Who,... Long post.
Originally Posted by jimhackthorn
Best thing, I´ve also thought about is using the FMCB-Installer-Source for an AIO/"All-in-one"-Application.
and make it load games like HD loader take the source from HD loader could be taken and integrated in with FMCB so that it would have the ability to load ps2 iso and make it to also load ps1 iso either from internal HD or from external HD or flash drive also built in ESR i know that it is still beta right now so that would be a long way out there.
For example one "Tab" for playing PS2-Games from any device, or PS1-Games...
HDL-Source also isn´t available, so it must be written from scratch (best bet, are all HD-Project related sources).
Same goes for PS1-Gaems, where my best bet is ffgrievers PS1-Emu (where I doubt he will open the source, but nobody knows...)
I don´t think, that this would be a good addition to the core, but maybe possible to realize through a Plugin-System, which is capable of loading Plugins like "SEPLUGINS" on PSP-CFW.
and make to it be able to load ps2net like ule becouse ule is just a loader and that is also all FMCB is but it has a lot more potential to do more i think it could be possible to load ps2net with it then you could do away with ule.
It isn´t a Core-Feature then and not we, but the plugin-creator must take more care, for compatibility/that it is bug-free (beside the bugs, which are really related to the FMCB-Core/Loader itself).
Btw.: In my eyes, ule is the tool which has all extra-features beside ELF-Launching, like making PSU-Backups, the filebrowser and all other stuff.
FMCB primarily focuses on adding some more kind of "Modchipfeatures", like forcing V-Mode, giving a DEV.1/2-Feeling, unlock some "options" and so on...
e.g. the OSD-ELF-Launching, is because of nearly any family-member could handle the PS2OSD...
Most don´t even tried many Homebrew, because they thought ule is to complex.
Thus is, while it is only doing some simple things and a Plugin-system would open it more to extend it freely, but Plugins are for Advanced users only then.
So they should know, what they do (it´s most the same for different PRXs on the PSP... One advantage on PS2 is, that you will not brick it. ^^)
Who,... That´s a bit much. ^^
and have a built in media player to play movies over a network i know there is sms but it needs a lot of improvement.
But if EUGG opens his source, or at least spend it for a closed source project, it also can be implemented in this AIO with FMCB-Installer-GUI-Style.
Yeah! VMC-Support and IGR would be nice indeed.
also needs IGR built in witch is in game reset i hope ffgriever could help with this also be able to save and load game saves from flash drive or HD so you are not limited on space.
Wow,... If you find the source,...
also get CB sources and have it built in with FMCB this may or may not be possible i think it should be ok because it is abandon ware pelican no longer supports it so it should be open source.
But there are also Homebrew-Projects and I believe "Project Arthemis" will help FMCB to evolve even more.
I think a copy-cat of ule´s filebrowser in an AIO is also possible.
and be able to browse flash drives and HD.
That´s a bit to much. ^^
and also have built in nes snes and sega genesis emulators would also be nice the ones i have tried have a lot of bugs in them.
Thought, you simply wait for an update on the current emulators.
You can map most of them to the OSD, or Auto&Button-Launch-Feature.
I don´t think so.
if all or most of this be built into FMCB it would be better then loading external apps and it would have little to no load time if it were built to work seamlessly together if this could be done and made to work flawlessly it would be alsome it could be compared to XBMC for the xbox or a AIO.
Adding all that stuff to the FMCB-Loader/"Core" wouldn´t even work, cuz there are only ~60KB for an embedded app/loader/ELF.
Otherwise we must use a bigger DVDELF.bin for injection, but Slims only have a 75KB-DVDELF.bin, so if we use a bigger one, they´re forced then to get copyrighted files (a DVDELF.bin from a FAT PS2), that they can install it.
Next thing is, that the filesize of the FMCB-Core would bloated much so it is much bigger and there will some seconds gone, until it only shows the logo.
And this then causes a long(er) loading-time on EVERY restart.
It isn´t that long on fast MCs, but there are slow cards out-there...
It is simply to much work.
this is sorta what we need for the ps2 it would just be different. make FMCB to be capable of doing the same things as XBMC does on the xbox this would be a big project to do and i know that space is a concern but if you load from large memory cards like a 64MB memory card or flash drive or HD you could use as much as needed with out being limited mainly if you load from flash drive or HD here is a way to solve this problem that is to have files on the memory card small ones that points it to load FMCB from flash drive or HD it would solve the problem with being limited on space. i hope my ideas will be considered. what do you think about starting a thread on this topic here you could do it or i could. it could be custom PS2 CFW then we could talk about the ideas there more. sorry for the long post it just took me a lot to explain my ideas.
I think many things can be accomplished within a relative short time (+ a decent size of an ELF), but keep in mind that all this stuff need an external ELF and couldn´t be embedded to the FMCB-Core (we are restricted to the DVDELF.bin, not only to MC-Size. ^^ ).
Some things maybe can get some new options (I think of IGR for example), like ESR gets his ESR-Path and FMCB a routine to differ between all type of Medias and also differ between DVD-Video and ESR-Discs (which are practically the same for the PS2-CDVD-Controler).
With this 2 additions a few more things are possible.
-ESR-Disc-Auto-Load, through Fastboot and OSD.
-Fastboot for all media (instead of PS2-Discs only, like it was earlier)
Hm,... About a new thread.
I will not start one yet.
It is possible to be done, but don´t think, there will be one app, that comes even close to it, this year.
Maybe 2009, you never know.
Some other stuff need preperation and integration of new features and structures, to support more stuff...
Most important thing to me yet, is the Vars-Support for ELF-Loading.
Edit: Don´t hate me, but I think Bootleg is right.
Some more punctuation in regard for example to Capital-Letters on sentence-begin would make it more readable.
Last edited by TnA; 12-16-2008 at 08:31 PM.
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