Well, we all got the "Farewell Xbox" news flash from the XBMC developers. That blows big time for people like me who still use the Xbox as a media center. Of course, we still have T3CH, but I haven't been a huge fan of the T3CH builds since the May 19, 2008 build. And yes, that's what I've been running up until last night. I got really sick of Apple Movie Trailers never working, the newest versions of Navi-X not working, and I fell in love with all of the new scrapers.
I just upgraded to the latest T3CH build and I'm having some trouble editing the original Project Mayhem 3 skin. For my old build, I found an unfinished tutorial online in the XBMC Community Forums for adding a 3d Cover Flow view in the videos section. I was able to finish it up and getting working perfectly, and it really did look awesome:
Now, however, if I use the same methods to implement that code into PM3 in the new version of XBMC, it doesn't work 100% correctly.
If I simply copy over the custom XML file that I created for the 3d Cover Flow view in videos from the old build, it doesn't work at all. I don't even get the view option, but I think that's because I'm forgetting something. There must be another setting in one of the other XML files that I can't remember, and comparing XML file to XML file, one after another, is quite tiring.
If I simply copy over the entire PM3 skin from the old build, everything works fine, but the X-Link Kai button is constantly active next to the Favorites and Shut Down buttons. This is because Kai was still coded into the old build. And another small problem - If there is no box art for the moves, I get big slashes through the default video icons, which is just weird. That's not a huge deal, considering I can simply download box art manually if none of the scrapers can find it.
Basically, I need help doing one of the following:
- I can't find the original tutorial that helped me out so much with my old build. I'm pretty sure it's because all of the Xbox-related projects have been discontinued and erased. If not, can someone help me find this? I stumbled across it back in the day by simply Googling for "3d cover flow project mayhem 3 xbmc". Now if you do this you will get results pertaining to PMIII HD, and that's not what I'm looking for.
- Can someone help me figure out how to edit the code to re-implement the cover flow view in the videos section?
- Can someone simply tell me how to completely remove the X-Link Kai buttons from my old Project Mayhem 3 skin?
If anyone needs the files, I can upload them and provide links. I appreciate any response I get, considering I'm not even expecting to get one. This place has been pretty dead.