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  • Hello,

    I'm running version 4.2 of RetroPie on a Pi3. I'm building a small web interface that can be accessed within my home network to get play stats, game searching, etc. The web interface is local on the Pi. What I would like to also do is be able to launch the ROM from that interface or directly on the system using Emulationstation.

    Ideally, Emulationstation is already running, the user selects a ROM from the webapp and a script kicks off a ROM which will take over the screen. Once the user exits the ROM the screen returns to Emulationstation.

    Using the runcommand, I was able to start the ROM, but it was in the background. I tried using openvt / chvt to swtich terminals. I used the options "-c 1 -s -f -w -- <path to script>" which gave me the same result.

    I then thought, perhaps I need to stop Emulationstation. I created a copy of the runcommand script, and this called the onstart and onend scripts. I then killed the emulation station in onstart and started it again on the onend.

    Stopping emulation station brought me the closet results. But I am curious if there is a way I can keep it running and just bring the ROM to the foreground. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

    Thanks,
    -Kevin


  • Slight correction to my above post. After restarting the pi, the stop emulationstation and start emulationstation script no longer works. It is stopping emulationstation but no longer will resume it.

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