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Posted byFoam
Posted on05/11/01 01:27 AM



This may be the wrong question to ask here, since it seems you guys deal more with emulation, but I was wondering if any of you might be able to point me to some good sites with explanations/diagrams of how to build a supergun/jamma test rig as well as how to make an rgb to ntsc converter. I've got a few game pcb's layin around from when I worked at an arcade, and I want to make this my summer project so I'll finally be able to play them. Thanks for any replies.
-Chris




SubjectRe: Supergun constructing new Reply to this message
Posted byDonnie
Posted on05/12/01 02:22 PM



> This may be the wrong question to ask here, since it seems you guys deal more with emulation.

No - we're collectors, so you have 1/2 asked the right place. We're mainly collectors of boards and systems though, so most of the arcade collectors here have their own cabinets.

There are a few places around with the details of how to start your project. Perhaps Saint's Arcade Controls site is worth a starting look.

http://www.arcadecontrols.com/arcade.htm

Or try the following message board,

http://www.arcadecontrols.speedhost.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html







SubjectRe: Supergun constructing new Reply to this message
Posted byInspectorGadget
Posted on05/12/01 08:41 PM



I have a SuperNOVA and various arcade boards, and I'll tell you, go with the following components:

-Happ Ultimate Joysticks and push buttons - simply, the best on the market. Great feel and durability.

-A quality 120V power supply: Any good brand will do.

-JAMMA harness

-http://www.jrok.com for your convertor...trust me, buy one from this guy (a LOT less trouble and cheaper in the long run)

-*Two* male DB25 connectors. Use these to wire your JAMMA joysticks. Of course, use female connectors for the joystick connectors from the joysticks themselves...wire the buttons from the joystick to the female end, and make sure the male end follows the same wires to the JAMMA harness.

That's all I can really think of off the bat, aside from laminating your joystick's top surface to prevent your hands from chapping. Also, make sure your joysticks are not perfectly planar (make sure there's a slight angle to the top surface, like on an arcade cabinet's control panel).



InSPEcTaH
"Go go gadget go!"


SubjectThanks for the information new Reply to this message
Posted byFoam
Posted on05/18/01 02:59 AM



I really had no clue as to how to approach this project, but the info and links you guys provided me with has given me a pretty good base to start on. Thanks again,

-Chris




SubjectRe: Supergun constructing new Reply to this message
Posted bynez2002
Posted on01/26/02 10:07 AM



Visit http://cps2shock.retrogames.com, they have complete instructions on how to build a jamma rig! I used them and I now have a rig on which I play SF2 and Robocop!


SubjectRe: Supergun constructing Reply to this message
Posted byVideoman
Posted on04/20/02 09:18 AM



> Visit http://cps2shock.retrogames.com, they have complete instructions on how to
> build a jamma rig! I used them and I now have a rig on which I play SF2 and
> Robocop!
>

Cool! I have an original RoboCop board too.. I just need to build one of those rigs to hook it up to. (Have the joystick, need to build the RGB adaptor.) What kind of power-supply do you use to power the whole thing? Can you use an old PC-AT power-supply?






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