[RELEASE] "Arcade Browser" (Emulator ROMS browser) Script for Linux
#46
So you updated launchEmu for Windows compatibility but not the rest of the script? Looks like we have some more common interests! Wink

Curiosity: Why update launchEmu for that? You wanted to port to Windows but then changed your mind?

Well if you wait patiently enough, I will have probably worked it out in the next update. Smile

BTW - I think you can remove xml.dom.minidom now if you care to save some kb's and some clockcycles. Not a lot, but as my father used to say, any delta is a mile on a slow horse. Nah, he didn't really say that.
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#47
Smile No, I think launchEmu is the only part where you have to take care of OS. Like using a batch file instead of bash if you would like to use it in solo mode.

I started to implement this as I already moved to the new script from scratch. So it is not available in my fork of AB.
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#48
Oh sorry my bad! By fork I meant Rom Collection Browser. Is that one platform independent?

I also wanted to make Arcade Browser XBOX compatible earlier because 2nd hand XBOXes are really cheap, but I didn't understand the format. I thought it would be just .exe like Windows but it's not. Anyway, it's not 'urgent' anymore since I got rid of my TV (everything is MC + Monitor now).
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#49
Quote:Oh sorry my bad! By fork I meant Rom Collection Browser. Is that one platform independent?

Yes. At least windows, linux and (with V0.6) xbox.

The main part for being platform independant should be this:

Prepare command if launched in solo mode:
Code:
#get environment OS
env = ( os.environ.get( "OS", "win32" ), "win32", )[ os.environ.get( "OS", "win32" ) == "xbox" ]

#invoke batch file that kills xbmc before launching the emulator                        
if(env == "win32"):
    #There is a problem with quotes passed as argument to windows command shell. This only works with "call"
    cmd = 'call \"' +os.path.join(RCBHOME, 'applaunch.bat') +'\" ' +cmd                                            
else:
    cmd = os.path.join(re.escape(RCBHOME), 'applaunch.sh ') +cmd


launch rom with os.system or runxbe (for xbox):
Code:
if(env == "xbox"):    
    xbmc.executebuiltin("XBMC.Runxbe(%s)" %cutFile)
else:
    os.system(cmd)

All this can be found in the helper.py starting from launchEmu. I have taken a lot of ideas from your script and leos launcher plugin (and some modifications done by other users).

But if I remeber correctly your script should already work on windows if you don't use it in solo mode. Just have a look one or two pages back in this thread.
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#50
Thanks.

Yes I was hoping it kinda should work since most is platform independent and I wrote more (xbmc-unrelated) independent scripts before. Except I only ever had a Linux machine for the actual launching. Now recently I have XBMC on Windows and I'm still trying to convince my friend to mod his MSXBOX* since he only plays the 360 anyway, and ROMs are awesome and fit nice on a XBOX.

I wonder what the emulation future brings with game production getting as big as movie production instead of 2 dudes in a cellar. I mean, compare those 8k ROMs to ID's upcoming Rage racegame; the uncompressed build is one terabyte in size! Heh.

*) Remember the 1984 MSX? And now the XBOX from MS? There's something about MS and X'es. Tongue
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