My Bartop is Ready , this is a tutorial without Solder

Feb 10, 2006
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Update Summer 2016


Only Mame (No Nag )
Retroarch .
STOP

18 minutes video in Action .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH-YvnnqtpE



http://imgur.com/a/fjTBI



Disclaimer : , Excuse my English , im Italian OLD Gamers :)
I love gaming ... i love RETROGAMING ..
I chose Intel Bay Trail because I want a flexible machine that allows me each change quickly, and I wanted the maximum emulation, with the Raspberry romset is old and very CPS 2 games go to 30 FPS.
Intel Baytrail is ROCK !!!
I do not understand why aspberry it is overvalued and baytrail is underestimated , This is definitely the work of community Raspberry where my compliments, but in reality the product is not yet ready to offer what REALLY offers the Intel counterpart .

This is Diary of my Dream . (Original Italian Thread)
Bartop Dovellonsky Edition



Hardware



PC Minix Z64 Mini PC with Intel Baytrail (Minji PC low cost)

Cpu Intel Z3735F (64-bit)
Gpu Intel HD Graphics
Ram 2BG DDR3L
Storage 32GB eMMC
S.O Windows 10
HDMI
Audio HDMI™ 1.4b, 3.5mm stereo jack
Micro SD card reader , 2 x USB 2.0

PC Tool

AmazonBasics - Ultra Mini Hub USB 2.0
iLite HDMI to VGA with Audio Converter
Il Kit di Joystick on AliExpress http://bit.ly/1P3WECY
SOLMORE 50cm Striscia LED 30-3528 SMD USB

Bartop Tool

Bartop Creation (Italy) http://bit.ly/1WglCn3

these are the products that has provided me

wooden kits
Monitor 19 inc 4:3 1280 x 1200
Speaker Audio
Stickers

Software

Windows 10
LaunchBox Vers. Big Box

Emulator

Mame (No Nag Edition 0.170) + Nestopia +KegaFusion +PPSSPP +Magic Engine+ Zsnes

Mame NO NAG EDITION 0.170
Snes 9X SX 2
PPSSPP for PSP
Magic Engine for PC Engine
Nestopia for NES
Kega Fusion Megadrive and Master System


prepare Windows

Ho remove Login
Win+R , " control userpasswords2 "
Hide toolbar



remove all icons desktop p trash too



As Desktop Background'll put something inherent in the bartop.
Remove all notifications from the settings
Remove sync with other PCs.

Putting the Front End and Antimicro running unattended (for extra keyboard commands)

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

Save all the resources, the Windows eye candy in this context is not needed.



You can also move other unnecessary services services.msc ,

These advanced settings Option Power Windows



performance measurement : Cpu 5 % :)




Test Street fighter 3 2nd impact Cpu al 30% Ram usage 63%



VIDEO TEST

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Test 4



Work in progress





SKIN !!






Yeah !!



 
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Alright, that is just all sorts of hotness. Well done with the entirety of this. I can achieve the initial portion...

But the cabinet is a completely different task, I feel; which would be my major reason for doing such a project...
 
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Nice! I did the same with a raspberry pi 2 - laser it the cabinet though:

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With Intel Baytrail I have the same energy consumption of Raspberry .
Baytrail is on Mini PC, Intel Stick and many many Micro hardware like raspberry .

With Windows 10 I can use the latest roms Mame , and work AMAZING 60 FPS ROCK .
With WIndows Snes Emulator (Link on top) WORK ALL ROM , all roms .
Among the various sellers Chinese, the mini PC or Intel Stick we find them at a price of a Raspberry Kit .
This is the reason that prompted me to choose Intel + Windows .

I Can use Steam Games, Free PC Games, Old DOs Games (see launcbox launchbox-app.com )

Only one "problem" with Encoder if you want play windows game,
Encoder is not Xinput , but this is a nice tips to play http://www.x360ce.com
 
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Once you download a game from the Windos 10 Store , they will not have executable folder and then to link this game to our front end we have to use some tricks.

Go to Start-> pin the game on the bar Of Applications -> go on the taskbar -> Press Shift + Right on the icon Play button and so you will create a shortcut on the Desktop.

Open LaunchBox (desktop , not bigbox)
go to a blank spot on the list -> right click and do + ADD



Path here



And WORK !!! :)



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In LaunchBox you can Play all PC Game , Steam Game inclused :)

I Love Free Game Castill maldita :)
 
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I chose bubble bobble for two simple reasons.

1) I Love Bubble Bobble.
2) I wanted to do a tribute to MTJ , AKA : Fukio Mitsuji Bubble Bobble's creatorto have died on December 11, 2008.
Bubble Bobble was the first Cooperative game I ever played. I'm pretty sure it's what started me down a lifelong path of prioritizing co-op games.

That's a great tribute.
 

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or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
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Loving this. Putting arcade into a bartop form factor fits this into many lifestyles for which a standup arcade cab makes no sense.

I'll probably make one.
 
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Loving this. Putting arcade into a bartop form factor fits this into many lifestyles for which a standup arcade cab makes no sense.

I'll probably make one.
I follow the emulators for many years, but one thing is to play on the PC, the other thing is to play in a bartop created solely for playing :)

Build one , Create it without going in a hurry, when you find a component at a good price to buy it and then slowly build :)
 
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What was the total cost, Dovella?
It is difficult to calculate the cost well, because I already had the Mini PC...

OK Mini PC or Stick from 80$ to 150 $
Monitor from Ebay 20-30 $ (or free from friends etc)
Cabinet , from 100 to 200 $
Stickers 50 $
Joystick 55 $ from Ali Express

And 20 $ other accessory from Amazon
 
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interesting hardware for the realization of this bartop :

Intel Stick



meegopad t03 pro
Beelink Pocket P2 Windows10

or Mini PC

Wintel W8 Dual Boot
VOYO Mini PC
Tronsmart Ara IZ37 2G/64G


Etc etc etc
 
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My experiment continues

I Added Game Boy Advance Emulator VBA-M
Work perfect . (Filter 2xsai)

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I added Playstation One emulator ePSXe v2.0.0 Windows

Work perfect (no filter) .
but I had a problem with the output from the emulator (perhaps it depends on my Front End), and then I removed this emulator from my bartop
 
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I had forgotten an important recommendation for those who want to build a bartop like mine.

as soon as you have completed the configuration of emulators and operating system, I recommend to block Windows Update

Start -> Services.msc



double click , and Disable
 
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Interesting, I'm currently building my cabinet as well and I want to stick a Raspberry Pi 3 in it. I wonder is this would be more worth it.

I'm going to work on it tomorrow, making the hole for the screen, speakers and control panel. :)

 
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Interesting, I'm currently building my cabinet as well and I want to stick a Raspberry Pi 3 in it. I wonder is this would be more worth it.

I'm going to work on it tomorrow, making the hole for the screen, speakers and control panel. :)

I do not understand why many people follow the fashion of using a raspberry that can not emulate everything well.
The price of a Mini PC or Intel Stick is almost equal to that of a raspberry, and then everything works perfectly (if we know work)
 
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I do not understand why many people follow the fashion of using a raspberry that can not emulate everything well.
The price of a Mini PC or Intel Stick is almost equal to that of a raspberry, and then everything works perfectly (if we know work)
That's why I'm questioning my choice now, I already have a raspberry pi 3 in a box and all, but I wanted to buy another one for this, so I'm still open to change.

Though I've been playing a lot with the Pi 3 so far and it runs great, I didn't try arcade titles on it with MAME on it yet though, but as for console emulation from NES to PSX, it's pretty solid.

By the way, your cabinet looks absolutely great! :)