HTPC Gaming friendly Environment

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by TecXero, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. TecXero
    OP

    TecXero Technovert

    Member
    2,814
    908
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Mainframe
    I've been running Kodibuntu on my HTPC. It's fine and all, but adding a game to easily be launched from the Kodi interface is a bit of a pain. Even then, Kodi sometimes glitches out if focus is taken away from it.

    I'm wondering if there's a front-end that's friendlier with ubuntu friendly games?
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip Contributor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Tom Bombadildo is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    10,696
    10,719
    Jul 11, 2009
    United States
    I forgot
    There's always Steam, someone put together a little plugin together for Kodi that will minimize Kodi and open Steam in Big Picture mode, then maximize Kodi when you exit Big Picture Mode. And, of course, you can add any games you want to Steam.

    http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=157499
     
  3. TecXero
    OP

    TecXero Technovert

    Member
    2,814
    908
    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Mainframe
    Huh, that could work. I generally avoid Steam but I do have a Steam account (due to not knowing what it was when I bought the Orange Box) so I could do that. I know Steam allows shortcuts to be setup in it. I'll try it out, thanks. :grog: