Sunday, September 30, 2012

XUITT 2.0 coming soon

-New GUI
-New functions
-partially rewritten code

WIP video


Sunday, September 23, 2012

XUITT 1.6 with FreeStyle 3 preloaded

If you are having troubles importing the new FreeStyle 3 skin into XUITT, try this:

To use this file you need to install FSA/XUITT for Access 2010 first.
Then download this file and replace the one found at %LOCALAPPDATA%\SPIFFY360

Of course, export your database first before overwriting your file. Or/and rename your old file just to be sure!

STEP1: Select Use previously imported xui files

Skinfolder: the content of this folder will be used for the new...
You must have decompressed default.xzp somewhere first to select it's location:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Freestyle 3 and GaDaBaMa/XUITT



Freestyle 3 has been released!
There have been some changes, please read:
  • GaDaBaMa 2.1 is not compatible with this version
  • XUITT 1.6 seems to work

Migrating from FSD2 to FSD3
The goal is to be able to migrate from FSD2 to FSD3 through GaDaBaMa without data loss. I can't say if its possible. The Assets table is gone, images are gone and were replaced by GameFolder.assets file. Time will tell.

Translating F3 skins/xex
As far as I could test it works. Here the proof.


Spanish translation updated. Thanks to bocasecaman from @ EOL.net. LINK

Friday, September 21, 2012

GaDaBaMa 2.1 released




GaDaBaMa offers an alternate method to manage your FSD2 database.

Data functions
  • Import/Export fsd2data.db (fsd2settings.db) (FSD2)
  • Import dlc_report.txt/gameSave_report.txt (XM360)
  • Scan Content folder for dlc/gamesaves (x360pkgtool.exe)
  • Export dlc_titles.txt (XM360)
  • Reorganize Database

Online functions
  • Get Game/DLC info/images from xbox.com
  • Get boxarts/covers from covers.jqe360.com
  • Get title updates from marketplace.jqe.com

Picture functions
  • Convert dds to jpg (irfanview)
  • Convert jpg to dds (nvdxt)
  • Convert png to dds to blobs (only for icons)

Video functions
  • Stream preview video (if available)

GUI functions
  • Coverflow
  • GameWall
  • Customized themes
  • Filter fields (alphabetic/genre/tabs)
  • Multilanguage thanks to all translators!
  • RSS feed
  • Screenshots Slideshow
  • Search field
  • ShortKeys

Credits
  • GaDaBaMa DEV (GoodfellaKeyser)
  • dhSQLite (Olaf Schmidt)
  • IrfanView (Irfan Skiljan)
  • x360pkgtool (xorloser)
  • JQE360 (JQE)
  • Samba Team
  • TeamFSD
  • XM360 (node21)
  • ctm555 Swedish translation
  • darkmurf betatester, themes creator
  • GabLeRoux French translation
  • jappi88 Dutch translation
  • JaRaBcN betatester & Spanish translation
  • Jorge Carvalho Portuguese translation
  • Kysshin French translation
  • MADOFOCS betatester & German translation
  • MeLoS italian translation
  • robins Chinese translation
  • threesixtyuser Dutch translation
  • ZoMBYaKa Russian translation

Thanks to all TeamFSD forum members and bug reporters!
Special thanks to darkmurf.

Use with caution!
 GaDaBaMa syncs with following apps:
  •  - FSD2 2.2
  •  - XM360 2.0d
 Please make sure you have these versions installed.
 GaDaBaMa modifies fsd2data.db directly. This means
  •  - No fsd2data.db backup will be created
  •  - A faulty fsd2data.db can cause FSD2 to crash and even prevent restarting
 Please make sure you have a backup plan to access your console (over FTP), in case something happens.

New manual for GaDaBaMa 2.1

The manual for the upcoming GaDaBaMa 2.1 release is online.
(available in english, german, spanish)

If you're interested in translating the app I would be very thankful. There has been some new strings and some changes.

Here you find the different files:

Thanks

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Upcoming feature: Reorganize database

Doing a complete Sync has been significantly improved and simplified. 
Even syncing over WLAN takes now half of the time as it took over ETHERNET!

Additionally you'll have the option to reorganize your database. As you can see, Load priority has been completely removed and replaced by this new (optional) feature: Reorganize database.


This new function does the following to your tables:

Asset table:

ContentItems table:


Nice and sharp. Depending on your scan paths this can improve the way the images are loaded in FSD2. It gets also rid of all unused folders under GameData and rebuilds the database! 

Xbox Live Games load very nicely, as they are all under Content/...
If you have X360 Games (GOD/NXE) in Content/ and separately as XEX in another folder for example Games/ they'll load according to your scan paths. Whichever comes first:


Therefore I do not recommend having XEX and GOD/NXE games. If someday FSD or RxE loads images by ContentId then it does not matter.


UPDATE
After reorganizing your database a new window will pop up. It shows a log file with all steps done and if there was a problem during a process. I hope your log file will look as neat as mine... 

GaDaBaMa 2.1 is almost ready. Manuals have been translated. Stay tuned

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Upcoming feature: Sync queue!!

This new feature allows - combined with Create new database = false - a very, very fast sync.

Adding items to your sync queue
Every content modification such as downloading content from xbox.com/jqe360.com or editing manually is saved in the table SyncQueue.

Deleting items from your sync queue
This is done through this form. You can delete each picture individually or all pictures from a specific game at once.




Activate this feature under Settings



Sync logic
As shown in the picture below, using sync queue reduces dramatically the steps needed to perform a synchronization as it allows to bypass a new database creation. You will lose other options but in return you will gain speed. Syncing over SAMBA can be painfully slow at times. My test database takes 10 min to sync over SAMBA and 1 min over USB. Haven't been able to test it with sync queue as this function is not ready yet, but it looks promising. Stay tuned.



Monday, September 10, 2012

GaDaBaMa 2.0.3

GaDaBaMa 2.0.3

Changelog
10.09.2012
-Added ActiveX wmp.dll to references
-Changed Path for TitleUpdates when downloading & uploading to FSD2 folder


About TitleUpdates changes
TitleUpdates showed always as missing until I took some time to analyze why.
The reason is more than obvious:

I thought TitleUpdates had unique filenames -> wrong. Some games share the same TU filenames. Now in the process of downloading them they were overwritten, so some were always missing.

You define your TitleUpdates folder under settings. Every TU you download will be saved under that folder + it's TitleId.

If you choose to upload those files to your FSD2 folder, they will be saved under 

Select case filename
Case filenames are like those in the pictures (example)
TitleUpdates\Hdd1DeviceId + Hash
Case else
TitleUpdates\Hdd1DeviceId


Just like FSD does it. 

If your TitleUpdates folder = FSD2 folder then they'll just be saved under their TitleId. FSD recognizes them either way. I guess they chose the hash folder because of having different versions of TUs. This way you'll just have the last one if the filename does not change.

And finally you'll get this marvelous message:





About wmp.dll
The preview/trailer video function works with an ActiveX: wmp.dll. This file was somehow not referenced. Now it is. If you get a message Reference missing try to download Windows Media Player 12. Or just that file and register it with regsvr32. File should be placed under %windir%\system32.

If you were not getting any errors or you could play the trailers fine don't bother.

Acces Runtime 2010 SP1 / build 2.0.2

For all of you having problems with GaDaBaMa 2.0 try these options


I think this error here is due to MSCOMCTL.OCX.


Since 2.0.2 this file is registered during the install process. If the problem persist, try to register the file manually. Execute %appdata%\GaDaBaMa\PlugIns\register.bat (under WindowsKey + R)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

GaDaBaMa 2.0.2 for Access 2010 32bit




GaDaBaMa offers an alternate method to manage your FSD2 database.

Data functions
  • Import/Export fsd2data.db (fsd2settings.db) (FSD2)
  • Import dlc_report.txt/gameSave_report.txt (XM360)
  • Scan Content folder for dlc/gamesaves (x360pkgtool.exe)
  • Export dlc_titles.txt (XM360)

Online functions
  • Get Game/DLC info/images from xbox.com
  • Get boxarts/covers from covers.jqe360.com
  • Get title updates from marketplace.jqe.com

Picture functions
  • Convert dds to jpg (irfanview)
  • Convert jpg to dds (nvdxt)
  • Convert png to dds to blobs (only for icons)

Video functions

  • Stream preview video (if available)

GUI functions
  • Coverflow
  • GameWall
  • Customized themes
  • Filter fields (alphabetic/genre/tabs)
  • Multilanguage thanks to all translators!
  • RSS feed
  • Screenshots Slideshow
  • Search field
  • ShortKeys

Credits
GaDaBaMa DEV (GoodfellaKeyser)

dhSQLite (Olaf Schmidt)
IrfanView (Irfan Skiljan)
x360pkgtool (xorloser)
JQE360 (JQE)
Samba Team
TeamFSD
XM360 (node21)

ctm555 Swedish translation
darkmurf betatester, themes creator
GabLeRoux French translation
jappi88 Dutch translation
JaRaBcN betatester & Spanish translation
Jorge Carvalho Portuguese translation
Kysshin French translation
MADOFOCS betatester & German translation
MeLoS italian translation
robins Chinese translation
threesixtyuser Dutch translation
ZoMBYaKa Russian translation

Thanks to all TeamFSD forum members and bug reporters!
Special thanks to darkmurf.

Use with caution!
 GaDaBaMa syncs with following apps:
 - FSD2 2.2
 - XM360 2.0d
 Please make sure you have these versions installed.
 GaDaBaMa modifies fsd2data.db directly. This means
 - No fsd2data.db backup will be created
 - A faulty fsd2data.db can cause FSD2 to crash and even prevent restarting
 Please make sure you have a backup plan to access your console (over FTP), in case something happens.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New video

Here is the new video based on the small tutorial: English 2.0 - for FSD DB updaters only


This short video shows how fast and easy it is to update/insert new images.

Monday, September 3, 2012

New tutorial and functions

For all those who always wanted to use GaDaBaMa just to update* their FSD database there is a new small tutorial just for that.

  • Icons will now be extracted, so you will not lose them anymore
  • Your local JPG/PNG files can now be deleted after SYNC
  • SyncExpress does not make the conversion faster but no windows will be displayed either. No user interaction needed
  • Taskform can now be closed without waiting those nasty 3 seconds with the summary

 * for example just for homebrew/emulators. Or just to overwrite some boxarts/images etc.

This new tutorial is found here or also on the right side of the page under English 2.0 - for FSD DB updaters only.

GaDaBaMa 2.0 will be released this week with the available translations. If you're interested to update a translation in your language check this post. You're also welcome to translate it in another language. :-)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New manual available

The manual for the upcoming GaDaBaMa 2.0 release is online.

All previous translators have been contacted through TeamFSD.com Private Messages. Please check your inbox.

The release of 2.0 is scheduled for next week.

EDIT:
I'm trying to send out the PMs to all translators but it looks like it doesnt work. Its still in my Outbox since 2 days...

So here it comes then for all..

If you're still interested in translating the app I would be very thankful. There has been some new strings and some changes.

Here you find the different files:
French
Spanish
Italian
German
Portuguese
Russian
Dutch
Chinese

Original English


Thanks & take care