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                              Team Xboxopensource   


      [ Program ................................. neXgen v2.0.0 alpha NYE ]
      [ Type .................................................. Dashboard ]
      [ OS ......................................................... Xbox ]
      [ By ..................................................... Team XOS ]
      [ Homepage .......................... http://www.xboxopensource.com ]
      [ Release date ......................................... 31.12.2004 ]

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///                                                                           ///
///  Feature Log (As this is coded from scratch)                              ///
///  ----------------------------------------------------------------------   ///
///                                                                           ///
///  *LUA based skin engine using source obtained from http://www.lua.org     ///
///  *XBFileZilla based FTP server using source obtained from XBMC cvs code   ///
///  (source will be released soon for all of the dashboard)                  ///
///  *PNG file format support including alpha channel support                 ///
///  *M$ Dashboard soundtrack playing support                                 ///
///  *XBG file format support (3d models)                                     ///
///  *Dash files can be put anywhere (as long as it's in the same place)      ///
///  *Cherry's patch code added for switching between PAL and NTSC modes      ///
///  *TinyXML based XML parser for use with neXgen.xml configuration          ///
///  *Matrix style screensaver                                                ///
///  *File cache for speedier booting of neXgen (has issues)                  ///
///  *Sound player (for use in skins)                                         ///
///  *Snowflake render (was for christmas release but too late)               ///
///  *Fog render!!! (Finally)                                                 ///
///  *XBE Autolist (for Apps, Emus and Games)                                 ///
///  *Autolaunch Audio Discs, DVD's and Unknown's                             ///
///  *Working skin switcher                                                   ///
///  *3D Cameras (set position etc.)                                          ///
///  *Much more "Behind the Scenes" code                                      ///
///                                                                           ///
///  ----------------------------------------------------------------------   ///
///  Currently Known Bugs                                                     ///
///  ----------------------------------------------------------------------   ///
///                                                                           ///
///  *3d meshes cannot be rendered over 2d layers                             ///
///                                                                           ///
///  ----------------------------------------------------------------------   ///
///  To-Do List                                                               ///
///  ----------------------------------------------------------------------   ///
///                                                                           ///
///  *More formats for music player (such as mp3)                             ///
///  *Virtual keyboard                                                        ///
///  *Disc Ripper                                                             ///
///  *Music Manager                                                           ///
///  *File Manager                                                            ///
///  *Save Game Manager                                                       ///
///  *Settings configurable in dash including xbox configuration              ///
///  *Hardware control (drive locking etc.)                                   ///
///  *Other stuff                                                             ///
///                                                                           ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Release Notes                                                            ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Alternative opensource dashboard for the Microsoft Xbox Console. Fully   ///
///  skinnable using the LUA scripting language. Includes FTP Server, M$      ///
///  soundtrack player, LUA interpreter, 2d and 3d skin support and more!     ///
///                                                                           ///
///  -----------------------------------------------------------------------  ///
///                                                                           ///
///  This brand spanking new version of the neXgen engine has been            ///
///  completely re-coded from scratch because the old code we were building   ///
///  on was in our opinion too messy and buggy. But now we're back even       ///
///  better than before. At the moment source will not be released due to     ///
///  the fact that we need to put someones code into libraries who dosen't    ///
///  want their source to be released openly. We will release source as soon  ///
///  as we can as we are using GNU licensed code (XBMC/XBFilezilla). We've    ///
///  also used MIT licensed code (LUA 5) and zlib/libpng licensed code        ///
///  (TinyXML). LUA (http://lua.org/) is still the scripting language we are  ///
///  using for skins and we have made the functions used easier to            ///
///  understand and there's no more SetRenderState's which confused. neXgen   ///
///  also now has functions enabling 2d skins to be made aswell as 3d skins.  ///
///  At the current moment in time a fully functioning 3d skin isn't          ///
///  available. This is because this is an alpha release and were still       ///
///  working on the 3d side of things. But ILTB is working hard on a good 3d  ///
///  skin. This is an alpha release so everything won't be perfect but we'd   ///
///  like to hear your comments/suggestions/bug reports and contructive       ///
///  critism, NOT FLAMING on our section on the Xbox-Scene forums             ///
///  http://forums.xbox-scene.com/.                                           ///
///                                                                           ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Before you bitch, whine and moan at us please remember we're doing this  ///
///  for fun and also for learning, we are giving this to you for free no     ///
///  more, no less. We also like to welcome new team members ILTB, Kev2       ///
///  and Neg4tive1 and to welcome back Swolsten (one of the original Team     ///
///  XOS members). We've already missed out wishing you a merry christmas     ///
///  but we do wish you happy new year (as we're certainly are going to have  ///
///  one). If you wish to contact us you can do so on our website             ///
///  (http://www.xboxopensource.com/), on irc EFNet Network room              ///
///  #xboxopensource or on the Xbox-Scene forums                              ///
///  (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/).                                         ///
///                                                                           ///
/// 			                                                            ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Install Notes                                                            ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Step by step instructions for installing neXgen v2.0.0 alpha can be      ///
///  found on our website (http://www.xboxopensource.com/) or in the archive  ///
///  under the docs folder as index.html. But really it's as simple as        ///
///  extracting the archive to a directory and uploading it's contents to     ///
///  any location on the Xbox hard drive using an FTP client making sure all  ///
///  files/folders are in the same location and configuring the neXgen xml    ///
///  correctly.                                                               ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Acknowledgements                                                         ///
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///                                                                           ///
///  Greetz to the original coder(s) of Nexgen and everyone else in the Xbox  ///
///  scene. We thank all the Xbox devs for keeping the scene alive.           ///
///  Greetz also goto BenJeremy, and Team XBMC, Team Assembly, Team Xecuter,  ///
///  Team Xodus. We also like to thank the people who made the skins we       ///
///  borrowed and conveted to LUA format. As AllXboxSkins isn't up at the     ///
///  moment we would like to thank the creator and modifiers of the UnleashX  ///
///  skin ConsoleUI and the evox skin XP-2. Also to Xbox-Scene for hosting    ///
///  our forums and our website. LUA.org and XBMC/XBFileZilla for some        ///
///  kick-ass code. And finally a special thank you for someone who wishes    ///
///  not to be named for helping out loads with our dashboard.                ///
///                                                                           ///
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///////////////////////////////2004 Team XOS////////////////////////////////////
//////////////////////nfo by Team XOS member neo-dilly///////////////////////////
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