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#1 wolf202


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 01:14 AM

The first Open dash! released

Opendash Beta Released!, legal open-source xbox dashboard
>> d0wnlab on the Xbox-Scene forums wrote..

I had some time today to finish up a beta of my OpenDash. It isn't done, nor is it a very nice dash to use, but it's the first OpenXDK(info)-based dashboard afaik. Many of the limitations are very lame, but it does the job (I suppose).

WARNING! DO NOT USE AS PRIMARY DASH WITHOUT A METHOD TO RECOVER (.. why would you want to, anyways?)!! This is completely beta software and should not be trusted. Software provided without warranty, etc. Use at your own risk.

* (2!) cool groovy backgrounds
* Browse three (3!) different directories for XBE's to run
* FTP support via mini-linux distribution (based on ltools(info))
* It's legal!
* DVD booting (although reset-on-eject is busted so, it's not that useful)

I'm posting this in development because I need a bit of help. Namely:
* Someone to make a cooler milkshape 3d model (replace model.msd with something better)
* Someone to replace bg.bmp. The red channel of the image is used in the "red-line" background. I just used a screenshot I had laying around, I'm sure a cooler effect could be used with say, clouds or something.
* Help with turning off reset-on-eject. I'm executing the command:
HalWriteSMBusValue(0x20, 0x19, 0, 0x01);
But it doesn't do anything. Any help?

Other Limitations
* You can't boot a relative path from the mounted d:/ at the moment.

For more info, and how you can help with this great project.. check the XS forums thread

Give it a try..
Download: OpenDash Binaries / OpenDash Source
Official Site: http://th0mas.sixbit.org
Official Forum Thread: forums.xbox-scene.com

I tryed it and i'm sorry to say it is too buggy for even a release, it fromze on on loading in and once when trying to open a game folder on the f drive what do you guys think?


Edited by wolf202, 30 June 2005 - 01:23 AM.

#2 d0wnlab


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE(wolf202 @ Jun 29 2005, 08:25 PM)
The first Open dash! released
I tryed it and i'm sorry to say it is too buggy for even a release, it fromze on on loading in and once when trying to open a game folder on the f drive what do you guys think?


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Thats why I released it in the "Development" forum. One big issue with it is that different xbox/bios combinations have very different mileage. I was hoping to get user feedback in order to see what needs to be fixed on what hardware.

- does it always freeze when you open that folder on f? I have a similiar setup so I don't know why this would occur. If you have a random "default.xbe" sitting in the root of that games directory, it would try to run that. What's the name of the folder? I'll try it and see if I can recreate the crash.

- what did you boot it from when it froze during loading?

If you want, continue this in the development thread already in progress, since that's it's purpose.


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 11:21 PM

Booted and worked fvirst go for me (focus chip with x3 running x3 bios). lil bit of slow down. Any dash that can be downloaded from main page of XS is a great dash!

well done biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:19 AM

Most of my problems were sorted out in the end by signing the xbe with the habbibi key.
Before i signed, OpenDash would freeze after a set period of time.

However, it won't run the linux bit for me...jsut a large freeze sad.gif
ah well!

I love thee OpenDash!

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