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[CLOSED] Advanced Launcher - Applications Launcher Addon for XBMC
(2013-03-14, 21:00)blubberx Wrote: Any chances to include SMB support in the future?

I'm running win 8 and as you might know windows messes up connecting the mapped drives on startup. I know about connecting the drives manually via a bat file, however I favour not to use this way as it would require modifying the file each time I add a new mapped drive
Most of the application you can start from Advanced Launcher do not support SMB paths into their command line so I do not see interest to add this feature if at the end you cannot use it. BTW... the fact that Windows 8 is not able to map correctly drives is not a new feature but a bug. It's Microsoft who need to correct this, not me.

And to be honest since several months now, all the new features asked/added to Advanced Launcher (backup launchers.xml file, add delay before start, increase delay before start over 10s) are only due to bugs on other programs (Frodo in the first place)... and I'm starting to be tired to add hacks into Advanced Launcher because other people do not correctly their job.
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No problem I was just asking. Indeed it is a Microsoft problem since windows 7. I gonna try to find a way to make it work
The cake is a lie!
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Okay I feel dumb and I know there is a simple thing I am missing somewhere in this thread or the wiki but I just can't find it!

In xbmc 12.0 running Aeon Nox on win7, when I launch a program from my home screen it opens a blank page (in xbmc) then launches the program. When I close the program I am back on that blank page and have to hit the back button the return to the home screen.

This is my second instance of the Advanced Launcher (1.13.1), I have no application arguments, the platform is IBM/PC Compatible, and everything else but the title is left blank. The launcher does say that it is unfinished... and of course it doesn't have the issue if I launch from within the Advanced Launcher add-on.

If anybody knows how to solve this admittedly minor problem I would really appreciate it!

Thanks


P.S. Angelscry, thanks for all the hard work!
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(2013-03-15, 21:43)loki131 Wrote: Okay I feel dumb and I know there is a simple thing I am missing somewhere in this thread or the wiki but I just can't find it!

In xbmc 12.0 running Aeon Nox on win7, when I launch a program from my home screen it opens a blank page (in xbmc) then launches the program. When I close the program I am back on that blank page and have to hit the back button the return to the home screen.

This is my second instance of the Advanced Launcher (1.13.1), I have no application arguments, the platform is IBM/PC Compatible, and everything else but the title is left blank. The launcher does say that it is unfinished... and of course it doesn't have the issue if I launch from within the Advanced Launcher add-on.

If anybody knows how to solve this admittedly minor problem I would really appreciate it!

Thanks


P.S. Angelscry, thanks for all the hard work!
I will try to take a look. Do you have the same problem with another skin (like Confluence)? Could be possible that Aeon Nox use some views specifically for Advanced Launcher, I mean for an add-on specifically named plugin.program.advanced.launcher. So if you use a duplicate version of Advanced Launcher, and so with a different name, it could be possible that Aeon Nox do not display the view correctly.
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In confluence it does the same thing if I launch the program as a favorite... I also tried in neon with the same result.
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(2013-03-15, 22:15)loki131 Wrote: In confluence it does the same thing if I launch the program as a favorite... I also tried in neon with the same result.
Oh... Favourites... ok. Try this : http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...pid1333211
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Perfect thanks!

For some reason my favorites had ActivateWindow and 10001 in them...

Code:
<favourite name="Netflix">ActivateWindow(10001,&quot;plugin://plugin.program.advanced.launcher.2/?2f46d015220ae83851b17b20c8f41f78&quot;)</favourite>

Changed to:

Code:
<favourite name="Netflix">RunPlugin(&quot;plugin://plugin.program.advanced.launcher.2/?2f46d015220ae83851b17b20c8f41f78&quot;)</favourite>


Thanks again!
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Hi everyone,

I'm on XBMC 13.0 Gotham and I cannot get Advanced launcher to work. When I try to open it, it just says "Remote share: Could not connect to network server". I haven't edited anything yet. Is it because it doesn't support 13.0?
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(2013-03-18, 20:29)Jakobsen Wrote: Hi everyone,

I'm on XBMC 13.0 Gotham and I cannot get Advanced launcher to work. When I try to open it, it just says "Remote share: Could not connect to network server". I haven't edited anything yet. Is it because it doesn't support 13.0?
No, no 13.0 support... an probably not before the next 6 months.
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Thanks Angelscry. What's the newest build that you can recommed which works with Advanced Launcher? Should i get one of the nightlies or 12.1 Frodo final realease?
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(2013-03-19, 02:44)Jakobsen Wrote: Thanks Angelscry. What's the newest build that you can recommed which works with Advanced Launcher? Should i get one of the nightlies or 12.1 Frodo final realease?
I generally recommend to use the last stable version. So... it seems that it is actually 12.1... but I do not have found time to install it and test Advanced Launcher on it.
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Hey all,

Just added advanced launcher for mame to XBMC Frodo.
Zip is recognised but nothing happens. Log seems ok also.


15:23:01 T:2855361344 NOTICE: [ALA] Found /usr/games/mame_games/rtype.nfo
15:23:01 T:2855361344 NOTICE: [ALA] File not added
15:23:01 T:2678074176 NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
15:23:01 T:2678074176 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
15:23:01 T:2678074176 NOTICE: [ALA] Initialisation
15:23:01 T:2855361344 NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
15:23:04 T:2678074176 NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
15:23:04 T:2678074176 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
15:23:04 T:2678074176 NOTICE: [ALA] Initialisation
15:23:04 T:2855361344 NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
15:23:09 T:2678074176 NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
15:23:09 T:2678074176 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
15:23:09 T:2678074176 NOTICE: [ALA] Initialisation
15:23:09 T:2678074176 WARNING: Attempt to use invalid handle -1
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(2013-03-19, 17:13)pocster Wrote: Hey all,

Just added advanced launcher for mame to XBMC Frodo.
Zip is recognised but nothing happens. Log seems ok also.


15:23:01 T:2855361344 NOTICE: [ALA] Found /usr/games/mame_games/rtype.nfo
15:23:01 T:2855361344 NOTICE: [ALA] File not added
15:23:01 T:2678074176 NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
15:23:01 T:2678074176 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
15:23:01 T:2678074176 NOTICE: [ALA] Initialisation
15:23:01 T:2855361344 NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
15:23:04 T:2678074176 NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
15:23:04 T:2678074176 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
15:23:04 T:2678074176 NOTICE: [ALA] Initialisation
15:23:04 T:2855361344 NOTICE: Thread Background Loader start, auto delete: false
15:23:09 T:2678074176 NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
15:23:09 T:2678074176 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
15:23:09 T:2678074176 NOTICE: [ALA] Initialisation
15:23:09 T:2678074176 WARNING: Attempt to use invalid handle -1
What do you mean by nothing happen? You are not able to see the MAME rom list, or when you start a rom nothing happen?
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Hey Angelscry,

I don't know if you remember me, but you were helping me with AutoIt scripts to improve launching some time ago, hiding menus, wallpaper, taskbars, mouse pointers, etc. Sorry for putting you through that btw... lol. Anyway, you helped me get everything right except for one thing we got stuck on. We could not get Nestopia to terminate from AutoIt. We had to set it up in the Nestopia menu to use the ESC key. This worked fine, but it would always show the menu bar flash when closing. I'm posting back with a solution to that which I found online recently just in case anyone as picky as me is interested.

This is done with AutoHotKey because I don't know how to use Keyboard Hooks in AutoIt, if that is even possible. Include the following code in your AutoHotKey launcher, this isn't the complete code (You will need to add the nestopia and xbmc codes with your paths and the rest of your script), this is just what's needed to kill nestopia from AHK without seeing the menu.

Code:
#InstallKeybdHook
#UseHook

esc::

ifWinActive,ahk_class Nestopia
{
Process, Close, nestopia.exe
ExitApp
Return
}

else
Return

Also, I prefer Xebra for PS as it's the most accurate emulator out there. The problem is, Xebra is complicated. Some games will not run correctly unless you modify the I-Cache Rate and Size. This makes launching through Advanced Launcher more difficult. It took me hours to figure it out but I finally got it working perfectly.

- Launch Xebra and configure the I-Cache Rate and Size for your game.
- Go to File --> Save --> Simulation Image.
- Save as gamename.sim to the same directory as the image.
- Ensure that the filename of the .sim file matches the filename of the image exactly.
- Create the custom launcher using AutoIt with the following parameters:

Code:
Run('"%path to xebra%" -SIM "%path to simulation image%" -FULL -SPTI %drive letter% -%run mode%', "", @SW_HIDE)

Sample Code with paths: (this code will launch xebra in Run Mode 1 - interprete, the most accurate mode - , with the full PS intro, using SPTI Virtual Drive H)

Code:
Run('"C:\Games\PS\Xebra\Xebra.exe" -SIM "C:\Games\PS\roms\Your Game\Your Game.sim" -FULL -SPTI H: -RUN1', "", @SW_HIDE)

I hope this helps save someone some time. Thanks again for all your hard work on Advanced Launcher and your excellent support Angelscry.
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I did a search through the thread for Garbear and Integrated and didn't come up with anything so I don't think it's been asked before but any chance on getting support for Gabears Integrated Video Game Emulators project? (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=146711). Currently there is a way to get it to work with Rom Collection Manager but I personally like Advanced Launcher more as it has better skin support in my opinion which helps with the overall consistency of using XBMC and just integrates itself better with XBMC in my experience.
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