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Hi all,

I'm just passing by, saying hello to all of you that still care ;)

No, I'm not returning to Dxbx just yet, maybe next year, I don't know.

Currently my private life is still one big pill of *****. Occasionally, I do keep in contact with some of the people that I met online during my Dxbx days; So cheers to all of you!!

Even though I stopped coding on Dxbx, I never stopped watching the Xbox1-emulation scene. All code changes, new ideas, remarkable developments - I all read them, and it's still itches.

Anyway, what I wanted to tell:

One of the most interesting things that I've been keeping tabs on, is the very active and on-going development of MAME/MESS.

A few months ago, MESS reached a milestone when the following video was posted : http://youtu.be/p_-uPPyox5I
It shows an emulation of the Chihiro BIOS booting up - the video emulation is no where near usable, but it's still something remarkable!

I consider this (low-level!) emulation one of the most promising developments for Xbox1 emulation, since Chihiro is basically an Xbox1 with some extra's tucked on top.

Furthermore, MAME/MESS developers are quite actively improving upon the structure of their codebase, constantly improving & speeding things up.

Definately a project to watch (if you're into these things) : http://git.redump.net/mame/log/?h=trunk

Cheers!


PS: How wonderful the ways of the internet are, look at what I just found! : http://www.ohloh.net/p/PatrickvLs_Dxbx
 

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Nice to see you're still watching and, yes, it's good to know that MAME is making progress. Maybe that'll be something that Blushogun96 might be interested in at some point as he likes the LLE idea.

Remember life goes up as well as down. Things change.

Hopefully someone will add on some VT support for the MAME xbox emulator and get some decent frame rates when it's useable. I can but hope.
 

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Well, there's no Xbox emulation in MAME, and there probably never will be, since MAME is all about emulating arcade machines. A while ago however, MESS was merged into it, adding console emulation into the mix. I actually experimented a bit with that, by splitting the Chihiro emulation code and making it into an Xbox1 emulator - it actually compiled and all, but I had no BIOS to test it on. As I said - maybe next year ;)
 

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For starters, you should come chill with us in #cxbx ;)

But yeah, MAME's chihiro code is unfortunately still at quite early stages. They're just lucky they have something to show for it since the bios draws some easy quads instead of a complex 3d scene as the splash.

Xbox support /will/ eventually be started in MESS. It's been discussed and there's been some initial research (see Lord_Nigh's convenient https://dl.dropbox.com/u/79094972/xboxnotes.txt)

There's actually quite a few other projects worth keeping half an eye on, in order of recent activity:

xqemu: https://github.com/espes/xqemu (help appreciated! ;) )

LoveMHZ's XbeNext

JayFoxRox's Hackbox

xbvm: https://github.com/monocasa/xbvm

kvmbox: https://github.com/phire/kvmbox

xbem: https://code.google.com/p/xbem
 

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I havent been here in a while so passing through and seeing this thead has me excited!
 

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He patrick good to see yah..
Hopefully things will clear up soon..

Also just passing by after a long time doing other things :)
 
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