This Guide is for MythGame for MythTV 0.19 or later.
This guide describes only the installation, general setup, pc games and use of MythGame. If you need a guide how to setup different emulators in MythGame look at: Configuring MythGame Emulation.
What is MythGame
MythGame is a starter for games and emulators, so they can be run from within MythTV. To use it you need a game emulator and ROMS for each game. Alternatively, you need PC-Games which can be started.
Compiling & Installation
Get the Plugins from the SVN Server:
go into the mythplugins directory, configure, compile & install:
cd mythplugins ./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-all --enable-mythgame make make install
In MythTV you can configure Mythgame. In the general Settings normally you don't need to change anything.
Input Device Setup
Most emulators that MythGame calls can use a keyboard or joystick, but some can also use an LIRC remote. Each emulator has its own quirks and are covered on the MythGame emulator setup page
To Setup different Emulators look at the guide: Configuring MythGame Emulation
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 Rom Path: /usr/games/scripts
MythGame can retrieve additional information about games and display box art for the selected game. Some titles will automatically obtain and display the correct metadata for a particular game. If an exact match is not found, you will have to manually perform a search, press Menu (M) then select "Retrieve Details". A list of matching titles will be displayed, where you can select the appropriate one.
MythGame obtains its data from http://www.giantbomb.com using a script located at /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Game/giantbomb.py