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    Dark Theme Ultimate.xzp Dark Theme Ultimate (No Music).xzp
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    Noticed there wasn't a tutorial on adding music to the skins made for Aurora or the knowledge of it is scattered around random threads from some time ago. For those looking to add custom BGM tracks to their skins, I'll explain the process. You'll need: * A good ear & eye * A PC running Windows 7 or better ( Using a Mac or Linux? Then grab a Virtual Machine program such as VMFusion or VirtualBox & install Win7 or higher. ) * An Audio Editor ( We'll use Audacity as it has binaries made for Windows, Mac, & Linux. ) * Xuitool ( Part of the Microsoft Xbox 360 SDK which has the Xbox 360 Neighborhood, this is also why you need Windows to run this. ) * XZP skin file for Aurora, extracted somewhere ( For this tutorial, I'll use this awesome NXE skin made by jveda which didn't originally have BGM & put all the extracted stuff on my desktop. You can still follow along with your own skin & path. ) * Your custom music track that you want played on Aurora ( I will use the Xbox 360's Avatar Editor BGM. ) - Step 1 - Download Audacity from its website & install it. We'll come back to using it later. - Step 2 - Get the desired track you want as Aurora's custom BGM, audio format doesn't matter as long as Audacity supports it. - Step 3 - Start Audacity, then import your track. Drag the file to the audio editor's window or click File > Import > Audio & select your track. You should have it successfully imported. - Step 4 - This is where your good ear & eye is needed as you'll be editing & testing your music track many times until you feel it not only loops seamlessly, but that it also feels right. Make sure the project rate is set to 44100Hz. Once you are happy with how it sounds, move on to the next step. - Step 5 - Export your track from Audacity by clicking on File > Export > Export as WAV. Name the track whatever you want & save it wherever you want. [To make this tutorial easy on us, we're going to name it "song.wav" (Without quotes.) & on the desktop. IMPORTANT: You must export the track in 16-bit signed WAV format! Not 32-bit signed, not 24-bit signed, not 8-bit unsigned! Once your file is exported, you're all done with Audacity. Proceed to the next step. - Step 6 - We're now going to extract our XZP skin via the XZP Tool. The XZP files should be automatically associated with the tool once it's been installed, so you can just double-click on your XZP file to bring the program up with the contents inside shown. Otherwise you click on Open & point it to your skin file. You will then see a list of files & how they're structured. Click the first file on top (Usually Aurora_FileManager.xur), then while you hold your SHIFT key, go the bottom last file & click on it. If done correctly, you will have all the content files highlighted. Create a folder to put all the files in, then drag them out from XZP Tool to there. Any folder name will work as long as the file structures are unchanged. For my example. I will name my folder NXE_with_BGM as that will soon be the skin's name. - Step 7 - Now let's look inside our folder, it may or may not already have a sound folder. (Mine has one, only for SFX though.) If it does not, then create a new folder. Name it whatever you want, but I suggest "Sounds" (without quotes) to make it easier on you. Once it is made, drag your WAV file exported from Audacity & slide it in that folder. - Step 8 - Open the Xbox UI Authoring Tool. Close out the XUI1 template as we are not making a skin for Aurora in this tutorial. Make sure you have the Aurora Elements extension installed to enable the modifications of the skin files. Download the script from the Aurora website & put it anywhere you want. I made an Aurora folder in Xbox 360 SDK folder & extracted everything there, so the path looks like C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Xbox 360 SDK\Aurora. Once the tool is up, check if the extension is installed by going to Tools > Options > General > XML Extensions. If it's not there, add it & then restart the program for it to take effect. Our focus is going to be on the Aurora_Main.XUR file inside the extracted skin folder. Let's first rename it to "Aurora_Main_OLD.XUR" (Without quotes) as it will act as a backup file. We will delete it later once we're done. Double click the Aurora_Main_OLD.XUR file & you should see a window open inside the program. You can't modify anything in the XUR format, so you must save it as a XUI file. Do that by clicking File > Save As... & name it Aurora_Main_XUI.XUI. Keep that saved in the skin's folder for now. - Step 9 - You now have the Aurora_Main_XUI.XUI file you recently saved. It will look the same as the XUR file earlier, but this time you'll be able to modify it. The top left area where it says [XuiCanvas] is our focus. Click on Aurora, then go to the Application Layer. This is the place where our music will be added. Now look to the left side where there are various tool icons & hover your mouse towards the Windows 95-looking speaker, that is "XAudio Sound" which is what we want. Click on the speaker icon & your cursor will turn into a crosshair when hovering over the skin preview area below the keyframes. Go ahead & click anywhere you want in the gray rectangle or skin preview, placement does not matter as it will be invisible once the skin gets rebuilt. You'll notice a new group was created called XuiSoundXAudio at the layer area. In Properties, you should also see ' XuiSoundXAudio : XuiSound : XuiElement '. - Step 10 - Now we'll get to finally adding our track! So click on the recently created XuiSoundXAudio group & go to Properties. You can change the ID name to whatever you want, but if you want to make it easy on yourself, I suggest naming it "BGM" or "Music" (Without quotes.) Scroll all the way down while in Properties until you see File & Volume. By default XuiTools leaves the File area blank & doesn't know where your custom track is. At File, click the three dots near the empty white box to bring up the file browser. Find the folder you saved the WAV file of your track to (In this example, it's in "Sounds") & select it. It has now been added to XuiTools, you should see a path made of your selected WAV file near File. Something like "\Sounds\song.wav". Also by default, XuiTools sets the music volume at -12.000000. You can change it to whatever you want, but anything lower than the default may result in the music being too quiet. If you already made the track quieter on Audacity, you can just set it to 0.000000 or still change it. Since I already edited the track, I'll have the volume at 0.000000 Make sure that 'Play' is enabled in the State area & check the "Loop" box so that it will keep playing your track endlessly from start to finish. Otherwise it will only play once & never again until you return to Aurora. Now let's check if the BGM plays in XuiTools by previewing it via File > Preview (F5). If everything was set up correctly, then you should have your track playing on loop which means it'll play on your Xbox 360! Once you got confirmation, close out the preview. If stuck on full view, change the windows to Cascade style & click the red X mark on the corner where it says XUI. Well done! You now have a working BGM track that loops! But we're not done yet, we are close to the end though. - Step 11 - Now we're ready to save the changes & will convert our XUI file to XUR with the new information added. Go to File > Export As Binary, then save the file as "Aurora_Main.XUR" (Without quotes) to your skin folder. You're all done with XuiTool, so go ahead & close it. Go to the folder now & make sure it is not moved out of there or put it in one of its subfolders, your skin will not load on the Xbox 360 console if that happens. Then delete the Aurora_Main_XUI.XUI & Aurora_Main_OLD.XUR files from the skin's folder as they are not needed anymore. If the skin doesn't work, we can just simply convert that newly made XUR file to XUI & convert the XUI file to XUR again after modifying it. - Step 12 - Once you have the new Aurora_Main.XUR file nested in with the rest of the XUR files & you have your specific music track saved in that folder that you pointed XuiTools towards, we will rebuild everything in that extracted folder back to an XZP file. If you want to change the skin's display name & values on Aurora, you can either use the Skin Meta Generator program or open the skin.meta file with a text editing program like Notepad++. Overwrite the old skin.meta file if you updated it so that you don't mistake it as a clone of the older skin. Open XZP Tools again & click on the Rebuild button. Then have it point at your skin folder. I do not think the version matters, so pick whatever one (In my example, I selected "Version 1".) Then click OK to rebuild the XZP skin for Aurora, it will be done once the status say 'Ready' & the newly built XZP file appears. Double check that everything's OK inside by opening the newly built XZP file in the XZP Tool. There should be your new music track in the package file (In my example it would be named "Sounds\song.wav" with Sounds being the folder it's in & song.wav being the custom BGM track itself.) - Step 13 - Okay! Now it's time to turn on our Xbox 360 console & try our new skin out with the BGM track. You can either transfer the new XZP file to the 360's HDD via USB, FTP, Ethernet, or FATXplorer. Regardless of your method of transfer, send it to Aurora's Skins folder, where the default skin is saved. Once you're in Aurora, press the B button on your controller to bring up a menu. Go over to the Skins option & select the new skin you made. You'll likely need to restart Aurora for it to take effect, so either Restart or Reboot the Xbox 360, or if you've set Aurora as your default dashboard then just hit the Guide button & simply select Aurora Home from the quick menu & answer yes. - Final Step - Aurora should now load again after the console has been rebooted or restarted. If you've managed to follow the steps laid out in this tutorial, you should now have your very own custom BGM track playing on the Aurora dashboard & on loop. Congratulations!!! Now you can listen to your jam while you're exploring every nook & cranny of Aurora! Give yourself a pat on the back for putting it all together!
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    i am not the creator of this skin i just want to share it with you guys. Looking tonight for something different and retro look what i found.... just make me think in that first day...... i think looks a lot better than today's.. just like a game console shut.... Psychomantis59 the designer appearance FSD Gx-mod.com, today issued a revision of its wonderful skin to "Blade" in 2005 (the first dashboard XBOX360) appointed PréNXE 775. This new version is designed to last FSD3.rev775 on kermel 16537. But it also works on the lower Kermels. You will find all the history of this skin in this article from May 2013 For a brief, it supports Kinect and voice commands and gestures, it also brings a host of handy shortcuts that you do not have skin in the SDF base, such as disabling the plugin Link to play true multi network -consoles, the launch of the last game played via HUD, the explorer etc ... and various options available through both HUD (left and right) Available in both U.S. and French versions, the archives contain an installation tools and text files for further customization, such as adding music of his choice or Glass / Carbon tabs appearance. For Fr version, do not forget to replace your defaut.xex FSD by that contained in the archive, it allows the complete translation of FSD and skin. Join us in thanking Pyschomantis59 for the exclusivity of its skin, and its efforts and monitoring. [uPDATE] 09.12.2013 U.S. version EN Changelog: - Added function "scan" in HUD Left - Crop. - Bug - Acknowledgements ================================= French and English Code:PRENXEv2_US_775.rar (80.7 MB) https://mega.co.nz/#!dkURjJ5J!OKPK5VmzwBweuLOzpk75dgFBtjEeDzB1VHafHtEjxEM PRENXE+FR+775+Addons.rar (97.3 MB) https://mega.co.nz/#!w5dmyIhT!ABveZQ6zq_uut2lSOldrmHdMxj1bwEgN2fuMZVS4UBo ================================= CARBON Blades Pre-NXE 2005 (EN-US) Code: CarbonPRENXE.rar (77.6 MB) https://mega.co.nz/#!to1GCALB!93cxUQLQHukGFIVpcVEu6utw6k6VqUdtABu03CgitYs ================================= Screenshot: Sample:
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    The User Doom from obscure gamers board has reported Code execution on Xbox One Boot Rom, before anything is loaded. How he get access to the Boot Rom is currently not known. More information will follow in the Future. Source: nitter.poast.org
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    News Recap from Xbox One Research. And a little video.
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    Here's a skin for Aurora that I'm surprised hasn't ever been requested, especially given the Xbox 360's backwards compatibility with Xbox Classic games. Further improvements will be looked into towards the foreseeable future. Collaborations are welcome! Current version: v1.1 Previews Recommended cover layouts to use for your enjoyment with this skin: * Ribbon * Stand Up What's included: - Looping Ambience BGM (It's not random like the OG Xbox so you'll hear the same BGM on loop every 5 minutes, but it should be unnoticeable enough to not ruin the immersion.) - Animated & looping background - Custom SFX (Currently has a few SFX for basic button presses & game transitions. Special thanks to jveda & their AuroraNXE skin for the sound references) - Custom wallpapers (Based off the colors from UnleashX, put them in your Backgrounds folder at Xbox360\System\**Wherever Aurora is**\User\Backgrounds & choose from one of them in the Background option from the B button menu. They will not display on this particular theme but it's a trade-off.) - Windows XP style Aurora boot screen tweaked by me (IMO, it meshes very nicely with the skin as a startup.) To-Do List: * Replace the static wallpaper with video background (Animated frames can be done but I don't seem to have good luck with them as they always seem to crash at some point. These two skins made by @TRK_UNIT suggest that video backgrounds are possible to implement) Done! * Try to add more sounds to make it more authentic * Modify the UI to make it feel more like the OG Xbox such as the fonts & color scheme * Fix any issue or bugs present in the theme (Currently Animations are not working & accessing it will bring up the corrupted background texture ) Click on the attached file below to download it. Original Xbox theme v1.1 for Aurora v0.7b.2.zip
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    SKIN AURORA 0.7b2 |Vidéo Background Nissan| XBOX 360 Jtag/RGH (youtube.com)
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    The guy under the name baw is reporting, he can dump any Xbox titles from a Xbox One retail console. How he got the files is currently unknown. More infos in the near future. Source: nitter.poast.org
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    How (to) dumping games on retail Console. Link.
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    hello, just wnated to say thanks for your amazing work! ive spent a lot of time searching for an auror😆a skin that looks more xbox 360-y and not like windows 11 or smthn. i would love it if it had a separate version with the avatar added for the people that need it. hope your work is going well and its gonna update soon!(i cant remove the emojis in between aurora im sorr lmao)
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    A little pack i compiled to stylize your Aurora. I hope you find something you like! Background.zip
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    This is sick! I am working on a similar skin which feels like the native Xbox Experience but the fixed mapping of navigation buttons makes it really hard. The coverflow capturing all controller events when selected makes some navigation literally impossible. I went as deep as to explore auroras scripting with lua but haven't had to time to dive in further. A small doc writing down your experience and hickups on the way would be helpful to others trying to create skins. Awesome work here, keep it up!
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    Hello I cannot replicate the problem. Only thing I have seen before was that languages other than English don’t seem to work properly. I haven’t had time to test further - but please confirm which language you’re using, and if possible switch to US English to see if the bug is resolved. I noticed 2 de 3 so I assume you may not be in English setting. hope this helps. To everyone else on the thread - my apologies for lack of updates. I’ve fixed the progress bar and have the quick view changes in a good spot so I should just get that out to everyone instead of sitting on it as I just haven’t been putting much attention into this skin lately. thanks everyone for the support!
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    A MA ZING. With this skin it feels like I have a brand new console, the default light skin was so painful on a TV that can go to very high brightness.
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    I used this skin as part of my tutorial on adding BGM to Aurora skins. Check it out! For those that want to have the Xbox 360's Avatar Editor BGM with this skin, I have made it available for you to download. NXE_with_BGM.xzp
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    @jveda Can I just say how fantastic this skin is! As someone who has always liked 'stealth' or 'tasteful' mods, be that in game consoles or cars etc, I've always gone for something that increased the original functionality of a device but not at the cost of it looking OEM in design. for those reasons this skin feels perfect! I always loved the original blades and I didn't dislike the NXE menu, but the final menu MS put out just never sat right with me as something I enjoyed navigating or interacting with visually. with an RGH 360 Aurora and your skin, I think I've found the perfect balance of increased functionality (playing game backups) whilst keeping an OEM looking interface! the subtle xbox loading animations/icons are just perfect. I'm not sure if it's limited to just my install, but I did find a graphical glitch in a double loading bar on the title update page if you scroll between title updates when one is downloading - it seems to use the default animation and I'm guessing a newer one? I'd love to see this skin fully polished as much as possible, I'd happily make a small donation towards the project in hope of keeping your momentum up to really make this something special. Thanks!
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    Love it!! amazing work!! where can I download it?
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    skin based on star wars with a compilation of images of the saga skin.xzp place the file in the following path: / HDD1 / Aurora / Skins Layouts includes a custom file so that the covers look smaller and you can enjoy the best aspects of skin that you can see on the image 3DA post . path: / HDD1 / Aurora / Media / Layouts StarWArSkin.rar I apologize for my bad English and my domain if I made any error in the publication of this work
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    I saved not a lot of skins for aurora and wanted to share with you. The skins are not mine, I am not the author. also, these are not all skins from the forum, but only selective ones that I liked If you are too lazy to look for a skin suitable for you, here is a download for you. I don't claim authorship, and I won't be working on bag fix, so this is just a collection for people who don't want to search for a downloadable collection like me. I hope to improve someone's life) Good Luck! 02 zero two(phut hon).rar AstrOS_02.xzp Dash EN-US.xzp Default.xzp ElegantXbox10YearCelebXian07.xzp Material by x1024.cfljson Material.xzp Material_2.xzp Pack_Skins_Aurora_0.7b-20220924T105306Z-001.zip Particles.rar Resident evil 2 remake.rar SteamOS++.xzp SteamOS++_noNotif.xzp SteamOS++Phoenix.xzp SteamOS++Phoenix_noNotif.xzp SteamOS++Phoenix_Transparent.xzp SteamOS++Transparent.xzp The Last of Us Part II.rar The Last of Us Part II_v2.rar The Witcher 3.rar XboxXP.xzp
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    Howdy everyone I've been hard at work creating my first full theme for Aurora and I'd like to share it with you all! --- Screenshots Alternate (Dark) Splash screen: Light (default) Splash Screen: Home screen with looping animated background: Game Details: Use this option to enable the Dark themed loading screen: System Menu: Settings Menu: File Browser: Game Browser: Loading spinner: Overscan options: --- Details Skin size: 7.3 MB (when extracted) Download: CP2077 [JMD].rar Enjoy!
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    Wasn't too sure where to post this but I think this is the right place. So I combed through Google images the other day and stumbled across some really nice textures, fractals, and scanning electron microscopy pictures in HD quality! They're all in 1920x1080 resolutions and look wonderful in Aurora using the animate feature for the fractals and not using the animate feature for the other stuff. This pack has 56 wallpapers that work and look pretty neat (at least I think they look neat) I simply uploaded them via ftp into the Aurora/Backgrounds folder and they're readily available to use from the dash. Enjoy! backgrounds.rar
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    Hello Everyone I changed my skin in FSD 3 [Rev 783][Kernel 17559] to the abovementioned skin 2005.xzp. Unfortunately, everytime I start FSD 3, it "Crashes". Is it because of my kernal or FSD version ?😞
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    here ya go this is carbon https://www.mediafire.com/file/boqbntfl3qarubl/CarbonPRENXE.xzp/file
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    Gorgeous , can you make other color variation ?
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    after years without making Skins for Aurora 0.7 today SKIN VENOM+AVATAR FOR AURORA_0.7B i hope you like i TMJ LINK TO DOWNLOAD ON THE BLOGGER DOWNLOAD AQUI
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    Coverflow WheelArcade diseñado por mi para Aurora 0.7B Xbox 360, espero sea de su agrado WheelArcade Default: WheelArcade Default by adriancaz.cfljson WheelArcade WebOS: WheelArcade webOS by adriancaz.cfljson
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    Hay guys made some coverflow layouts. A few pics & vids of them not all of them are in the picture/video. Some are pretty much the same. Just the main cover will be In a different position or spin, wheel, flip added to it. Hope you guys enjoy. Be safe out there. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LEyRT6xZEEl6Q8gidKHbLCxg-ZUIE3oy/view?usp=drivesdk 20200323_152109.mp4 20200323_151350.mp4 20200323_152140.mp4 20200323_151425.mp4 20200323_151959.mp4 20200323_152041.mp4 20200323_152205.mp4 20200323_151523.mp4 20200323_151602.mp4 20200323_152240.mp4 20200323_152311.mp4 20200323_151702.mp4 20200323_151849.mp4 20200323_151925.mp4 20200323_151740.mp4 20200323_151818.mp4
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    So I originally made Spread a while ago but decided to revisit it to fix things and add new stuff. V2 is the same original look but now includes all extra views which I had never finished. I also based a couple of views off of Rising Phoenix. Spread was originally designed to go with the S.H.I.E.L.D skin by Sm0k3 Tr4c3r, but feel free to try it out on your favorite skin as well. Unzip and install to Aurora/Media/Layouts/<file goes here> Enable by pressing "B" then tab over to Theme and Select Cover Layout Spread V2 by Quattrogam3r.zip normal
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    I know the guy, it is legit. Code execution not released yet, the exploit is basically from the console not verifying the XVD type. Bad thing is now we need to stop piracy.
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