I am planning on making a table top arcade, basically by placing motherboard, HDD, power supply, monitor and a keyboard with joystick and arcade buttons soldered on to it. Would like to have emulators on it to play the games; however, I would like to run my own program at startup to launch various games. Basically I am hoping to write a program that lists all the ROMs that I will have saved on the computer. When the user selects the which game they would like to play, the program will launch the correlating emulator and open the ROM. Would like to avoid having to open up the emulator first then going to browse for a specific ROM. Most likely will be run in a windows OS. Any insight into what language may have these capabilities would be greatly appreciated. Is this possible with a simple batch file to have an emulator open up with a specific rom?
Thanks in advance.