Games Library (Game & Emulator database + launcher) development project, help wanted! - Printable Version
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- leo2 - 2009-11-08 22:10
spiff Wrote:when somebody is willing to maintain it.I currently maintain "Launcher" plugin, but I would love to get rid of it and maintain a native xbmc code. (by maintain - I mean - fix bugs)
I'm sure that library support will be added sometime later, but it should be released to all users first for impression & ideas (and maybe other ppl would help implementing it or by adding scrapers)
- redtapemedia - 2009-11-08 23:06
leo2 Wrote:I currently maintain "Launcher" plugin, but I would love to get rid of it and maintain a native xbmc code. (by maintain - I mean - fix bugs)
I would definitely help out with writing scrapers if this was added.
- lloydsmart - 2009-11-12 22:41
Anything going on here? I do hope this hasn't been dropped as it would be a fantastic feature for XBMC to have.
- Arcanthur - 2009-11-13 06:00
I do sincerely hope that this comes to fruition is at least SOME form. It seems a logical step in expanding upon the already great feature set of XBMC.. The ability to run programs / games would surely open up even more avenues for developers.
If I had the coding knowledge I would definitely help out, but I am but a mere designer
- fablog - 2009-11-18 16:02
I hope the app launcher will be implemented in the app section, like the other said, without this section is useless.
- tmpdir - 2009-11-19 23:44
hope is fine, clear requirements would be better.
what is ready, unstable and needs to be done before this branch gets merged?
After reading this thread and the only(?) wiki page about this I still have no idea what road is expected to be followed. Not really something to start programming without making some u turns.
- sho - 2009-11-20 00:17
What we can give us is that the original Xbox had a program db that worked much like a basic media library. Assuming that getting that functionality at minimum is required, we know what to aim for.
Let us just hope that spiff has not completely abandoned this thread so he can set me straight.
- BLKMGK - 2009-11-20 03:25
IMHO, start with something like the old XBOX library but try to incorporate something like MAME games. These aren't CPU intensive, they're cross platform, and most everyone has a soft spot for them. Lots of sites out there have info about them and there's data files aplenty to help create some sort of .NFO file for the ROMs.
- greatant1337 - 2009-11-20 11:36
There's plenty of ideas and "plans" on how and what to implement throughout this thread. As well as these links:
Here's the current Games Library branch if anyone thinks they know what they're doing and wants to have a go. (and the original branch)
There's atleast one scraper written for AllGame: http://trac.xbmc.org/browser/branches/gamelibrary/system/scrapers/programs (not sure why it didn't make it to gamelibrary2)
I know we still need the backend to even start to display a MyProgramsNav.xml which seems to involve files like this. There is a MyProgramsNav.xml done ready to be taken advantage of.
I hope this piques someones interest, fills everybody in (a little bit) and prevents redundant ideas and reinvention of the wheel.
- rickx - 2009-11-20 12:07
I'm not exactly an svn guru. If I check out the games-branch, what version (revision) will it be? Is it possible to merge it with the current rev.? If so, could somebody drop the code for doing it? (Apart from probably having to solve some issues/conflicts manually...)