|QUOTE (unleashx @ Mar 24 2004, 09:59 AM)|
| Damn, I couldn't get any luckier, could I? |
There are so many things to consider when using HDTV. Whether you scale the fonts or not, decide whether the text should be adjusted to the left, middle, or right. These images should help me out in designing a better implementation.
As to your question of positioning, I believe what you want to know is whether you can design your skin using 1920x1080, 1280x720, not just 640x480. Yes, you can, by providing an element called "ScreenSize". Full syntax is <ScreenSize Width="1920" />. This should tell the dash not to do any scaling when the resolution is 1080i. For all other skins, it will be scaled up. Note that these are still experimental, so it may not work as expected. I'm kinda working like a blind here, calculating everything in my mind.
Like I said, I'm still contemplating whether I do an automatic scaling like it is now, or let the user have more control by providing their own font. Then again, it's easy to provide your own font and add the ScreenSize element. For this, I need an idea.
Note that not all modules are being resize, these are just experimental anyways, so it's not done yet.
If you can also take a snapshot using the default skin, that would be great.
|QUOTE (unleashx @ Mar 24 2004, 06:06 PM)|
|Yup, you need to enable those options in MS Dash.|
|QUOTE (harrytasker @ Mar 24 2004, 11:18 AM)|
| mmm sorry but it doesnt work for me sofar. Do i need to have a special skinsize or something? ????|
My settings in MSdash are ok, just played MXuleashed at 1080i!!!
|QUOTE (-FourDoor- @ Mar 25 2004, 02:06 AM)|
| A couple more quick question/clarification. If I understand your post correctly and for some miracle I or someone else can spit out a 1280x720 video in .xmv format or even a plain .png, and use that as a background, the current release should be able to upscale the background to 1080i, correct? If so, the screensize tag should be <ScreenSize Width="1280" />?|
What happens when you have a skin that is 1920x1080? Will UX also scale down for the 720p users? Or will skinners have to make "optimized" versions of their skins that work well with 720p or 1080i?
Thinking of all the diffrent combinations now just boggles my mind. I can't even imagine what it's like to code this kind of stuff...
|QUOTE (unleashx @ Mar 24 2004, 07:36 PM)|
Background images/videos should scale up/down irregardless of the screensize tag. The screensize tag is only useful for the infotext, shapes and windowed images (meaning the ones that doesn't take the entire screen, like game icons). If the size matches the selected resolution, then, no scaling is necessary. Note that while an 1920x1080 image may look good, it takes longer to load them.
720p and 1081i have the same aspect ratio, so any skin designed for each should look good on any of them. -that is if I can make smart scaling perfect . But for all intesive purposes, if you don't want to do any automatic scaling and want it to look exactly that way you like it to, then, skinners should create an "optimized" version.
I'll add some settings to enable these options without having to go to the dash, experimental on my part, of course, and will take the need to press those buttons in future releases. "Back" will be the safeboot, meaning prevents switching to any of the higher res mode.
|<Text Left16x9=".25" Left4x3=".35" Top="0.5546875" Color="0xFF80FF80" Source="F:"></Text>|
|QUOTE (unleashx @ Mar 24 2004, 06:06 PM) |
Yup, you need to enable those options in MS Dash.
I mean do i have to set it up in the UnleashX dashboard, cause everything in the MSdash is already setup for me, my projector supports all the outputs made available by the XBOX...
|QUOTE (Gomorule @ Mar 25 2004, 12:17 AM)|
Hmm... I just tried it and it doesn't seem to work for me either. MSDash is set correctly and all my HD games are working fine. I tried holding back then powering on the box...no luck. Same thing using start.... I just get regular 480. My TV supports 720p and 1080i.
Version 1 Xbox
Latest X2 bios
|QUOTE (unleashx @ Mar 24 2004, 09:47 PM)|
| Like I discussed with one beta tester, the overscanning seems to differ from mode to mode. This means that for every mode, I will have to have a separate settings and apply it accordingly.|
Some immediate problems:
Like lotw said, the xbox library have trouble, or doesn't allow loading huge images. I have to find out the maximum size of image that will load succesfully.
Is the font of the file manager readable at 1080i? Should I leave it at that or provide a means to scale the font?
What about the options menu, system info, settings screen? Do the fonts need to scale up?
Undoubtedly, menu icons, as well as menu text needs to be scaled up appropriately.
I need as much suggestions and ideas here since I'm kinda blind as a bat So please if you have some, share 'em.