QUOTE(Waltzin @ Aug 8 2005, 09:52 AM)
i use evox, i tried xbmc as my dash but in game reset didn't work so i changed back.... guess my bios doesn't support it
just wondering - what is qwix and speed boost? is it built in to avalaunch or is it a separate app?
Qwix is a game manager for windows. It's proprietary. Speed boost is a non-standard FTP extension built into Avalaunch. In theory it could work with any dashboard, but Qwix detects it by checking to see if the dashboard is Avalaunch and won't use it otherwise. There are other features of Qwix that disable when you're not using Avalaunch, for instance the installed game list.
Other clients implement speed boost, but I can't be arsed to look up which ones, nor if they detect it in a better way than checking to see if the dash is Avalaunch. Any client that says it supports 'Avalaunch features' probably supports speed boost (Avalaunch's other FTP feature is to offload querying some of the .XBE information to the server side, preventing wasteful downloading of .XBEs; to my knowledge, anything that implements this also implements speed boost).
Speed boost works by batching all the file upload requests in one burst at the start of the upload, rather than one before each file. This can improve your upload speed significantly when uploading thousands of small files; it's negligible when uploading files larger than a megabyte or so.