The Batocera firmware lets you flash a lightweight, emulation-focused operating system onto any flash drive, hard drive, or SD card. So what if we flashed it onto a flash drive, loaded it all up, and then used that as a portable gaming “system” that could be plugged into any Windows PC? That’s what we’re going to explore in this video.
Note that you can use any number of storage solutions to host your Batocera operating system, like an external HDD/SDD, and internal drive installed into your PC, or even a SD card if you have a built-in (or USB) reader.
01:18 tools and tips
02:46 installation and startup
05:00 transferring files onto the flash drive
06:55 how to configure settings
11:00 testing on a different PC
12:01 gameplay testing + tunes
21:32 summary and conclusion
Note that if you have a pre-built PC (like from Dell or HP), you will likely need to disable “Secure Boot” in the PC’s BIOS menu before booting a USB flash drive.