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#1 xaj

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 02:23 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions about where to begin going about creating a PC that's dedicated for emulator gaming playback? I was thinking of using a Micro ATX motherboard and building an oversize SNES case with USB controllers... Anyone know where I go to get the kits to create USB SNES controllers?

And any suggestions on case design...

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:57 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions about where to begin going about creating a PC that's dedicated for emulator gaming playback? I was thinking of using a Micro ATX motherboard and building an oversize SNES case with USB controllers... Anyone know where I go to get the kits to create USB SNES controllers?

And any suggestions on case design...

A little pricey, but kits can be found here:
http://retrousb.com/...p?categoryID=81

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:57 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions about where to begin going about creating a PC that's dedicated for emulator gaming playback? I was thinking of using a Micro ATX motherboard and building an oversize SNES case with USB controllers... Anyone know where I go to get the kits to create USB SNES controllers?

And any suggestions on case design...


Why don't you just softmod an XBOX and build a new Super Nintendo looking case for it?

If not best idea is to try pic one of those old Pentium 4 jobbies you see going for next to nothing on car boot sales nowadays and pop in a GB of RAM and a cheapo (30 - 50) graphics card 'Radeon 1300XT' or similar would be fine.

I regularly run any SNES/Megadrive/Amiga game on my old PC, even though I'm currently running a AMD 64X2 with 2GB RAM and 1900XT.

It's just so much fun, also get a wired XBOX 360 pad, they work awesome for emulated games!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:56 PM

The Xbox360 pad is my favorite PC controller to date it's great for just about any gaming.
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 12:20 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions about where to begin going about creating a PC that's dedicated for emulator gaming playback? I was thinking of using a Micro ATX motherboard and building an oversize SNES case with USB controllers... Anyone know where I go to get the kits to create USB SNES controllers?

And any suggestions on case design...


I made a full arcade machine also known as a mame machine

http://www.natesalerno.com/arcade.html

for yours you can use mamewah a frontend program to manage your emulators and games. A nice little touch is to make it so the frontend starts up, when the PC starts up. So anyone that isn't great with a computer can pick it up and play.

Gravis makes some nice USB game controllers. I like the ones that look like old Playstation\SNES controllers

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:40 PM

The Xbox360 pad is my favorite PC controller to date it's great for just about any gaming.

Anything non fighter that is...lol. The Sega Saturn Remote and Joystick was perfect for fighting games, I miss my Saturn!



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