I opened this thread because of two reasons,
i know it's problematic to run a program like jtintv from terminal, GUIintv is a very good solution.
but also i expect that a lot of users will stumble over the need of "SDL 1.2" to start jzintv in OSX.
though to first remind of this fact and offer the link to "SDL 1.2".
release 2.0 won't work with jzintv osx!
second to give some hints how to start jzintv from the osx terminal
and to offer my "run from file" compilation of batch files start the emulator from a gamespecific icon.
how to run jzintv from terminal?
in general it's something like this:
path/jzintv -p path/rom romimagename
where "path" is your path to the jzintv folder (wherever you unpacked jzintv), assuming the system roms are named exec.*, grom.* and ecs.*,
and present in the "rom" folder of "jzintv", as well as the romimage you like to load is present in "rom".
romimagename is the name of the romimage to load without suffix (.int,.bin,.rom), jzintv recognizes the type itself.
if there are spaces in the path or in the names like "home/my jzintv" or "some game.bin" the whole path or name will have to be in quotes
with this call jzintv will open in a 320x200 sized window.
we want a larger window or fullscreen of course.
there are a vast amount of flags you can set for jzint
if you type
jzintv will type out all the flags for jzintv
the flags for jzintv:
that's quite alot!
we won't need the most if you just like to run a game
path/jzintv -p path/rom -z1 -a11025 romimagename
-z is the resolution mode (640x480,8bitplanes) in this case, -a the samplerate
path/jzintv -p path/rom -p path/romz -z960x600,8 -f1 -a11025 -q romimagename
-z is now a custom resolution, -f1 determines it should open in fullscreen mode, -q suppresses the output in the terminal.
an interesting flag is the scaler (--prescale=), looks a bit funny if the games loose their blockyness.
after all no big thing to start jzintv.
no one except a keyboard fetishist likes to type in these commands each time he likes to play a game.
it's obvious if you don't have a GUI like GUIintv is you will need small executables witch contain your most used flags to run jzintv
this is how "run from file" was born, i made the tedious work to create for almost all games a small batch file on which i attached my icons
while they will call a general batch with the most used flags the games batch are still editable to set specific flags like -s1 (use ecs).
i hope this covers the questions one can have how to run jzintv osx.
but of course as long as i'm present in web i can answer questions.