Hi great work work the emulationstation and thanks for easy and fast feedback on my stupid questions
I would like to share my idea that I made in my emulationstation box. I installed XBMC next to ES and some other programs. At the same time I'm building box with only pad and remote, no keyboard. So I needed a way to launch example XBMC.
Solution that I came up with: add extra "platform" to es_systems.cfg called apps and .sh files as roms for that platform. Then I created apps folder next to other platforms in roms folder. And in that folder I created sh files for every application. Then I copied theme.xml and gamelist.xml to that folder and modified it so that emulationstation shows all my sh files in menu. Now I can start example XBMC from menu and I don't need to go to console. I also added images for applications like XBMC and X.
Other applications I added are startx, sounds to hdmi, sounds to 3,5mm jack, shairport on, shairport off and update cover art. Now all these are accessible from menu. X of course needs mouse and keyboard and update cover art needs keyboard, but never the less, I think it's a nice feature.
I also used ES-scraper in manual mode for only new roms in my application shortcut.
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python ~/RetroPie/supplementary/ES-scraper/scraper.py -m -p -w 275
In RetroPie-Setup script I didn't find that kind of option, manual mode checked every game every time and update new mode didn't let me to choose correct game.
What do you think? Of course this solution might be obvious or useless to everybody else but I think this menu is useful.