Hi, I’m brand new to the forum but here seemed the best place to ask about an upcoming project I’m seriously considering.
I have a Dreamcast Arcade stick HKT-7300 which I plan to mod with a Sanwa stick. The buttons are fine, for now at least. I don’t need help with that, there are many really great guides out there.
My issue is I want to retain Dreamcast compatibility while adding a USB to use it on PC. The most basic way is to get an adapter, the Trio Linker Plus II, but they are difficult to get in the UK and there’s no guarantee it will keep being compatible with future versions of Windows. Plus if I’m going to be doing a fairly serious mod to add the Sanwa stick I’m thinking I could add additional compatibility.
My ideas are as follows:
- Adding a second PCB, so there are two cables coming from the stick, the original and the USB.
- Swapping the Dreamcast PCB for a PS3 controller PCB and using the Brook PS3/4 to Dreamcast converter. This should let me have PC, PS3/4 and Dreamcast compatibility. I haven’t researched this fully yet, I’m sure there are pitfalls.
Any advice or tips would be great. Tell me if I’m looking at this all wrong and there’s a super simple/superior method I’ve missed.