Wall Mounted Arcade User Guide

Getting Started

Turn the cabinet on by lifting the control pad, and pressing the power button on the front of the mini PC. The cabinet it surge protected, and can be left on for days or weeks as needed.  

Turn on the PS2 Game Controllers by switching on the power buttons at the bottom of each controller Game Controllers go dormant quickly to save battery. Wake them up by pressing the Start button. A solid red light at the top of the controller means they are awake. 

Navigate the interface using Up and Down on either the Arcade Controls or Game Controllers. The button labeled "Select" allows you to choose a system or game. The button labeled "Back" returns you to the previous screen.

Classic arcade games (under the MAME system heading) are played using the Arcade Controls. Everything else is played using the handheld Game Controllers.

Exit any game by pressing Mode + Start on the Player 1 Game Controller (this includes classic arcade games under the MAME system heading).

Power off the cabinet by pressing Start, selecting Quit, then Shutdown System.
 
IMPORTANT: Please do not attempt to remap the controls. The software only allows the exit game function to be done from the P1 game controller, and that function cannot be mapped to additional controllers. 


Additional Controls

In-Game Save: "Mode" + "X"

In-Game Load: "Mode" + "Y"

Add game to favorites: Hold "Y" on a game

Unfavorite game: Hold "Y" on a favorited game

 

Troubleshoot

Game Does Not Boot

If a game does not boot, hover over the game in the game list, then hold down the A button on your controller. There you will see an option called "Advanced Game Options", with an option called "Emulator". Change the emulator from "Auto" to another emulator in the list, then attempt to boot the game again. If that doesn't work, try the next emulator on the list.  

 

Wireless Controller Will Not Respond

The included PS2 controllers go dormant quickly to save power. To wake it back up, press "Start" on the controller, and wait a few seconds. The solid red light should come back on, then the controller should work normally.

If one of the provided PS2 controllers doesn't respond, and it simply blinks with red/green lights, turn off both controllers, and unplug them both. Plug both back in, then turn on one and press "Start". When that controller shows a solid red light, turn on the second controller and press start. 

 
System Frozen
 
If the standard method of Mode + Start isn't working to exit a game after 10-20 seconds, press and hold the power button on the front of the console to turn it off and back on. This won't damage the system.
 
Arcade/MAME Game Will Not Boot

The default emulator should be set to MAME .139, except for a small handful of titles like Killer Instinct, Area 51 and Carnevil. 
To select the default emulator, press Start, then go to Advanced System Options > Emulator, then select MAME .139.

To change the emulator for an individual game, hover over the game logo, and hold down the A button, select Advanced Options, then change the emulator to Libretro MAME.

Arcade/MAME: Vertical Game Aspect Ratio

Hover over the game and hold the A button, then select Advanced Game Options > Game Aspect Ration, then select Core Provided. If this doesn't immediately fix the issue, follow the below steps: 

1. On the Platform wheel, press Start and go to Game Settings 
2. Make sure Video Mode is set to Auto, and that Game Aspect Ratio is set to Auto 
3. Select Game Rendering & Shaders 
4. Make sure Integer Scaling is set to Auto 
5. Back out and select the MAME wheel, then press Select 
6. In Advanced System Options, make sure Video Mode is set to Auto, and Game Aspect Ratio is set to Auto. 
7. Select “Game Rendering” and turn Integer Scaling to Auto. 
8. Back out and select Quit to reset the system, then select any vertical aspect game to confirm the resolution scale.

FAQ

Why do PS3, Wii U and Switch games sometimes stutter during gameplay?

Emulators for newer systems load new textures and environments on the fly, in a process known as "shader caching". This is how these emulators work, and there is no configuration that will completely eliminate it. It's also not a hardware limitation, and the same stutter will occur even on cutting edge hardware. 

Why do PS3 games take so long to load? 
 
The first time a PS3 game loads takes far longer than every time after. This is normal, and there is unfortunately no way to speed the process up.

Advanced

Video Guides for Adding Games




Change Rendering Resolution
 
The default rendering resolution for consoles with 3D graphics is 1440p to match the monitor's output. 

Some consoles will allow you to increase the rendering resolution without affecting performance. When the resolution is increased, jagged edges in older 3D games are smoothed out, which can help older games will look more modern. 

This isn't available for most systems. If you change it and performance is effected, you can change it back to the original settings. 

To access upscaling options (when available), select a system on the main platform wheel. Press Select, then Advanced System Options. You're looking for the term "Rendering Resolution". If available, select a multiple of the original resolution. Press B to back out to the game wheel, then press "A" start the game.

 

Change User Interface Theme

The theme refers to the overall look of the scroll wheels where platforms and games are displayed. You can change a theme by pressing "Start" on your controller, then "UI Settings" > "Theme Set"