Step 6: Computer - Customization tips
Try to get rid of the text you see when you start the computer and try to change the Ubuntu logo or windows logo into something you've made yourself.
For linux you should take a look at Usplash.
For windows a quick google search can do wonders.
Also try to customize the frontends theme, maybe to something that matches your favorite games or the exterior of your cabinet.
WahCade! also has a feature to play a movie when starting up. You can create any movie in any motion graphics package and play it every time you start your machine.
It can also function as a music station, playing random music from the indicated folder.
Another cool thing to do is to create screen shots from your games and link them to the menu items, that way players can quickly see what kind of game it is. These screen shots are also used as a screen saver if enabled. Otherwise it will use the xscreensavers which are also very nice (GLMatrix and Flying toasters to name a few).
As you can see lots of customization options. Again look through the documentation for all the options.
Next up the arcade controller.