Various free software stuff

xdashy

XDashy was a replacement dashboard for Xbox. At the time the most popular one was “EvolutionX”: a little piece of software that let you really use your Xbox. It featured an ftp server and a nice menu where you could launch the games and other 3rd party software, file managers and the like.

My only problem was that EvolutionX used a pirated version of the Xbox SDK. Being (too) sensitive at the time about proprietary software, I made my own legal and free alternative. I suspect nobody used it though!

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While working on Conspiracies 2, I came across a paper documenting a fast algorithm for vertex cache optimization. I implemented it in the form of a c++ header file and released it as free software. It made a notable difference in Conspiracies’ framerate. Some people in gamedev.net forums were very happy using it as well.

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Another part of my Conspiracies tools was also released as free software. This time, it was a handy library for loading lightwave files: lwload.

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