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fish_breath

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« on: January 10, 2008, 10:35:00 PM »

This may be old news but just in case it's not (I have not seen anything regarding this on here as of yet if I am wrong I appologize but if not here it is)

I don't get the whole bookmark and adding a source thing and it makes no sense to me either. Even when I followed the instructions as I was going along doing it on my XBOX, I still couldn't get it.

So I figured out another way to do this, that uses only 1 file (2 if you want an ICON).

I cut out all the uneccessary crap that is not needed in order to launch a game or emulator itself, and except for the emulators that you can't launch the game directly from, I have launched every single emulator I have put on my XBOX so far, using this process.

The only thing that is needed to launch either a game directly from an emulator that can support it or just an emulator from XBMC is this:

.cut file
AND IF YOU WANT TO USE AN ICON THEN YOU WILL NEED TO GET/USE/RENAME A
.png

No bookmarking is neccessary.

Here is a template for my .cut files to launch an emulator
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<shortcut>
   <path></path>
   <label></label>
   <thumb></thumb>
</shortcut>


Here is the Template that I use to Launch a game from a given Emulator
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<shortcut>
   <path></path>
   <label></label>
   <thumb></thumb>  
      <custom>
        <game></game>
      </custom>
</shortcut>


I then rename the .cut file to the appropriate Name

For Example lets say I just wanted to launch XBOYADVANCE using a .cut file

I have my Emulators things set up like this:
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My Emulator Path:
G:\Emulators

My Emulator Icons path:
G:\Emulators\Emulator Icons

My .cut files path:
F:\Games\Emulators


So I would set my up .cut file up to launch just the XBOYADVANCE like this:
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<shortcut>
   <path>G:\Emulators\Gameboy Advance\default.xbe</path>
   <label>Gameboy Advance</label>
   <thumb>G:\Emulators\Emulator Icons\Gameboy Advance.png</thumb>
</shortcut>


But if I wanted to launch a game from the XBOYADVANCE lets say F-Zero Climax:
I have F-Zero Climax in a folder called Racing and I would want to use an ICON. I usually use the box cover pic as an ICON that I get from gamefaqs.com.
So I get the F-Zero Climax box cover, save it as a .png, and then rename it to F-Zero Climax.png
So then I would set up my .cut file like this.
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<shortcut>
   <path>G:\Emulators\Gameboy Advance\default.xbe</path>
   <label>Gameboy Advance</label>
   <thumb>G:\Emulators\Emulator Icons\F-Zero .png</thumb>
      <custom>
        <game>G:\Emulators\Gameboy Advance\Racing\F-Zero Climax.gba</game>
      </custom>
</shortcut>

So now not only do I have an ICON but when I click it in XBMC I launch that game Directly.

As of right now I have the above .cut files launching the following emulators:
KEGSX <---- I have yet to be able to get a game to launch from this Emulator
NEOGENESIS   <---- I have not tried launching games from this Emulator
PCSXBOX <---- Games cannot be directly launched from this Emulator
XBOYADVANCE <---- I have gotten games to launch Directly from this Emulator
MEDNAFENX_NES <---- I have gotten games to launch Directly from this Emulator
Z26X <---- I have gotten games to launch Directly from this Emulator
ZSNEXBOX <---- I have gotten games to launch Directly from this Emulator


Well that concludes this tutorial, so have fun

This post has been edited by fish_breath: Jan 11 2008, 04:51 AM
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 11:28:00 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 02:02:00 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 05:32:00 AM »

So you can actually launch games straight from XBMC then?  That's pretty cool.

Where in XBMC do you launch them from?
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 08:42:00 PM »

You don't actually put them in XBMC.
XBMC happens to be able to read the .cut file itself
 
I put the .cut files in my Games folder on my F Drive along with the rest of the xbox games, so when I opened the games folder on XBMC I had one huge game list.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 04:41:00 AM »

Cool.  I'll have to try that when I get my other things sorted out.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 01:31:00 AM »

any way to do it with N64 games, like in Surreal?
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