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How Do I Install Xbox Origins Dashboard On My Current Setup?

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Hi - I have a 250GB IDE hard drive with Coin Ops 8 Massive on it along with a few of my games backed up to the hard drive using dvd2xbox.  I also have a few other emulators - NES, SNES and Sega Megadrive.  This is the perfect setup for me and I don't really need to add anything else to it.  Is it possible to add the xbox origins dashboard to my current setup and if so does anyone have a link or details on how to do it?  Any help greatly appreciated.

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I have no details on how to do it, but if you need the files, it seems this site holds the files: Please login or register to see this link.

Hope this helps you a bit. I'm also interested in how to use this as it looks way better than what I have now

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Thanks - does anyone know if you have to have XBMC installed first?  Which version of XBMC and is in on the Rocky 5 Extras disk?  It looks amazing - anyone know if it is even possible to use with the few things I have on my drive?  Thanks

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The Origins dashboard is just a theme for XBMC. So yeah, you need the full 3.5.3 version up and running first.

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I use this mod. Much easier to configure.

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5 minutes ago, crushingyourhead said:

The Origins dashboard is just a theme for XBMC. So yeah, you need the full 3.5.3 version up and running first.

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I use this mod. Much easier to configure.

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Sorry this is all new to me - is there any easy to follow instructions or a video tutorial available - wife got me a 500GB Sata drive, Startech Sata to IDE and an 80 pin cable - clever woman just went through my amazon wishlist -so after getting the drive ready this morning I’d love to have the origins skin on it

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Sorry I haven't really seen one.

Essentially what I did was FTP an unpacked XBMC into the dashboard folder. Then 'Switch Dashboards' using my pre-installed UnleashX. There is a 'Skins' or 'Themes' folder under XBMC where I dropped the Origins folder. Then I switch to it from within the XBMC menu.

Then, I just used those written instructions to apply the modded files and start tinkering. It took more than a day for me to figure it out completely, so trial and error will be part of it :)

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Do I just download this one you mentioned above in your second option - “

use this mod. Much easier to configure.

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or do I need anything from the first xbmc link you provided above

 

Have you managed to get it to appear at startup

when you turn on your console?

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The XMBC Origins UI Update Mod requires having the XBMC Origins v1.0.0 skin installed along with the updated keymaps file from Dom DXecutioner's original thread:

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The links are provided at the bottom of the first post.  However, there is no artwork or icons - the _resources/ content to add to each game's folder - included with the skin. 

For Playstation 4's Please login or register to see this link. , he tells you in his first post:

Requirements & Installation:

  • An existing, vanilla installation of the Origins Skin is required.
  • Dom's custom keymaps.xml is required. This is to be obtained from Dom's thread, linked above this line.
  • Extract the Updated UI zip into the skin's root directory, XBMC\skin\XBMC Origins\

 

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Oh, there is an Please login or register to see this link. available at arcadepunks' web site.  However, it's to be installed on a 2TB hard drive using HDD Guru's Please login or register to see this link.  or similar application.

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2 hours ago, KaosEngineer said:

The XMBC Origins UI Update Mod requires having the XBMC Origins v1.0.0 skin installed along with the updated keymaps file from Dom DXecutioner's original thread:

Please login or register to see this link.

The links are provided at the bottom of the first post.  However, there is no artwork or icons - the _resources/ content to add to each game's folder - included with the skin. 

For Playstation 4's Please login or register to see this link. , he tells you in his first post:

Requirements & Installation:

  • An existing, vanilla installation of the Origins Skin is required.
  • Dom's custom keymaps.xml is required. This is to be obtained from Dom's thread, linked above this line.
  • Extract the Updated UI zip into the skin's root directory, XBMC\skin\XBMC Origins\

 

Yup, all this exactly.

Every time you add a new game, you need to create a thumb.jpg to show up in the 'Featured Games' window. /Game/_resources/artwork/thumb.jpg  I usually resize pictures to approx 450x250 to get them to show up nicely.

I took me awhile to figure it out, but there is a database file buried deep in XBMC that needs to be deleted if you want to delete a game from your drive and not have it still show up in the 'Featured Games' list.

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Here's something I remember I downloaded over a year ago.

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I've not extracted it to see what's inside and it's not on my local machine right now to check.

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I downloaded the file and checked what's inside.  Folders for resources of many Xbox games and emulators.  Too bad they aren't in <Game Name>/_resources/artwork/ folders.

They are in:

  • resources_emu/
    • <Emulator Name>/ (for 45 emulators)
      • fanart.jpg
      • poster.jpg
  • resources_xbox/
    • <Game_Name>/ (for 752 games)
      • cd.jpg
      • fanart.jpg
      • icon.jpg
      • poster.jpg
      • thumb.jpg

And, a folder, -=Template=-/, with a few images:

  • cdtemplate.png
  • emu_template_poster.jpg
  • Template_Case.png

 

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