Jump to content
LaunchBox Community Forums

Auto Hotkey Scripts


Recommended Posts

  • 2 weeks later...
  • Replies 615
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I want to have a single thread for this so please share your useful and interesting AHK scripts here. Provide a short description of what the script does put the script in the post using the code

In case you want to start Xpadder.exe with an emulator's games and then exit Xpadder when exiting the game, you can add this ahk code to your emulator's AutoHotkey Script tab: Run, C:\Xpadder\Xpad

Was way too fast without any delay but it's perfect with sleep, 100. Thanks again! You guys will both get a shout out in the next release for C64 Dreams  

Posted Images

This is a script I made for CCS64 (Commodore 64 emulator), designed to be used with a 360/XB1 controller. The script adds these functions to two controllers (1Joy# and 2Joy#). If you want to add it to only one, just eliminate the sections for 1Joy# (marked in red) or 2Joy# (marked in blue). If you want to see what number AHK sees your joystick as (1, 2, 3, etc.) you can use this script to test. Note that you'll need to update your paths for NoMousy (bolded below) as mine is specific to my computer. You can also just remove them if you don't want to use NoMousy. I use it primarily for Big Box because occasionally (not always) a Windows loading cursor (the spinning circle) will be visible when starting CCS64 from BB, it doesn't seem to happen in LB.

What the script does: starts NoMousy on launch, maps several CCS64 functions to various buttons/combinations of buttons, and exits NoMousy when quitting.

A = Fire (natively in CCS64)
B = Esc (which translates to RunStop in-game)
Start = Space
Left thumb stick button = n
Right thumb stick button = y
Back + Y = Next Disk
Back + X = Previous Disk
Back + Left Bumper = Exit CCS64
Back + Right Bumper = Swap joystick ports

___________________AHK Script Below___________________

#NoEnv
Run, X:\Emulation\LaunchBox\Nomousy\nomousy.exe /hide

SetKeyDelay, -1, 110

1Joy8::Send {Space}

1Joy2::Send {Esc}

1Joy9::Send {n}

1Joy10::Send {y}

;Next Disk
1Joy4:: ;you have to press 1Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("1Joy7")

Return
send !{F5}

Return

;Previous Disk
1Joy3:: ;you have to press 1Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("1Joy7")

Return
send !{F6}

Return

;Swap ports
1Joy6:: ;you have to press 1Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("1Joy7")

Return
send !{F10}

Return

;Exit
1Joy5:: ;you have to press 1Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("1Joy7")

Return
        Run, X:\Emulation\LaunchBox\Nomousy\nomousy.exe
send {alt down}
send {F4}
send {alt up}

Return

2Joy8::Send {Space}

2Joy2::Send {Esc}

2Joy9::Send {n}

2Joy10::Send {y}

;Next Disk
2Joy4:: ;you have to press 2Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("2Joy7")

Return
send !{F5}

Return

;Previous Disk
2Joy3:: ;you have to press 2Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("2Joy7")

Return
send !{F6}

Return

;Swap ports
2Joy6:: ;you have to press 2Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("2Joy7")

Return
send !{F10}

Return

;Exit
2Joy5:: ;you have to press 2Joy7 first

If !GetKeyState("2Joy7")

Return
        Run, X:\Emulation\LaunchBox\Nomousy\nomousy.exe
send {alt down}
send {F4}
send {alt up}

Return

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

While we wait for the shutdown option to be enabled in BB menu with pin enabled Iv been using the following, loaded along side BB:

 

Controller version:

#SingleInstance Force

Joy1::
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return

Joy3::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return


Joy5::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return

Joy6::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
Goto, shut_down
Return

shut_down:
{
SplashTextOn, 200, 50, Shut Down?, A - Confirm   B - Cancel
KeyWait, Joy1
Loop 
	{ 
		Loop  
		{
			If GetKeyState("joy1")
			{
			shutdown, 5
               		}
		
		else
			If GetKeyState("joy2") 
			{	
			SplashTextOff
			Return
			}
		}
	}
}
Return

 

Keyboard version:

#SingleInstance Force

z::
if GetKeyState("x")
if GetKeyState("c")
Goto, shut_down
Return

x::
if GetKeyState("z")
if GetKeyState("c")
Goto, shut_down
Return


c::
if GetKeyState("z")
if GetKeyState("x")
Goto, shut_down
Return

shut_down:
{
SplashTextOn, 200, 50, Shut Down?, Enter - Confirm   Esc - Cancel
Loop 
	{ 
		Loop  
		{
			If GetKeyState("enter")
			{
			shutdown, 5
               		}
		
		else
			If GetKeyState("esc") 
			{	
			SplashTextOff
			Return
			}
		}
	}
}
Return

 

Controller: Im using xbox 360 controller so pressing LB, RB, A, X together will bring up a splash box. Press A to shutdown or Press B to cancel.

 

Keyboard:  Press Z, X, C together. Splash box, Enter to shutdown, Esc to cancel.

 

It will force close any open programs and shutdown. 

Edited by jayjay
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

And just because:

 

#SingleInstance Force

Joy10:: Goto, B2

B2:
{
Keywait, Joy6, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B3
}

B3:
{
Keywait, Joy1, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B4
}

B4:
{
Keywait, Joy5, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B5
}

B5:
{
Keywait, Joy7, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B6
}

B6:
{
Keywait, Joy4, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B7
}

B7:
{
Keywait, Joy2, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B8
}

B8:
{
Keywait, Joy6, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B9
}

B9:
{
Keywait, Joy1, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, B10
}

B10:
{
Keywait, Joy5, D T2
	if ErrorLevel 0
		{
		Return
		}
	Else
		Goto, shut_down
}

shut_down:
{
SplashTextOn, 200, 50, Shut Down?, A - Confirm   B - Cancel
KeyWait, Joy1
Loop 
	{ 
		Loop  
		{
			If GetKeyState("joy1")
			{
			shutdown, 5
               		}
		
		else
			If GetKeyState("joy2") 
			{	
			SplashTextOff
			Return
			}
		}
	}
}
return

With this you would have to put in a button combo to shut down. Buttons have to be pressed within 2 seconds of each other or the script will reset. In this case "R3, R1, A, L1, Select, Y, B, R1, A, L1".

Link to post
Share on other sites

Iv been Improving on AHK. Here's a better version of the shutdown above:

Normal:

 

#SingleInstance Force

Joy1::
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return

Joy3::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return


Joy5::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return

Joy6::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
Goto, shut_down
Return

shut_down:
{
KeyWait, Joy1

Gui, -Caption +ToolWindow
Gui, Margin, 0, 0
Gui, Add, Picture, , Shutdown.png
Gui, Show
Loop 
	{ 
		Loop  
		{
			If GetKeyState("joy1")
			{
			shutdown, 5
               		}
		
		else
			If GetKeyState("joy2") 
			{	
			Gui, Cancel
			Return
			}
		}
	}
}
Return

 

With Transparency:

#SingleInstance Force

Joy1::
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return

Joy3::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return


Joy5::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy6")
Goto, shut_down
Return

Joy6::
if GetKeyState("Joy1")
if GetKeyState("Joy3")
if GetKeyState("Joy5")
Goto, shut_down
Return

shut_down:
{
KeyWait, Joy1

CustomColor = EEAA99
Gui, +LastFound +AlwaysOnTop -Caption +ToolWindow 
Gui, Color, %CustomColor%
Gui, Add, Picture, ,Shutdown.png
WinSet, TransColor, %CustomColor% 
Gui, Show
Loop 
	{ 
		Loop  
		{
			If GetKeyState("joy1")
			{
			shutdown, 5
               		}
		
		else
			If GetKeyState("joy2") 
			{	
			Gui, Cancel
			Return
			}
		}
	}
}
Return

Transparency.thumb.png.5800f394ddd5faf72e03b4cccf86a8dd.png

Normal.thumb.png.0e1e9033d0112f8e4dc7a5601db1a505.png

Obviously my artwork could use some work. Its just a png. Name the png Shutdown.png and store it in the same directory as the script.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Does anyone know...

 

You know how you can use a batch file to pass a rom on to an emulator, for instance...

set batch file as an emulator.

load game in LB.

rom is passed to batch file which does some stuff. Then the rom is loaded with emulator.

 

(Hope that makes sense)

Does anyone know how to do this with ahk?

 

Edit: Run retroarch.exe "%1%" "%2%" "%3%"

Edited by jayjay
Link to post
Share on other sites

I think when editing posts it should have the code <> option.

Anyway display an image before launching retroarch. Controller image or whatever.

 

Display image and wait for key press:

SetWorkingDir T:\RetroArch\  ;change to retroarch directory

Gui, -Caption +ToolWindow
Gui, Margin, 0, 0
Gui, Add, Picture, , T:\Launchbox\Images\Controller\Snes Controller.png  ;change to image path
Gui, Show

KeyWait, Joy1, d
KeyWait, Joy1  ;change both joy1 to whatever you want

Run, retroarch.exe "%1%" "%2%" "%3%"

Sleep, 1000
Exitapp

 

Display image for 10 seconds

SetWorkingDir T:\RetroArch\  ;change to retroarch directory

Gui, -Caption +ToolWindow
Gui, Margin, 0, 0
Gui, Add, Picture, , T:\Launchbox\Images\Controller\Snes Controller.png  ;change to image path
Gui, Show

Sleep 10000  ;change display time, 1000 = 1 sec

Run, retroarch.exe "%1%" "%2%" "%3%"

Sleep, 1000
Exitapp

 

In the script change retroarch directory and image path.

In launchbox add a new emulator for each system.

Point the path to the script.

Add the same settings as if you were adding retroarch. (-L "cores\bsnes_accuracy.dll" etc etc)

Bulk edit roms and select your new emulator.

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/3/2018 at 10:23 PM, jayjay said:

Anyway display an image before launching retroarch. Controller image or whatever.

I like this method you have going on here. Is it possible to use this method of yours with shortcuts (.lnk) Windows Games or whatever or (.url) for Steam games.

I have lots of screenshots of Xpadder control layouts for my Windows / Steam / MS-DOS games because they are the platforms where the controls aren't standardized and I've made them up as I go along lol. So yeah, using your method to throw up one of my Xpadder screenshots before launching a Windows etc game would be great.

(I'm not sure if it's possible though because Shortcuts are a different animal to emulators)

Edited by JamesBond@ge
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, JamesBond@ge said:

snip

I haven't started with dos games yet and prob not going to for a while yet. I dont know how they work. Still got so much other stuff to do. Had a pc melt down, so yeah, sucks...

Iv never used steam so dont know how it works. Im guessing you just click a .url? If so its going to be like windows games.

Gui, -Caption +ToolWindow
Gui, Margin, 0, 0
Gui, Add, Picture, , T:\Launchbox\Images\Controller\Snes Controller.png  ;change to image path
Gui, Show

KeyWait, Joy1, d
KeyWait, Joy1  ;change both joy1 to whatever you want

Run, path-to-game-exe-or-url-etc

Sleep, 1000
Exitapp

Change path to image and path-to-game-exe-or-url-etc. 

Then in LB you would have to change the path in the game launcher tab to the new script.

But you would have to do 1 script per game. Depending on how many games you have, could be a bit of a mission. Might be worth waiting for jason to come up with something at some point.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Edit: 

Iv just tested the following:

 

I import my windows games as roms. So under the games edit options there is the emulation tab. I dont know if you get that tab if games have been imported as windows games or steam games. But if it is there, you can bulk edit an emulator for windows games.

 

Also just to note. In LB, in the edit options of a game. Whatever is in the path under the launcher tab can be passed to a script.

 

As an example, my james bond blood stone path is e:\xbox 360 games\james bond blood stone\bond.exe. In a script, using the variable %1% will capture this path.

 

So what you could do... hopefully I can explain this properly. 

 

Create a controller image named bond.png. (needs to be named the same as the .exe, so for me I would have bond.exe and bond.png)

Create this script

ImageDir = T:\Launchbox\Images\Controller ;directory with controller images

Var1 = %1%

SplitPath, Var1, , , , Filename

IfExist, %ImageDir%\%Filename%.png
{
	Gui, -Caption +ToolWindow
	Gui, Margin, 0, 0
	Gui, Add, Picture, , %ImageDir%\%Filename%.png
	Gui, Show

	KeyWait, Joy1, d
	KeyWait, Joy1  ;change both joy1 to whatever you want

	Run, %1%

	Sleep, 1000
	Exitapp
}
else
{
	Run, %1%
	Exitapp
}

Bulk edit windows games to use this as an emulator.

The idea is, it takes the .exe filename without the extension and looks in your image directory for a png with the same filename as the .exe.

 

If your .exe has a funny name. You could create a shortcut. rename it whatever. Point LB launcher path to the shortcut and name the png the same as the shortcut.

 

And again its prob best to wait for jason to do something lol.

Edited by jayjay
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Here's a script to launch Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm in full screen from the launcher:

#SingleInstance force
Loop
while WinExist("YatagarasuLauncher")
{
Send, {Tab}{Enter}
ExitApp
}

Just point LaunchBox to the launcher and this script should do the trick.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Hi, I use the following to close MAME:

$4::
{
    Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}}
}

I am wanting to add the option to close it via the home-button on the PS4 controller as well as the '4' on the keyboard. Would someone be so kind as to show me how? Thank you in advance.

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Dane said:

Hi, I use the following to close MAME:


$4::
{
    Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}}
}

I am wanting to add the option to close it via the home-button on the PS4 controller as well as the '4' on the keyboard. Would someone be so kind as to show me how? Thank you in advance.

You likely can't. AHK is very picky/finicky when it comes to joystick hotkeys. You can't assign the Xbox button on a 360/One controller in AHK (it doesn't recognize the input) so I would assume the same would be true for a PS4 controller.

You can test by downloading the joystick test script here: https://autohotkey.com/docs/scripts/JoystickTest.htm

Run the script with the controller connected and if it doesn't show a button name when you press the home button you won't be able to use it. If it does show a button name you'll just need to duplicate your script and use the button as the hotkey to trigger it. Something like 1Joy8:: followed by the close command.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Zombeaver said:

You likely can't. AHK is very picky/finicky when it comes to joystick hotkeys. You can't assign the Xbox button on a 360/One controller in AHK (it doesn't recognize the input) so I would assume the same would be true for a PS4 controller.

You can test by downloading the joystick test script here: https://autohotkey.com/docs/scripts/JoystickTest.htm

Run the script with the controller connected and if it doesn't show a button name when you press the home button you won't be able to use it. If it does show a button name you'll just need to duplicate your script and use the button as the hotkey to trigger it. Something like 1Joy8:: followed by the close command.

Thanks very much. I will look into that. If I want to have two different options (buttons) to close something do I just separate them by a comma such as:

$4,3::
{
    Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}}
}

?

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Zombeaver said:

You can't assign the Xbox button on a 360/One controller in AHK.

Xbox 360 home button is vk07sc000 in ahk. Im lead to believe its also the same for XB1 controller. But haven't tested myself...

 

If the first script that @Zombeaver posted doesnt show anything try key history.

 

#InstallKeybdHook

esc::
keyhistory
return

 

run the script

press home button a few times

press escape

track down the button press on the screen that pops up.

 

Other than that I cant help. Dont have time to play with ahk any more. :(

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...