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Postby Maddglow05 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:22 pm

I have been working on customizing this great skin "XBMC4Gamers" to my liking for the last couple of days and I think it does look quite nice so I wanted to share it and show you guys who dont know yet whats REALLY possible with this over 15 year old box :lol:

Things I have done so far:
-set up synopsis for every xbox game I have on my hdd
-setting up or creating banner, artwork, icon, poster for every emulator (not finished yet)
-translated the english menus and synopsis info in xbmc4gamers into german

Things I am struggling with right now:
-playing a playlist on start up does not seem to work for me, I enable it in the settings but no music is starting, anyone can lead me to success here?
-is there a way to put fanart background to the menus, I mean things like "xbox games, emulators, homebrews, etc" those folders. Is there a way to let them display a background image when hovering over them?

Any suggestions what else there is to do? How I can make things even better?
knowledge is poooowa so share your knowledge with me :)

big thanks to Rocky5 for creating this amazing Front End!

Images from my set up are below
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby ChrisderWahre » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:32 pm

Looks Good, i like the german translation :D
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Cknight » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:42 pm

For me, It looks great the way it is right now.
What is missing is a Tutorial step-by-step on how to set it up (links, where to put what. etc.)
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Rocky5 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:22 am

Startup playlist once enabled you need to select create playlist. This will generate a random.m3u file that you then select.
( music is scanned for in E,F & G:\Music )

Fanart for folders:
https://github.com/Rocky5/XBMC4Gamers/b ... te.txt#L17
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Maddglow05 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:38 am

Thank you for thr answer rocky5!
Unfortunately nothing is playing when I enable it, i have some music on my hdd and created 2 playlists but its not playing any music.
My music is in f/music

Where am I supposed to place the background image? And what should it be called?
Foldername. jpg or the actual folder name of said object? And where to place it?
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Rocky5 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:01 am

What format is your music?

What I scan for.
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Music_Extension = [ "mp3","wma","ogg","m4a" ]


Also it tells you where to place the files in the link. Gives you the path.

Foldername.jpg is what ever the folder is called.

So homebrew would be homebrew.jpg
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Maddglow05 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:47 am

my music ist in mp3 format. I have them in 2 seperate folders inside music, might that be the problem?

I tried that and placed them in there but nothing happens when I test it out in xbox4gamers :?
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Maddglow05 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:49 am

this is my folder structure and the first pic is the fanart that I placed in the path

did I do it correctly?
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Rocky5 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:15 am

Yeah that’s correct, if you changed the name when adding the source you need to match that name. You need to have a view that supports fanart. It’s been a while since I looked at it but I’m sure it’s independent of the resources mode.

As for the music, it scans sub folders so it should be picking them up. Unless you have .MP3 in uppercase? I never added a .lower() to the filename so it will skip anything that doesn’t match the above extensions exactly.
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Rooftop » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:45 am

Might it be a issue with encoding ?
On my softmodded xbox, using unleashx as dashboard, my mp3 music needs to be encoded in 128kbp or less to actually work.
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby Maddglow05 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:40 pm

nope was not the issue for me, I did not have to mess around with the encoding.
I build a new xbmc4gamers and set up everything from scratch which was not a big deal since I created all my artwork in gimp and had it on the xbox and it works now!
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby swaltz » Thu May 24, 2018 3:49 am

Can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial to do this? I have XBMC4Gamers installed on my OG Xbox but cannot figure out how to configure the directories.

Are there any good tutorials to help out a noob?
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Re: suggestions to make XBMC4Gamers FrontEnd even better

Postby RGJR77 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:12 pm

swaltz wrote:Can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial to do this? I have XBMC4Gamers installed on my OG Xbox but cannot figure out how to configure the directories.

Are there any good tutorials to help out a noob?


I too would like a tutorial of sorts. A simple where to put files (resources, etc...) would be awesome !!! Thanks!! Been Loving xbmc4gamers, looks sweet and all my games show but nothing like this !!! :D
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