[mythtv-users] Strange problem with MythGame, Qjoypad, and emulators

Nathan A. Smith nasa01 at comcast.net
Sun Nov 25 01:36:09 UTC 2007


I have setup a couple of emulators on my mythbox.  I am setting each
emulator with its own qjoypad configuration.  I also have a
configuration for mythtv.  To make all this work I have created a couple
of scripts (example follows):


qjoypad "playstation" &
/usr/local/games/pSX/pSX $1
qjoypad "mythfrontend" &

The intent is to load the appropriate qjoypad configuration before the
emulator starts and then return it to the myth configuration once the
emulator stops.  Seems simple enough....  But I am having an issue --
when I exit the emulator, it is immediately restarted and continues in
this infinite loop (I will either go into a terminal and kill the
emulator or do a ctrl-alt-backspace).  Does anyone know why this


BTW:  I also figured out how to make pc games look like the emulators
(ie: pc -> s -> supertux).  Create a player with type other (I called
mine PC Games) and have the command be to run a simple script like so:

exec $1

For the rom directory, create a folder with scripts for the games you
want started (for me it looks like the first script I presented) and use
the directory for the rom directory.  Scan games.

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