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Post by HumongousFan4 on Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:10 pm

when I bought games to play off of steam, a shortcut on the desktop appeared. clicking on it runs the game on scummvm.
steam has some way of making a shortcut for a specific game on scummvm, without running the launcher first! do you know how they do this?

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Re: Scummvm shortcuts

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:08 pm

There's just one word that says it all! Args! Just pass the game ID listed in the launcher as an argument in the shortcut (in target)

For example: "C:\Scummvm\Scummvm.exe" puttputt

If a game with ID Putt-Putt (as listed in the launcher's game options) is in your default Scummvm config it will just launch. You can use a custom config file with the arg --config=CONFIG [path to custom config file] (The Steam games do this to avoid messing up and pre-existing Scummvm installation, in effect, they become portable in a way.)

If you buy a Scummvm game on GOG you can see this in action, as they use regular shortcuts.

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Re: Scummvm shortcuts

Post by HumongousFan4 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:24 am

how to you assign args to a file?

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Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:13 pm

Right click the shortcut, properties, write them in "target"

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Post by HumongousFan4 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:20 pm

wow, thanks! it worked!

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