[mythtv-users] mythgame

Tim Harvey tharvey at alumni.calpoly.edu
Sat Jan 17 01:35:43 EST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Andy Grundman
> Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 4:21 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] mythgame
> DBakker at arrayasolutions.com wrote:
> > Ok, I thought I was an OK linux guy till I tried to get mythgame to
> work.
> > I think I set it up right. It sees my games and populates the list.
> > However in the list of games to select from if I hit 'enter' or 'm'
> get
> > nothing and the screenshot also doesn't show up. I'm at a lost since
> > program seems to have zero logging functionality to let me know
> what/where
> > I did something wrong. Any ideas? If I could get some direction on
> to
> > get this to work I will gladly help right a doc on how to set this
> Run mythfrontend from an X console window and watch what it says when
> you run a game.  It will print out the exact command line it is using
> and any error messages.  That should be able to point you in the right
> direction.  Would be nice to have a configurable log file though. :)

Actually it doesn't print out the cmd lines.  You have to go in and put
'cout's in to do that.  I recently poked around with MythGame for the
first time and had to do this. 

I notice I don't have screenshots for the games either.  I 'think' you
have to generate those yourself by taking a screenshot once your in
MAME.  For me I can launch the game by using the selecting list and
hitting 'Enter'.  My next problem is that I have no clue how to control
the game *laughs*.  I've poked around on the XMAME site a bit figuring
that keyboard controls would be an FAQ but they apparently are not.  I
have no idea what key to hit for 'START' or movement, firing etc.
Perhaps I need to run down to Circuit City and buy an $8 gamepad and
'try' to get it to work with Linux? 


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