[mythtv-users] Games

Ludovic SMADJA ludovic.smadja at free.Fr
Sun Mar 11 08:39:13 UTC 2007

Robert Johnston a écrit :
> On 3/10/07, Bruce Nordstrand <brucen at ksl.com.au> wrote:
>> Rightio
>> Just so I can't be accused of not reading the wiki, I had a look. But
>> now I am none the wiser...
>> [quote]
>>       PC-Game Setup
>> To Setup PC Games Create a Directory with Scripts which run your
>> different PC Games. (for example: /usr/games/scripts). You also can link
>> the game executable to this directory if you don't want to create a script.
>> Then you have to create a game-player which runs your scripts.
>> Player Name: PC-GAMES
>> Type: Other
>> Command: %s
>> [/quote]
>> Huh? So what exactly am I supposed to be doing with scripts? What is the script egeneretd with? What does it contain? While I am not a Linux "newbie", I am not into scripting etc, I just use it on a daily basis. So any help with this would be *really* appreciated, or at least another site that explains the process..
> I believe the idea is that if a program requires a particular
> command-line passed into it (To set up screen resolution/input
> devices/audio parameters etc, you put those in a short (tiny, even)
> shell script that goes in the PC Games directory.
> So, for example:
> -------------8<-----------------------
> #!/bin/bash
> /bin/glquake.glx -fullscreen -width 800 -height 600 +r_wateralpha 0.5 +r_novis 1
> -------------8<-----------------------
> Would be a small script to run OpenGL Quake (With a few enhancements).
> If this isn't required, however (For example, the game stores all
> pertinent settings in a config file), then you can just make a
> symbolic link to the executable in the games directory.
> At least, that's how I understand it.


This is the way I use in order to play supertux on my mythtv box.

I've put a shell scripts in the /usr/games/ directory and use the
pc-game player in mythgame.

No problem to launch the game.

Ludovic SMADJA

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