Not sure if this is the right place to post something like this but here goes.
I’m interested in getting started collecting Capcom CPS style games (mostly fighters) and to be frank I’m kind of lost.
From what I gather, these games use a JAMMA style connector for the controller inputs and A/V outputs. Typically, you’d either install these games in an arcade cabinet or need some kind of adapter to connect to anything else like a tv.
My goal is to start out with one cabinet that I can swap games out of with somewhat relative ease and if I decide to buy more cabs I can go from there (I really like the Japanese style “candy” cabs).
So my biggest question is, I found an X-Men vs Street Fighter machine very close to me and I want to know if it’ll be able to do what I want. By all accounts everything is in working order and good condition.
I have heard about the “suicide” batteries Capcom installs on these games and I am worried about that. I have heard of the “Phoenix” method of reviving the games but I’d rather just get the battery replaced without having to deal with getting the rom’s flashed.
Any help or tips are appreciated. Thanks!