Jump to content
thatman84

Launch non emulators from wheel

Recommended Posts

Just wondered if it is possible to create a wheel entry to launch an app or even just a fold,

Not sure how to find out the exe path and Paras for this.

I dont know if it's worth it or if it will just cause problems but would be good to launch KODI or even es file explorer. From my hyperspin wheel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut If you use this app it will give you the launch extension for your apps, then create a database file and use the launch as the game name within the database file. That's all there is too it :) If you have and Android system wheel within your setup, it's identical setup too that :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut If you use this app it will give you the launch extension for your apps, then create a database file and use the launch as the game name within the database file. That's all there is too it :) If you have and Android system wheel within your setup, it's identical setup too that :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sika524.android.quickshortcut If you use this app it will give you the launch extension for your apps, then create a database file and use the launch as the game name within the database file. That's all there is too it :) If you have and Android system wheel within your setup, it's identical setup too that :)

 

So i have given this a shot, wheel, theme, main menu xml all sorted.

 

Used the app suggested to find the launch extention org.xbmc/org.xbmc.kodi.Splash

 

I have this kodi database

<menu>
  <game name="org.xbmc/org.xbmc.kodi.Splash"/>
</menu>

this kodi.ini

[exe info]
path=
exe=org.xbmc/org.xbmc.kodi.Splash
parameters=
pcgame=true
winstate=NORMAL
hyperlaunch=false

also tried with blank exe=

and with no .ini at all

 

all I get is a black screen on launch (the back button takes me back to the wheel)

 

any ideas??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try this :)

Game name ("org.xbmc.kodi/org.xbmc.kodi.Splash")

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like I missed the first .kodi even though I had it written down!!

I had a quick try this morning but still the same. I will check again later but just to confirm sting

Do I need the brackets?

Should I be putting anything in the .ini file

PC game is set to true

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like I missed the first .kodi even though I had it written down!!

I had a quick try this morning but still the same. I will check again later but just to confirm sting

Do I need the brackets?

Should I be putting anything in the .ini file

PC game is set to true

The (.ini) exe, rompath and parameters should be blank, because it's going to launch it's self. I'll take a look in the next few hours and get back to you :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've done the opposite. I have kodi setup on the Shield TV and have added an Emulators tab that launches Hyperspin. It's a nice touch since my Shield is the living room "htpc". Something to consider, I don't know your setup though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very much the same as yours Fizzle.

How did you set up kodi to launch hyperspin?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No worries I'll try tonight and let you know if it works

Sorted it :)

Game name ("org.xbmc.kodi")

Example:

</game>

<game name="org.xbmc.kodi" index="" image="">

<description>Kodi</description>

<cloneof></cloneof>

<crc></crc>

<manufacturer>Sting</manufacturer>

<year>2016</year>

<genre>Media Player</genre>

<rating></rating>

<enabled>Yes</enabled>

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorted it :)

Game name ("org.xbmc.kodi")

Example:

</game>

<game name="org.xbmc.kodi" index="" image="">

<description>Kodi</description>

<cloneof></cloneof>

<crc></crc>

<manufacturer>Sting</manufacturer>

<year>2016</year>

<genre>Media Player</genre>

<rating></rating>

<enabled>Yes</enabled>

 

Still having the black screen on launch problem so this is my full settings and structure. If anyone spots a problem let me know.

 

FYI

this is my first go at messing with xml files manually

 

 

 

Main Menu_Android.xml                   (I tried this without (exe="true") after kodi with no change)

<menu>
  <game name="ZX Spectrum"/>
  <game name="MAME"/>
  <game name="KODI" exe="true"/>
  <game name="Atari 2600"/>
  <game name="Atari 5200"/>
  <game name="Atari 7800"/>
  <game name="Atari Jaguar"/>
  <game name="Atari Lynx"/>
  <game name="ColecoVision"/>
  <game name="Commodore 64"/>
  <game name="GCE Vectrex"/>
  <game name="Magnavox Odyssey 2"/>
  <game name="NEC PC Engine"/>
  <game name="Nintendo Entertainment System"/>
  <game name="Super Nintendo Entertainment System"/>
  <game name="Nintendo 64"/>
  <game name="Nintendo Game Boy"/>
  <game name="Nintendo Game Boy Color"/>
  <game name="Nintendo Game Boy Advance"/>
  <game name="Nintendo Virtual Boy"/>
  <game name="Nintendo DS"/>
  <game name="ScummVM"/>
  <game name="Sega Master System"/>
  <game name="Sega Genesis"/>
  <game name="Sega CD"/>
  <game name="Sega 32X"/>
  <game name="Sega Dreamcast"/>
  <game name="Sega Game Gear"/>
  <game name="Sega Model 2"/>
  <game name="Sega Saturn"/>
  <game name="NEC TurboGrafx-16"/>
  <game name="SNK Neo Geo"/>
  <game name="SNK Neo Geo Pocket"/>
  <game name="SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color"/>
  <game name="Panasonic 3DO"/>
  <game name="Sony PlayStation"/>
  <game name="Sony PSP"/>
  <game name="Daphne"/>
</menu>

KODI.xml         (i tried this with additional </game> on the line below <menu>. doing that just made nothing launch and when i selected kodi from system wheel it just kicked me straight back

<menu>
<game name="org.xbmc.kodi" index="" image="">
		<description>KODI</description>
		<cloneof></cloneof>
		<crc></crc>
		<manufacturer>Kodi</manufacturer>
		<year>2016</year>
		<genre>Media Player</genre>
		<rating></rating>
		<enabled>Yes</enabled>
	</game>
<menu>	

KODI.ini

[exe info]
path=
exe=
parameters=
pcgame=true
winstate=NORMAL
hyperlaunch=false

not sure what to try next.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just did a quick video to show you it working and my settings, it must be something really simple. The Android wheel is one of the easiest to setup because it does everything it's self. I've not got a Kodi wheel or system theme setup, so just tagged it to the end of my Android database (.XML).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Sting. I'm sure it's something simply.

Let me know when the vid is up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's what I thought you meant, didn't know you were trying to launch it from the system wheel :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was taking forever to upload to here, so uploaded to Mega. I know some systems are a nightmare to get running, but this is definitely not one of them, because most of the settings are blank :)https://mega.nz/#!QUIG0IrS!eS6feA8t_akXlNXll0WN1xe4a_NR6h2NEAqYJje83ts

sting on the shorcut app. It shows extensions but how do you know what the parameter is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sting on the shorcut app. It shows extensions but how do you know what the parameter is?

I think the parameters only really come from Reznates threads or from asking the app developer and such like.

This app is only good for getting the extension. For android games and apps like kodi.

But sting can confirm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the parameters only really come from Reznates threads or from asking the app developer and such like.

This app is only good for getting the extension. For android games and apps like kodi.

But sting can confirm

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the parameters only really come from Reznates threads or from asking the app developer and such like.

This app is only good for getting the extension. For android games and apps like kodi.

But sting can confirm

Yeah your right, the parameters are for launching a process within the app, so you'll need to email the developers for this information :)

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...