Why can’t I mount the CPS2? Thats what those black metal feet that slide into the grooves on the bottom of the A board are for. I know how to mount a pcb into wood,I own 4 cabinets. I’m just curious if there is anything more than the single screw hole for securing the plywood vertical.
The physically fitting is what I’m curious about. As for the changing the harness, hehe, I’ve got some MAD plans for that I’ve been working on for a while now. I’ve got almost all of the schematic laid out for what I need, and its gonna be awesome. I’m making an interface, a 6 button street fighter-to-MVS interface. Easy, right? That’s not the cool part. Each player can toggle using button combinations between the curved four button layout (short-A, jab-B, strong-C, fierce-D, activated by pressing roundhouse+fierce) and 2x2 layout (jab-A, short-B, strong-C, forward-D, activated by pressing roundhouse+forward), cycle through the games (P1 RH+ P1 Up for game select up, P1 RH+P1 Down for game select down), and two DIP switches on the interface board in the cabinet, to enable/disable home mode (home mode being roundhouse+start is coin, and some other combination for system menu) and enable/disable using the stereo RCA connectors instead of the mono audio through the jamma harness (in case I ever install a q sound amp). The end result being a single board that plugs between a SF cabinet and a MVS board, with all the bells and whistles, and NO modification to the cabinet or wiring.
I think you’re misunderstanding what Im saying. There is a piece of metal at the rear of the control panel compartment, which holes in it for panel mount molex connectors to go. Any strain on the buttons it felt at the molex connector. Any strain on the jamma harness is felt at the molex connector. Need to replace the jamma harness in busy arcade? No problem, undo about 6 molex connections, remove the old harness, and redo 6 molex plugs, and you’re done. Same with the button wires. It’s really slick, and the original buttons and sticks were wired this way. The kick harness the guy put in was not however. Yes, electrically, the wiring is straight to the connector. But physically, having the wire go from the button to the molex connecter, and the molex connector to the kick harness, is just cleaner. I would just like to know if there is a ‘standard’ pinout before I do it.