Recalbox 7.0

Is there a way to run .sh files from emulationstation?



  • My recalbox is housed inside an arcadestick that I made that has buttons the light up. I wrote a simple python script to turn the lights on and off. At one point I had RetroPie installed and I placed a couple of .sh files in tehe "Ports" folder and I could run them from the Emulationstation UI.
    Recalbox does not have this folder, and I haven't been able to figure out how to make this work as I would like. Can anyone help?


  • Banned

    You'll have to modify es_system.cfg file to add a new system (just copy an existing one and modify it). You can either do that in the share_init partition (remount it in write mode then) or copy the file in the share partition at the same place.

    Share_init : it will be overwritten on next recalbox update
    Share : it will take precedence over the share init one so you'll have to verify after each update that you keep your file updated with the new modifications of the share_init one

    You'll also have to modify the theme to have abetter looking solution



  • Where can I find the es_system.cfg file? I'm having trouble locating it.



  • You can find it here /recalbox/share_init/system/.emulationstation



  • I figured it out with your help. Thanks!

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  • Great @futhamucka

    Glad, we could help. Upvoting helpful comments is appreciated, btw. 🙂
    I mark the topic as solved.


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