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Postby johnyybozz881 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:31 pm

In my spare time I am building a bartop arcade, powered by an i5 8400 I have laying around. So I plan on emulating every console I can get my hands on. Including using adapters so I can use the original controllers for each console.

I am still in the planning and collecting stage, I have all the hardware, I just need to get to the software. Choosing between Windows and LaunchBox or Linux with a combination of RetroArch and other emulators. I would 100% go for RetroArch if I knew what I wanted could be done. I would like to leave all the controller adapters plugged in (as it's in an arcade and I won't easily be able to access it + more user friendly). But last time I played around with RetroArch, I had trouble using all the controllers for each emulator.

So I figure if I just collect all the emulators myself, and configure them with the controllers it will be fine. Retroarch might be used for games that don't have a console controller, like MAME, GB, GBA, etc.

Anyways I've also been collecting my roms, I have an 85TB server so I have plenty of room for it all. So far I've got all the NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBA, GBC, MAME, PS1, Genesis, etc. I'm just working on collecting the PS2, GameCube, DreamCast, and (a handful) of PS3 games. I know I'll never be able to physically play all these games, but I'm a data hoarder and love complete sets.

I think that's my whole spiel
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Re: Hello there

Postby Horse » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:50 pm

:welcome: to TiZ family johnyybozz881

Don't forget to Read the rules.
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Re: Hello there

Postby Biggsy666 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Welcome to TIZ, sounds like an awesome project. Would be great to see some pics of the process and finished article.
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My Systems
Acorn Electron
ZX Spectrum +2
Atari 2600
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N64 1 x PAL, 1 x NTSC-J
Gamecube x2 Xeno
Wii x2 softmod
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Re: Hello there

Postby maxpc » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:02 pm

Hi johnyybozz811.

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Re: Hello there

Postby kremiso » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:03 pm

...Then you'll fit perfectly here !
:welcome: to TIZ :)
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Re: Hello there

Postby rawman024 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Heya welcome to TIZ.
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PC: amd-fx 8370 with 2 rx-480 radeon graphics cards
orig xbox softmodded with 2 tb hdd replaced clock capacitor with battery (built several for family members)
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Re: Hello there

Postby johnyybozz881 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:43 pm

Biggsy666 wrote:Welcome to TIZ, sounds like an awesome project. Would be great to see some pics of the process and finished article.

I will! My buddy is a graphic designer so I have him making some artwork for it. As currently it's just a big black box
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Re: Hello there

Postby EarthwormJames » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:50 pm

General Kenobi. You are a bold one. Welcome to TIZ.
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Re: Hello there

Postby XamX » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi and welcome.
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Re: Hello there

Postby Bakkies » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:13 pm

Welcome to TiZ johnyybozz881, 85tb? Wow. :)
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Re: Hello there

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Re: Hello there

Postby ALexRex » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:29 pm

Good luck with you Bartop Arcade system.. I like that idea
..oh, and Welcome
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Re: Hello there

Postby davidgej » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:32 pm

Welcome! i as well am in the planning and stage of building an arcade cabinet but more specifically mame and other arcade emulators (naomi, sega model II and III) I hope this forum helps you as much as its helped me over the years!
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Re: Hello there

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Re: Hello there

Postby sasapinjic » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 pm

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Re: Hello there

Postby Mute » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:12 pm

Welcome...Enjoy Everything
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Re: Hello there

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Re: Hello there

Postby LiquidBleach » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:57 pm

:D sounds awesome to me...good addition to any home
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