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Xbox360 General / Hardware Chat / 360 Issues
« on: July 24, 2007, 05:06:00 PM »
Hey folks.  I dont know if I'm in the right place, but I guessed its a pretty general query if there is even a modicom of truth to the "alledged" 360 problems others have experienced.

Anyway, I've just recently started having issues with my Xbox 360.  I've had it for about 6 months now, and it was bought second hand.  I was actually working at the store I bought it from, alongside the original owner, so I do actually know its history.  Basically, bought at launch, used for a couple months, then pawned.  It was stored in the shop until the boss finally decided to get rid of it, so I got it, cheap.

But I digress, the problems I'm having have been a little odd.  The drive has started refusing to open.  It seems to eject a tiny amount, but then it stops, and cant go any further.  This started doing it 3 times at first, then would eject, but now its taking forever before I can even insert a disc.  I did have it vertical beside my TV but have now made it horizontal to attempt to resolve a little.  Its working so far, but I'm still a little worried.

As well as this, I've had times where it refuses to read discs, loading them to the "Insert this disc in a 360 console".  Theres also been times where it wont turn on from the controllers, or register them to it.  The only way I've solved this is by turning it off and leaving it for a while.

I've also had the problem earlier, of the RRoD.  I have no idea why, as it just does it, either in the middle of playing Hitman Blood Money: Flatline level, although I cant see taht that should, or even could affect it.

Lastly, is the issue I've been most bothered by.  I recently got Lost Planet, and can't do level 2, because I get a "This disc cannot be read" error come up AFTER I complete the level, but before it saves.  This has happened a few times, and the only thing I've noticed is that the drive spins down before the error comes up.  

Now, I realise theres a lot in here, and I'm quite possibly worrying too much, but just in case... Does anyone know of any similar issues, or have any idea to resolve this?  I dont really know how I could survive without my box.

Cheers guys

Halo® 3 / Saves Gone
« on: October 29, 2007, 09:19:00 AM »
Hey guys, I dont know if this has happened to anyone else, or whats going on, but maybe someone knows a resolution.
Basically, my Halo 3 save has deleted itself.  I was playing it last night, and completed the first level on legendary, and when I turned it on this morning... nothing.  I can choose to play "Arrival" and nothing else, or if I dont choose, I can play level 2, because it was already selected by completing level 1.
I also got told again that I earned my Spartan insignia, which leads me to the whole thing being gone, but I dont know why.
Does anybody know of a way to return this?  I had all 7 terminals, 13 skulls, complete on co'op legendary and done 3 of the solo legendary, and I don't really want to do it all over again.
Cheers all
Stefan Leroux

Xbox360's Multimedia Features / Media Can't Be Played
« on: November 19, 2011, 12:50:00 PM »
Hey guys,
Wonder if anyone can give me any help for this, it's really bugging me. I have 2 360s in my house, one in the main room, and one in my bedroom. The main room is used for gaming and watching movies etc, but the one in my bedroom is exclusively for a media player. I use it to watch AVIs off of a PC server.

The problem I am having is with the xbox in the bedroom. I only have a silver account on it, as I have no need of Live and no desire to keep moving memcards around or downloading my profile. I want to use the box for videos, but it forces me to sign into Live because a media update is required. This has been downloaded several times, but it still won't stop harassing me about it. It doesnt require me to sign in on my main xbox, so is there a way to stop it on this one?
It connects to the network via Wireless G, and ends up disconnecting after a while for no apparent reason, and this causes it to stop playing because the file is unplayable. It's getting quite annoying. Any suggestions?

Xbox Live - Online Gaming Service / Classic & 360 Live
« on: November 18, 2007, 02:46:00 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm sorry if this has already been covered.  I had a look around, but couldn't find anything.
I'm just looking to find out what happens if I decide to put XBox Live on both 360 and classic.
I already have a year pre-paid account on my 360, and was looking to get it on my original xbox, but don't know about costs.
I know to get my account back onto my original xbox I need to add my credit card details to the 360.  What I don't know however is if I do this will I automatically be eligible to have the next year charged when it ends, instead of it just running out: and if I then add it to the original will I be charged an extra fee - one for XBLGold, and one for XLClassic, or does gold cover it all?

Thanks guys

Halo / Sp Mods
« on: November 13, 2007, 04:31:00 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm looking to find out what mods are actually available for Halo.  I'm mostly interested in SP/Co'op mods, but I'm looking to get a bunch on my box.
I've tried searching the forums, but my connection sucks and I keep getting errors.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

XPort Projects / Startup Sounds
« on: November 18, 2007, 12:49:00 AM »
Hey guys,

I was just curious as to whether theres any way to add a startup sound in emus such as XSMS or NeoGenesis, and all others using that interface/system.  Also whether or not thers a shutting down sound (or returning to launcher).  I'm just looking to add a couple of sounds (the Sega chant (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)) which will only play once, so a skinned mp3 or whatever isnt really the right choice.


XboxMediaCenter / Episode Scraping
« on: February 02, 2020, 11:39:00 PM »
I'm having a few issues with the TVDB scraper atm.  Only minor tbh, but may as well ask.  I've only just started using it, and all was working fine.  However the other day I simultaneously moved some of my videos to a different folder, and installed the new T3CH update.
I've readded all of the videos, and downloaded thumbnails for everything, except I have been unable to recieve thumbnails for 2 of them.
"The Sarah Jane Adventures" will not download a thumbnail at all, and "Painkiller Jane" only recieves one, which I dont like.  Until the files were moved, I could change the thumbnail for it.  In both cases when the dialog appears, the Remote Thumb is blank.  Painkiller Jane has 3 or 4 different thumbs on the site, but only one downloads to the dialog, and the other spaces are blank as well (IMDB1,2 etc).

I dont suppose anyone knows how to solve this, as the default image just doesnt look right.

I'm also noticing that certain folders dont retrieve -any- episode data at all.  This is the case for me with StarGate SG-1.  I assume its because the videos are a multipath, but I dont have any other option because of HDD space (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)  Is there any way I can get this data to update as well?

Stefan Leroux

XboxMediaCenter / View Images
« on: November 18, 2007, 03:24:00 AM »
Hey guys,
I need a small bit of help with some images for a viewtype.  I want to make one which is capable of viewing the image thumbnail of the folder, but only when a certain type is chosen.

I apologise for not making this clear, I'm not good at explaining things.

I have numerous albums on my PC, which XBMC accesses via SMB.  I like to download album info within XBMC to have the album art/info etc.  My girlfriend on the other hand, hates this - she likes to make her own images on the PC and view those.  They're normally put under folder.jpg so that windows shows them.  Can anyone tell me how I would go about changing a view, so that instead of using ListItem.Icon it will instead use <folder>/folder.jpg.  This way we'll be able to change the views so that she can have her icons, and I can turn them off as soon as shes gone.

XboxMediaCenter / Edit Views/wide Icons
« on: November 17, 2007, 01:46:00 PM »
Hey folks,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to change the views available in XBMC.  What I'd like to do is add my own view so that I can change information.

I intend to edit the "Big Wide" to remove the text below, thus giving me just a "Banners" view.  I generally use icons which have my TV show names already on them and thus I get the name twice (once on icon and once as folder name).  However, I dont want to just remove the Big Wide because I use it for some other folders.

Can anyone tell me how to do this at all?  I've looked at XBMC but cant figure out where the View information exists.

Stefan Leroux

p.s. If anyone can tell me where to download the Wide Icons packs I would be extremely grateful - I've tried a few of the links around but none seem to work for me.

Xbox Bioses / Bios Edits
« on: November 12, 2007, 06:09:00 PM »
Hey guys, I need just a little bit of help regarding Bios editing.  I've done it a hundred times before, but for some reason I cant manage this time.
Basically, I'm looking to edit a bios so that I have it both flubbered, and with IGR.  I use XBMC as my dash, and so I need a Bios hacked IGR.
I've previously had my XBox with the EvoX M8+ bios installed, but I cant flubber it.  I decided to use the M8 bios, since it has all the same features anyways, but I can't open it in EVtool or XBtool.  I've downloaded them all from xbins, so I don't think it can be a fake version.  Can anyone give me any clues as to whats wrong?
Alternatively, if anyone can point me towards the offsets to flubber the M8+ myself, I would be more than grateful.

(XBMC) Skin Development / Alternate Xpr
« on: February 28, 2009, 03:46:00 PM »
Hey guys,

can anyone tell me if it's possible to refer to a different XPR, for using images?  I assume it can be done, as it would be the same as using skin thmes (I imagine) but I'm not sure exactly.  Perhaps something such as directing to the xpr and the folder inside it?


(XBMC) Skin Development / Group Conditional Visibility
« on: August 31, 2008, 10:39:00 PM »
Hey folks,  think the topic gives a bit of a clue... I'm dabbling with some skinning, and I'm looking to make a control group to appear/dissapear as needed.  I've tried using a visible tag with the allowfocus attribute set to true, and I can get this to work for buttons when the condition is set as self, but it doesnt work for groups for me.  Is there something I'm missing to get an entire group to appear when focussed, or would I need to do this for each button in the group individually?

(XBMC) Skin Development / Movie Fanart
« on: August 26, 2008, 07:51:00 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm looking for a little help because I'm not really very good at skinning, and have been looking over stuff for a couple of hours now and can't figure it out.  Basically I want to add Movie Fanart to PM3.  I know its not a part of it officially because of the skinners opinions, and I think thats fine, but I've edited mines a bit and I think it would look fine... besides if it doesnt then I'll know how to remove it easily enough.  Could anyone point me how to do this?


(XBMC) Skin Development / Skinning Help
« on: September 29, 2007, 10:00:00 PM »
Hey guys, I'm looking for a little help to customise my PM3 skin.  I've used it for years, but I'm only now beginning to play about with its actual appearance.  I used the MC360 skins for a while, but decided not to use it any more, since I have a 360, and its good enough for me.

What I'm looking to do is to add the GamerCard info to the PM3 skin, to appear when "Programs" is highlighted, in the same way as the weather info is shown when that buttons highlighted.  I copied the Weather info to make it appear, but I dont know what identifiers to use, or how to make it update itself.  Would anyone be able to help with this?

Stefan Leroux

XBMC Python Scripting Forum / Newbie Help
« on: May 25, 2008, 03:56:00 AM »
Hey all,

I've got an idea for a plugin that I want tpo make, but at the moment I don't have a clue how to do anything of it.  My Python skills are somewhat limited - I have done it before, but I can't really remember much of it, so I'm treating it as learning anew.

What I need is some pointers as to how to do a couple of things.  I'm hoping that these are (very) simple, as they seem it in my head, and I'm trying to ask as little as needed to get myself a foothold.  I intend to make major advances later but here goes.

I want a plugin to list all files in a directory.  I intend to edit this later so it will only list files with specific endings/extensions, and to be a chooseable folder, but for the moment all I need is a hardcoded folder for all files.

The other thing I need is to know how to perform actions when selecting the items.  For this I basically want to add the file path & name to a text file.  Again seems simple to me, its just how to make the onclick event I need.

If anyone can help me with these I'd bve extremely grateful, and hopefully it will help me get a foothold into creating some kickass plugins.

Cheers guys

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