First arcade project, need advice. :)

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First arcade project, need advice. :)

Post by EvilOro138 » November 3rd, 2013, 2:14 pm

I have the following : Empty fight Arcade cabinet, Windows computer, CRT tv that fits inside the arcade cab, a xbox and PS2,
I'm hoping one day, I'll be able to build a MAME arcade that will also use the Ps2 and xbox that I have. For now I would be happy with phase 1.

Phase 1

Buy and install two arcade joy sticks and 12 buttons (already have Player1 and Player2 buttons in the cabinet). Hack my two PS2 or xbox controllers and just play using the Ps2 or xbox system.

What's the best way to go about this?

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Post by EvilOro138 » November 5th, 2013, 9:17 am

Here is the cab that I'm using. Image

I was thinking this might be a good setup for the Arcade cab controls. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arcade-MAME-2-P ... 3385622aba

Anyone having good luck with this setup?

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Post by jyarrison » November 5th, 2013, 11:56 am

Hey there. Great looking cabinet to start with. The ebay auction is a good price, but the only thing I would caution you with is that Xin Mo USB encoder. I have not used one before but I have read some very poor reviews online about that encoder.

Since you are considering hooking up an Xbox and/or PS2, maybe you should look at this: http://www.xgaming.com/store/arcade-par ... undle-pcb/

It is a bit more expensive but it works well. You will also get a nice front end in Maximus Arcade at no charge. Plus, this company makes adapters for their encoder so you could plug in your Xbox/PS2 and control these consoles (via an adapter) using your arcade controls instead. No need to hack a joypad to use while standing at an arcade machine.
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Re: First arcade project, need advice. :)

Post by EvilOro138 » November 5th, 2013, 5:39 pm

$98 is not that bad, just wonder if there is any lag with that setup? I play a lot of SF3 and Mortal Kombat.

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Post by PantherUK » November 5th, 2013, 6:09 pm

It's basically an X-Arcade controller without the wooden box, I have never noticed lag with my X-Arcade Tankstick, and I play the SF games fairly regular mate...
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Post by jyarrison » November 6th, 2013, 8:02 am

PantherUK wrote:I have never noticed lag with my X-Arcade Tankstick
Agreed. I have had mine for three years now and play it often in the Fall and Winter. No lag.
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Post by EvilOro138 » November 7th, 2013, 5:11 pm

Went with Sanwa for buttons and sticks and a ZD encoder ($19) from ebay. Will keep posted.

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Post by EvilOro138 » November 15th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Still waiting for my china parts to come in. For mean time, I did this. :hehe:
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Post by PantherUK » November 15th, 2013, 5:38 pm

Heh, that is certainly on way of getting around it..! :woot:
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Re: First arcade project, need advice. :)

Post by EvilOro138 » November 21st, 2013, 10:21 am

The ZD Encoder is beast!! No lag and it works great with my Sanwa parts! I'm so happy, I'm going to buy a few extra boards. :devlish:

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