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[WINDOWS] Launcher plugin for XBMC - leo2 - 2008-07-13 23:45
I've created a small plugin that allow launch windows programs inside XBMC "Programs" section.
Unlike the "emuLauncher" script, mine is a plugin, not a script, so it integrates with the XBMC GUI seamlessly.
I'll be thankful if you would install and test my plugin, so I will fix bugs before I continue improving it.
svn checkout http://xbmc-launcher.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ xbmc-launcher-read-only
- Run an application with arguments.
- Run a file from directory using given application.
- Search & Download images for applications and files using Yahoo search engine.
- Full work with the GUI with. (add application, remove, add files, etc..)
1. unzip the file into Plugins/Program directory.
2. (linux users only): create a symlink for /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4 named /usr/lib/libcurl.so (run: "sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4 /usr/lib/libcurl.so" in terminal)
3. Run XBMC:
3.1. Switch to MC360 Skin (or some other skin that has "Programs" Section)
3.2. Go to Games -> Applications -> Add Source -> Browse -> Program Plugins
3.3. Select Launcher and Click "OK"
3.4. Click OK Again.
3.5. Right Click on "Launcher" Icon
3.6. Choose "Add to Favorites"
3.7. Switch back to PMIII Skin.
3.8. Click on the Arrow in the bottom right corner
3.9. Choose "Launcher"
- budwize - 2008-07-14 01:23
wow awesome stuff
- Rand Al Thor - 2008-07-14 03:22
Sweet! I will check it out tonight. Thanks.
- ninebr34ker - 2008-07-14 05:43
there will be grand testing tonight!
- Gamester17 - 2008-07-14 12:50
is it possible to make it work for Linux and Mac OS X as well (and Xbox as well for that matter?)?
- marlboroman1 - 2008-07-14 13:07
i'm realy not wining with this do i need to install any thing elss i left mame alown and edited the pc section like so tryed a few difernt combination but this semed logical but it was no go
<application>C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe</application>
<filename>C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe</filename>
if any one can see were I've gone wrong please let me know
log in case its needed
- rausch101 - 2008-07-14 23:54
Wow, I've been waiting for this for so long. I'm sure a lot of people agree with me when I say thanks so much for all of your work leo.
Will test it out later tonight
- rausch101 - 2008-07-15 02:32
No go for me. Followed the instructions, put the "launchers.xml" in both UserData directories (in documents in settings as well as in Program Files). Modified the launchers.xml to have no conflicts with my directories and still no go. Using vista x32. Still thanks very much for the first beta, it's nice to know it at least works on leo's machine
- ninebr34ker - 2008-07-15 08:46
all right I did some short testing on it. I think the way this is happening is definetly the right idea. Seperating the pc games and emulation, and allowing xbmc to act as a frontend is honestly exactly what I hoping the xbmc devs would get to.
Now I edited the launchers.xml file so it would point to a version of everyday shooter on my pc. No go. I can enter the plugin but from there nothing shows up. Heres my config am I doing something wrong? (I left the emulators in there and I'll be trying some other methods later.
<filename>C:\Program Files\Everyday Shooter\EverydayShooter.exe</filename>
- kricker - 2008-07-15 16:56