There are some other launcher scripts for emulators out there, but I couldn't get any of them to work, and most of them are only for the Xbox anyway. So I decided to write one for Linux myself as a personal project. But ever since I got the basic functionality working, I couldn't find the time anymore to add the features I wanted - like a list of favorites, etc.. So instead of waiting to releasing it fully featured, which would take forever, I thought I'd release it here and now. I spent quite some time on it, (as I didn't know any Python before), so maybe it's good for some people. Feel free to use it in any way you like, keep develop it, change it however you live, etc. If you add something cool, please let me know. Maybe any cool derivatives can be combined in a new cooler Arcade Browser combined collaborate project.
- Manually edit emulators.ini to point to your command line emulators and rom paths and the script does the rest.
- Files are indexed in xml. You can re-index them if you want.
- XBMC is closed and restarted (autorun.py) because not everyone's computer can afford to run everything at the same time.
- Windows emulators through wine no problem.
DOWNLOAD HERE: Arcade Browser 0.2b2.zip
Except for lack of features, starting a ROM while the list is being loaded can be annoying if the list contains many many items (thousands). But who needs thousands of ROMs anyway.
Thanks Nuka1195 for pointing out my mistake!