Maximus: Upcoming Gecko update and Xtractor 3 Release
>> From 360lizard.com: [QUOTE] In anticipation to the upcoming release from c4e about 0225 we have added features to the Lizard firmware, as you might be aware currently you can read keys from 0225 drives but by security reasons the Toolbox dont create the dummy file. All this will be sorted with the upcoming release for both, the Gecko and the Toolbox.
Also we are proud to announce the official release of the 3rd Generation of Xtractor 3 power unit, simply its the best Xtractor ever, join us and discover why Maximus tools are the tool of choice of the professionals.
Base Functionality : * Supplies Power to 360 DVD Drives including Eject function or all drives * Compatible with All Xbox 360 DVD Drives (Hitachi, Samsung, Benq, including all Phat and Slim Lite-on drives * Selectable Mode-B for Hitachi Drives * Power Protection Circuit * Power LED/Flash mode LED/USB visual activity LED * Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and MS-DOS (power) * Electrically Safe, operate in the voltages required for the DVD Drive * 100% Upgradeable onboard Firmware * Take power from a Molex plug of your PC or any Molex device (like molext)
New Features on XT3: * Safe and Sexy design now with Plastic Case * Automatic Power Cycle with a Single button Press * Automatic Half Tray with a single button press * New and improved main power controller. * Onboard Firmware Updateable via USB * Drive connector cable with color indication for proper installation * Support Power from USB supply (500 ma minimum required) ! * Battery Power Optional * 3 user programable buttons for up to 6 different programable actions
>> From teamfsd.com: [QUOTE] While we're enjoying our summer and working on the next release of FSD we have decided to release the source code for the latest public build of FSD, RC 2.1. We know this is what the community has wanted for a long time and decided today is a good day to share. We want other devs to feel free to build upon our work to make the Alternative Xbox Dashboard even better. This is not the Complete source as some things needed to be witheld for legal reasons but this is the bulk of it: http://code.google.com/p/freestyledash/
>> From lantus360.com: [QUOTE] Just a quick Amiga 360 update. Iíve scrapped using E-UAE as the source for the emulation. Iíve found while its OK, it has compatability issues and im not happy with.
Iíve now switched over to PUAE (https://github.com/GnoStiC/PUAE) Ė which is written by GnoStiC and an effort to merge in the latest WinUAE codebase across to E-UAE. It has much better compatability and fixes and has active development.
Being an Amiga fan, this is important to get the best possible emulation on the Xbox 360 and it is definetly the right way going forward. As a result however, i scrapped all the old Amiga360 code and started over. However, things are progressing quickly and a release should be soon. Right now, this is all i am focused on (MAME, FBANext etc are all on the backburner) until this is released.