yet another machead needs xbox 360 advice.

Discussion in 'Games' started by g30ffr3y, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #1
    well since there are so many mac folks
    who are sensible about the 360 i figured
    i would ask this to the group...

    i leave the game i am playing in my xbox all
    the time... currently that game is oblivion,
    but that is of course besides the point...

    when i turn on my xbox it of course tries to
    load the game right off the bat... more often
    than not i am actually trying to play geometry
    wars, which requires me to quit out of the
    oblivion load to get back to the dashboard and
    set up my "space crack" game...

    can i just hold a button or some other such
    trick to get the xbox to just load up to the
    dashboard when i turn it on???

    thanks guys!!!
     
  2. honeytoast macrumors regular

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    #2
    if you have the remote you can hit the media center button then just hit b to back to the dashboard. without the remote i believe you are out of luck.
     
  3. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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  4. g30ffr3y thread starter macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #4

    well yeah... but the idea is that i try to actually touch the discs
    as little as possible... and not unecassarily eject or even touch
    the 360 unless absolutely necessary...

    no remote do i have... i guess its just turn on xbox... and....

    wait................................ to kill the game loading...

    if you can clear the cache by holding A why cant they come
    up with a way to boot right to the dashboard regardless of
    whats actually in the machine... rhetorical question... sorry.
     
  5. XNine macrumors 68040

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    This is clearly something they missed from the Xbox modding scene when they thought of "skinnable dashboards" and "custom face plates" :rolleyes: Yeah, there's no option like in Unleash X or XBMC that will stop the 360 from auto-launching games, dvd's, cd's, etc. The modded Dash's when using a modchip detect what media is in the console and will autolaunch if enabled to in the options, otherwise it will just sit there until you select it.

    Lame, I know.
     
  6. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    This has been a pretty widely-requested feature by 360 users and if you listen to Major Nelson's podcast, he mentioned it to one of the guys who works on the dashboard team who said "We're working on it" Give it time. My guess is that it will be a part of the eventual update that comes with new products/features announced at E3 next month. :D

    In the meantime, you might want to take the disc out or get your hands on a cheapish media center remote to hit the green button and get back to where you gotta go.
     
  7. g30ffr3y thread starter macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #7

    well thats cool if they are actually working on it... you know... not
    like Vista... i know its a minor annoyance, but it is annoying...

    especially when geometry wars is the killer app... ;)
     
  8. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    #8
    Yea, this and the ability to do Marketplace downloads in the background are *very* commonly requested features. I suspect that an OS upgrade on the 360 (via Live) could add this functionality easily.
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #9
    I hope they enable you to remove games from your profile... is there a place on the XBox web site to submit suggestions? It's a chaotic web site to find stuff on.
     
  10. g30ffr3y thread starter macrumors 6502a

    g30ffr3y

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    #10

    how about the myxbox site... you know... where you go to register
    the damn thing... i have not been able to register my xbox in nearly
    a month now... everytime i try it tells me there is a problem with
    the site... total BS...
     
  11. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    To be honest, it's worth just posting and visiting the forums on XBOX.com.

    Tons of XBOX staff read the threads on there and are aware of the issues. See if there's already an existing thread and add your $.02

    Otherwise, you can always bug Major Nelson about it by e-mailing him. :p
     
  12. ijimk macrumors 6502a

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    or when you turn on the xbox hit the eject button then play gometry wars, or if it is going to be a marathon session then remove the game disc close the drive and continue to geometry wars... just a recomendation.
     

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