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[GOL] LiamD Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:23pm
[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.

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mumble-overlay would love this, not to mention inline tools like glc / ffmpeg for recording video.
[GOL] LiamD Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:41pm 
Yes stuff like that too, it would be a seriously useful feature!!
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 Nov 9, 2012 @ 8:15pm 
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.
BeandogGirl Nov 10, 2012 @ 3:11am 
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.
:owl: Nov 10, 2012 @ 4:04am 
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 Nov 10, 2012 @ 4:25am 
I'm curious... What's preventing you from replacing the game's executable with a custom script that then calls the renamed executable?
[GOL] LiamD Nov 10, 2012 @ 6:39am 
They get overwritten on every game update.
AlenL Nov 10, 2012 @ 6:52am 
You have a point there, yes. :)
[GOL] LiamD Nov 10, 2012 @ 10:52am 
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.
[GOL] LiamD Nov 12, 2012 @ 4:27am 
If someone who has official access could request this in the proper forum i would appreciate it :)
Illy Nov 17, 2012 @ 2:11am 
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.
Originally posted by Illy:
It would let us add "wine" to the start of an application command.

AlenL Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:51am 
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.
[GOL] LiamD Nov 19, 2012 @ 3:38am 
I think what he wants is a way to install windows games using Wine to run them.
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Date Posted: Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:23pm
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