ideas?

Edited by Android1342, 14 May 2004 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:43 AM

Dont use the bmp format, it takes too much space. If you want quality in your previews jus transform the pictures to .png format, it has high quality and doesnt take up so much space. Another thig you can do is changing the size of the picture to the aproximate size that will be displayed as the icon in Unleash X.

Example:

Change it from 640 x 480 to 320 x 240. All of this may help, you dont need the two lists. Use one of the suggestions or all of them, Im shure it will help you and many others.

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 02:47 PM

I think this should be pinned, it could help lots of people because the skins wouldnt take up so much space, has FTP, a File Manager, the skins have previews (which thc lite skinswapper has not), an added text editor and the availability to copy games to your hd directly from the dvd withot the pc or dvd2hd.


IT DESERVES A CHANCE



Post any comments or problems you have, Ill try to help on most cases.

Edited by Musashi, 14 May 2004 - 02:54 PM.





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