Kodi is without doubt the best media streaming package on the internet today but there are better software solutions out there for gaming. Launchbox with the Big Box addition (for HTPCs) is bar far the best emulator frontend and gaming interface. Wouldn’t it be awsome if we could somehow install Launchbox on Kodi and get the best of both applications. Well, now you can launch Big Box on Kodi with a simple addon. Kodi will be used to handle all of our movie/music requirements and Lauchbox will look after gaming. In this post we will show you how to install Launchbox on Kodi with a Kodi games addon. [Read: How to Add Emulators to Launchbox & Big Box]
Best Game Controllers for Launchbox
|XBOX 360 Controller||Microsoft||30 ft Range|
|XBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver||Microsoft||Connect Multiple XBOX 360 Controllers to PC|
|Steam Controller||Steam||Official controller of Steam OS|
|Nintendo Wii Remote||Nintendo||Perfect for Wii Emulators|
|Arcade Joystick for PC||Mayflash||Perfect for Arcade Emulators|
How to Integrate Launchbox on Kodi and get the Best of Both Worlds
For this guide you will need the installations of both software packages and understand how to install addons with Kodi. If you are unfamiliar with Launchbox or Big Box please see: Launchbox & Bigbox Emulator Frontend Review. Please ensure that you have the following for the Big Box on Kod setupi:
- Kodi installed on your system
- Launchbox Premium installed on your system with Big Box
- The Big Box Launcher Kodi Games Addon (I will explain where to find this at the end of this post)
Download the script.BogBox.launcher.zip file onto your computer and leave it in its zipped up format. Now launch Kodi and install the zipfile as a Kodi addon. [Read: How to Install Addons with Kodi]
Interested in a working Playstation 3 emulator? [Read: RPCS3 – The Working Playstation 3 (PS3) Emulator]
Configuring Launchbox on Kodi Settings
Once installed click on
Programs on the main Kodi Home menu then
right click on
Big Box and select
Addon-Settings as shown in the image below.
Next you will be presented with the following screen where you will need to configure the locations for both Kodi and Big Box. Enter the full paths to the executable files for both Kodi and Big Box as shown in the image. There are other settings available on this screen but these are not required to get it up and running.
Once complete click on
OK and your settings will be saved. Now to launch Big Box from within Kodi you simply select
Programs from the main Kodi menu and then click on
Big Box. Big Box will then launch on top of Kodi giving you full access to your games libraries. When you have finish playing simply exit Big Box and you will be returned to the main Kodi Programs screen. Now you can add Big Box as a favourite on Kodi by going back into Programs,
right clicking on ,code>Big Box and then selecting
Add to favourites. You can even create a main menu item on Kodi for Big Box called Games. There are plenty of ways to present Big Box on Kodi.
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Launchox on Kodi Considerations
With any Kodi games addon there are things to take into account. If you are using launcher4Kodi to autostart Kodi on bootup ensure that you adjust your Kodi focus settings so that Big Box is allowed to run in focus. See full instrustions for this at: How to Autostart Kodi / XBMC Windows 10 with Launcher4Kodi. When Big Box is launched Kodi will continue to run in the background so yo must stop any media files that are running to prevent interuption during your games. If you are playing games on your HTPC get best results with an XBOX 360 Wireless Controller with theXBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver.
Integrate Wii Games into Big Box with an emulator that plays commercial games. [Read: Dolphin – The Nintendo Gamecube / Wii Emulator]
Launchbox Kodi Addon Download
You can download the Launchbox Kodi addon from the official site at the following link: Launchbox Kodi Addon Download.