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ohlarikd 
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Posted: February†18, 2006 at 10:14 PM / IP Logged  
Looking at the file IMAGETBL.DAT, I can see that the channel use to be Squizz xL. Now XM calls it xL Squizz. That being said, it seems that its easy enough to switch the letter around and make it work.
All I need is the dual layer DVD burner I guess. First I'll try out the normal DVD to see if it works. Gotta get all the software at the beginning of this thread.
Hope it works!
Derek
ohlarikd 
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Posted: February†18, 2006 at 10:37 PM / IP Logged  
Baller -
I am about to buy a DL DVD drive. Did you use Dual Layer or Double Layer? That is, DVD-R DL or DVD+R DL? I want to make sure the Pioneer reads it.
Thanks!
Derek
sush1a 
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verbatim dvd+r dl is the best dl disc so far, and i have it working with the unit.
Ballerinstaller 
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Posted: February†19, 2006 at 2:15 AM / IP Logged  

I have gotten the N1 to read all formats of all DVD's and cdr's/cdrw's although I cannot vouch for the -DL's as I have yet to see one.  I agree with ya sush1a on the verbatim's +DL's  I have yet to find a better one on the market. 

Kudos for you all working on the xm graphics!  I hope you are successful in your modification.

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jasonhilton 
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Posted: February†19, 2006 at 9:37 AM / IP Logged  
SO CLOSE!!!!
I CAN OPEN .PIM IMAGES!
But, their gray scale....
http://jasonhilton.us/d1/backgrounds/pimphotoshop.jpg
jasonhilton 
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since I can't figure out how to open them in color, Carbon without a doubt looks best, and could be modified with no problem: www.jasonhilton.us/d1/backgrounds/carbonphotoshop.jpg
ohlarikd 
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Posted: February†19, 2006 at 3:22 PM / IP Logged  
IT'S A MIRACLE! Editing the IMAGETBL.DAT file worked! I now have the logos for Bone Yard, Fungus, High Voltage, RAW, Squizz, The Rhyme. I tried editing Laugh Attack and EXTREME XM, but they changed there names (and character lengths) and it didn't work. I will go back eventually and see if I can figure out if there is a word count or byte count before the name.
Anyway - thanks for the tip Jason! Now I need to get that DL burner (I made the No-POI DVD to test).
How did you import the PIM files into Photoshop? I am not sure you will be able to SAVE it back though...
Derek
jasonhilton 
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Posted: February†19, 2006 at 4:45 PM / IP Logged  
Glad the XM Logo's work for you now!
To get the images in photoshop .pim to .raw, tell photoshop it's 500x240 16 bit, with a 16 byte header, then just save it and rename it to .pim. I havent tested yet, but I will.
Ballerinstaller 
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Posted: February†20, 2006 at 1:25 AM / IP Logged  

Wow!  We are coming along here guys!  So far we have :

1. succesfully changed the boot/startup screen

2. Successfully made a single layer dvd test disc format to check our handiworks before we submit them to the much more expensive dual layer format.

3. open .pim files in photoshop for viewing (hopefully soon with color)

4. a working XM logo mod.

Great work guys!  In the future, we will have to have a webhost for us to share all of our creations on so we can combine our individual handiworks to make that *pimp* version of the OS.  Either that or we can set up some snail mail trading of dvd's.

Anyone else have any other interesting things cross their mind on other possible mods/hacks?  No matter how small, lets show Pioneer what we want this baby to do!  The sky is the limit!

So Ohlarikd can you give an example of the changes you did to the file?

When I use notepad, it looks like this:



XM Preview                                               The 40s          The 50s          The 60s          The 70s          The 80s            The 90s         

America         
(some characters did not map over and are represented by the "" character)

Are you just changing the text to reflect the new name and it works?

Pete

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Clarion 300 watt 4 channel amp
PPI PC21400 1400 watt amp
2x JL 12 inch w7's
Polk EX series in factory locations
2000 Impala LS
Baller Installer - Pete D.
free_refil 
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Posted: February†20, 2006 at 6:50 AM / IP Logged  
Good job guys! My new software arrived and I'm currently making the ISO for the west coast CD. 50MT v1.2 Will let you guys who wish to download it know where you can get the torrent once it's complete.
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