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#1 ressurectionx

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 04:16 AM

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Did You Think That the XBox Emulation Scene Was Dying..........?


Welcome to XBox Emulation Creations!


THIS is the Place to Watch the Next Evolution of XBox Emulation!

Edited by ressurectionx, 16 February 2009 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 04:38 AM

Gilles' DYNAMIC Skins


(Note about Gilles' Dynamic Skis.... These are being made in preparation for the future madmab releases. They were made to be backwards compatible with the current versions of XPORT emulators as well. These will not be fully functional until the public betas are released. Thanks for your patience!)

For downloads to the newest Dynamic Skins, please follow this link:

GILLES' DYNAMIC SKINS AT ATARIAGE.COM

It was getting too confusing to keep these here and I haven't kept this thread updated as well as I should have cool.gif

You're sure to get the newest stuff if you follow that link.

Thanks,
~Rx

Edited by ressurectionx, 26 July 2009 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 05:34 AM

MADMAB'S NOTES:

QUOTE
Dual Screen/Preview and streaming media junk

Current menu configuration layout..

ADAM X MAIN MENU

Select Game From Favorites
Select Game
Configure Skin

---->Select Skin
---->Save Skin Configuration As
---->Load Skin Configuration
---->Skin Editor

---->---->Game Select Menu Settings
---->---->---->Screenshot/Movie Preview Settings
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Show Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Play Sound From Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Size/Position
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Transparency
---->---->---->---->Seconds Before Auto-Advancing Artwork
---->---->---->---->Auto-Screenshot Capture Delay -
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots While Scrolling

---->---->---->Sprite Settings
---->---->---->Background Settings
---->---->---->Text Settings

---->---->Game Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Set Game Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Set Text Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->In Game Options Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Force Game Screen Size/Pos (0) - Yes/No
---->---->---->Force Text Screen Size/Pos - Yes/No

---->---->General Settings
---->---->Main Menu Settings
---->---->Popup Menu Settings
---->---->Loading Screen Menu Settings
---->---->All 'Other' Menu Settings
---->---->Show Available Memory

---->Video Mode (For setting screen resolution)
---->Start With Music: Yes/No (maybe change to Music: on/off)
---->Favorites Screen: Regular/Enhanced
---->Start Screen: Favorite Select/Game Select/Main Menu

Configuration

---->Change Default Directories
---->Controller Configuration
---->Video Configuration

---->---->Video Mode - (480i,720i,720p, etc) [or leave/dup this in skin configuration)
---->---->Screenshot/Movie Preview Settings
---->---->---->Show Screenshots? Yes/No
---->---->---->Show Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->Play Sound From Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Size/Position
---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Transparency
---->---->---->Seconds before auto-advancing Screenshot -
---->---->---->Auto-Screenshot Capture Delay -
---->---->---->Show Screenshots While Scrolling - Yes/No

---->---->Game Screen Size Position
---->---->---->Set Game Screen Size/Position #
---->---->---->Set Text Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->In Game Options Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Force Game Screen Size/Pos (0) - Yes/No
---->---->---->Force Text Screen Size/Pos - Yes/No

---->---->Other Video Configurations
---->---->---->Xbox Hardware Filtering -
---->---->---->Software Filter -
---->---->---->Force PAL50 Mode (PAL only) - Yes/No
---->---->---->Flicker Filter Level
---->---->---->Soften Display - Yes/No
---->---->---->10x11 Pixel Aspect Ratio - Yes/No
---->---->---->Move menu text (maybe this should be moved into skin settings)

---->General Settings
---->Network/Netplay Options

Utilities
---->Save Game Management
---->Browse Screenshots
---->View Text File
---->Help

Return to Launcher


Recommended menu changes to "split" video options and Skin options.
So maybe what we can do is remove the video stuff from the skin sections and add a new section under configuration called "Video Configurations". Like this..

Configuration
Utilities
---->Save Game Management
---->Browse Screenshots
---->View Text File
---->Help
Return to Launcher


MADMAB'S TO DO LIST:

QUOTE
General To Do
* Synopsis
* Ability to display documentation (.jpg)
* Commercials
* Change directory browse code so it can be told to "ignore screenshots/streaming media"


Requests
* Enhanced Favorites Screen

To do for AdamX
* Finish overlays
* Setup autoconfiguration system

To do for Atarixlbox
* Add some type of pallette selection option
* Possibly increase pokey volume
* Create configuration data for new "auto configuration" system
* Add VAPI support (yeah right!)

To do for A7800x
* YAP (Yet Another Palette) to add. This one is supposedly even more accurate.

Questions
* I thought it'd be kinda cool to modify the record/playback system so the user could "continue" a record session at any point (including the end). What do you all think?
* With the current screenshot position "override" option is it ok for me to remove the "copy current configuration over all configurations" for screensize/position? Or should I just leave it?
* Still need to decide directory names for Game Manuals, TV Commercials, Gamefaqs, General Text Files.

Interface Changes
* Movies! The ability to display movie previews!
* Sound for movies can be turned on/off
* Box/Cart art can be displayed in seperate window
* Movies display over screenshots so if you want you only see screenshots when no movie exists.
* Can now stream videos and screenshots from Samba or Relax.
* Screenshots are now sorted and displayed in proper order.
* Screenshots/Box/Cart art can be named anything (as long as it has .png extension)
* In Game Options Screen can be sized and positioned now.

* New option to "Force Game Screen Size/Position". There are two configurable screensizes. (To deal with multi-core systems like MekaX and XboyAdvance). This will be useful when switching from HDTV to SDTV or vice versa. It will save the user the trouble of resizing the screens for something that is likely temporary.

* Numerous changes to menu system see above (current menu configuration layout)
* Sprites can now be named for easier manipulation. Directory names must be of the format "0_spritename", "1_spritename", etc. Do not use underscores for the spritename. It is a delimiter.
* Changed "Seconds before auto-advancing Screenshot" to "Seconds Before Auto-Advancing Artwork"


Bugs

QUOTE
-When you are using a sprite effect (any one,shader,etc...) you can select the duration of the effect, but when it is higher than 2.55 seconds, the sprite stops responding.

Winuaex

HDF mounted disks on DF0 do not restore properly when loading save states?

Edited by ressurectionx, 26 July 2009 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:18 AM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:28 AM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:34 AM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:47 AM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:03 PM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

Here's what I think about the menus, as they are stated here (I didn't have a chance to really look at the emu this weekend... I got too wrapped up in the Xtras again!)

I like both of the options.

QUOTE(ressurectionx @ Oct 25 2008, 05:14 AM) View Post

ADAM X MAIN MENU

Select Game From Favorites
Select Game
Configure Skin
---->Select Skin
---->Save Skin Configuration As
---->Load Skin Configuration
---->Skin Editor
---->---->Game Select Menu Settings
---->---->---->Screenshot/Movie Preview Settings
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Show Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Play Sound From Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Size/Position
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Transparency
---->---->---->---->Seconds Before Auto-Advancing Artwork
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots While Scrolling
---->---->---->Sprite Settings
---->---->---->Background Settings
---->---->---->Text Settings

---->---->Other Menu Settings
---->---->---->General Settings
---->---->---->Main Menu Settings
---->---->---->Popup Menu Settings
---->---->---->Loading Screen Menu Settings
---->---->---->All 'Other' Menu Settings

---->---->Game Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Set Game Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Set Text Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Force Game Screen Size/Pos (0) - Yes/No
---->---->---->Force Text Screen Size/Pos - Yes/No

---->---->Other Video/Skin Configurations
---->---->---->XBox Hardware Filtering
---->---->---->Software Filter
---->---->---->Force PAL50 Mode (Pal only)
---->---->---->Flicker Filter Level
---->---->---->Soften Display
---->---->---->10x11 Pixel Aspect Ratio
---->---->---->Move menu text

---->Video Mode (For setting screen resolution)
---->Start With Music: Yes/No (maybe change to Music: on/off)
---->Favorites Screen: Regular/Enhanced
---->Start Screen: Favorite Select/Game Select/Main Menu

Configuration

---->Change Default Directories
---->Controller Configuration
---->General Settings
---->Network/Netplay Options

Utilities
---->Save Game Management
---->Browse TV Commercials
---->Browse Screenshots
---->View Text File
---->Show Available Memory
---->Help

Return to Launcher


Personally, I think the "Screenshot/Movie" preview settings belong exactly where they are in the 1st option. Show Screenshots, Show Movie, Play Sound From Movie, Sizes and Positions and Transparancies for all these options, Seconds before auto-advancing artwork, and showing screenshots while scrolling all are directly related to controlling how the Game Select Screen functions and I feel that it belongs right there where you control the rest of the Game Select Menu through skin manipulation.

I also put "Browse TV Commercials" in this color under "Utilities". If we put it here, we can scroll through any commercial in the "D:\TV Commercials" directory and watch them full screen from there.

Alternately, we can also control the ability to view the commercials within the Game Select Screen as well, like Gilles suggested. Something along these lines:

---->---->Game Select Menu Settings
---->---->---->Screenshot/Movie Preview Settings
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Show Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Show TV Commercial? Before Movie/After Movie/No
---->---->---->---->Play Sound From Movies/TV Commercials? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Size/Position
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Transparency
---->---->---->---->Seconds Before Auto-Advancing Artwork
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots While Scrolling
---->---->---->Sprite Settings
---->---->---->Background Settings
---->---->---->Text Settings

With this, we can display the commercial in the same window as the video previews as well, and decide whether we would like it to display before or after the video preview if we'd like it there.


QUOTE
Configuration
---->Video Configuration
---->---->Video Mode - (480i,720i,720p, etc) [or leave/dup this in skin configuration)
---->---->Screenshot/Movie Preview Settings
---->---->---->Show Screenshots? Yes/No
---->---->---->Show Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->Play Sound From Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Size/Position
---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Transparency
---->---->---->Seconds before auto-advancing Screenshot -
---->---->---->Auto-Screenshot Capture Delay -
---->---->---->Show Screenshots While Scrolling - Yes/No
---->---->Game Screen Size Position
---->---->---->Set Game Screen Size/Position #
---->---->---->Set Text Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->In Game Options Screen Size/Position
---->---->---->Force Game Screen Size/Pos (0) - Yes/No
---->---->---->Force Text Screen Size/Pos - Yes/No
---->---->Other Video Configurations
---->---->---->Xbox Hardware Filtering -
---->---->---->Software Filter -
---->---->---->Force PAL50 Mode (PAL only) - Yes/No
---->---->---->Flicker Filter Level
---->---->---->Soften Display - Yes/No
---->---->---->10x11 Pixel Aspect Ratio - Yes/No
---->---->---->Move menu text (maybe this should be moved into skin settings)

Oh and rename "Video/Skin Configuration" to just "Skin Configuration".


I think it's just fine to put these options here too if you'd like. I still think that we should keep it where you have it now though as well in your first option.

~Rx

Edited by ressurectionx, 25 October 2008 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 02:38 PM

Ahh ok. Well maybe we can have it in both places and remove the "other video/skin settings" from the skin editor since I think that is what Gilles9999 found so confusing. Also I forgot he felt that the "Other Menu Settings" should fall under the "skin editor". Like this..

--->Skin Editor
---->---->Game Select Menu Settings
---->---->---->Screenshot/Movie Preview Settings
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Show Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->Play Sound From Movie? Yes/No
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Size/Position
---->---->---->---->[Screenshot/movie/boxart] Transparency
---->---->---->---->Seconds Before Auto-Advancing Artwork
---->---->---->---->Show Screenshots While Scrolling
---->---->---->Sprite Settings
---->---->---->Background Settings
---->---->---->Text Settings

---->---->General Settings
---->---->Main Menu Settings
---->---->Popup Menu Settings
---->---->Loading Screen Menu Settings
---->---->All 'Other' Menu Settings

If we did that and moved "other video/skin settings" underneath the "utilities->video settings" as "other video settings" as in the proposed alterations he should be happy. Could you add the above menu into the proposed menu changes? I forgot it in my initial post.

Thanks

Edited by madmab, 25 October 2008 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2008 - 03:07 PM

I changed it. I believe that's how you wanted it.

I'm a little confused as to what changes you/gilles are considering though.

~Rx




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