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bionictoothpick

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System Menu - Select launch a program
« on: September 26, 2020, 06:25:11 PM »
Is there a way to launch a program from the system menu, rather than load that systems layout?


I want to run PinballY.exe when Pinball is selected as a system.

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Re: System Menu - Select launch a program
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 11:52:16 AM »
not directly, but...

>modify and compile attractmode sourcecode:
like KODI entry in Attractmode RPI Image

or

use enclosed AM-Plugin UtilityMenu (for example : start VLC Media Player):
start AM > press TAB-Key > Plug-ins > UtilityMenu > Enabled : Yes > Set a control Key (for example : U) > Item 1 Menu Text : start VLC > Item 1 Command : "C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe"

if you press U button, then you can start VLC

or

use .exe as extension and remove unnecessary entries from romlist:
executable           C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
rompath              C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\
romext               .exe
system               Arcade
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Escape

edit romlist textfile and remove unnecessary .exe files (your AM_folder\romlists)
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