[RELEASE] Steam Launcher - Start Steam Big Picture Mode from within Kodi

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ratzofftoya Offline
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(Yesterday 07:28)teeedubb Wrote:  
(2015-05-22 18:43)ratzofftoya Wrote:  Hey there,

As always, great work on this. One question: does it play well with Launcher4Kodi? Is there anything else I should think about launching at startup, like my xbox 360 controller receiver drivers or something, or should that be done automatically?

The only issue with launcher4kodi I've heard of is enabling the force focus on kodi because there is a small overlap of the two programs running at the same time and steam losing focus. A ahk script as a pretty steam script could probably get around this. Xbox wireless receiver is loaded automatically on windows start up.

Thanks! Sure would love if someone could make an ahk script like that...
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Any news on Isengard compatiblity?
I get an error saying that the zip files do not have a valid file structure when installing in Kodi 15

Also, there are no vivid packaged drivers in ppa:mdeslaur/steamos Sad
However I believe I resolved this issue by running
wget https://launchpad.net/~mdeslaur/+archive/ubuntu/steamos/+files/steamos-xpad-dkms_0.3-0md0.14.04.2_all.deb && sudo dpkg -i steamos-xpad-dkms_0.3-0md0.14.04.2_all.deb
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I finally got my audio working perfectly with Steam with ALSA with zero crackling. I have my script wake up my gaming rig, then swap in my new .asoundrc I use just for Steam. There's some code to keep my gaming rig awake in case I accidentally close Steam too soon. After closing Steam, my other script restores my original .asoundrc and shutsdown my gaming rig after 60 seconds. Also, my .asoundrc.steam config can be overwritten on boot in case my server crashes on me nd the original .asoundrc file is not restored. Thanks for everyone's help that led me to get this all working on my system.

# abort shutdown gaming pc
net rpc abortshutdown -S GamingRigName -U UserName%Password

# wakeup gaming pc
powerwake XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

# swap in .asoundrc
cp ~/.asoundrc.steam ~/.asoundrc

# shutdown gaming pc
net rpc shutdown -S GamingRigName -U UserName%Password -t 60

# restore .asoundrc
cp ~/.asoundrc.original ~/.asoundrc

# --auto-generated-- by /etc/kodi/live.d/01-make-asoundrc.sh
# AUTOUPDATE=True  # change this to disable updating of this file
pcm.!default {
   type plug
   slave.pcm "dmixer"

pcm.dmixer {
   type dmix
   ipc_key 1024
   # ipc_key_add_uid false
   # ipc_perm 0660
   slave {
      pcm "hw:0,9"
      rate 48000 # 44100
      # channels 2
      # format S32_LE
      period_time 0
      period_size 4096 # 1024
      # buffer_time 0
      buffer_size 12288 # 4096
    bindings {
        0 0
        1 1

# --auto-generated-- by /etc/kodi/live.d/01-make-asoundrc.sh
AUTOUPDATE=False  # change this to disable updating of this file
pcm.!default {
  type plug;
  slave.pcm "hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3";
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