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Liam 9 nov 2012 om 3:23nm
[Feature Request] Option to run custom command on games
Okay this is something Desura has which makes things a lot easier for some Linux users - all us to prefix all games with a command.

For example all Bumblebee users would probably want "optirun" or "primusrun" to be used on all games to use the nvidia chip not the intel one.

Thoughts?
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johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] 9 nov 2012 om 3:38nm 
mumble-overlay would love this, not to mention inline tools like glc / ffmpeg for recording video.
Liam 9 nov 2012 om 3:41nm 
Yes stuff like that too, it would be a seriously useful feature!!
CowedOffACliff 9 nov 2012 om 6:22nm 
I could see this being used to simplify use of rudimentary debugging like logging sdout/sderr or taking periodic snapshots of memory and CPU usage.

It certainly wouldn't hurt anyone.
[Linux] DGFone 9 nov 2012 om 8:15nm 
I would love to be able to attach custom shell commands to applications.

For example, I have Call of Duty 1 on my Steam account, and because it runs on the Quake 3 engine, new NVIDIA graphics drivers cause a buffer overrun on start-up. Because it interferes with other games that work normally, I had to create a whole special launcher shell scrip if I want to play that game. It will be much easier to just attach this fix and other shell scripts to individual games and applications in Steam.
MyLittleProject 10 nov 2012 om 3:11vm 
Well, why the hell not? Should be easy enough to implement, in the same fashion as we can already append command line options behind the files under Windows. I don't see this hurting anyway and it would be quite trivial to implement.
K900 10 nov 2012 om 4:04vm 
I really like this one. At least there should be an option to start games with optirun/primusrun until NVIDIA and the kernel developers figure out a way to do DMA-BUF right.
AlenL 10 nov 2012 om 4:25vm 
I'm curious... What's preventing you from replacing the game's executable with a custom script that then calls the renamed executable?
Liam 10 nov 2012 om 6:39vm 
They get overwritten on every game update.
AlenL 10 nov 2012 om 6:52vm 
You have a point there, yes. :)
Liam 10 nov 2012 om 10:52vm 
I also tried making a new launcher somewhere else, making a link to it and renaming the link to the original while renaming the original - game then won't launch, bummer.
Liam 12 nov 2012 om 4:27vm 
If someone who has official access could request this in the proper forum i would appreciate it :)
Illy 17 nov 2012 om 2:11vm 
This is a must-have feature, but not for the reasons you're talking about.

It would let us add "wine" to the start of an application command.
johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] 17 nov 2012 om 5:39vm 
Origineel geplaatst door Illy:
It would let us add "wine" to the start of an application command.

:facepalm:
AlenL 19 nov 2012 om 2:51vm 
Illy, I'm not sure I'm following you. Is that a joke, attempt at trolling, or some trick I don't understand? This forum is about running native Linux games.
Liam 19 nov 2012 om 3:38vm 
I think what he wants is a way to install windows games using Wine to run them.
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