Hi all, it’s been a while since my last posting, been busy with other things in life…
Anyways, I built a stand-up cabinet around 10 years ago which was a good learning experience and have since sold that cabinet & want to do another one, this time a 2P Vewlix clone.
I’ve been discussing plans, etc with Rob from Arcadeworx here in Australia and I’m curious to know what others have done in regards to the control panel buttons on their cabinets/sticks.
I’ll be using an Xbox (original) & an Xbox 360 in the cabinet mainly for emulators and fighting games. The controls will be wired up to a pair of PS360+ boards so I can switch between the two consoles easily. The main controls will have 8 buttons each. This is an image of the default CP.
Now I’m not sure how many buttons I should have in the middle for back/start/guide, etc and I want to use 24mm Sanwas. Some of the emulators on the original Xbox use the R3 (button on right thumbstick) to bring up menus, so having this button is handy. From what I understand, with the PS360+ boards, I can hold certain buttons to trigger a different outcome (ie Back & Start to bring up Guide), is that correct?
The dilemma I have is that I’d like to keep the CP as clean and as authentic as possible, but also like to have the needed buttons accessible somehow. Some of these buttons won’t be needed often so I could mount them elsewhere, would like to know if others have been in a similar situation and what the outcome was.