Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

GADABAMA4FSD2 preview video

Video best viewed in full screen (press icon on the bottom right)




The video shows some implemented features. WIP.

LINK IF VIDEO DOESNT LOAD

Monday, March 21, 2011

Marketplace content

As with FSD2, the Game Database Manager for FSD2 or short GADABAMA4FSD2
is able to get the content from the marketplace with a simple click.
Downloads all pictures (background, banner, icon, screenshots), descriptions. And if a video is available it adds a small videoplayer icon:


Play it directly from the app.

The content downloader is compatible with the old and new format and the formats to come(?)
Next step: synchronization with FSD2 database.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FreeSkinApp & XUITT v1.5 build 110316

App functions
  • Generate XUI files; select xzp file or path with xur files.
  • Generate XUR files; select path with xui files
  • Change fonts; changes all fonts in xui files (obsolete. Change default font in Xuitool)
  • Xuitool registry edit -> skin.xui, Default font
  • Edit Skin.xml -> Skindetails, Captions, Font
  • New: Edit MenuSettings.xml -> Tab captions
  • XmaEncode -> convert all wav files in selected dir to xma (through xmaencode.exe OR xma2encode.exe found in xuitool package)
  • XZP/directory file compare -> shows a report with all differences between files (can be exported as xls/pdf)
  • Use XUITT-GUI to translate Skinfiles! (xzp/xui/xur supported)
  • Use XUITT-GUI to translate default.xex! (with XexTool/XVI32)
  • FTP upload/download XZP files to XBOX
  • FTP download language import files from XUITT FTP
  • Multilanguage interface (CHN, ENG, ESP, FRE, GER, ITA)
  • Unicode languages support
Bold = new  function
 

GUI languages 
  • Chinese (by robins)
  • English
  • French 
  • German
  • Italian 
  • Spanish 

Downloads
  1. FreeSkinApp v1.5 build 110316
  2. Manual v1.5 
  3. Access Runtime 2007  

To do/Coming soon
  • (Portuguese GUI) any volunteers?
  • some cleanup / GUI corrections 
How to translate (taken from manual)
  
Changelog
  • 15.03.2011
    -Updated to RC2.1
    -Corrected/added spanish translations
    -Fixed option use previously... When no xml file was imported
    -Finished hacking form
  • 10.03.2011
    -Added Hack default.xex GUI/code 
  • 08.03.2011
    -Corrected update ( skin.xml table) - behaviour when using multiple languages
    -Tested Default.xzp RC 1.8 and added missing translation strings in (esp,fre, ger)
  • 06.03.2011
    - Skin.xml -> Skin name = original Name + language
    - Added xma2encode.exe support
    - Added french GUI
    - Added french translation for FSD RC 1.7 skin
      (partially taken from Team3zone.fr french 1.6 skin)
  • 02.03.2011
    -Added Chinese GUI (translation by robins -thanks!)
    -UNICODE language support!
     
  • older changelog -> check LINK

Sunday, March 13, 2011

FSD2 Gamedatabase - coming app?

Looks like it could be useful in the end. I was able to correct some things which would have been user-unfriendly. But as almost no user intervention is needed, it should be relatively easy for non-access users to put up a gamedatabase.

-Batch fsd2data.db import
-UNICODE/UTF-8 support
-TitleID / FSD Folder display

Everything needed and displayed correctly. The only downside, I've still
not found a DDS plug-in  for Access.

If it is possible to link the current record to xbox.com, some nice things would be possible.
Like completing the fsd2 gamedatabase manually.








-Added navigation
-Rating (stars)
-SQLs to import/create/update database

Saturday, March 12, 2011

fsd2 Database

I've played a bit with the fsd2database.

You can open the database with Sqlite Administrator (freeware)
Export the tables to Excel and import in a nice Access app. for example.

Unfortunately the pics are saved in dds format.
So they have to be converted to another format to see them in Access.
(at least to my knowledge)

Irfanview offers a nice and easy way to do it with a batch file
Once imported in a database there are infinite options.

I did a GUI which shows my collection for example.


The fields in the fsd2data base are pretty much self explanatory which makes joining them much easier.

I dont see a very practical use for that, but it was fun doin' it :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hack default.xex (translate internal/hardcoded texts)

The GUI is done and functional. Needs more tests though in other languages/charsets.
 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

FreeSkinApp / XUITT v1.4 build 110306

App functions
  • Generate XUI files; select xzp file or path with xur files.
  • Generate XUR files; select path with xui files
  • Change fonts; changes all fonts in xui files (obsolete. Change default font in Xuitool)
  • Xuitool registry edit -> skin.xui, Default font
  • Edit Skin.xml -> Skindetails, Captions, Font
  • New: Edit MenuSettings.xml -> Tab captions
  • XmaEncode -> convert all wav files in selected dir to xma (through xmaencode.exe OR xma2encode.exe found in xuitool package)
  • XZP/directory file compare -> shows a report with all differences between files (can be exported as xls/pdf)
  • Use XUITT-GUI to translate Skinfiles! (xzp/xui/xur supported)
  • FTP upload/download XZP files to XBOX
  • FTP download language import files from XUITT FTP
  • Multilanguage interface (CHN, ENG, ESP, FRE, GER, ITA)
  • Unicode languages support
     
GUI languages 
  • Chinese (by robins)
  • English
  • French 
  • German
  • Italian 
  • Spanish 

Downloads
FreeSkinApp v1.4 110306
Manual 
Excel import file for XUITT with English strings from FSD RC 1.7 
Access Runtime 2007  

To do/Coming soon
  • (Portuguese GUI) any volunteers?
  • some cleanup / GUI corrections 
Changelog
  • 06.03.2011
    - Skin.xml -> Skin name = original Name + language
    - Added xma2encode.exe support
    - Added french GUI
    - Added french translation for FSD RC 1.7 skin
      (partially taken from Team3zone.fr french 1.6 skin)
  • 02.03.2011
    -Added Chinese GUI (translation by robins -thanks!)
    -UNICODE language support!
     
  • older changelog -> check LINK

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FreeSkinApp / XUITT v1.4 110302 with unicode support!

Unbelieveable!

In German double s = ß
Access Form bottom in German is Formularfuß.

and that was causing the problem with unicode.
Never where you are looking for...

Anyway, here the link to FSA/XUITT v1.4 build 110302
(yes, I've changed the date so that it makes more sense - incrementally speaking)

Changelog
-Added chinese GUI thanks to robins!
-Corrected Formularfuß to Formularfuss, unicode (for example chinese) should give no errors anymore!

Get FSA/XUITT working in a Windows 7 environment with Unicode Language

obsolete now. get Version >=1.4  

It appears that languages like Chinese are not compatible with FSA/XUITT.
I tried to reproduce the problem and it looks like it hangs itself in this piece of code:
Me!frmSkinXMLcaptions.Form.RecordSource = ""


Now, with following settings I did not got any errors even having set all region/languages to Chinese.
Just under the section unicode incompatible apps set it either to German or English. That should do it.
Here the pics.




Important is this window (set it to German or English)


I'll see if the app can be adapted to be compatible with Unicode. In the meantime, please use this configuration. It does not interfere with Windows. All other apps and Windows itself was in Chinese, as I did not understand anything :)


Robins translated the gui in chinese. This version will be upped asap.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tranquility by chee5y

Another day, another skin, another script.

Get Tranquility Skin from Spiffy360.com

Get the background videos from the ReMix Surreal Thread

And while you are on it, get the hta script to change them :)


Thanks to chee5y for this wonderful Skin and CyborgRaven for all the videos.