OpenXDK project was setup by caustik a long time ago know and made some
fantastic code. He is also working on a PC xbox emulator which you can
visit on his web site. The OpenXDK main web page is hosted on Sourceforge,
so you'll always be able to download the latest version from there.
Hard part is getting started! Believe me, its not as hard as you
think...and it gives you a new insight into the real workings of the xbox.
You can do code at the actual lowest level or use some of the pre-built
library's in the openxdk.
Feedback is always welcome.
If at any time you make a new break through, or want to know more you can
contact the project admistrator ( caustik ) anytime, as he's a great guy and is
always willing to help :)
Also pop in any time on IRC (EFnet)
Simple Demos and Tutorials
At the time of this writing the current version of the OpenXDK is
'0.1.0-Pre1'...as its always worth checking what version you have, so you don't
have to worry about changing librarys and fixing code etc. To find out
what version you have, simply open up the "openxdk.h" file and at the top there
will be a macro definition:
Once you have your openxdk downloaded, its all down hill....you set up your
project...alter a few settings in the visual studio properties so it compiles
without warnings and creates your xbe and your ready to rock!
Empty Code (with OpenXDK)
Screen Output : Lets put
something on the screen.
File Output : Cool, finally
Graphics Mode: Yeah 640x480
that's more like it
Simple Animation :
Wahoo..watch that ball bounce!
Displaying Image : Using
some library's to put an image on the screen.
Text Out : HelloWorld, lets not
Gamepad : Getting some user
XbeLauncher : Starting another
xbe from our code.
ScreenCapture : Save our
screenshots so we can show them off.
Games & Applications
Well at the moment there isn't many games or applications written for
the OpenXDK....why?... well it was mostly because of the lacking librarys...sound,
gamepad support etc. But most of all, a lot of people want the graphics
hardware support. In time it will get there I guess - it just takes a bit
Space Invaders - Arcade Classic
Burning Cube - Great screen effect
System Screen - Display Data About Your XBOX (soon)