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#1 PID

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 03:17 AM

Kanaberra has been good enough to write an installation tutorial

Get the BSX dash (You'll find it)

Launch the .exe file in a directory on your PC in order to extract the archive.

This directory should now contain 2 directories and 1 file :


WIN32 ... to make your own preset
XBOX ... what will be transfered to your Xbox
Readme.txt ... PLEASE READ IT !

The directory XBOX contains 1 directory and 2 files :

BlackStormX
BlackstormXCP.xbe
bsXdash.xbe

Open the file config.xbx in the subdirectory /BlackStormX/Config with a text editor and set it up to your needs.

For that, i post and explain you mine (based on Discworld's tutorial for tHc Lite wink.gif :

[default]
;THIS MUST BE CHANGED .:IMPORTANT:.
Xbe Name=bsXdash

Attention to change this option every time you rename your .xbe file. EG: I get my bios booting on xboxdash.xbe, so i have to rename the file BlackStormX.xbe to xboxdash.xbe and to set Xbe Name=xboxdash... BUT test the dash before making it as your default boot dashboard wink.gif

;Skin Related Values
Skin=Blue

Set to the skin you want to load (can be changed "on the box" through the SKINS menu of the dashboard). Blue is default.

;Music Related Values
Background Music=YES
Background Music Volume=0.7

Background music : simple YES or NO
Background Music Volume : set your default volume, between 0 and 1

;Menu Text Related Values
Menu Item 1 Text=MEMORY
Menu Item 2 Text=MUSIC
Menu Item 3 Text=WARP
Menu Item 4 Text=TUNE
Menu Item 5 Text=SKINS

Just replace TUNE etc. with what you want your orbs to be called.

;Quick Launch L+R+Button
Quick Launch A=E:\\Dashboards\\Xbox Media Center\\default.xbe
Quick Launch B=E:\\Dashboards\\UnleashX\\default.xbe
Quick Launch X=
Quick Launch Y=

Quick launch is a command line that lets you go straight from the main menu to a game with a button combo. Simply put the location of the .xbe you want to load after each option. Maximum no. of quicklaunches is obviously 4. EG: Quick Launch A=E:\\Dashboards\\Xbox Media Center\\default.xbe by holding down L + R + A, XBMC launches on my xbox.

;Sections Related Entrys
Number of HD Menu Items=4
[section0]
Title=Games
Path=games
[section1]
Title=Applications
Path=apps
[section2]
Path=Dashboards
Title=Dashboards
[section3]
Title=Emulators
Path=emulators

First, you need to say how many option tabs you're going to have. Default is 3.
Title= what'll be displayed on the orb thing.
Path= Which folder the stuff that fits into this category is located. Don't worry about the drive name. The dash searches all drives.
Remember to use \\ to define subfolders. EG: to let the dashboard scan E:\PERSO\Games, you need to set Path=\\Device\\Harddisk0\\Partition1\\PERSO\\Games

So it's done !

Save the file config.xbx

Note : I prefer to edit this config file by text editing. BUT once you get the dash launched, you can also press the X button on the mainmenu to get into the configuration menu and change all these settings. If you will use this "online config" don't forget to Restart and Reboot once finished wink.gif

Just transfer the folder BlackStormX with your modified config.xbx, and these files bsXdash.xbe and BlackstormXCP.xbe on the Xbox in the root of C:/ drive. Your C: drive should contain at least 5 directories and 4 files :

Audio
BlackStormX
fonts
xboxdashdata.10027100
xodash
BlackstormXCP.xbe
bsXdash.xbe

XBox Book.xtf
Xbox.xtf

Start boxplorer or another file manager and launch the file bsXdash.xbe for testing wink.gif

Naturally it's allright and in order to boot on the dashboard BlackStormX, you have to rename the file bsXdash.xbe to xboxdash.xbe (or evoxdash.xbe), depending of your bios settings. AND set your Xbe Name=xboxdash or evoxdash in your configuration file wink.gif

Note : In order to run the dashboard from another drive, i.e. from E:

Edit the file bsXdash.xbe with a HEX editor, search for BlackStormX and just replace :

\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2\BlackStormX

with that :

\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\BlackStormX

partition1 is corresponding to your E: drive and the dash will run from the root of E:/. Use partition6 to run all the shit from the root of F: or partition7 for G: wink.gif

Copy the folder BlackStormX, and these files bsXdash.xbe and BlackstormXCP.xbe to the root of E:/ drive

ATTENTION ! When you have done with your dashboard on another drive than C:, you are no more able to change a skin "on the box" (just per FTP wink.gif: the xbe can not be patched and colors will not change. That's because the ColorPatcher BlackstormXCP.xbe ONLY RUNS ON THE ROOT OF C: !

I hope you've checked out the readme !
Anyway here are usual dashboard commands :

X = config... don't forget to Restart and Reboot once finished

R+L+White = Screenshot... stored on your Box in the root of E: drive in bmp format

R+L+Right = Screensaver... to start/end animation

R+L+Left = Harddrive INFO

black = Memoryx... to start/end the game

R+L+Up = Turn on Background Music (BGM) / Change ST

R+L+Down = Turn off BGM

Note : If your screenshots seem to be cut at the bottom, please use the Screenshot Mod patch by fuckdb (THANKS to him !) to apply it on your .xbe file (initially called BlackStormX). Depending of your standard, download this patch for PAL or NTSC.

Thanks Kanaberra beerchug.gif

Edited by PID, 19 July 2004 - 03:59 AM.


#2 kanaberra

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 12:53 PM

thx acid, i understood the xs pb for a link to mine wink.gif
but its here now & its ok.
In near future, i would send you a "layouted" version for this post... just as eyecandy lol

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 11:47 PM

How would you edit this to run from say E:\dashboard?

would this work?


\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\dashboard\BlackStormX




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