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djohng

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    Atlanta, GA
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    ....my boXcade cabinet....and the basement home arcade (at my old house :*( )<br /><br />-Emulators<br />-XBox Live Halo2 matches<br /><br />djohng@comcast.net
  1. no. Just got back to US from Argentina (real-life business related) I havent release yet, due to a bug in the video selection; it crept in before I left on my vacation & business trip. Just now jumping back in to squash it. Plus add more drivers, that have been recenttly added by others on the PC version. -djohng
  2. Update FBA XXX Pro 1.29 The next version of FBA XXX Pro will be released within two weeks. This version brings new games/drivers closer to version 2.96.71. It also includes beta & neo-geo games, not in the PC version. There have been a significant amount of new games added, and testing each driver is a task within itself! On a side note; +T+ has asked that I take over the lead & coordination for the FBA-XXX Pro project. +T+ and I started down a parallel path several years ago when the source code for FBA-XXX was released. We both envisioned a version that was not for the casual, mainstream xbox gamer, but a version, which used the latest versions of games for the hard-core, emulator fan. My FBA-Xtreme, and his FBA-XXX Pro. Thoughout the past few years, we have coordinated efforts, shared ideas (especially, when one of us was stuck with a code problem) or new features (like the kiosk mode for arcade cabinets.) +T+ was much a hard-core coder as he is a gamer...which drove quick releases and updates on a regular basis. I would like to publically thank +T+ for our "virtual" friendship, ideas and passion for moving the xbox emulator community in a positive direction. Please send him your best wishes for future endeavors; he has offered to jump in to help from time to time, so he is not leaving!...just taking a break. So, I am starting this new thread for the reasons above, and if you are interested in new features, find bugs, issues, etc. to post them here or send me an email with the new release. I will announce on the forums when it is posted on xbins...I'm trying to get it released by May 12 (before I head out on vacation for 2+ weeks ) Happy Gaming! -djohng
  3. If your not aware of the FBA PC version v0.2.96.71 latest updates, checkout: http://fba.emuunlim.com/?page_id=4 The author has added new drivers & fixed several of the beta drivers that I was working on. I haven't seen any updates from 1.28 lately, and I recently moved my family from Cleveland, Ohio to Atlanta, GA for a new job...one of the main reasons, I've been away from the scene for months. I'll be updating my version of FBA-Xtreme with the new 2.96.71 source, and sending the compiled version & source to xbins. +T+: contact me when you get a chance! New email address if anyone wants to drop me a note: djohng@comcast.net -regards & game on! -djohng
  4. After looking at your source, I may have used a simpler method to produce approx. the same results (and it's easy to custmize, once +T+ decides to release the pro source publicly.) It's nice to review other logic/programming to produce similar output. -djohng
  5. Goga: I assume you left the controls in the minimenu (in kiosk mode) in case a person wanted to change the controls specific to an individual game versus a "global change" in the main menu. Correct? [Thanks for making the source public!] -djohng
  6. Another version was release by Gogoackman which allows iso + mp3s from the harddrive. -djohng
  7. The point you make about "more like an arcade PCB than a console"...is my personal logic behind including this information (ie. credits, shutting down xbox, etc.) Someone else could utilize this very easily for a commercial arcade machine...I also think Gogoackman would agree on this point... (if you dont believe me...look at Taito Legends 2 with a hex code reader...this "commercial xbox game" is nothing more than mameox with a fancy interface!!) ...this is also the same reason I did not publicly release the "autoload game" on startup feature... it was an easy feature to code....but it could lead to commercial exploitation... When, Gogoackman releases his version, you can figure out my kiosk code...since I documented it within the source, and compile your own custom cabinet version. -djohng
  8. All that needs to be done then is to remove "Shutdown Xbox" from that menu...that would do it...should be an easy one i would think... Thanks again <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Thanks +T+ for releasing the 1.14 so quick today. I was out with clients at the Cleveland Cavs basketball playoffs tonight (in USA)...so I didnt get a chance to review your notes until tonight. Sammax: As far as the X blue to the small submenu. I'm keeping this for kiosk since, resizing the screen is important, as well as credits, and shutting down the Xbox, pausing etc., since very few people have your setup...including myself. Removing the credits, does a dis-service to many of the people who have contributed to the project...which I will never remove in a public version...and it would also contribute to a illegal commercial use of this emulator ...enough said. Your always free to modify the public fbaxxx source to your own personal tastes/cabinet.... -djohng
  9. Y should be disabled...no controls should be configurable in kiosk mode As far as, X blue, (not sure where you get A blue), a smaller menu should come up...Resize Screen, Credits, Help, Exit FBAXXX, and Shutdown XBox in the main menu...a similar one for In-Game with Dip Switches, Help, Resize Screen, Exit Game (This small menu can be used to pause a game...) ....both worked when I sent the code...but mistakes can happen in the conversion from old version code to new... I also have a small fix for the default_kiosk skin too. +T+: See unlucky.13....check your email....remember I was working on 1.01 code...not 1.12 I guess 1.13a?? -djohng
  10. I only worked on the kiosk mode...I leave those issues to the neogeo/fbaxxxpro coders like +T+, Prican25 & irc132. (If it's related to another non-neogeo game/driver, I'll take a look at it.) -djohng (semi-awake after 6 hours sleep)
  11. UPDATE for everyone: Code is complete & tested (hopefully bug free!). Finished a kiosk skin and....I also located another older skin by ?? that would also work very well. Just emailed to +T+ for implementing in his next Pro release. Gogoackman: If you would like the code & skins for regular fbaxxx, just PM me. -djohng (and very tired...it's 1AM going to bed.
  12. Kiosk Mode for FBA-XXX Pro is completed. ...some final testing this weekend to see if I can break it....you never know with kids or parties! TO DO: - I'm also going to include modified help screens in kiosk mode (they will not have all of the commands on them..since they're not available in this mode.) - Change main menu [X - Setup Menu] to [X - Exit] in kiosk mode. COMPLETED - code finished. -djohng
  13. -just a quick update...I've added a kiosk bool variable in the ini file; 0 for kiosk mode off. (normal opertation). kiosk = 1 for mode on. You would have to manually change this by editing the ini...no options in setup menu...doesn't make logical sense. ..also to exit a game to "main menu game list" the same buttons would be used, but a simple Exit Game window would pop up, instead of the full In Game Menu setup window. Besides, my comments above...does anyone else have input on how the kiosk mode should work...I only want to code this once (and quick...since my time is limited lately...new baby in the house ...that's why I've been scarce on the forums!) -djohng Update: *Main Menu Game List Kiosk Mode and "eliminate" Y button for controller configuration in main menu is completed. Update2: *"In-game menu" kiosk mode (In Game setup menu...changes) completed.
  14. I spent some time today reviewing the code, and I like the notion of a kiosk mode, which would "disable" the X setup button in the menu, and also the in-game setup. This would work in a situation with a group of friends playing or party with kids, without kicking the emulator into the setup and changing a critical setting (like changing progressive mode - it kills my vga arcade monitor to black). This is similar to a feature in several PC MAME front-ends Also, once the emulator started, you could not exit without turning off the xbox (or power to my boXcade cabinet) ..I almost forgot...I would have the modify the default skin to remove the X setup graphics...minor details... ...and I didn't think about the auto game startup feature...after Gogoackman mentioned it could be used for commercial purposes..I'm killing the idea. -djohng
  15. Have you tried changing the controller settings (both globally & per game?) Each game can be customized with separate ini files. I think you mean both digital sticks...the analog stick is the cross pad, and if you use the digital stick, the list "flies", whereas the analog stick seem to be able to click through the rom list at a nice slow pace. This sounds like an issue with the jamma board?..I've never run into this before...I have two different control panels I built for my cabinet, one is like the item you describe above, and I've never experienced this before. I only switched to the x-arcade development board because it offered more choices for controls. ...And loading a rom on startup...I guess some code could be added in the interface or fbaxxx.ini to autoload a rom...not sure why you would want this feature. ...almost same thing as Sammax mentioned in another thread; "kiosk mode" (this could be implemented by adding some code to remove the X button for menu setup...again in the ini file...so little kiddies couldnt mess with it.) ..I have some fairly recent fbaxxx code, that I use for implementing/testing beta games (games not in the current version 1.12)...that I'll add these features to see if the "logic" works...kiosk mode, and autostart game, and submit to +T+ (...unless he beats me to it....which he does most of the time!) -djohng
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