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.
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.
Newer systems such as PS3, Wii U and Switch load game textures and environments on demand, and there may be stutter the first time you enter an area. This is normal, and it is not due to hardware limitations. After the character models and game environments are loaded once, any stutter should subside.
The first time any PS3 game is loaded can take a very long time. This will only occur on the first load. Subsequent loads will be much faster.
The default rendering resolution for more modern systems (N64 and newer) has been configured to 1440p, which means that characters and backgrounds will display at 2-6 times the resolution of games running on original hardware. Jagged edges on character models and environments have been substantially reduced.
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
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"