HOW-TO:Create shortcuts to .xbe (Xbox executable) files

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The ability to create shortcuts to .xbe files in xml format has been implemented in XBMC.

In addition, it allows you to launch a specific ROM from an Xport emulator. This allows you to create direct links to specific emulator ROMs from My Programs.

In order to create a shortcut, simply create an .xml file saved with a .cut extension in any location on the XBox hard drive.
Note that shortcuts can not be launched from a network location, such as a SMB share!
In order to use the shortcuts, simply create a media source to the folder containing the .cut files in My Programs.

Examples

This example will cause f:\apps\XBMC\default.xbe to be launched when the .cut file is selected

<shortcut>
   <path>f:\apps\XBMC\default.xbe</path>
</shortcut>

This example will cause NeoGenesis to launch Sonic the Hedgehog when the .cut file is selected. Here we also use the <label> and <thumb> entries to make it pretty.

<shortcut>
   <path>f:\emulators\NeoGenesis\default.xbe</path>
   <label>Sonic the Hedgehod</label>
   <thumb>f:\thumbs\sonic.png</thumb>   
      <custom>
         <game>f:\emulators\NeoGenesis\sgenroms\Sonic the Hedgehog.smd</game>
      </custom>
</shortcut>