I believe it would be good if Open USB-Loader has an option, which can be switched by CNF, to use the "new skin/style" and switch back to the normal listing-method.
Originally Posted by dlanor
Hm,... I believe this "jumping" to the next page could also be implemented into the XMB-GUI, rather than holding a button to scroll the list, but of course in the XMB-Menu you will jump to the next defined item (value defined somewhere, be it in source or with a function and value in CNF) and wonīt see, where you jump at.
I don't understand your reasoning.
With a normal well-ordered game listing you can scan for your game among a large group with a single glance, and then press a single button once to get an entirely new page of game entries. The precise format may differ (title headers etc), but any reasonable format should be able to present 25 different titles per page, so that only 3 button presses will be needed to scan through a collection of 100 games. (of course a few more button presses will be needed to launch the found game, but these can be entered much more quickly with a visual 'fix' on the target line, which the XMB method does not provide)
I think the "jumping to next page" could also be implemented to the XMB-GUI in some way (be it pressing the shoulder-buttons, or something...), but it has one major-disadvantage.
This method can be improved even further by always starting the selection cursor in the middle of the alphabetically sorted collection, which effectively halves the search effort.
But with the PSP/XMB list method the same number of games may require up to 99 button presses to find the correct one, with an average number of button presses at half that amount.
You wonīt see, which games you have skipped, if they are not atleast ordered in some way (alphabetical for example).
Well, the XMB was thought for multi-page-scrolling so... Multiple pages, for different sub-categories, where you have listed your content.
In any measurement of efficiency, the PSP/XMB method will definitely place last, except when applied to a very small number of selectable objects.
Best regards: dlanor
One page for videos, one for fotos, one for audio-files, one for games, one for internet-stuff and so on.
It makes the user-handling for multi-task, where you can pause a task and "jump back in" (like stopping audio-playback and jump to the last played frame after doing some other work in the XMB...) easier, but if it is optimal for our homebrew-usage,...
But there are a few. which want this moving and interacting Menus, rather than a static list, where only the selected/marked thing/item has another color, or is "blinking" for example.
Some just like the movement on TV (even if they themself donīt touch the PAD). ^^
Itīs like the difference of a picture and a movie.
Some people like the (static) pictures in all itīs beauties and some want to see the movies ("moving pictures") with all their special effects.
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