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WP34

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Setting up Windows Games
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:22:38 PM »
Is there a tutorial for setting up Windows games?  I can't seem to figure it out.  I assumed I had to put the path for each game in my "rom list" file. 

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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 05:57:16 AM »
easiest way with windows-shortcuts (.lnk-files) :
1) create a folder called links or something like that
2) create shortcuts from your exe-files (right mouse button > send to > desktop
3) move the created shortcuts (.lnk-files) to created links folder
4) start attract and configure emulator : windows_games
5) configure the rompath to your link-folder (e.g. C:\attract\emulator\windows_games\links)
6) create rom list
AM Version : 2.6.1
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OS : Windows10 Pro
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Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualb

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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 06:35:16 AM »
That makes sense and I'll give it a try tonight.  I was trying to put the full path to my EXE's in the rom file manually.

Thanks!


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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 06:57:25 PM »
That worked like a charm.  Thank you so much!

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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 03:27:14 PM »
Using this method works but I can not get the exit hot key to work even though it is in the emulator settings in AM. I saw that you used a program called autoit or something but is there a way to make the exit hot key work without using that program?

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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 10:48:13 PM »
@xev1n:
Start AM > Press TAB > Emulators > Your_emulator_system > at 'Exit Hotkey' set a hotkey

If AM isn't still able closing your emulator-system, you can use autoit (I use autoit for software distribution at workplace ; so it's easy for me generating scripts ^-^ ). Here is a tutorial with example
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
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System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualb

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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 02:06:49 PM »
How about to launch steam? Here's my idea:

-Add shortcuts for non-steam games (for those that were not purchased in steam...)
-Launch steam in Big Picture Mode (like in steamlink) as DEFAULT
-Map controllers
-Play game
-Exit game
-Exit steam ----> Goes back to AM.

Is this possible? I am having trouble getting it to work.

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Re: Setting up Windows Games
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2020, 05:19:39 AM »
@ Plex7
one post should also be enough ^-^

See section steam
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executable           C:\attract\EMU\Steam\Steam.exe
args                 -applaunch [name]
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\Steam\SteamApps
romext               .acf
system               PC
info_source          steam[/url]
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 05:22:43 AM by hermine.potter »
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : Windows10 Pro
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualb