DaphneX V0.50 Beta 4/13/03
by Kubik

**IMPORTANT**
This distribution should not be packaged with mpegs or rom files. These are
the responsibility of the user. I do not sanction these packages. 

**RELEASE NOTES**
This is is a BIG release hence the 0.50 version number. I have got the menu
working so you can play a game and exit and choose another game. If there
are any problems with this please let me know. Also I have added a large
number of new games to the playable list. 

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

http://www.daphne-emu.com 

Evolution X can cause DaphneX to lockup with IGR enabled. Please turn off
IGR in evox.ini before running DaphneX


GAMES SUPPORTED
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Game supported in this release:

Dragon's Lair, Lair 1.1, and Lair 2.0 (100%)
Space Ace, and Space Ace Enhanced (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)


Installation
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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 over 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.

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
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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


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

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\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


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
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.\mpeg\lair	- make sure your file location looks 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:
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See in game help.. This may change with new versions.

DVD/CDRW Media:
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*NOTE* - This has *NOT* been tested on Disc Media such as DVD-R, or CD-RW. 
It may work, it may not. Keep this in mind before you burn a Disc please.

Enjoy!


BUGS + COMMENTS:
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Please send bug reports and comments to xbox_daphne@yahoo.com
Please do not ask where to get roms, mpegs etc. It will be ignored.

KNOWN ISSUES/BUGS:
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No screenshots on menu yet.
Cobra Command (Astron Belt Hardware) dipswitches not hooked up
No support for Software Corner or PAL as yet. If it works then great!
Horrible pic for Cobra Command Marquee.. If you know of a marquee pic, let me know.
Moving and firing at same time doesnt work in Cobra Command/Astron Belt/Bega, etc.
Zipped Romfiles are not supported yet.
Bega's Battle dips not 100%. Can crash if diagnostics is enabled.
Menu sfx suck.

Version History:
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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 Next Version:
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Fixes to Bega dips.
New Games: Interstellar, Thayers Quest, Esh's Aurunmilla, Badlands
New Menu Sfx.
Zipfile support.
Stretch mode for 512x480 games to fill screen area.
Screenshots in Menu.
Fix joypad code for Astron Belt etc.
Enable/Disable games in menu.