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Super Mario War B-)

A port of the SDL Super Mario War, this game is a stomp-battle multiplayer that resembles Super Mario 3 sprites/scenery.

– Up to four players deathmatch fun
– Comes with the leveleditor so you can create your own maps
– The whole source code of the game is available
– Based on the jnrdev #2 tutorial example
– uses SDL+FMOD and is fully portable to windows/linux/macos/…

Super Mario War is a Super Mario Deathmatch game.
The goal is to stomp as many other Marios as possible to win the game.

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Xbox2 / Xenon Devkit Launcher Screenshot

Anonym wurde Xbox-Scene dieser Screenshot des Xbox2 / Xenon Launchers zugeschickt…. sieht ja mal nach… also … wenig aus B-)… MEHR ! und zwar Features und ordentliche – den Speichelfluss anregende Techdemos bitte

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neue Xbox Version 1.6 gesichtet…

“It was already reported some time ago a new xbox videochip would be used in new xboxes (thought to appear first in the crystal LE Xbox … but apparently all those were still v1.4 (Focus videochip)).
But now that we saw the first pictures of this v1.6 apparently much more changed then just the videochip … it’s basicly a total new board design. (LCP is still there but with point #4 open …). “D0” probably also moved as the “D0-area” totally changed.
It looks like it won’t be possible to put an extra 64MB ram anymore as the extra places to solder these chips have changed.
Also … it looks like there’s no onboard TSOP anymore. The BIOS chip might have become a (read-only) controller chip (that rectangle “Xyclops” labeled chip above the LPC?) or maybe they placed the TSOP on the back of the motherboard now. It’s all just a guess rigth now … we don’t have any confirmed info yet.

Here are some specifications of Booyeah’s v1.6 Xbox:
DVD-drive: Philips
Kernel build: 1.00.5838.01
Dashboard build: 1.00.5659.03
Manufacture Date: 2004-03-22

It’s unknown at this moment if there is extra or new security. This Xbox will (probably) require a new bios (with support for the new xcalibur videochip) and maybe more.
More news will be posted here when we have it …”


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schonwieder Gerüchte um Xbox2 / Xennon Speicher

Hmm… nungut. Sie haben ein Patent… mal schauen was denn nun für Speicher in die Xbox2 reinkommen wird…Gerüchten zufolge sollen Details ja auf der E3 (12.-14. Mai 04) bekanntgegeben werden…wir werden sehen…

“The likely fate of the game console’s storage medium–the subject of ongoing speculation as Microsoft closely guards details on the planned successor to the current Xbox–got a new twist this week from a patent granted to the software giant.

U.S. patent 6,716,102, granted Tuesday to Microsoft, covers methods for storing data about games in progress.
The patent specifically references “a gaming system (that) includes a hard disk drive for storing applications and other data,” indicating Microsoft may be more committed to equipping future Xbox configurations with onboard storage than previously thought.”


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Xbox Emulator Caustik hat erste wirklich vorzeigbare Ergebnisse

Caustik ist ja schon eine geraume Zeit in Entwicklung. – Aber nun gibt es erste wirklich vorzeigbare Ergebnisse:

“These screenshots are taken on my GeForce FX 5600 (2.8 ghz P4). Turok is completely playable and suffers from only mild glitches like missing polygons and water effects. The gameplay is very smooth, frames per second are real-time. It is even possible to overclock Cxbx and play at 4x+ speed without choking the system.”


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FBI und Xbox Live

immer weniger Rechte haben sie… unsere amerikanischen Freunde…. tja…

“In incredible news breaking in the US over the weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has made an application to the Federal Communications Commission requesting easy access to all forms of Internet communication, including Microsoft’s Xbox Live and online PlayStation 2 servers.

If the request is granted, all US-based Internet Service Providers will have to make radical changes to their systems in order to accommodate a backdoor listening post for FBI agents.

The request includes all forms of digital online communication, from instant messenger services to voiceover IP communications, and mentions gaming services such as Xbox Live.

“The importance and the urgency of this task cannot be overstated,” says the proposal, which is co-sponsored by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The ability of federal, state and local law enforcement to carry out critical electronic surveillance is being compromised today.”

However, this raises the point of how many arrests per day would come from tapping into the Microsoft gaming service. The constant stream of abuse, coupled with the endless threats of violent reprisals, may be too much for the US law agency to handle. Is it illegal to threaten the safety of someone’s family over the outcome of a Project Gotham 2 race?

We’ll find out soon enough… “


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DYNE:TRAX … dynebolic 1.2 ist da !!! mit ausgesprochen guten Neuigkeiten

Endlich ist die neue Version da !!! – perfekt ! endlich kann man Dynebolic auf die Xbox Festplatte kopieren und auch von dort starten… damit verkürzen sich die Ladezeiten erheblich.. von CD hat es bisher jedenfalls keinen Spass gemacht… Das lang erwartete Feature ist endlich da !! Danke Jaromil & Team !!

Achja, auf nem normalen PC bootet das güte Stück natürlich auch B-)

“The new release 1.2 codename “DYNE:TRAX” is a milestone fixing many outstanding bugs of the previous version, while it also implement some major features enhancements:

  • lots of new software for musicians – and you can connect in/out between all music applications with the JACK CONNECTION KIT, with professional quality and low-latency results!
  • the possibility to run dyne:bolic from harddisk, simply copying a directory inside your partition and that’s it! it runs BLAZING FAST
  • new software functionalities for desktop publishing, video manipulation and live audio/video conferencing via multicast
  • wider device support and revamped startup scripts and SDK

and here is the complete ChangeLog:

  • dockable system: dynebolic can run from harddisk, simply copying the /dyne dir on your partition. It goes much faster then, especially on xbox.
  • [dyne:trax] sound production suite: native ALSA + JACK low latency rackable sound studio audio software included: alsa-patch-bay-1.0, freqtweak-0.5.3, jack-rack-1.4.3, ladcca-0.4, qjackctl-0.2.4, Soundtracker-0.6.7, spiralsyntmodular-0.2.2, pd-0.37-1test6 with iemlib, zexy and GEM, Hydrogen.
  • new software: JahShaka-1.9a5, jack-0.94 (dyne:trax) Scribus-1.0.1, Firewallbuilder-1.1.2, potrace-1.2, Mutt-1.5.6i, OpenMash (mbone conferencing tools), xvidcap-1.1.3, Transcode-0.6.12, Gringotts-1.2.7
  • updated software: Mpeg4Ip-1.0, RDesktop-1.3.1, Rezound-0.9b, Palantir-2.5.4, FreeJ-0.6.1-cvs, Firefox-0.8, Gtk-2.2.4, GnuPG-1.2.4, Gpa-0.7-cvs, Sylpheed-0.9.9, xmms-1.2.9, qt-3.3, AbiWord-2.0.5, TerminatorX-3.81
  • more devices supported: usbvision, scpca5xx, acx100 and all other vanilla upgrades in Linux kernel 2.4.22
  • new games: Liquidwar-5.6.1, Wesnoth-
  • video and audio extras
  • removed software: Trommler (subst with Hydrogen)
  • rewrite of startup files, taschino2 nesting utility

all users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version!”


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it´s highly adictive…

oh man. jetzt läuft mein Gamecube schon 48 Stunden durch… weil ich bei dem Spiel einfach nich pausieren oder speichern kann B-) worum es geht ? Achso: Phantasy Star Online: Episode 1. Ich bin in einem Quest “gefangen”… der ist unerwartet gross… unsummen an Viechzeug durfte meine kleine wendige-Level 12 Hunterin schon metzeln… und das Ende des Quests ist nicht in Sicht… damn !


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“Microsoft XNA is the catalyst for a new ecosystem of interchangeable, interoperable software tools and technologies from Microsoft, middleware and game development companies. By integrating software innovations across Microsoft platforms and across the industry, XNA forms a common environment that liberates developers from spending too much time writing mundane, repetitive boilerplate code. Instead, XNA frees game creators to spend their time where it matters most -on the creativity that differentiates their games.

The XNA development platform will serve as the foundation for future game platforms from Microsoft, including Windows, Xbox and Windows Mobile-based devices. “


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First Xbox 2 software to be unveiled tomorrow

Is Microsoft planning a very unconventional coming out party for Xbox 2?

With just over 24 hours to go before Microsoft’s Xbox press conference at GDC, word has reached us that the company may be planning to unveil the first demonstrations of Xbox 2 software in San Jose tomorrow.

It’s been known for some time that Microsoft plans to use the GDC press conference, which happens tomorrow morning at 11am Pacific Time, to talk about the Xbox 2 for the first time in public – but what exactly the company will be showing off is not known.

Development sources today indicated that Microsoft is not prepared to discuss details of the specification of the console in its announcement tomorrow, and will not be unveiling the actual hardware design either. It’s thought that the company is holding back on commenting on exact specification details until it has more concrete information about Sony’s plans for PlayStation 3.

Instead of hardware, then, Microsoft is expected to talk about software – and today sources indicated to us that when Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach takes to the stage in San Jose tomorrow morning, he will be accompanied by demonstrations of the first confirmed titles for Xbox 2.

A number of key Microsoft developers are thought to have prepared demonstrations for the event in video form, and fingers are pointing to companies including British developers Rare and Climax to have created content for the announcement. MechAssault creators Day 1 Studios are also known to be working on Xbox 2 software, so they’re another obvious contender – but Bungie and Lionhead (or Big Blue Box rather), both slaving away in the latter stages of key Xbox titles, are thought to be unlikely to have anything to show off.

If these rumours – which are absolutely in the realms of speculation for now – turn out to be true, then Microsoft would indeed have chosen an unconventional but telling manner in which to reveal its next generation plans. New platform announcements generally focus strongly on hardware rather than on software support; by revealing its software line-up before it has even finalised details of the hardware, Microsoft would be delivering a strong statement of intent regarding its commitment to remain focused on game software for its next platform.

Last week Microsoft Europe denied that the company was planning to show off the Xbox 2 at GDC – but earlier statements from the company’s Japanese office confirmed that Bach does indeed plan to discuss the next generation platform tomorrow.


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Webbrowser für die Xbox

juchu. endlich in richtig schnuckeliger Version:


  • Easy and quick user control via pull-down menu in both text and graphics mode, in 25 languages.
  • HTML 4.0 support (without CSS)
  • HTTP 1.1 support
  • Tables, frames in both graphics and text mode, builtin image display in graphics mode
  • Builtin image display for GIF, JPEG, PNG, XBM, TIFF in graphics mode
  • Anti-advertisement animation filter in animated GIFs
  • Javascript support with full user control over script run (currently disabled)
  • Bookmarks
  • Background file downloads
  • Automatic reconnection in case of TCP connection breakdown
  • Keepalive connections
  • Background (asynchronous) DNS lookup
  • 48-bit high-quality image gamma correction, resampling and Floyd-Steinberg dithering in all color depths.
  • Font resampling (antialiasing) for virtually unlimited pitch range, LCD optimization of fonts and images.
  • Builtin fonts in the executable without reliance on any fonts installed in the system
  • User-adjustable menu, HTML font size and image zoom factor.
  • User-adjustable display gammas (red, green, blue), viewing-condition correction gamma and precise calibration of both monitor and Links on a calibration pattern

These additional features come from Sergey’s Karpov’s links-hacked (see its homepage for details):

  • Tabbed browsing
  • HTTP Auth
  • HTTP Proxy Auth
  • Blocking of selected images
  • Cookies saving
  • New options system
  • Full-text selection
  • Forward history
  • Extended and configurable ‘toolbar’
  • Configurable ‘mini-status’
  • Some small but useful improvements
  • Modularized font subsystem
  • Dialogs shadows and borders “


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endlich Zeit zum zocken.

endlich wieder Zeit zum zoggen. Und was zoggt man da am besten ? Ein Spiel wo es darum geht einen Hasen zu quälen und mächtig viel kaputt zu machen.

Die Hauptdarsteller des Spiels sind der Sphanx, das Wiesel, und Redmond, der Hase. Beide sind aneinander gekettet, waren sie doch eigentlich für Tierversuche vorgesehen.

So die erste handvoll Spielstunden muss ich sagen: ausgezeichnetes Spiel. Coole Sprüche und ne Menge Quäl- und Kaputtmach-Action.


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Xbox 2: Information Unveiling At GDC

“Rumors have been going around for sometime now that Xbox 2 would have a showing of sorts at the upcoming Game Developers Conference. Today, with the conference only a couple weeks off, it seems that those rumors have been confirmed. According to a story run by Bloomberg (through Infoseek), word from Microsoft revealed that the system will have the first official information put forth on March 24th, 2004. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) runs from March 22nd – 26th in San Jose, California.”


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keine Festplatte in Xbox2 / Xenon

UPDATE: nun wohl doch nichtmehr “confirmed”…da blicke einer durch:

“When contacted by GameSpot, Xbox group product manager David Hufford said Moran was “talking way over his head.” He continued, “Mr. Moran is aimlessly speculating, and we never comment on speculation. We’ve made no such announcements about future Xbox products and services. And we don’t intend to for quite a while. Until we do, we suggest people take guesswork for what it is.””

Es wurde “confirmed”. Die Xbox2 wird keine Festplatte haben. Mal sehen wo wir in Zukunft statt dessen unsere Savegames abspeichern. – BITTE! nicht auf stehts viel zu kleine und viel zu teure Flashspeicher….

In an interview with Globes, M-Systems President and CEO Dov Moran confirmed what gamers have been speculating for months: Xbox 2 won’t have a hard disc. When asked about its technology development agreement with Microsoft Corporation, Mr Moran said:

”It’s a cooperation agreement. The potential isn’t clear, but it’s in the billions of dollars. Microsoft has taken the hard disk out of its Xbox. The only thing left will be a CD; that’s all. At some point, when users want to save their e-mail messages, copy music, or anything like that, the only storage they’ll have is what we give them. It’s worth hundreds of millions to the company, spread over a few years, and we’ll be the main supplier for it; and I hope the sole supplier.

”Meanwhile, development is intense, and requires expenses, although not major ones. We’ll start supply only in 2005.”

Last month, M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. announced it entered into a technology development agreement with Microsoft Corporation to develop customized memory units for “future Xbox products”.

“What we’re going to offer for the Xbox doesn’t currently exist,” Ronit Maor, Chief Financial Officer of the Israel-based unit said. “


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Xbox Boot Animation ….

… schaut so aus, als machen die Modding Versuche langsam Fortschritte… mal schauen… SmartXX hat ja schon eine eigene “Animation” gebaut…. bin mal gespannt was da noch kommt … weil nur die Farbe ändern is ja nich soooo interessant.

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A Debian base system to play with

Es scheint soweit: endlich gibt es ein laufendes Debian System für den Gamecube… mal gucken ob ich Zeit finde mir das genauer anzusehen:

“A Debian base system to play with Steve_- has provided a 22 MB Debian base system image for the use with NFS-Root.”

“This small guide expects you have already a linux kernel booting that is screaming for a so-called nfsroot. If you do not have this, get/create one first and come back later. This small guide also expects you to have some knowledge of linux itself.”


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Xbox2 / Xenon SDK auf Basis des G5 released

Was soll man da sagen: Die Gerüchte bestätigen sich nach und nach. Gut so. Das wird wirklich spannend. Momentan sieht es so aus, als wäre Microsoft klar vorne im Rennen um die nächste Generation von High-Tech Konsolen.

“WE’VE JUST got word that the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Microsoft’s forthcoming Xbox 2 has now been released to Developers.
As we reported earlier, IBM processors are indeed the Xbox 2 development platform of choice.

The big news to us is that the XBOX 2 SDK has been seeded to developers on dual Apple Power Mac G5 systems running a custom Windows NT Kernel.
The Apple Power Mac G5 is based upon two of IBM’s 64-bit Power PC processors and features ATi RADEON 9800 Pro (R350) graphics. However the R350 is believed to be an interim solution and will, in due course, be superseded by the forthcoming ATI R420.
Interestingly the SDK apparently also features an Apple logo on a side bar within the application.
What we don’t yet know is whether the custom Windows NT Kernel for the 64-bit capable IBM Power PC processors is 64-bit or 32-bit.
Though as ATI is so clearly behind with even its iAMD64 device drivers for both Intel and AMD x86-64 platforms, we suspect that it’s 32-bit.”


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Gamecube Linux Projekt macht Fortschritte…

die aktuellen Schlagzeilen lesen sich nett…:

“X Window and MPlayer partially working”

“fixed the Ethernet driver, we now have stable TCP/IP traffic at rates of 1.05 MB/sec – and NFS-Root works flawlessly! “

Es scheint, als kommt das Projekt so langsam aber sicher in Regionen, in denen tatsächlich praktischer Nutzen zu entstehen scheint. Ein kleineres Multimedia Terminal fürs TV muss man jedenfalls erst noch erfinden.


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neue Gerüchte um Xbox2 / Xenon : höchstwahrscheinlich ohne Festplatte

Also… die Gerüchte erhärten sich immer mehr: der kommende Xbox Nachfolger wird vermutlich keine Festplatte besitzen. Microsoft hat mit M-Systems einen Vertrag für zukünftige Flashspeicher-Produkte geschlossen. Die Vermutung liegt also nahe, das Flashspeicher statt Festplatte die Zukunft für Xenon markiert…

Dabei nervt es mich heute schon, das nicht alle meine Savegames auf die Platte passen…was wird das erst, wenn ich Memorycards kaufen muss ?

“Flash memory maker M-Systems announced on Wednesday that it has signed a contract to provide storage products for future versions of the Xbox, bolstering speculation that Microsoft may ditch the game console’s hard drive.

M-Systems said in a statement that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to develop “customized memory units for future Xbox products and services.”
Ronit Maor, chief financial officer at Israel-based M-Systems, said the company could not discuss details of the contract. But Maor said the devices under development would be of significantly higher capacity than the 8MB Xbox memory units Microsoft currently sells to save game and user data. “What we’re going to offer for the Xbox doesn’t currently exist,” Maor said.

Jay Srivatsa, a senior analyst at research firm iSuppli, said the Xbox hard drive so far has been used mainly for ancillary functions like saving progress in a game, not to improve the way games work. Sacrificing the hard drive could be a relatively painless way to trim $10 or $20 per unit from production costs. “I can see why they’d attempt to do that–the hard disk usage on the current Xbox has been pretty minimal,” he said. “At some point, this has got to be a profitable business for Microsoft. They have to draw some lines; look at what can they take out.””

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Xbox Evenings

Whuuu… nich schlecht würd ich sagen… also warum eigentlich machen wir hier auf dem Campus sowas nicht ab und zu ? 😉


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Neuigkeiten von Doom 3 für Xbox

“In einem Artikel gibt Tobi Saulnier, Leiterin der Produktentwicklung bei Vicarious Visions, der mit der Xbox-Konvertierung des id-Titels beauftragt wurde aus dem Nähkästchen. Laut Frau Saulnier sieht die Xbox-Fassung von Doom 3 bereits mindestens so toll wie die PC-Version aus und kann schon zum jetzigen Entwicklungsstand unter anderem eine konstante Framerate aufweisen.
Außerdem ist für die Xbox-Version ist es ein konsolen-freundlicheres Gameplay geplant. So wird es Änderungen bezüglich Gegnerpositionierung und -anzahl geben, der Schwierigkeitsgrad soll davon aber unbeeinflusst bleiben.

Da mittlerweile an beiden Versionen parallel gearbeitet wird, soll auch der Release beider Fassungen möglichst zeitnah erfolgen. Weiterhin investiert Microsoft selbst eine “eine Menge Ressourcen” in die Entwicklung des Titels, so soll auch volle Xbox Live-Support im Spiel sein. “

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HALO 2 Secrets

Noch ein Spiel das sich immens verzögert… warum nur… ich versteh das nich.

“If you could get a glimpse behind the curtain of the biggest game in history, what would you want to know? The good folks at send out updates to give enthusiast sites and the curious an idea of the kind of things they do on a week-to-week basis.

I found out about it reading a link posted by Amanda Murphy, one of my favorite Xbox customers and great blogger. Read on. This stuff is fascinating! “


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DreamX – Eine Xbox mit 1.4 Ghz und doppelt Arbeitsspeicher

Nicht wirklich kompatibel. Teuer. Keine Garantie. Kein Xbox Live. Lauter. Warum zum Geier sollte jemand sowas wollen (ausser um vor seinen Freunden anzugeben ?) ? Ich denke mal fällt eher unter die Rubrik: Kurioses, was keiner brauch.

“I had to chance to try and review the Friendtech DreamX-1480 console. The DreamX-1480 is an Xbox with upgraded CPU (a Celeron 1.4Ghz), 128MB of RAM, alternative bios and a few other modifications.”

“The DreamX (also called FT-DreamX or FT-XBX2) is basicly an upgraded Microsoft Xbox console. The Xbox has a Intel Pentium3 (128KB cache) based 733Mhz cpu, the DreamX has a Intel tualatin Celeron (256KB cache) 1480Mhz cpu. The DreamX has a switch to choose between 1480Mhz and 740Mhz. With the lower speed setting you can simulate a nomal Xbox.
The amount of (shared) RAM is doubled, from 64MB in the normal Xbox, to 128MB in the DreamX.
The DreamX also contains more known modifications like alternative/upgradable bios, a standard S-Video output and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (requires amplifier).”



Infos zum Gamecube Nachfolger (N5)

Neue Infos zum Gamecube Nachfolger (Codename: N5)

In einem Interview mit Famitsu erklärte Satoru Iwata, dass der N5 (momentaner Codename für den Gamecube-Nachfolger) abwärts kompatibel sein wird und somit die erschienenen Gamecube-Spiele abspielen könne.

Zudem erwähnte er, dass die graphischen Leistungen bereits sehr realitätsnah seien und es würde immer schwerer, diese noch zu verbessern. Die Rolle von Nintendo sei somit andere Wege zu finden, um das Spielerlebnis für den Spieler zu erhöhen. “


“Während die Konkurrenten Sony und Microsoft verkünden, ihre Spielekonsolen zu Home-Entertainment-Maschinen ausbauen zu wollen, will Nintendo offenbar den umgekehrten Weg gehen: Die künftigen Geräte des japanischen Herstellers sollen sich wieder ganz auf Spiele konzentrieren.”


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Gamecube bootet….

hmm… es wird immer interessanter

Total memory = 23MB; using 64kB for hash table (at c01c0000)
Linux version 2.6.1 (mist@l) (gcc version 3.3) #5 Tue Feb 3 00:30:18 CET 2004
On node 0 totalpages: 5964
DMA zone: 5964 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
Building zonelist for node : 0
Kernel command line: root=/dev/ram0 video=gamecubefb ip=
PID hash table entries: 128 (order 7: 1024 bytes)
Console: colour dummy device 80×25
Memory: 21512k available (1200k kernel code, 452k data, 100k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop… 484.96 BogoMIPS
Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
checking if image is initramfs…it isn’t (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 249k freed
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
gamecubefb: framebuffer at 0x174c000, mapped to 0xd174c000, size 720k
gamecubefb: mode is 640x576x16, linelength=1280, pages=0
fb0: GameCube frame buffer device
enable_irq(1) unbalanced
enable_irq(2) unbalanced
ikconfig 0.7 with /proc/config*
devfs: v1.22 (20021013) Richard Gooch (
devfs: boot_options: 0x0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80×36
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Generic RTC Driver v1.07
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
eth0: Nintendo GameCube broadband adapter, 00:09:bf:01:c8:a4.
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80×36
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 2048)
IP-Config: Guessing netmask
IP-Config: Complete:
device=eth0, addr=, mask=, gw=,
host=, domain=, nis-domain=(none),
bootserver=, rootserver=, rootpath=
NET: Registered protocol family 1
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 100k init

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PING -> Gamecube -> PONG

na wie klingt das:

February 2004:
TCP/IP works completely! ionic and tmbinc finished the network driver. We can now telnet into a busybox-based ramdisk.


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Xbox2 aka “Xenon” Specs

Holla die Waldfee.
Die Kompatibilität zur Vorgänger-Konsole würde ich gerne opfern, hauptsache es wird ne geile Konsole wie es heute die Xbox schon ist.

Please remember this info isn’t official and based on info from various sources. As the Mercury News article says, the Xbox 2 will use 3 64-bit processors. But we’ll give you even more details. They’ll be PowerPC processors, based on the PowerPC 976, the first dual-core 97x chip based on the POWER5 architecture, which will also be the first PowerPC built on a 65nm manufaturing process.
Each core is capable of processing two threads, thus meaning the whole system can process six threads simultaneously.

The graphic chip will be based on the the R500. This VPU has been in design at ATI’s Marlborough, Mass. office. It’ll be fully compatible with PS and VS 3.0 and the next version of DirectX 9: DX10, the same api that will be used in Longhorn.
What nobody is telling you and you’ll know about this first, here on TeamXbox, is the revolutionary approach of the Xbox 2 to deal with today’s biggest problem in graphics chips: memory bandwidth.
The graphic chip will contain not only a graphics rendering core but up embedded DRAM acting as a frame buffer that is big enough to handle an image that is 480i and can be 4 times over sampled and double buffered. Yeah, we all remember Bitboys but this time you can bet this if for real. This solution will finally make possible HDTV visuals with full screen Anti-Aliasing on.
The technology also supports up to 512 MB of external memory on a 256-bit bus. However, current specs plan to use 256 MB RAM, big enough for next-generation visuals which are all about computational power rather than large storage.

Compatibility with the original Xbox, which is based on Intel and Nvidia chips, isn’t guaranteed. Microsoft is concerned it would cost too much money in hardware or in licensing fees to enable the Xbox Next to play old Xbox games. This is risky in part because Sony’s strategy has been to maintain compatibility with its old consoles.

The current Xbox has an eight-gigabyte hard disk drive. That drive is useful for online games and storing game art, but many developers chose not to make use of it. As a result, Microsoft seems to have decided that saving the $50 the hard drive costs outweighs its benefits.

Mehr Informationen gibts hier.


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