Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#7623 closed feature request (wontfix)

Creating a Desktop Icon When You Add a Game

Reported by: SF/ninzip Owned by: sev-
Priority: normal Component: Port: Win32
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Cc: Game:


In its current state to play a game in ScummVM you have to select it from the menu. I am aware that you can create your own desktop icons with the correct arguments to start the game automatically. The problem with this is that some users aren't aware of this. I think it would be a good idea if ScummVM generated a desktop icon when the user added a game to the list in ScummVM. The image and the arguments could be read from a script file as well. The problem with this is that you could have a lot of redundant icons if the user removes a game. So there would have to be code in place to remove the icon as well.

This would remove the need to keep going into the ScummVM when you want to play a specific game.

Ticket imported from: #1907154. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/439.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by sev-, 16 years ago

There are several problems with this approach:

1. ScummVM is not a Windows-only application, what should we do on different platforms? Moreover, what should we do with different flavors of Windows? They are not that compatible 2. What would you expect from, say, adding all 150 fanmade AGI games from a package we distribute? 3. Which icons? Should we keep tons of game-related images and keep them in the package? 4. What about different versions of the games? Generate superlong names like we do in the launcher?

Taking in account these arguments I hardly see how it would be possible to implement in a clean way.

comment:2 by sev-, 16 years ago

Owner: set to sev-
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:3 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Port: Win32
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