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  1. This is a re-recording and re-upload to YouTube of my current build as the last one had a few errors I missed. Link to new Video - Launchbox | Bigbox | 500+ Platforms | 400+ Playlists | 500,000+ Games | The ridiculous collection. I'm having issues where some videos stick. I've closed / disabled everything I can but it only helps a little. My specs are pretty good (32GB RAM, Octocore, 8GB Video) so I don't think it's that...? If you'd like a video of the playlists, let me know. As always, comments and criticisms welcome. 🎮
  2. Hi all! This seems like a good place to introduce myself, and show off my project. Feel free to call me "Nuck" if you'd like a shorter nickname. Started off my collection with a Pi4 and RetroPie about 9 months ago, but realized that wasn't going to cut it for some of the 6th/7th generation platforms (PS2/Xbox/GC/Wii) I would like to play. So when Intel decided to release their 11th generation of 'NUC' (small form factor) hardware, I decided to go all in and make a project out of it, primarily for sitting under my TV as a HTPC. Core hardware for my system is an Intel NUC11PAHi7. It's a pretty capable device for gaming, even managing PS3/Switch emulation on integrated graphics (ETA PRIME has done some reviews here and here) CPU - Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7 @ 4.7 GHz GPU - Intel Iris XE Graphics RAM - 32GB of DDR4-3200 Storage - 8TB 2.5" SSD for games, 512GB M.2 for system/media Size - 4x4" Form Factor I'm trying to stick to 8TB (largest commercial 2.5" drive) as the hard limit for this project, meaning no external drives and no NAS. It's a fun challenge to see if I can fit every game release onto a completely standalone box! That means heavy compression on everything where relevant (7Z/CHD/CSO/RVZ), trimming down to 1G1R sets, and manually choosing the best version(s) of a game to keep for 6th/7th gen. I have a background in software development and roughly know my way around image/video editors, so I'll be contributing back to the community where I can - Bug reports and fixes on emulators, filling gaps in media databases, and making my own LB/BB themes (based on previous ones I'd created for EmulationStation).
  3. Just picked up my first chewlix cabinet and I plan on doing an extensive LaunchBox/BigBox install. pc specs: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 GTX 2070 super 16gb Ram 1TB NVMe for OS and software install 11tb media and game drive I have spent over a year compiling games and media and building and organizing. I plan to have two set, a set with everything and a hits list consisting of only my favorite and most commonly played games. I will also be using 2 Sinden light guns for shooting games and I may or may not add a spinner to the auxiliary control panel. I do want to know if anyone else has done a build like this and what navigation buttons you have used? the cabinet has a digital coin mechanism that I’m told accepts pretty much any coin. I plan to wire it up and use ether 100 yen coins or cherry tokens. Might add a NESica card reader down the road if I can find one at a reasonable price. I may also mount a small screen above the marquee to act as a digital marquee. I plan on using Sanwa buttons and joysticks which it does come with but I may swap them for other colors depending on how the ones it comes with feel. I’ll also be using a iPac 2 or possibly even a j-pac. I’ll be keeping logs and updating as I go, I also have two Tiato arcade stools on order to complete the Japanese arcade feeling which I plan to resurface with blue felt and have the Tiato and Sega logos embroidered on them. if anyone has similar builds, I’d love to see them, google didn’t turn up a lot of results.
  4. Decided to have a crack at building a BigBox based arcade cabinet. Will be running PC, Mame and consoles. Not looking at putting 400,000,000 roms, just around 50-100 of the best for each system. Going with MK11 theme, artwork by https://www.mk-arcade-restore.com Layout paper templates little bit of help setting up my saw guide Side panels Control panel coming together Now I did have an issue with the CPO being missprinted, you can see a white stipe along the top that should not be there, and too much image being cut off at the bottom. I let them know at https://www.mk-arcade-restore.com and they immediately reprinted it and sent a new one. Very impressed with that. Hired help at work once again, laying the re-printed artwork. Glue n screw, glue n screw. Mounting the pc with the front of the case exposed, so i have full access to the power/reset, usb and optical drives.
  5. bjwest

    PC Build Advice

    Hey guys, I am in the process of planning to build a PC to emulate up to and including PS2. What are your opinions/advice on this proposed build? https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/RFfPZR Thanks
  6. Just finished up my arcade cab (less graphics which will get done someday) and thought I'd share my builds. All of these builds boot directly into Big Box and use a mix of GFCE, Critical Zone 1.8, and default themes. Arcade Cabinet - First is a wall-mounted arcade cabinet designed from scratch in Sketchup but loosely based on a Donkey Kong cabinet. I used 3/4" and 1/2" melamine, a 2x4" frame and Plexiglas. Everything is modular and can be taken apart and put back together with a screwdriver and a crescent wrench. Controls are Happ Suzzo and a i-PAC2 keyboard encoder. Two USB controller ports on the front and wireless mouse and keyboard for when you need it. The monitor is a AOC 27" LCD that looks amazing! (2) hidden mount 50w 4" full range speakers and a 35w stereo board fill out the sound. (Please don't mind the mess in the pictures! Redoing my basement!) At 60 FPS it runs up to Dreamcast on console, Noami and Sega Model 3 in arcade, and it runs as high as Gameboy Advanced currently for handheld but could probably do better. PC Specs: HP Compaq Pro 6300 Small Form Factor Tower (Craigslist) Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz 4GB of DDR3 500 GB SSD MSI Computer Video Card GT 710 2GD3H LP (Needed a cheap card for HDMI output) Big Box Console - This was inspired by ETA Prime's review of the NUC Skull Canyon on his Youtube channel. Specs for the NUC Skull Canyon are here but I did overclock the CPU to 3.2GHz. There is 8GB of DDR4 2400Mhz RAM and (2) M.2 SSD @ 250 GB and 500 GB. I use 2 8Bitdo SN30 PRO controllers and these things kick ass. The controllers can run the entire system by unified automation with Controller Companion installed. Controllers even work perfectly with ScummVM! I travel a lot and this is perfect for the hotel. At 60 FPS it runs up Nintendo Wii and PS2 on console and any Arcade game I can throw at it. No handheld on this but it could probably handle PSP no problem. Surface Pro - This is for the plane. Work gave it to me and I didn't need it so it's a game pad now! Honestly this thing sucks for emulation but at least I can play up to PS1 at 60ish FPS. Use a Buffalo SNES USB controller that get the job done. Cat likes it cause of how hot it gets! Thanks for looking and happy gaming!
  7. Usually I just call my dad if anything needs to be done but I really wanted to do it all myself this time. I have never build anything or did any wood working before, it took me a couple of months to build with a lot of trial and error, but in the end I'm very happy with how it turned out! sketchup_familycade.skp
  8. Hi All, Today I realized ETA Prime has his own Youtube channel and holy crap my mind is blown. I made a Mortal Kombat II Mame cabinet about 7 years ago using an old PC and Maximus Arcade. Today I'm building a wall mounted arcade from scratch using Big Box but still using an old, heavy PC. It works great but after the revelation that single board computers with a little modification can rival and even surpass an old Craigslist computer, my next build has to be with a SBC. Does anyone out there know of good options for SBC that can run Big Box? I'd like something that can run up to the N64/PSX generation consoles at full speed.
  9. I've recently ordered the Ultimate Widescreen bartop cabinet from Haruman Customs and now need to plan out my visual aesthetic for the marquee, side panels, and CPO. What I'm thinking so far, since I love the CityHunter theme and will be using that in the arcade cab as well, is to stick with the 80s/retro/cyberpunk style. If all goes as planned, there should be a consistent look and feel with both the cabinet itself and the software. My working title for the marquee is "ROM Runner." I like this because it is a play on Blade Runner, keeping with the cyberpunk theme, and the system will literally run ROMs as it's a MAME arcade cabinet. My first mockup of the marquee is attached. What do you guys think?
  10. Hi guys, A few weeks ago I set out on the task of making myself a HTPC, but I wanted something special, so I shoved a whole computer inside of an original xbox case. Finished Product: Specs (Already had some components from previous build): PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/K4Z7bj CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£201.00 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler: Silverstone - AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For £0.00) Motherboard: ASRock - H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard (£108.16 @ BT Shop) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£112.98 @ Ebuyer) Storage: Western Digital - Green 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£52.31 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Seagate - Momentus SpinPoint 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00) Storage: Seagate - Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Low Profile Video Card (£138.16 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: SeaSonic - 300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular Flex ATX Power Supply (£60.00) Other: NOCTUA NF-A6x25 PWM (£11.90) Other: Original Xbox (£15.00) Total: £699.51 Some Comments: Graphics card never reaches 65c~ under load Processor almost never reaches 70c~ under load I was really worried the small FlexATX power supply would sound like a jet as its basically a server power supply, but the fan is completely silent, even under load. I had to check that the fan was working as I was getting worried but all is good! Fans are audible in a quiet room but any noise will drown them out (like from a TV). Side fan is set to silent, I don't think I needed to use it with the middle cut out and meshed. Runs Windows 10 Enterprise with a custom shell that boots into Kodi for TV, Movies, Music, etc. Has the option to launch BigBox for emulation. It can run anything up to and including Wii U games (Although that emulator is still in development!). Build Log Album (Has lots of comments on how I made it): http://imgur.com/gallery/V3G2j If you guys have any questions feel free to ask
  11. Woke up yesterday, decided to teach myself Google Sketchup... never worked with CAD like programs before. Managed to get a very accurately designed cabinet made based on a side view outline I made. Glad I did, was able to avoid a few potential issues that would have been missed if drawn on paper. Still a bit to tweak here and there but, for the most part, I have all the braces in place inside, location of the holes for buttons, even little LED strips for the marquee. Just finishing up the back now. For extra airflow, instead of a door or wooden access panel, I'm using a 16"x20" furnace filter. I'll have a 120mm fan near the top to blow out warm air, but figured with the furnace filter I'd get better air flow and no dust inside. Bought a power bar off Amazon for $17CAD with surge protection and a 12' cord, was cheaper than buying wire and a plug to run to a light switch then to a power-bar anyways. This way I can cut off 10', wire it up to a light switch about 4' up, and have 2' from the switch to the power bar inside. 2 small holes under the monitor are for USB plugs I got off eBay for times I may need a keyboard or controller. The small hole between the speakers, I initially made for the volume knob for the AMP I got (also eBay) though may set the volume and use a button-combo to adjust the volume, and use that hole for a power button for the PC since I have a small one about 1/4" in diameter. Speakers, I have a pair of full range Sony 3.5" speakers I got for $3/pair at a garage sale. Were from a surround setup, but very heavy duty magnets in them. Still waiting for that eBay amp so I can test them out. Will have a joystick, 6-buttons, coin and player button for each (two) player. Plus 4-aux buttons recessed at the front so can't accidentally press them. Using these buttons from Amazon. Idea for this one was to make something a bit shallower and narrower than traditional cabinets. Plus I wanted the marquee to sit back more... I'm 6'3" tall and I don't want to have a marquee right in my face, and because of the angle I'd have to look down at, if it sticks out too far it would block my vision a bit when looking down at the screen. Sides are 3/4" plywood, as is the control panel and monitor panel. The monitor hole will be cut at the front to match the screen size, and at the back I'll route in 1/2" for the dimensions of the monitor's frame, that way the screen will only sit 1/4" away from the front. I may even route the front a bit, use a bit to add a 45' angle cut 1/8" in. The bottom of the cabinet will have doors and shelves for storage. Debated a drawer for a keyboard but, unlikely I'll need it... probably use a Rii when needed. Overall dimensions so far are 6'2" tall, 26" wide and 22" deep. PC specs in my signature. I'll keep this thread updated as I go... just looking for some thoughts/ideas so far.
  12. Hi Folks, I'm hoping to get some suggestions for a new PC. Links would be extra-appreciated - but I don't mind doing some digging either. Here are my criteria: To be used as a media center for primarily: LAUNCHBOX (BIG BOX) , Kodi, and some light internet browsing. It should be able to run LAUNCHBOX with all bells & whistles (plug-ins and graphical effects) with no problems. It should be able to handle Dreamcast and PS2 games up to the limitations of the the emulators - not the computer. I'd like to spend under $500 - the lower the better - but not at the expense of losing any of the prerequisites below. It will connect to a projector through HDMI I will NOT be playing any PC games - only retro-gaming. I'd prefer a mini size - but this is not an important issue. Just a preference. Hard drive size not too important as all ROMs will be kept on an external hard drive. I'd prefer something pre-built - but am totally willing to build it myself if I can save at least $100. Any help would be awesome. I can't seem to find good and recent suggestions to fit my needs. Thanks, D
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