DaphneX V0.70 Beta 4/16/03
by Kubik

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

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.

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


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


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 (no keyboard support yet)
Esh's Aurunmilla (working, not fully tested)
Badlands (working, not fully tested)


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.

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)


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

Mpegs should also go in a directory following the same convention.



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

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 ****


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.


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


*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.


Please send bug reports and comments to [email protected]
Please do not ask where to get roms, mpegs etc. It will be ignored.


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 already then great!
Bega's Battle dips not 100%.
Menu sfx suck.
Thayers Quest (no keyboard input yet).

Version History:

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 dips.
New Menu Sfx.
Screenshots in Menu.
Enable/Disable games in menu.


Unemulated games.
dvd2daph integration.
PAL issues (if any) - please report problems.
Screengrab to HD.