QUOTE(Far Beyond Driven @ Jan 12 2008, 02:54 PM)
1) Better control schemes by default
Since the UI controller options are FULLY customizable, I really really don't see a point here!
You can open any Xport emulator and set up the things to what you find out better!
2) Better screen setup by default
Cospefogo sorted all that out. Can we have his settings in fresh builds? Also, the adjustments for screen calibration + screen resoultion + pixel aspect raito.. are confusing. My telly is standard def and the 480i or p? seems better than choosing 720x576. Can we chop this down/tidy it up some?
I use my Xbox in a standard CRT television with component cables. I hate the filter effects.
But I know that most of the people out there are switching to LCD televisions, high definition
screens and so on - and - 99% of every Xbox emulator users LOVE the smoothing and
blurring filters - So I think the things should stay as they are now.
My only suggestion could be to have the 10x11 pixel aspect ration turned on by default
and the screen size by default on the correct aspect ratio (for the classic pixel effect)
And, in the last versions Xport did correct some bugs that were present in the past ones,
like the "MINUS 2" bug (if you did read my tutorial
, you know what I am talking about --- I still need to UPDATE my page!)
2.5) Auto-game setup and config
Changing screen sizes for all games and setting up the options could be done with one option..
It is done by a single option! When you change anything outside the IN GAME menu, you change
for all! Of course, a isolated game MUST not have its own separated config already set up.
But you can press BLACK in the romlist and erase the particular settings for that game anytime.
Again the things are perfect now, in my humble opinion!
3) Skinning updates
I think a few people will have been put off making skins for your emulators because the UI doesn't let you do what you need. There's a lot of options in there, but the main thing we need is screen calibration for the UI itself. I've messed around loads and can't get it right (images are always cut off). Another thing is when you use a gradient in your artwork it does look like pure ass (to quote a forum member
) - does the colour depth need to be increased? Letting us use better resoultion images would be great too. 640x480 is a little small. One more thing - option to create settings.ini in the skin folder insted of dragging it out of E/Saves ect.
Since I am a standard CRT user, the actual size is perfect. I never tried my Xbox on a hi-def television
to see how my skins look like. Regarding the skins settings, you can store it anywhere, now you
have the option to set up the saves directory to any directory in the Xbox HD, just go to SETTINGS.
And the gradients look horrible, I also did notice that. Maybe it is because I use my FLICKER FILTER
in ZERO, I don't know... But a nice thing could be the possibility to two different flicker filters, one
for the UI environment (you UI always super smooth) and another one for the IN GAME enviroment.
Man, this could be really NICE.
XPORT is gone! He told everybody that was retiring himself from the Emulators task, this is
why he released the source code. Let's wait for someone able to work on it to develop interesting
things in the future.