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Great stuff, man! The kind of thing that I like to see. The picture quality also looks fantastic, good job with the S-Video mod as well!
Could you list, please, what you used for this controller mod/adapter? How much did it cost to you?
Thanks for sharing your goodies!
Before people go all "dear god what a waste of a great arcade stick!!" on me I just want to mention that years ago I build adapters to use this stick on the following systems:
computer (using a playstation to usb adapter)
my arcade supergun
This arcade stick is quite handy, building system adapters for this stick requires me forging a padhack out of a sacrificial controller and parts laying around.
Last edited by Drakon; 07-31-2012 at 09:26 PM.
So you use an original controller as the pass-through? Seems a neat idea to me, not a waste at all. Would there be enough room in the arcade stick to fit a few cut down "boards" so as not have anything external. Would a cheap way out of it is to use the 3rd party controllers as they are usually, from what I have seen use a "glob" on a board, so should be able to be cut down fairly small. I am really keen to do up a multi-use Arcade Stick as well with quality gear, but have heard it can get quite expensive. Can you buy an empty shell, where it is simply buttons and a stick with no smarts?
I am actually looking to replace the stick in a spare Sega MD 6B with a micro-switched type, but depth is an issue. I found one that *might* work (Happ sub-miniature) but it is $60 or so from memory. I have the Japanese 3B which is micro-switched, was keen to give the 6B the same treatment.
Like omp said, it's not a waste at all.
Anyway, my concept of enthusiastic is exactly what you do while others think that it has something to do with spending hundreds of dollars in "OMGZ RAREZ" games on eBay.
Once again, thanks a lot for sharing your stuff!
If you're not looking for professional stuff but only OK/good microswitch mechanism, why you don't try to replace the 6B one with the one used in those Compact PS1 Arcade Sticks from Hori? They usually go for something around $20 on eBay. I have one and it works pretty well, just like my Japanese Sega 6B, so I think that it could do the trick for you (mine is like the last one):
Hmm looks interesting, thank you for that. Is the depth around 25mm or so? Thanks again
I built this pc engine 6 button padhack in about 2 hours so really it's no trouble building an adapter for this stick.
Also dayum...you beat my record for uber sized project box used for making a padhack! Did you use a comm port as your plug? I found the svga 15 pin mini plug perfect because it has 15 pins (perfect number of pins for 8 buttons, start / select, and the four directional joystick) and...well....it's mini!
Last edited by Drakon; 08-01-2012 at 07:06 AM.
That mod isn't mine. You can trace the source by using the link of the image.
Oh okay, it's not bad just using wayyyy bigger parts than necessary.
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