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oomek

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  1. That's exactly what I've been developing for the last few weeks. A crossover between thw Windows' 8.1 start screen and the Xbox dashboard. No need for the Pin Steam nonsense, just right click on the exe, pin to XBStart and you are done. More info soon.
  2. No worries, i'm building a beautiful launcher for Windows 10, more info soon
  3. I haven't checked it myself, but I've had reports telling that XBStart is also compatible with the XboxOne's controllers.
  4. Ok, I'll do it, but I'm focussing now mainly on writing a XBStart Launcher for Windows 10. It's a crossover between Windows' 10 start screen and XboxOne's dashboard. More info soon.
  5. XBStart gets the system dlls in a standard way, first it checks the apps folder, if it's not there then it checks the system folders. Copy the xinput1_3.dll into the C:\Program Files\XBStart\ and you should be good.
  6. One monitor and one the TV? Say thanks to Microsoft who drowned the effort to make a unified industrial standard on pixel positioning. I wasn't aware this was Microsoft's fault. Would you elaborate please?
  7. The mess is bigger as I mentiontioned in my post as part of the explorer window's text is indeed in grayscale. Sadly it's hardcoded in the msstyle I suppose.
  8. You may try to open msconfig and disable the CNG Isolation Service. This service was causing 90 sec delay on my machine. If you are on a wired connection you should be good without it running.
  9. Hi, as you can read in my recent posts I still have no idea what to do with that ugly new start menu in Windows 10. When I look at it it drains me off my energy and I loose all the motivation to code. I don't see it as a launcher anymore.
  10. I have no words to describe the mess Microsoft created in the font rendering in Windows 10. Just look at this explorer window. Some elements like title bar and address bar have a grayscale antialiasing, the rest has cleartype enabled. Ok, let's open ClearType Tuner and select a third option on a third page which is a grayscale cleartype. And guess what, it's still the same! This tool has no effect at all on the cleartype's color settings. Disabling cleartype is no option, as the text becomes a total mess. So the question is: How can I force Windows to use that grayscale cleartype smoothing method on all of the GUI elements? If this is some kind of a new font used on the titlebars, can I use it on the other elements by editing aero.msstyle or shellstyle.dll? p.s. The reason of my post is that I use one display with RGB matrix and the other with BGR, So I have to constantly switch the cleartype's sub pixel matrix to get rid of blurred fonts.
  11. XBStart is designed to be compatible with xinput dll. Any additional controller needs to be programmed separately.
  12. I replied about the chatpad integration a few posts back, scroll up and check it out. Wow, I'm an id***. I saw that post but thought it was much older. What do you mean by "as soon as the wireless driver is implemented"? It seems they've gotten a working version. It's on the frontpage of their page: "Currently, only wired controllers are supported. Future plans include investigating support for wireless XBox 360 controllers." I think we're talking about two different projects. Are you talking about the Chatpad Super Driver project? That one is only available for wired. But the project I posted has this on their front page: This application will allow you to use your Xbox 360 Wireless Controllers + Attached Chatpads on a Windows PC cordless through an Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver. Some users have reported success, others have had some trouble. You are right. I was only aware about the chatpad super driver. I'll look into it, but first I need to get a chatpad.
  13. I replied about the chatpad integration a few posts back, scroll up and check it out. Wow, I'm an id***. I saw that post but thought it was much older. What do you mean by "as soon as the wireless driver is implemented"? It seems they've gotten a working version. It's on the frontpage of their page: "Currently, only wired controllers are supported. Future plans include investigating support for wireless XBox 360 controllers."
  14. I replied about the chatpad integration a few posts back, scroll up and check it out.
  15. This new fullscreen Start Screen gives me cancer. Just look at this. They limited the width to 3 middlesize blocks in a group. Forget about using it as a launcher. It just drains me of my energy. I can't code looking at this monstrocity.
  16. I'm glad you enjoy using XBStart. Regarding your suggestions: 1. I keep an eye on that unofficial chatpad driver and as soon the wireless gamepad is implemented I'll make sure it works with XBStart. 2. I can think about remapping the buttons in the mouse mode, not a bad idea. 3. I'll start working on the Windows 10 compatibility in about week time. Not sure about how I'm gonna do it yet as I don't really like the fact of removing the start screen by Microsoft. Personally I don't see that new start menu working as a launcher. Maybe I will make a clone of the Windows 8.1 start screen, no promises though. Microsoft has no vision and they are very chaotic. Recently they are trying to please everybody, but that is simply impossible.
  17. Strange. I put my PC to suspend mode all the time. Did you modify the registry startup entries in any way?
  18. Hi oomek, I had to register just to say thanks for your program. By the way, I tried adding it as a service so I can use the controller to login to windows, but it doesn't do anything. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? Im sorry, but XBStart won't work as a service. As a workaround I suggest you to skip the login screen using the netplwiz
  19. Thanks! Recently my free host provider is doing my head in. Uptime went from 99% to 5%. I'm considering changing to a paid one, so any donation would be appreciated. For the time beeing please use PayPal and my email address: xbstart (at) gmail.com
  20. Disable any active antivirus and make sure your system clock is synced properly, or change the timezone to utc for a time of installation.
  21. There is a toggle option on the help screen. If you don't see it it means you have an old version which doesn't scale well on high DPI settings. Please redownload and reinstall the latest 2.1.9 version of XBStart.
  22. Oh, in that case you have to contact the developer of the affected app and ask him/them to fix the keyboard navigation. Have you tried pressing the tab key? Maybe the focus has moved to some other ui element.
  23. Maybe some windows update messed it up. I'll check it tomorrow. What other apps are you having problems with?
  24. It's up to the game developer to implement a controller support. I'll think about this, but no promises.Give me some examples of games which do not work with a gamepad.
  25. Here is a Dropbox link if you are still having problems: https://www.dropbox.com/s/97r9mqiwnqvnz75/xbstart_v2.1.9_setup.exe

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