My Ultimate Steam Deck Emulation Setup

My Ultimate Steam Deck Emulation Setup

After a few weeks of tinkering, I finally have my Steam Deck set up exactly the way I like. This video will show you my setup, which is a combination of EmuDeck, EmulationStation, Xbox Cloud Gaming, standalone Linux games, and my Steam library.

EmuDeck
EmulationStation
Xbox Cloud Gaming setup
Itch.io Linux games
SteamGridDB

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EmulationStation on Steam Deck! Showcase and Guide

EmulationStation on Steam Deck!  Showcase and Guide

Well, that didn’t take long. The desktop version of EmulationStation works really well with the Steam Deck, and allows you to streamline your emulation setup on this impressive handheld. Plus it works in perfect sync with EmuDeck, allowing you to have preconfigured emulation settings AND multiple options when it comes to organizing your ROM library. In this video we’ll go over basic setup, add artwork, and improve how it displays in SteamOS.

Download EmulationStation Desktop Edition here, and be sure to check out their extensive user guide.

Other tools used in this video:
EmuDeck for emulator auto-configuration
SteamGridDB for posters, heroes, grid, and logo images
ScreenScraper.fr to sign up for a free account for scraping images

Note that while I didn’t show it in the video, you can go into Main Menu > Other Settings and adjust the default emulators to your liking. This is helpful if you have a preferred RetroArch core or want to use a standalone emulator.

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Valve Steam Deck Impressions: Size, Weight, and Controls

Valve Steam Deck Impressions: Size, Weight, and Controls

I finally have a Steam Deck in hand, and so in this video I will walk you through the experience of holding this popular new device. Is it too big? Why are the controls so high up? Why did they use so much space for those trackpads? Let’s find out together.

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Beelink SEi8 Review: An Excellent Batocera Mini PC

Beelink SEi8 Review: An Excellent Batocera Mini PC

The Beelink SEi8 is the latest budget mini PC I’ve tested, and the third Beelink I’ve reviewed in as many months. So today let’s see how it stacks up against its more powerful companions and whether the $350 average price tag is worth it. Bottom line: it’s an excellent PC on the Linux and Batocera side, but its Windows performance was mixed.

Beelink SEi8 (Amazon)
Official website

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Review: Beelink SER3 Mini PC

Review: Beelink SER3 Mini PC

The Beelink SER3 is a Ryzen 7 mini PC that packs quite a punch for its size. Is it powerful enough to function as your primary PC?

Specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2.3-4GHz (4 cores / 8 threads)
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 10
RAM: DDR4 16GB RAM (up to 64GB)
Storage: M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB (up to 1TB)
SATA socket for 1TB 2.5-inch HDD or SSD
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Dual-band WiFi (802.11AC) // Bluetooth 4.0
4x USB 3.0 ports
2x HDMI ports (4K @60Hz)
1x USB-C port (4K @60Hz)
1x 3.5mm audio jack (audio out + mic)

Buy one here (Amazon)
Official Beelink website

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Super Console X Mini PC Review

Super Console X Mini PC Review

The Super Console X Mini PC is a repackaged version of the popular Chuwi LarkBox Pro PC but with a customized 2TB hard drive filled to the brim with retro games. Let’s take a deep dive review and see how well this impressively small PC does when it comes to playing advanced systems like PSP, GameCube, Dreamcast, N64, PS2, and even Steam PC games.

Buy one here
Also on Amazon (more expensive but faster)
2TB loaded HDD
Wired controller

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How will the Steam Deck handle emulation?

How will the Steam Deck handle emulation?

I’m really excited to learn about Valve’s recently-announced Steam Deck handheld computer. Let’s take a look at its specs and the potential it has to be a best-in-class handheld emulation device.

Steam Deck subreddit: https://reddit.com/r/ValveSteamDeck
Steam Deck Discord server: https://discord.gg/v3egje3UbR

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