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    i dont know how many people are into the xbox modding scene, but there is a fairly healthy homebrew/porting community and i thought it would kick ass to be able to showcase worldwind on your xbox, through your tv.

    i know nothing about such things myself, but seeing as it is an open source project is there the possibility it could be done/is worth the effort? advice from someone more knowledgeable from me would be appreciated, and thanks to the people who work on worldwind for an outstanding program.

    i made a similar post on the xbox-scene.com forums.

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    I've mentioned this too, would love to see it, but there arent any xbox devs right now, xbox-scene is probably the best place to ask.
    Bull_[UK]

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    • #3
      *shakes his head*

      *reads again and shakes his head some more*

      People have TOO much free time


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      • #4
        haha oh c'mon like you wouldnt like to lounge on a couch whilst casually browsing the world :P

        i asked at xbox-scene but so far no one has shown any interest

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        • #5
          Would be an interesting side project.. and may become more feaseable once the OS X/Linux port is started or done.

          As it is now.. I think an XBox port is not that high on the "things to do next" list.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by reaction105@Mar 7 2005, 01:29 AM
            haha oh c'mon like you wouldnt like to lounge on a couch whilst casually browsing the world :P

            i asked at xbox-scene but so far no one has shown any interest
            You could always just get a video card with S-Video or RCA out and hook your compy up to your TV, and get a wireless keyboard/mouse combo, or better yet, one of those programmable game controllers *gears turning* Hmm...that's not such a bad idea...
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            • #7
              yeah i know it probly isnt high on the to do list, but it was just something that occured to me... im not demanding its completion :P but yes, it would be an interesting side project. i thought it would be cool to have it along with the media centers, dvd players and emulators etc available on xbox

              5of0, i actually tried something similar to that awhile ago, except i hooked my pc up to a projector and had a spin through worldwind...it kicked ass to say the least.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by reaction105@Mar 8 2005, 04:19 AM
                yeah i know it probly isnt high on the to do list, but it was just something that occured to me... im not demanding its completion :P but yes, it would be an interesting side project. i thought it would be cool to have it along with the media centers, dvd players and emulators etc available on xbox

                5of0, i actually tried something similar to that awhile ago, except i hooked my pc up to a projector and had a spin through worldwind...it kicked a** to say the least.
                Oh, wow...hadn't thought of using a projector, but we have one, and a BIG blank wall at my mom's school...with 1.3's fullscreen...I'm drooling already! ^_^

                But please, language isn't necessary.
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                • #9
                  Having been looking at the structure of .Net I can see how this is possible now. I don't have an XBox but if released it would be available on XBox Live ? Would it need any licenses or whatever ?

                  I think it would be great to give some console people a lookin on GIS world.
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                  • #10
                    I think there were problems due to xbox live networking limitations, adamhill is the one to ask, I'd love WW on any console.
                    Bull_[UK]

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                    • #11
                      OK. Thanks for the name. I'm noting them down. I have a terrible memory .
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                      • #12
                        if this gets done, i might get involved.

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                        • #13
                          So I gave it a quick look...

                          XBOX 360 dev = XNA
                          XNA is based on a native port of the .NET Compact .NET framework 2.0
                          Releasing a title necessitates the acquirement of a 99$ dev license.

                          Technically, this seems to be feasible - look at this guy (who should get involved) - he did worldwind with the .NET compact framework for a PDA port:
                          http://www.brains-n-brawn.com/defaul...ir=cfworldwind

                          I am tempted, although I do not want to spend the cost for the license. Also, what about copyright? I'd be inclined to try it if i can get mentioned as being reponsible for the port, and eventually sell the title for a small(!) fee (e.g. 4.99$) - sorry, i am self employed and need to make a living. Open source is cool, and I also want to give something back (which I would with the code) - maybe splitting the revenue would be feasible?

                          Also, the XBOX live statutes require the publisher to hold the copyright to the app itself - how to deal with that? I wouldn´t hold any copyright to anything, maybe just the port.

                          This would also be my first title for an XBOX 360, i have never looked into console dev, but i feel that it could eventually be done.

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                          • #14
                            Just to clarify:
                            i am open to everything as long as i can pay my bills.

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                            • #15
                              As far as I can see this would have to be a non-NASA project anyway so the port would belong to whoever made it, I can totally understand that if you spent a lot of time on this you would need money to support yourself.

                              As for the xbox 360 xna I think there are limitations with networking which cause an issue, maybe MicroSoft would make an exception in this case I don't know, Adam Hill has looked into this the most, if you could get him and Casey on-board it would be good, I'll point him towards this thread if I see him on irc.
                              Bull_[UK]

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