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  1. Nes....well done mate!!!!!....awesome job!!! to see these games running with the filters I want, at 60fps, and being able to adjust the screen per game.....priceless mate!



    Few bugs....but I'm sure they won't be there long!





  2. I read recently that you intended to code your "FBA" from scratch using the newer PC code.

    The best way, but you didnt need me to tell you that ! lol.

    What im asking is, do you have a resident site where you report progress, updates and changes ?

    I know there's a lot of buzz around this new project from people end user side.

    On a site where im a member we have daily discussions about the possibillities.

    Theres a real positive charge about the place and although "i haven't" been voted as a mouth piece,

    i've took it upon my self today to see if i could request an update (bi-weekly / weekly) as things develop.

    I understand if your are reluctant to be drawn to public forums for comment after the latest round of "hair pulling".

    Im sure your more than aware that people have a great interest in this project.

    If you decide not to comment on the subject then, no harm done.

    Here's hoping.



    Progress is good. I'm not going to do another Final Burn. I am trying to get FBL in a good "1.0" state. The port is complete. I am working on getting games working that require VM. Martial Masters is almost certainly not worth the effort. The simplest PGM games don't run fullspeed so I have no confidence the most complex ones would. The Xbox doesn't have the power. I would say my build should play just about everything in FBA XXX Pro and more.


    Sounds good nes....which core are you using...I guess If I look that up, I'll find a list of games that it supports?



  3. yeah i got the hd cables,its actually very easy tos et up your xbox for hd with the video switcher in fact its a piece of piss.

    xbmc does look good in hd and i am loving the rapier skin.now when it comes to emus on hd i have a slight niggle about that.the gui of all the emulators look fantastic but its the games i have an issue with.

    lets say for example i have the emu set at 720p load up a game and when i am actually playing the game be it on any emulator i just find the games look.......well its not what i was expecting i actually prefer the look of the games in 480p through a scart cable believe it or not.i know i should try using different filters.

    can anyone recommend some software and hardware filter options they use in hd which might help change my mind???

    by the way though actually playing xbox game in hd is the shit,especially dead or alive ultimate 2 in 720p.this game looks as good as dead or alive 4 on the 360,dare i say it maybe even better.

    also ninja gaiden black looks fantastic in 720p as well.


    FB XXX Pro 1.26 and Final Burn


    Hardware - Bilinear

    Software - Scanlines

    Res: 1080i


    Then make sure you adjust screensize to compensate for overscan. If you get it right....looks fantastic. I know what you mean, when I first upgraded to HD, I thought, christ!...looks crap!....but, using these settings, looks awsome!


    Hope that helps.

  4. Hey nes...offer still stands mate if you want a beta tester....done some of that stuff in my time...lol.






    Thanks to everyone who offered to beta test. Once the first release is out, then everyone can post what games break, crash the Xbox, etc... The newest core supports over 2700 games. No way I can test all of them. I updated the core to the latest FBA. I could probably do another Final Burn if there were any games people wanted me to add. I'd like to keep it Sega games, or games not emulated anywhere else on the Xbox, but that's not a rule.


    The games I put in 1.0 and 1.1 were requested specifically. FBL is still a few weeks away at least.



    Nes.....as you have asked for some suggestions, couple below:


    Alex Kidd : The Lost Stars

    Fantasy Zone

    Wonder Boy III : Monster Lair


    Sonic Boom

    Line of Fire

    Alien Storm

    D.D. Crew

    Desert Breaker

    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

    Shadow Dancer


    I know most of these are emulated in other emu's....but, the games in FB so far look closer to the arcade, if you know what I mean. Also, there are some system32 games that would be good to include, but I don't know if you want them in/or too much like hard work? For instance, Rad Mobile is unplayable in any other emu...the steering has issues.



  5. 42inch plasma....I have the switcher installed on the HDD, and have no probs with NTSC.


    Cba.gy is spot on tho....playing coinops/Final Burn in hd is a sight to behold. I use FBA XXX pro 1.26, as it's the last one that I managed to get to work at 720p or 1080i.




  6. Sorry to be off topic...but new scientific research today.......



    Like it says, sorry to be off topic...but a new study has shown too many hormones may not be good for us...see the article below:





    Now, back on topic.....thank you everyone who has contributed to the scene!!!....can't wait to see whats next...long live the xbox!



  7. if your putting in a 40gig hdd then this is what you need for arcade emulation.


    coinops reignite r3 for all your mame needs.

    final burn 1.1-this emulates all those sega games which arent emulated in coinops like powerdrift,galaxy force,turbo outrun..

    Ki XXX1.0-the only emulator for xbox which emulates killer instinct 1and2 arcade.

    cpx3-this emualtes streetfighter 3 third strike,streetfighter3 second impact,joos bizarre adventure...


    once you have those on your xbox then you are still going to have lots of space,i would recommend you looking into console emulation nes,snes,genesis,gba......


    when you get your xbox modded let me know via pm i can help you out with this stuff.


    edit/one more thing when you softmod your xbox and you want to install a main dashboard go with one which has a file explorer,either unleashx or xbox media centre i would recommend.


    If I may be so bold, I'd also add FBA-XXXPro...1.26 if you want HD....so many options.....just perfect...playing Final Fight better than it looked in the arcade?....priceless!



  8. Just my 2 cents on this whole merging thing.....


    I think, in principle, it may be of great benefit to those that want a simple emulation launcher.


    I guess, the downside I can see that there is a real danger of the "launcher" influencing what an author of an emulator might want to include with their emu...such as screen re-sizing and different filter options.....


    That's not a problem. The real concern is the following. Any developer who takes the time to port from scratch an emulator, game, etc... and then designs a GUI, adds the options that they think the users would want most, etc... only does so for one reason. They do it for all the Xbox fans who would appreciate it. I didn't port Final Burn for me. I did it for the Xbox users around the world. It's the same reason I did ZsnexBox. If it was just for me, I would have stopped at ZsnexBox 1.3.


    They don't get anything for their work. The only thing they get is the "Great emulator!" posts. The satisfaction of the users is all you get. If I or any developer released a port, and no-none took the time to say "great job", then that would be the last port I ever did.


    The point in all of this is, I personally would like my work to stay "my work" for at least a little while. I don't want it immediately wrapped up in someone else's emulator where they get all the credit. If I was to release a port and someone took my source and added it to their emulator the next day, then I just did all that work for someone else.


    The source is out there and people can do whatever they like with it of course (that's the point of open source), but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have an opinion on it.



    Nes....I think that was pretty much what I was hinting at..lol.


    I've said it loads of times already, but awesome job mate!...and if you need a beta tester for FBL, let me know.



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