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[RESOLVED] Add to Programs Page in Kodi Not Working?

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I'm in the midst of setting up a new HTPC setup on Windows 10. On other machines I have used launch GameEx from Kodi and have been extremely pleased with the functionality. The installation wizard allows you to add GameEx to the Programs page in Kodi, which I have used in the past without issue. It's probably noteworthy that this is the first time I've attempted this under Windows 10, but during my installation process this function has been non-operational. It's also probably noteworthy to mention that this happening under Kodi v15.2 (Isengard) in combination with the GameEx 14.42 installer.

I've re-ran the GameEx installer as Administrator a few times, but to no avail. I've also run both Kodi and GameEx itself as Administrator, but nothing has coerced my precious little GameEx launcher to appear in Kodi.

Has anyone else had any issues with this on Windows 10 and Kodi 15.2? Has is worked for anyone, and were there any special steps involved? I can post any necessary supporting information, but my Kodi log makes no mention of GameEx. Likewise I know that Kodi plugin information is not logged to the GameEx log (of which I've observed a few in my time ;)) nor does it display in the GameEx.ini.

I noticed that this issue was also reported a few months back, but there were no responses at that time (and at that point I hadn't encountered the issue myself :D).

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Well happy news, I've resolved this particular issue. It was one of two things that fixed the issue, and I'm not sure which one it was (and in truth I had to do both anyway).

In a completely unrelated issue I was setting up RetroArch on this machine and I wasn't getting any audio output. Boo! So after some scouring of the internet, I resolved that particular issue by way of installing some missing DirectX libraries (from here should anyone else be experiencing that particular bit of weirdness - seems to be a Windows 10 thing). RetroArch problem solved!

"Hmm ..." I thought to myself, "I wonder if those missing DirectX libraries would have an impact on my GameEx thing?" So I ran the GameEx installer again ... and GameEx still didn't show up on the Programs page in Kodi. Drat. But! I looked in the list all installed plugins (in Kodi, System > Add-ons > My add-ons > Program add-ons), and lo and behold there was the GameEx plugin! Now ... I swore I had done this before ... but maybe not? :unsure: At any rate from that point it was a simple matter of manually adding the plugin to the Programs screen (If you're using the default Confluence theme System > Appearance > Skin > Settings > Add-on > Home page programs submenu). Bada bing. Works perfectly. fuckyeah.gif.

So if you're having this issue, run the GameEx Installer with the "Add to Kodi" option checked. Then look in Kodi to see whether the add-on was installed but is simply not displayed. If the add-on really wasn't installed then install the missing DirectX libraries linked above, and re-run the GameEx installer. Hopefully that should do it.

Now back to fiddling with RetroArch!

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