Jun 15 2004, 08:10 PM
Post them here.
Jun 15 2004, 08:44 PM
Ability to use 3d models for the skin so that 3d models from the original xbox dash could be imported and used.
Functionally ava is just amazing guys. Keep up the great work, it looks like it will cont to be my default dash for some time!!!
Jun 15 2004, 08:51 PM
How about ACL processing? I think it is a must for the next release...
Jun 15 2004, 08:58 PM
|QUOTE (Lysip @ Jun 15 2004, 10:51 PM)|
| How about ACL processing? I think it is a must for the next release... |
Ill second that, though dvd2xbox does just fine. How about auto downloading of acl files from a central db.
Jun 15 2004, 09:15 PM
Thats a good idea, have it dl the acl files based on what game your gona backup. Your thinking
Jun 15 2004, 10:11 PM
How about upgrading the usb keyboard support? Avas own usb driver perhaps? (dont even know if its possible though, but hey, thats about the only thing I think is missing)
Good work with the dashboard/qwix btw.
coding skills kudos.
Jun 15 2004, 10:14 PM
halo maps (ie prepatched halo NMP maps) like with RS3
Jun 15 2004, 11:16 PM
I am still missing Defrag(!!!!!) and Scandisk option (i´ve seen quite a lot boxes with broken hd´s/need to scandisk), will it soon be in there as announced or is that completely canceled?
To choose from diffrent Keyboard Charsets within avalaunch would be nice?
And USB-Drive Support would r0ck but i think thats rather a function for the BIOS?
Jun 16 2004, 12:08 AM
It would be sweet if we could stream the dash background pics using samba.
Jun 16 2004, 12:38 AM
A web server like in XBMC would be great.
Jun 16 2004, 01:04 AM
Maybe for the background music on boot to use a Samba share over a network somewhat like XBMC handles it, that would kick ass!
Jun 16 2004, 03:05 AM
Song selector (so you can choose your songs instead of them being at random(hold dong thumbstick instead of click maybe?))
Click right thumbstick changes ACAM/APOD pic
Ability to set XBox name (like in xTooBox)
Good solid dash I love it keep up the awesome freakin work!
Jun 16 2004, 03:27 AM
game preview movie capability, defrag, and scandisk. The game preview is the only thing keeping me on another dash atm.
Jun 16 2004, 03:39 AM
Does avalaunch cache the autosearch dirs (games/apps) etc, so that bootup is faster? If not...add as feature
What I propose is use cache data unless a refresh of those dirs is called for. Similar to in media X dash.
Jun 16 2004, 03:52 AM
Once connected to Kai, instead of showing the number of users in a given arena in the game list, how about the ability to see the number of users busy / idle? Even better, IMHO, would be the number of games currently being hosted (and open) and the number of users looking for a game. I find it frustrating as hell firing up halo (ava / kai showing 31 users in the arena) and getting in there only to find out there's no one looking for a game.
I'd love to see the kai chat integrated in ava too (usb keyboard support?).
The "connect to kai" option is buried pretty deep in the menus (don't necessarily want it to autostart), is there any way to add it as a line item on the main menu?
one last thing...how about some language filters on the those chat popups? I have a 7 yrs old nephew that loves to play on the xbox -- he really doesn't need to see the language a few insist on using (and yes, he reads well enough to recognize profanity).
awesome piece of work devs!
Jun 16 2004, 03:54 AM
Resize the File Manager when in High Definition. I can Hardly see what I'm doing when in High Definition and trying to delete or transfer files.
Jun 16 2004, 05:39 AM
Ability to change the fan speed in the "Settings" area, instead of changing the xml.
Useful to me as I like to run at a quiet 20% in the air-conditioned evenings for DVDs, and raise it to 50% during the very hot daytime for serious games sessions.
Doing it in the xml every time is a pain.
Jun 16 2004, 06:22 AM
as others have said, (I'm just helping to boost demand for them):
text editor, with support for xml. No PC needed then to config files.
xbox name editor (ala xtoolbox) (should be easy to do)
I don't use the cd ripper since I know dvd2xbox works well (I've never even tried the ava one). No offence to the ppl who coded it, but why not base it on dvd2xbox? Like have it launch the dvd2xbox menu or something when you choose rip disc. But have all the code within the 1 ava xbe. You would then have ACL support as others are requested.
The only downside to this is if dvd2xbox gets updated long before a new ava update is due. I'm happy with using dvd2xbox as stand alone however, at the end of the day,.
Jun 16 2004, 09:19 AM
These would be two really easy to do suggestions.
First: make it possible to use \localpics so that it randomly loads a background picture only in the startup. Now it's not too useful as it changes the picture every 10 seconds or so, meanwhile freezing the dash. So basically just add a "No slideshow" switch to the \localpics skinning
Second: make it possible to play one mp3/wma in the startup. Nothing else. You could use the same audioplayer routine, but either let the file be assigned or the loop taken off from the current situation. I put an Avalaunch intro wma to the Avalaunch folder, but the current version plays the one wma over and over and over and over...
So, minor changes that shouldn't take too much to do i presume but would add some nice customability.
PS. Thanks for the best dash!!!
Jun 16 2004, 01:07 PM
|QUOTE (nagolcj @ Jun 16 2004, 05:52 AM)|
|The "connect to kai" option is buried pretty deep in the menus (don't necessarily want it to autostart), is there any way to add it as a line item on the main menu?|
I definatly have to agree with these requests.. Having the "Connect to Kai" option as a preset would be great.. for example:
<item presetname="Connect to Kai" function="KaiConnect"/>
And possibly another option to disconnect from kai too..
Would it be possible to make Avalaunch detect if another xbox is already connected on a LAN before trying to connect.. ?? My reasons for wanting this are :-
I have 4 xbox's at home on my LAN. The Kai engine runs permanently on my server PC, the xbox's can then just connect to the engine as and when needed.. however, one xbox connects successfully.. all other xbox's after that just constantly connect & disconnect giving the "Logged into kai successfully" and "Engine detached avalaunch" messages. It would be nice if they other xbox's avalaunch knew that kai was already connect via another xbox and would therefore not continue to retry .. is this possible at all? I'm not sure what information the kai engine feeds back to ava..
Jun 16 2004, 02:17 PM
I think it would be cool if you can add everywere icons in the main menu.
I already made some for irc, program manager, and linux..
Jun 16 2004, 02:52 PM
Feature that i can delete Apps/games/emulators form the menu (so I go to Apps --> stand on my app --> prese start --> choose for: delete app) and that the qiuck start can browse and not that I most type the hole adres (with changes on mistakes..)
Jun 16 2004, 03:00 PM
plz read this...You could put on the next avalaunch version portuguese language,here is the portuguese ini file
# Portuguese language file
# Ver. 6.16.2004
# By GamerBR
STR_MENU_FILE_MANAGER=Gerenciador de Arquivos
STR_MENU_PATHS_GROUPS=Destino / Grupos
STR_MENU_NEW_STATIC_IP=Novo IP estático
STR_MENU_NEW_GATEWAY_SUBNET=Nova máscara de sub-rede
STR_MENU_MAX_CONNECTIONS=Máximo de conexões
STR_MENU_CHANGE_SERVER_PORT=Mudar porta de servidor
STR_MENU_ENTER_NEW_NICK=Inserir novo nick
STR_MENU_ENTER_NEW_ALT_NICK=Inserir novo nick alternativo
STR_MENU_ENTER_NEW_SERVER=Inserir novo servidor
STR_MENU_ENTER_TELNET_SERVER=Entrar no servidor Telnet
STR_MENU_IP_SETTINGS=IP-Configurações de IP
STR_MAX_USERS=Máximo de usuários
STR_SUBNET=Mascara de sub-rede
STR_FTP_PORT=Porta pro FTP
STR_FILENAME=Nome do arquivo
STR_ENTER_NEW_FILENAME=Novo nome para o arquivo
STR_LAUNCH_LAST_APP=Iniciar ultima Aplicação
Thanks. This is now added to our version control system. It will be included in the next release. -lys
Jun 16 2004, 03:33 PM
1. Streaming support for screensaver, instead of having to use locally stored pics
2. Actually, streaming support, period.
Maybe talk to the XBMC team and use some of their code for this?
Otherwise, excellent release - pleased you stuck with it after the issues you had back at the start of the year...
Jun 16 2004, 08:45 PM
I have a simple request
Could it possible to add an volume setting for the background music?
Jun 16 2004, 09:07 PM
A way to manage my Soundtracks would be nice. Using MSDash to name them is a pain. An option to rename them through Avalaunch would be great.
It would be awesome if Avalalaunch could create Soundtracks from CD and get the tracklist from a freecddb database. I don't know how much work that would be though.
Jun 17 2004, 12:12 AM
|QUOTE (NAI_Psycho @ Jun 16 2004, 04:17 PM)|
|I think it would be cool if you can add everywere icons in the main menu.|
I already made some for irc, program manager, and linux..
i also agree with that. that feature would add an even more customized enviorment
thanks for your great dash
Jun 17 2004, 02:40 AM
regarding Kai in avalaunch.
Intergrate the chat rooms in the arena. For the chat using the onscreen keyboard, there should be a way of storing common phrases so you don't have to typed them out all the time such as:
-got to go
maybe they can be strings people store so each can have their own unique comments stored for use in chat.
-The ability to see if the users in the room are idle, busy or hosting.
-create private rooms
-create passworded private rooms
-see private rooms
-talk through the dash using headset on arena
-send pm's to buddies
-send invitations to buddies
-follow the buddy to the same room button
-general chat room
basically, just cover all the stuff that the Pc counter part does.
Jun 17 2004, 11:11 AM
Well, it's more like a bug to me, but maybe you could make a feature out of it by making it selectable in the .xml weather or not to enable that bugfix. Anyways, check outhttp://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?sho...0entry1509677
Oh, and after an automatic update, it should be possible to create a blank .xml file with all the new features and options activated. Right now, I don't know how to enable KAI support, because I don't know what to add to my .xml file.
I'll have to download the whole package on xbins, I guess... ;/
Jun 17 2004, 11:45 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but yesterday i just tried the VoIP for the first time worked great. I was thinking however, if avalaunch could show your outside IP on the dash along with your NAT IP. This way when friends ask for you IP address to connect to you can just tell them without having to check on your pc. BTW, i guess this is only needed if you have a dynamic IP.
Jun 17 2004, 06:27 PM
How about Samba support i.e client and server, would be nice, not everytime I want to start my ftp client just to transfer one config file
Jun 17 2004, 10:08 PM
Would it be possible to make the bootimage.png skin definable?
A movable cursor with the xtoolbox keyboard so I dont have to erase the whole line to edit a couple things. Unless you can already, then I'm just an idiot.
Again, a text editor and nickname editor.
Jun 18 2004, 10:38 AM
Can we have an equivalent to EvoX's ID_NO_D_MOUNT ?
Would be very useful for my screenshot patches.
It's only a matter of changing the '\??\D:' symlink to '\Device\Cdrom0' before starting the XBE. Really easy.
Jun 18 2004, 11:14 AM
I'd really really like to see the ability to have some skin settings
To be honest I'd really love to remove the text that says loading your application and the icon.
Jun 18 2004, 02:11 PM
...and choosing text colours.
Plus a real annoyance is that the main background seems too big, but the exact same one place for the settings happens to fit perfectly. A bug?
Jun 18 2004, 05:48 PM
I would be happiest if you didnt add anymore features but fixed all the bugs with the ones you currently have.
Also, what would be really nice is to be able to change your xbox name through Avalaunch. I know its possible to go beyond the normal alphabet with that because I have seen names with the A, B, X, and Y symbols that look like the buttons on the xbox controllers and even have options for some animation.
Jun 19 2004, 02:09 AM
Multigame disc support for discs without a root executable.
I don't like my multi discs causing the dash not to load on reset, so I don't put an executable in the root. I instead just place the games in their respective directories, and have put a path in my games list for them. The problem with this is that I have to reset any time I insert one of these discs to get the stuff to show in the list.
It would be great if it just autoscanned for 2nd level executables, regardless of what it found in the root (nothing). As it is now, it already has the ability to do what I want, it just doesn't do it, because it doesn't find that useless menu executable in the root.
Jun 19 2004, 11:44 AM
Could you please include this icelandic language file in your next release.
Here is the islenska.ini file:
# Icelandic language file
# By KBG
STR_MENU_NEW_STATIC_IP=Nı föst IP tala
STR_MENU_NEW_GATEWAY_IP=Nıtt hliğ IP
STR_MENU_NEW_GATEWAY_SUBNET=Nıtt hliğ undirnet
STR_MENU_NEW_GATEWAY_DNS_1=Nıtt hliğ DNS1
STR_MENU_NEW_GATEWAY_DNS_2=Nıtt hliğ DNS2
STR_MENU_CHANGE_SERVER_PORT=Breyta miğlara gátt
STR_MENU_ENTER_NEW_ALT_NICK=Nıtt auka gælunafn
STR_MENU_ENTER_TELNET_SERVER=Sláğu inn Telnet miğlara
STR_MAX_USERS=Hámarks fjöldi notenda
STR_STATIC_IP=Föst IP tala
STR_LAUNCH_LAST_APP=Keyra seinasta forrit
Jun 19 2004, 04:56 PM
Definately the Defrag/Chkdisk option...I beg you...I'm missing a gig of space...and I think that one of those two would help
Also...how about the ability to use the downloaded pics as the background of everything instead of just the main page...wouldnt mind some cute girls in the background of my IRC or options menu
Jun 19 2004, 06:12 PM
howabout you add some options to the filemanager and on screen keyboard.
filemanager: 1. being able to select multiple files at a time. (ie. deleteing stuff)
2. fix that refreshing the user views thing.
on screen keyboard: 1. being able to move the cusor back to the middle of a word. (not have to delete the whole thing cause the firstletter needs to be changed.)
Oh and i know ive said this befor but ........ACL Processing.......
also looking foward to the .50 release. (skining engine/FTP rewrite)
keep up the good work.
Jun 20 2004, 01:49 AM
Please, for the love of peete, give the ability to turn off all onscreen text when ACAM/APOD are being used as background. I leave my xbox on to play mp3 and ACAM....plasmas dont like text that can burn it. Would be great to have it auto hide after a bit instead of darkening the entire screen.
a simple button press should take all onscreen text and blow it out to areas not visable.
oh, and keep up the great work. Dash is sick!
Jun 20 2004, 02:08 AM
one feature I'd like to see is abilty to power cycle.
Jun 20 2004, 02:30 AM
ok call me stupid but what is power cycle? like actuly power off then on? like evox?
Jun 20 2004, 03:32 AM
|QUOTE (Lysip @ Jun 20 2004, 03:30 AM)|
| ok call me stupid but what is power cycle? like actuly power off then on? like evox? |
Jun 20 2004, 08:05 AM
preview video support, when my friends come over and want to play a game, its a helluva lot easier to have them choose whichever game has a video they like than to have to explain all 80 games.....
keep up the good work, the .49 release converted me and all my other modded friends to avaluanch.
Jun 20 2004, 08:16 AM
Also I would love to see an http server like xbmc.
And the abilty to name the xbox and a way to move within the name of an item when renaming, as mentioned before.
A way to open/close the dvd tray with the controller for us lazy bastards.
And lastly, a way to password protect the xbox, both the booting of the dashboard and individual items, with button presses NOT shown on screen. And if you forget the password it will still boot an ftp server and display the IP address so you can edit the xml file with the proper password. This will keep kiddies or roommates from screwing with your xbox.
Jun 20 2004, 04:50 PM
Requesting new features seems almost wrong, like telling you guys how to do your hobbies right just for us, but if everyone is requesting features, i'll just more or less add more push to some already requested ideas.
Scandisk and Defrag would be killer. The skipping to selected bg music is nice. FlashBIOS option deffinately. The only reason i boot to evox is for that purpose. I'm sure there's a bunch of requested stuff in here that i didn't understand that i too as well would think is bad ass but these features i mentioned are for sure what the dash needs.
All in all that's everything. Thanks for the hard work and support on the best dash around.
AVA FOR LIFEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Jun 20 2004, 07:57 PM
xMonKeyx: Get FlashX_v1.2-XECUTER, so you can forget evox forever.
PS: Nice picture.
Jun 20 2004, 08:09 PM
FlashX is awesome. Guaranteed that you won't have a bad flash.
Jun 21 2004, 04:33 PM
well i've seen it in XBMC but i havent used it yet, but how about a way to Invite your friends on the Xlink arena screen. I like using avalaunch as my dash and this would be great i would think. You could send an invite to your friends already signed on, and talk over the VoIP at the same time.
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