[mythtv] Nintendo64 and/or Genesis

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Friedgan" <hubrix at gmail.com>
To: <mythtv-dev at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 1:03 PM
Subject: [mythtv] Nintendo64 and/or Genesis
> How hard would it be to add a nintendo64 or genesis emulator to mythgame?

    Personally, I'm not that enthused by the N64 emulation on linux right 
now (actually, on Windows either), so I don't even know if it'd be worth it.

    But for now, what I've done for Genesis emulation, is compiled xmess, 
created an executable script in /usr/games/bin called xmessgenesis and 
filled it with the following:

    /usr/games/bin/xmess.x11 genesis -cart "$1"

    I did the same for nes emulation, since I haven't been able to find an 
emulator that does everything I want it to.  Since I have xmame working 
perfectly, I figured xmess would be just as easy to get working the way I 
needed it to, and I was, surprisingly enough, right.

    So what I did, is where it asks for Odyssee2 executables, and roms, I 
just pointed it at my 'genesis' emulator, and it runs that way.

   Furthermore, I actually just used sed to replace every occurance of 
Odyssee2 with genesis in the mythgame source, so when I browse the gametree, 
genesis shows up, but that's a temporary solution, and one I just did on my 
own because I'm a bit daft.

    What I'd actually like to see is an option in mythgame to let you handle 
your xmame configuration, in otherwords, turn off all the flags that 
mythfrontend sends to xmame, as I use an HTPC hooked up to an HDTV via a 
VGA-Component video connection, and as such, I have to tinker with the 
mamerc file to get xmame to work exactly the way I want it.

    Unfortunately, I am not even remotely a coder, so I wouldn't be able to 
help out with such things even if I wanted to...which I do...I'd love to 
contribute to the mythtv project in some way...

    Lemme know if you have other questions that I might be able to help 
with!  It's so rare that someone asks something that I can answer! 

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