I just wanted to clear up some possible confusion because I don't believe I was clear about what I meant by two packs. An artwork pack is one pack. A video pack is another pack. A FAQ or Manual pack would be others. I didn't mean that I'd put two whole systems together early.
I'm working hard to make that start happening on March 15, and I'm not looking to create myself an insane amount of double work here this close to the finish line.
I shouldn't have made it so confusing, so let's make it simple now. I'll put out one artwork and video pack for the system of the communities choice.
The only caveat is that I likely will not be keeping track of what is new from this upload to the officially planned March release, so, decide on your own if you want to download and try them out now, wait until the official release since there will likely be a few more games included, or just do them both. You probably wouldn't be missing much at all at this point if you just downloaded the one I put up after we decide.
Genesis and SNES were the two I figure will get the most votes, but I thought that PCE might make it too depending on the crowd. Realize that I will not be releasing an alternate ZSNESXBox artwork pack at this point in time if we go with SNES. This is just a teaser to keep interest up and we'll just stay with the XPORT emus for now.
So... anyone who's voted so far, I thank you. To anyone who has voted in a PM I ask that you put your vote out here to be counted. I hope to hear from more of you about this. I'm really excited that it's this close to launch time.
Here's to 2010.... The year of the ressurection.
QUOTE(pkbunghole @ Jan 5 2010, 10:38 AM)
Someone really needs to add commandline launching of snes9xbox into znexbox (so that all of the snes and its extras can be in one place - the few roms needing snes9xbox could then be launched from zsnexbox)
Yes. I agree 100%. That would be very cool. Make it work kind of like the PSX emulator where it will load one or the other core. I'm sure it's much harder than the PSX setup since they're totally different emus..... but maybe not????
The problem is, it would require someone with knowledge of NES's emulator to make it happen. I got pretty good at surfing MAME code a few years back once, but I just couldn't wrap my head around XPORT's code (I really didn't try much because I was so wrapped up in arcades at the time). All I'm trying to say is that it wouldn't be something that madmab could do easily or quickly, or would even be remotely interested in learning. He'd basically have to relearn how somebody else coded another emulator differently from scratch.
I've been asking NES for about half a year to provide the ability to choose the media directories, but I know he's really busy with FBL and probably a lot more real life stuff than I've got going on right now so it hasn't happened yet. My hand's are tied... Nobody else I can ask to do it, and I'm way to busy with my project to learn how to do it in my spare time (what spare time?
). I've just become spoiled because Madmab has made 98% of the things I've asked for come true with the XPORT setup.
Any coders out there interested??? Anybody???? Anyone????
Long time lurker here, just registered today to say THANK YOU for all the time, effort and energy the team has put into this project.
The thought of having such a polished and organized system for enjoying these classic games is very exciting. It's great that the detailed work of many volunteers will be able to be shared with and enjoyed by all.
Thanks again and congrats on approaching the finish line!
ps. Regarding the vote, SNES and Sega Genesis.
Long time reader, first time poster. That's I'm trying to make happen here.
Lots to be excited about now. Good things coming soon.
Let's breathe some life into the scene again. It's been too quiet around here for too long guys.
So.... who's got good video recording equipment so they can make a video of their own setup with this stuff in action for everyone else to witness?