[RELEASE] Advanced Launcher - Applications Launcher Addon for XBMC

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S3N1L3AN1MAL Offline
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(2014-10-18 22:43)M4tt0 Wrote:  Have been trying to get Colin McRae 2005 running via the standalone launcher but does not work. I think because of resolution issues.
Kodi/XBMC is set to run on 720p on my HD ready TV. CMR runs on 1080i in compatibility mode. When I launch it from within Kodi I can see that the TV tries to switch the resolution to 1080i but then gets stuck. The picture returns to Kodi and Kodi wants to use 1080i too (which is sub-optimal). CMR continues to run in the background but I get no picture.

Running Helix Alpha 3 on a Win 8.1 system. I'm using XBMC Launcher to boot into kodi directly.

Any advice appreciated...
Seems odd that Kodi tries to switch to 1080.

For what it's worth, I'd try enabling aspect ratio scaling and setting it to override program settings (this can be done with Nvidia cards via the Nvidia control panel, not sure about AMD). If that's no go, I'd try 1080p for the heck of it. Those should (I'd think) eliminate scaling and scanning methods from the list of potential causes.
(This post was last modified: 2014-10-19 03:09 by S3N1L3AN1MAL.)
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(2014-10-18 18:00)S3N1L3AN1MAL Wrote:  
(2014-10-18 17:53)Angelscry Wrote:  Left 4 Dead 2 is a stand-alone launcher or an item (.lnk)?

It seems to be pointed to an .Ink, but I believe I added them as stand alone launchers.

PS: Confirmed all PC library games were added as stand alone launchers that point to shortcut .Inks because I'm unable to add PC games as items like you can with emulators (via right click menu "add items').
Search engine is just for items not for launchers. Generally you have around 10-20 launchers and around 1000-2000 items. Not the opposite.

(2014-10-18 18:00)S3N1L3AN1MAL Wrote:  If I add an emulator called "PC" and tell it to use a useless .bat file, I can then add PC games as items. However it will not let me select .Ink files (even though .Ink support is turned on and specified), only .Exes. These items are then searchable, but un-launchable (they get a script error, because of the useless .bat file, I guess).
Shortcuts under Windows are .lnk file (.LNK), not Ink files (.INK). Maybe it is the cause of your problem why they are not recognized by your launcher.

(2014-10-18 18:00)S3N1L3AN1MAL Wrote:  Does your repository contain additional files, or is the same as the .Zip I got from Github?
What do you mean by additionnal files?

(2014-10-18 22:43)M4tt0 Wrote:  Have been trying to get Colin McRae 2005 running via the standalone launcher but does not work. I think because of resolution issues.
Kodi/XBMC is set to run on 720p on my HD ready TV. CMR runs on 1080i in compatibility mode. When I launch it from within Kodi I can see that the TV tries to switch the resolution to 1080i but then gets stuck. The picture returns to Kodi and Kodi wants to use 1080i too (which is sub-optimal). CMR continues to run in the background but I get no picture.

Running Helix Alpha 3 on a Win 8.1 system. I'm using XBMC Launcher to boot into kodi directly.

Any advice appreciated...
Even if XBMC is started into Windowed mode?
(This post was last modified: 2014-10-19 16:47 by Angelscry.)
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(2014-10-19 16:45)Angelscry Wrote:  Search engine is just for items not for launchers. Generally you have around 10-20 launchers and around 1000-2000 items. Not the opposite. Shortcuts under Windows are .lnk file (.LNK), not Ink files (.INK). Maybe it is the cause of your problem why they are not recognized by your launcher.
Thanks for the response. That makes sense.

(2014-10-19 16:45)Angelscry Wrote:  What do you mean by additionnal files?
I was curious if there's any difference between downloading from your repository instead of Github, or if they are identical.
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(2014-10-19 19:30)S3N1L3AN1MAL Wrote:  I was curious if there's any difference between downloading from your repository instead of Github, or if they are identical.
They are identical. Repository is more for common users, to have automatic updates of Advanced Launcher. Github is more for devellopers how want to contribute to the code.
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(Yesterday 04:13)Angelscry Wrote:  
(2014-10-19 19:30)S3N1L3AN1MAL Wrote:  I was curious if there's any difference between downloading from your repository instead of Github, or if they are identical.
They are identical. Repository is more for common users, to have automatic updates of Advanced Launcher. Github is more for devellopers how want to contribute to the code.
I'll maybe delete and reinstall via repository for the auto-update feature. Thank you again for all the help and support.
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it is possible launch Windows(*.exe) games under Openelec(Linux) with Advanced Launcher?
schould I use Wine?
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(Yesterday 15:25)unalex Wrote:  it is possible launch Windows(*.exe) games under Openelec(Linux) with Advanced Launcher?
schould I use Wine?
Yes, you must use Wine to do it. You must create a launcher that will start WINE as application with the suitable command line argument to automatically start your Windows games.
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