(If this is the wrong forum for this, I do apologize)
I've had this setup in mind for a while and I'd really appreciate your advise, suggestions or ideas you good people might have.
Basically I want to put together a couch media/gaming center. It needs to be convenient and user friendly. Thousands of retro games at your finger tips. Pick up a controller, few button presses and walla! Chrono Trigger ready to go.
An Nvidia Shield streaming Bigbox or Steam from a PC, with movies/shows streamed from a NAS. I thought of skipping the Shield all together and having the PC act as the media center, but I really like the Android TV UI and apps.
I do have a version of this running at the moment. Bigbox streams to the Shield to the TV. It works well enough, but I still need to iron out some kinks.
The systems I'll be focusing on are:
Nintendo NES all the way to the Wii U. All the handhelds as well.
Sega Master System all the way to the Dreamcast.
Sony PSX, PS2, PSP.
Arcades. I have no experience in this area, but I'd like to give it a go.
Rather than go with a tried and tested Xbox controller for everything, I'd like to have multiple to use depending on the system being played. Now having a controller for every single system is an overkill, so I chose the ones that deserve to be there for one reason or the other. Either for their distinct form factor/functions to play the games with the controller they were designed for (N64 Z-button I'm looking at you!), or the unique functions they provide (PS4 touch pad).
This is where I need some clarity.
PS4: I used the PS4 controller for a while. The biggest issue I had was how I needed to set it up almost every time I'd switch it on. This happened a lot with Cemu and often Retroarch. Anyone ran into this issue or know how to solve it?
Wii: I've yet to test the Wiimote, but research tells me it shouldn't be an issue on PC. My understanding is the Motion Plus version is best to use, coupled with a sensor bar. Correct?
Convenience: While I'm going to be using the PS4 controller as the default, it would be great if I can just pickup another one and have it act as the main one. For example turn on the Gamecube one and use it with to play a Dreamcast game. Would that be possible without having to fiddle with the setup, or am I asking for too much here?
Multiplayer: I should be able to use any of these controllers for multiplayer, correct?
Maybe I'm overthinking this, but I like to be prepared and plan things through. If you got this far, thank you for reading.