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Video game list and play application? Answered

Hey, guys. I am attempting to make my own console type-device. I need a program, though. It has to be able to list the video games currently installed on a pc and be able to execute them (start playing them from that program.) The program would initialize upon start up of the PC. It would be preferred if it had a nice GUI with cool graphics, but at this point, I'll take what I can get. Oh, and it will either be a Linux or Windows PC, so the program has to run on either one of those OS's. I am pretty sure I will have to write a program at this point, but I hope not. Thanks in advance for the help!

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The Skinnerz
The Skinnerz

Best Answer 8 years ago

Why not use steam? It runs on both windows and linux, and can launch games either downloaded through it or manually added to the list. It's free too, so you might as well try it out.

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bwrussell
bwrussell

Answer 8 years ago

+1, and now with the new "Big Picture" feature it can be navigated with a controller, much like actual consoles. This means you can hook up a computer to a projector or TV and use it just like a console but with your PC/Linux/Mac games.

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Adum24
Adum24

Answer 8 years ago

Sweet! Thanks guys!

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frollard
frollard

8 years ago

So you want a program launcher?

Is there anything wrong with having a clean install and desktop icons? I see by searching for program launcher several windows widgets that can do what you're asking.