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DaphneX Xbox

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Note that return to menu is now 'LEFT TRIGGER + RIGHT TRIGGER + PRESS LEFT THUMBSTICK'
Exit to Dashboard is 'LEFT TRIG + RIGHT TRIG + START + BACK' on Main Menu
Seektest - Highlight game to seek and press left thumbstick
Added keyboard support finally thanks to latest XDK. Fixed Thayer's Quest, game is fully playable now due to keyboard support. Added prelim drivers for MACH3 and Us Vs Them. DVD-R build finally tested and works perfectly (See notes later).

Thanks to everyone who reported bugs. I have tried to address as many of them as possible in addition to my own to do list. Please see Version History at bottom of the page for info on this release. Enjoy!!

For general help on DaphneX, please visit the website below. Most everything from the PC applies to the Xbox version also.

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EvolutionX can cause DaphneX to lockup with IGR enabled. Please turn off IGR in evox.ini before running DaphneX if you have problems.


GAMES SUPPORTED
Game supported in this release:

Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 1.1, and Dragon's Lair 2.0 (100%)
Space Ace, and Space Ace Enhanced V2.0(100%)
Astron Belt (Hitachi & Pioneer) (100%)
Galaxy Ranger (100%)
Star Blazer (not working)
Cobra Command (Astron Belt hardware)
Cliff Hanger + Alternate (100%)
Super Don Quixote (100%)
Bega's Battle (working with some issues)
Interstellar (working with some issues)
Thayer's Quest (100%)
Esh's Aurunmilla (working)
Badlands (working)
Dragon's Lair 2 (All ROM versions 100%)
Space Ace 91 (USA, Euro - Beta Driver)
MACH3 (not 100%)
Us Vs. Them (not 100%)
Installation
Recommended Resolutions for Dragons Lair and Space Ace are 640x480, however 720x480 should also work. This is mainly to support DVD-VIDEO mpeg rips. Games with overlays should be generally be 512x480. See the Daphne website for valid resolutions. Resolutions of 720x480 should be considered the maximum for DaphneX.

I highly recommend a single mpeg as the seeking will be faster and the general gameplay experience will be better. Also the DVD-ROM mpegs are not very good quality and have interlacing issues. Keep this in mind, since Daphne can only display as good as the source. The best source is to use your original laserdisc.

Supply .m2v, .ogg, .dat files for the game you with to play. If you have a PC version of Daphne, you are in luck as you can use your same mpeg/ogg/dat files. You will also need to supply the ROM images for the games. For help creating mpegs to use with DaphneX, please visit the Daphne website (http://www.daphne-emu.com)

FRAMEFILE INFO - IMPORTANT
NOTE: The PC allowed you to use whatever framefile you wanted.. I dont have a file selector on the XBOX, so you must use the following convention for framefile filenames...

Dragon's Lair (& alternates) - lair.txt
Space Ace (& alternates) - ace.txt
Astron Belt (& alternates) - astron.txt
Galaxy Ranger - galaxy.txt
Star Blazer - blazer.txt
Cobra Command (all vers) - cobra.txt
Cliff Hanger + Alt - cliff.txt
Super Don Quixote - superdon.txt
Bega's Battle - bega.txt
Interstellar - inter.txt
Thayer's Quest - thayers.txt
Esh's Aurunmilla - esh.txt
Badlands - badlands.txt
Dragon's Lair 2 - lair2.txt
Space Ace '91 - ace91.txt
MACH3 - mach3.txt
Us vs. Them - uvt.txt
Mpegs should also go in a directory following the same convention.

mpeg\lair
mpeg\ace
mpeg\astron
mpeg\galaxy
mpeg\blazer
mpeg\cobra
mpeg\cliff
mpeg\superdon
mpeg\bega
mpeg\inter
mpeg\thayer
mpeg\esh
mpeg\badlands
mpeg\lair2
mpeg\ace91
mpeg\mach3
mpeg\uvt
Roms:

roms\lair - Dragon's Lair F2
roms\dle11 - Dragon's Lair Enhanced 1.1
roms\dle20 - Dragon's Lair Enhanced 2.0
roms\ace - Space Ace
roms\sae - Space Ace Enhanced
roms\astron - Astron Belt
roms\astronp - Astron Belt (Pioneer)
roms\galaxy - Galaxy Ranger
roms\blazer - Star Blazer
roms\cobraab - Cobra Command (astron belt hardware)
roms\cliff - Cliff Hanger
roms\cliffalt - Cliff Hanger (alternate)
roms\sdq - Super Don Quixote
roms\sdqshort - Super Don Quixote (short scenes)
roms\bega - Bega's Battle
roms\interstellar - Interstellar
roms\tq - Thayers Quest
roms\tqalt - Thayers Quest Alternate
roms\esh - Esh's Aurunmilla
roms\badlands - Badlands
roms\lair2 - Dragon's Lair 2 - ( dl2_211.bin, dl2_300.bin, dl2_314.bin,
dl2_317.bin, dl2_318.bin, dl2_319.bin,
dl2_316e.bin, dl2_319e.bin, dl2_319es.bin
*where 'e' is euro version, 'es' spanish* )

roms\ace91 - Space Ace '91 - ace91.bin, ace91e.bin
roms\mach3 - MACH3
roms\uvt - Us Vs. Them

If you do not follow this directory system, the game will not work.

You will need to change the first line of the framefiles to the following ****
Example:
Dragon's Lair
.\mpeg\lair - make sure your file location looks *EXACTLY* like this with the game name
- replacing lair (ace, etc) for other games.
Copy the tree over to your xbox hard drive. Run DaphneX. Assuming you have the files needed, the game should start up. If something is wrong an error message should appear.

BUTTON MAPPINGS:

See in game help.. This may change with new versions.

DVD/CDRW Media:
I finally tested DaphneX on a DVD-R. It works fine. Keep in mind that the XBOX Disc media has a file size limitation of 1GB. If your mpeg is greater than 1GB, it wont be readable. Other than this, should work no problems.


BUGS + COMMENTS:
Please send bug reports and comments to xbox_daphne @ yahoo.com Check the known issues and release notes before reporting please.

Please do not ask where to get roms, mpegs etc. It will be ignored. If you found DaphneX you can find the rest.

KNOWN ISSUES/BUGS:
MACH3 & Us v Them dips not hooked up.
Cobra Command (Astron Belt Hardware) dipswitches not hooked up
Bega's Battle dips not 100%.
Issue when restarting a game from menu.. Wrong scene sometimes plays, then corrects itself.
Have been trying to track this down, and its taking some time.
Reset back to menu on Dragon's Lair 2 / Space Ace '91, not 100% working.

Version History:
V0.96 - Fixed some more bugs in the choosing games in menu. *should* be good now,

Thanks to Krill123 for testing.
Added keyboard support to Thayers Quest (kbd must be plugged in b4 starting DaphneX)
Fixed text display on Thayers Quest. Added option to toggle also.
Fixed LDP text display not being reset between games.
Added prelim MACH3 driver. Not 100% yet.
Added prelim Us vs Them driver. Not 100% yet.
Fixed problem with incorrect marquees in menu on first run of a new release.
Cobra Command: reproduced crash, runs in debug, crashes in release.. hmm,
it crashes in ogg code (audio). For now cant figure this out. To revisit.
Tested on DVD-R. Works fine. No file can be greater than 1GB. Xbox limitation.
V0.95 - Fixed Begas Battle (I broke it , sorry).

Tested Cobra Command on AB hardware. Works. May have been same problem as Bega.
Fixed game options default bug when choosing the games in the menu.
Fixed multiple sfx on choosing game menu.
Return to menu now 'LEFT TRIGGER + RIGHT TRIGGER + LEFT THUMBSTICK BUTTON',
triggers were getting pressed accidentally while playing.
V0.94 - Exit to Dashboard is now functional on Main Menu (LTRIG + RTRIG + START + BACK).

Seektest is now added to front-end. Highlight game and press left thumb stick.
New front-end features, including choosing games that show in Main Menu
(please let me know if you find any problems with this).
Fixed possible font overflow.
V0.93 - Added real Interrupts to DL2. Emulation should be 100% accurate now.

Added *ALL* available ROM sets. See above for naming conventions.
*NOTE* 2.11 Roms use 1st pressing of DL2 laserdisc, all others use 2nd pressing.
Ace91 interrupts hooked up (Beta driver, not complete)
MACH3 driver under development.. not active in this build.
V0.92b- Fixed Ace91 marquee. Didnt update the menu images.. Sorry..

V0.92 - Added Space Ace '91 USA, Euro Roms which runs on DL2 hardware... (beta)

Added Dragon's Lair 2 3.19, and 3.19 Euro Romsets.
Added VP380 Laserdisc emulation for Euro versions of above games.
Added options for above games including RomVersion selector.
V0.91 - Fixes from the PC version including possible lockups with multiple mpegs.

- Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp (Romset 3.15).. beta driver.. you are on your own!
- New marquees for Galaxy Ranger (thanks to Dan Nocera).
- Fixed a lockup with D3D render collisions on multiple mpegs (finally!!).
- Reset back to menu is now 'LEFT + RIGHT TRIGGER' since DL2 used 'start+select'
V0.90 - Fixed Cobra Command Stretch option.


V0.80 - Fixed framefile parser, should work if there is no at end of last line.

Added Logfile output. Daphne_log.txt is in UDATA\FFDAFF00\subdir.
Improved Sound driver (multiple sample instances).
Added new menu sound effects.
Fixed bug with sound shutdown that caused a memory leak on subsequent startups.
Fixed more vldp init startup stuff between games. Should resolve no audio issues.
Shouldnt crash now if menu sound files are missing.
Added sfx to button press on errors.
V0.70 - Memory Leak fixed. No more crashes after 30 mins! Thanks for Cheule for testing help.

Zipped Roms now work. Place them in the 'roms' directory. Zipfile should be named the
same as the directory for roms would be. eg. Dragon's Lair roms = lair.zip
Stretch Mode Option - if mpeg is smaller than 720x480, will fill to 720x480.
Improved Game Options screen.
Added autoscroll to menu screens if holding down dpad.
Added Interstellar.
Added Thayer's Quest.
Added Esh. Not fully tested since I don't have mpegs.
Added Badlands. Not fully tested since I don't have mpegs.
Fixed VLDP init problem causing games to not start immediatley on subsequent startups.
V0.60 - Fixed audio crackling on attract mode with no audio.

Fixed random no audio on game startup.
Fixed issue with cpu's not being closed down properly causing a
crash if you try to start Bega more than once.
Fixed joypads on Astron Belt, Cobra Command, Bega etc.
'Game Issues' screen hooked up.

V0.50 - Return to menu and play a new game works now.

Added version control to options.bin file. Autodeletes if not correct version.
Adjusted scroll speed on menu.
Added Credits/Build num screen.
Added Controller Help Screen.
New games added, see list.
Fixed bug with blank skips & searches causing random lockups.
Revised readme.txt.

V0.20 - Framefile parser improved.

Multiple mpegs now work (DVD-VIDEO rips).
Parsing mpegs should work now, and has a progress display (not finished).
Changed to 720x480 video mode to support DVD-VIDEO mpegs.
Blanks on skips and searches enabled.
Revised readme.txt
V0.11 - CGI overlays working (Astron Belt).

Fixed rendering bug,should run even smoother now.
Preliminary support for returning to menu from game (BACK + START).
Revised readme.txt

V0.1 - First release. Games supported Dragon's Lair/Space Ace.

Astron Belt running without CGI.

Coming Soon:
Fixes to Bega dips.
Fixes to Cobra Command(AB) dips.
Hook up MACH3 & Us v Them Dipswitches.
Speech Synthesis on Thayers Quest.
Investigating:
Unemulated games.
dvd2daph integration.
Screengrab to HD.

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