Jon’s HTPC: Games

This is Part of Jon’s HTPC setup. For more, see: Introduction and Table of Contents

Games:
GamesI’m a huge old-school game fan. I’m currently working my way through Chrono Trigger and The Secret of Mana. Again, this is where Meedio shines. Using a plug-in for Meedio I’m able to have a catalog of over 700 SNES games, over 700 NES games, and over 500 Atari 2600 games. All are searchable with the remote and you can brows all the games by their box art. It’s really flipping cool. If you want to play a game, you simply select it and the game start up (again, Meedio connecting a bunch of software). The software I use is “myGames”, “ZSNES”, “Jnes”, and “Stella”. The best thing about the old-school games is the ability to use actual old-school controllers to play them. To do this I bought a “USB to 4x NES plug adapter” (FourScore), and two “USB to SNES plug adapters” (Super SmartJoy). Then you just buy old controllers on ebay and you’re good to go. You can see the adapters under the coffee table in this picture…

http://www.reberry.net/pictures/pictures/CompCase2/pages/IMG_4620.html

Here’s the links to the plug adapters if you want to check them out…

http://www.retrousb.com/nintendo.html

http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=302&products_id=4234&likref=smartjoy.com

Old-school games at the touch of a button, it’s a beautiful thing. I also have a USB to 2x PS2 plug adapter, but it only gets used for the two dance pads we have for “Dance Dance Revolution”. 🙂

MyGames software…
http://www.getmygames.com/downloads/mygamespro.shtml

ZSNES software…
http://www.zsnes.com/

Jnes software…
http://www.jabosoft.com/jnes/

Stella software…
http://stella.sourceforge.net/

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