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#1 BenJeremy

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 12:14 AM



X-Select (0.6)

What is it?
- X-Selector is an application that you set as your primary booting dashboard, and it will also allow you to set a password and assign quick-button selections for dashboards and applications you use the most for almost-direct booting.

Directions:
- 8 Dashboard selections, assignable to a button on the game controller.
- Because of issues with the input routines, you must press the gamepad button when the brief message pops up on the screen.
(Sorry, tried to do it differently, but the gamepad refused to see buttons pressed before the app is running)
- Right-Trigger, by itself, brings up the Dash Quick-Pick menu, allowing you to quickly select the 'default' dashboard.
- Left-Trigger, by itself, brings up the application Quick-Pick menu, for fast selection of your top games or apps.
- Without input, Boots the last dashboard selected with Right-Trigger+<Button> or via the Quick-Pick menu.
- Holding a button will result in the booting of the dash assigned to that button (though it does NOT set it as the default)
- Holding a button, with the Right-Trigger, will result in the booting of the dash assigned to that button and select that dashboard as the default.
- Holding a button, with the Left-Trigger, will result in the booting of the application assigned to that button
- START held will result in display of the configuration menu.
- You can assign a new password
- You can select new dashboard assignments

Installing:
NOTE: Backup ALL of your files, and make sure you have a valid bootable dash [MXM, Evo-X or Avalaunch] disc handy)
You alone are responsible for anything 'bad' happening. If you are unsure about what you are doing, then don't do it.
1. Copy XSelector.xbe to your boot partition (usually C:, unless you're using a BIOS that changes this)
2. Rename your primary Dashboard to something else (For example, if your BIOS boots "evoxdash.xbe", rename it "evox.xbe")
3. Rename "XSelector.xbe" to the same name the BIOS boots as the primary dashboard (in the above example, rename "XSelector.xbe" to "evoxdash.xbe")
4. Reboot.

Files used (Look in E:UDATA1010001):
dashes.txt
- Dashboard slots, 8 lines of dashboard applications, with drive/paths, Corresponding to buttons: A, B, X, Y, Up, Down, Left, and Right.

apps.txt
- Application slots, 8 lines of application filepaths. Launched when the Left-Trigger is used with the corresponding buttons: A, B, X, Y, Up, Down, Left, and Right.
Example "apps.txt":
-----Between these lines------
F:EMUSPCSXdefault.xbe
F:EMUSSNESdefault.xbe
E:GAMESX-Marblesdefault.xbe
E:GAMESSENSEXdefault.xbe
E:APPSBOXdefault.xbe
E:APPSDVDRX2default.xbe
E:APPSFlashXdefault.xbe
E:APPSXCOMMdefault.xbe
-----Between these lines------



lastdash.txt
- The path to the 'default' dashboard. This will be changed when the Right-Trigger is used with the Dash button, or when the "Quick-Pick" menu is brought up.

passcode.txt
- This is the passcode used for the Xbox. There is a default password as well. Do not set this file manually... use the configuration menu.


What's New?
----0.6----
* Name Change (the new authors will be taking over, wanted to change the name)
* Time Check performed on bootup to avoid hassles when clock is reset after a long period with the power disconnected.
* Boot to DVD option added
* Signed for Font Exploit

What's Next?
- Understand more dashboard types
- Add the ability to tell the versions of recognized dashboards
- Include some means to set up the application slots
- Modify launch procedure to have dashboards launch as TRUE dashboards (undocumented calls)
- Small 3-D "bug" instead of boring text when X-Selector is waiting for user decision on startup.



#2 EvilWays

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 12:50 AM

Who will the new author(s) be?

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 12:54 AM

QUOTE (EvilWays @ Jul 9 2003, 09:50 PM)
Who will the new author(s) be?

"Gigabyte" and another author (who doesn't have a pseudonym yet)

Both are good friends and colleagues from work. Both are excellent software engineers with abilities that I'd put against anybody out there. wink.gif

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 04:09 PM

Not really a bug but The XBE auto name is still X Selecter 0.5 when really it should be 0.6!

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 04:16 PM

QUOTE (chilin_dude @ Jul 16 2003, 01:09 PM)
Not really a bug but The XBE auto name is still X Selecter 0.5 when really it should be 0.6!

Doh!

Thanks...

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 10:39 PM

when i do IGR with X-Selector on it takes a temporary picture of whatever i'm doing and then says s-selector in the foreground. WHat am i supposed to do if i am watching porn on XBMP or playin DOAX w/ nude hack?? Is there any way to make it just have a black background or somethin when i IGR??

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 06:54 PM

Is Xselect basically just boXplorer as a dashboard with extra features? I like the ease of using boXplorer as the boot program on a cd-rw and i would like to use it or something like it as my dashboard.

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 04:03 PM

Thank you very much for this app. It made my life much easier.
I will tell you why, even if you don`want to hear it hehe.

i posted my problem here:
http://forums.xbox-s...4&hl=widescreen

but got no answer, i also posted at http://xboxmediaplayer.de/ and still no good solution came forth.

the problem: if i set xbmp to autodetect settings, and put widescreen in m$ dash. All i get is a skin.xml error message. And since ive used xbmp as a dash this is very frustrating.

XBMP wouldnt load if i set it to constant PAL 16:9
Setting xbmp to PAL 4:3 worked with m$ set to widescreen, but then xbmp wont boot when i used the enigmah video converter. Another problem was that games wouldnt load in widescreen from xbpm.

As you can guess all of this got very frustrating when moving the xbox to a another place that has widescreen but no pc.

This app is a good lifesaver so you can always be able to boot with evox whenever xbmp acts up. All i wish is that xbmp at sometime can be able to detect settings etc like evox.

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 04:07 PM

Good to hear...

...and don't forget to try Media X Menu, if you haven't taken it for a spin lately (or ever). It's even more painless with X-Select. wink.gif

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 04:57 PM

ohh man ohh man, i just found out that i can boot gentoox straight away, with just holding down a button on bootup. And the next time it will go straight to gentoox....

before i had to go to evox from xbmp, then launch it. just keeps getting better.

i tried Media X Menu the first time it was available, truthfully it didnt suit me.

maybe ill give it a try to see if it has changed since then, probably has hehe.

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Posted 30 July 2003 - 06:01 PM

X-Select is great, thanks alot guys.

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:27 AM

Im having weird IGR experiences with X-select.
It may be because I have coloured X image and LED and such, but half the time it reboots flawlessly but sometimes itll just sit there blinking X-select at me (either indefinitely or after a few it finally boots.) Happens most often from XBMP.

Cheers, handy little app. Tho I would like to just set dashes by editing the txt files, because it doesnt support all of them.

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE (Budmiester @ Jul 31 2003, 08:27 AM)
Im having weird IGR experiences with X-select.
It may be because I have coloured X image and LED and such, but half the time it reboots flawlessly but sometimes itll just sit there blinking X-select at me (either indefinitely or after a few it finally boots.) Happens most often from XBMP.

Cheers, handy little app. Tho I would like to just set dashes by editing the txt files, because it doesnt support all of them.

Well, Team Executer acknowledges there are issues at times with IGR, mostly to do with the activity currently going on when activated.

IGR is still an imperfect science, at best, on the Xbox.

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Posted 07 August 2003 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (Slipknot6d9 @ Jul 17 2003, 06:39 PM)
when i do IGR with X-Selector on it takes a temporary picture of whatever i'm doing and then says s-selector in the foreground. WHat am i supposed to do if i am watching porn on XBMP or playin DOAX w/ nude hack?? Is there any way to make it just have a black background or somethin when i IGR??

lol thats funny man



anyways, is there a chance anyone will add remote support for it? for instance password: 1391
or whatever combo? kinda like directv unlock stuff?
cuz sometimes when i take box downstairs i only bring remote cuz i plan on watching movies and vids but i want xbmp to be pass protected

but in current state, i still love xselect smile.gif

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (rob1309 @ Aug 7 2003, 07:08 PM)
anyways, is there a chance anyone will add remote support for it? for instance password: 1391
or whatever combo? kinda like directv unlock stuff?
cuz sometimes when i take box downstairs i only bring remote cuz i plan on watching movies and vids but i want xbmp to be pass protected

but in current state, i still love xselect smile.gif

That would be a great feature. You don't know how many times I've sat down to watch a movie only to have to get up, find a controller, plug it in, and then put in the password.

Either having the ability to enter the password from the remote, or having a preselected app boot (XBMP) when a button is pressed on it would be cool.

Anyway, great work on this app! I wouldn't run my xbox without it.

gultig




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