I'm currently setting up a gaming room in my house and was wondering if anyone has set up some sort of MAME machine or other emulating machine. I wanted to build an actually cabinet of sorts to look like an old arcade machine. I have a good computer to handle the emulation and roms, but needing other advice on where exactly to start.
I have seen other machines when powered on, they are brought directly into MAME where a game can be selected, instead of going into Windows and having to load the application manually. What is all behind that?