SparkCC Video Games
The Cocktail Cabinet is a Space Invaders II cabinet that was rescued from a roadside rubbish pickup.
P1 & P2 controllers are laid out as follows:
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B A R
- Return to menu:
- Retroarch config:
The LCD monitor in the cocktail cabinet is larger than the hole cut in the cabinet top. The decision was made to preserve the historical integrity of the top by not significantly modifying it.
To accommodate this configuration overscan was tweaked such that the underlying Operating System only uses the portion of the screen which is visible. Information on tweaking overscan for Retropie is here and for the underlying Raspbian OS is here.
The cocktail cabinet screen is oriented in portrait mode with P1 and P2 at opposite ends of the screen.
Some games support simultaneous multiplayer in this configuration. However most simultaneous multiplayer games are designed for landscape mode with P1 and P2 at the same end of the screen.
RetroArch uses a standard "core" config for all games:
- Ensure that Quick Menu -> Overrides -> Save Configuration on Exit is always set to
OFF. Otherwise any changes made will be automatically applied to all games.
- Save a core configuration change via Quick Menu -> Overrides -> Save Core Overrides. Only do this if you are 100% certain of what you are doing.
RetroArch allows for a "game" config to be defined which overrides the "core" config for that game only:
- To save shader config: Quick Menu -> Shaders -> Save Game Preset.
- To save other config: Quick Menu -> Overrides -> Save Game Overrides.