labelwhore
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Here’s another idea, which is something I’ve done on my own Pi, so that it’s there when I copy my image for friends. I made my own section on the main menu, but instead of games, it contains .txt files. The help files have useful info for working with troublesome emulators like Dice for C64, how to start Dos games, and things like that. Of course they all have askii art too.

I’m using the less command to open the files, so remember to put a line somewhere in the file that says “press Q to quit”, or something like that.

With that, I added this to es_systems.cfg:

  <system>
    <name>helpfiles</name>
    <fullname>Help Files</fullname>
    <path>/usr/local/helpfiles</path>
    <extension>.txt .TXT</extension>
    <command>less "%ROM%"</command>
    <platform/>
    <theme>helpfiles</theme>
  </system>