After searching for a long time for a hardware that can connect my original JAMMA arcade cabinet to my PC and game consoles, i decided to build it on my own.
All commercially available things (J-PAC …) need a lot of additional hardware or wiring and none of them can handle a trackball for my favorite game marble madness.
The Project is in the final stage and i would like to hear your opinion if there is a market for it or not.
What does this hardware in principal:
- Connects PC or gameconsole to JAMMA Connector of the acade cabinet
- Makes a full ATX power supply from a arcade supply
- Works with MAME and other PC based emulators
- Emulates the joypads of SNES, Playstation (more to come)
- On board video Amplifier and 8W stereo sound
- Can be configured via USB
- Firmware update via USB
I made some Fotos, that you can see how it looks like.
All features in detail:
PC2JAMMA 1.4 Features
On board 5Amps 3.3V switching power supply
Original arcade power supply (+12V +5V -5V) is enough to connect the PC mainboard. Arcade cabinet can stay original
ATX power connector for PC mainboard
4pin. ATX 12V Aux connector
Harddisk + floppy power (+5V / GND / GND / +12V)
15 programmable keysets
5 x USB for MAME or other PC based Emulators etc.
3 x PSX (digitalcontroller, analog “red” und “green”)
1 x Super Nintendo "SNES"
1 x Nintendo 64 (planned)
1 x GameCube (planned)
4 x reserved for future use
Keyboard and mouse emulation via USB
Keyset configuration from PC via USB
Defaults for all Keysets in ROM
Stereo 8W/6W audio amplifier
2 video inputs VGA & SCART (selects automatically the correct source)
Controllabele video amp (0.7 … 4Vpp)
Arcade monitor protection from wrong line frequency
Built in SYNC signal divider (configurable)
Extented JAMMA connector with 4 buttons
Additional 12 general purpose inputs for buttons, Spinner, Trackball
Gold plated JAMMA connector
3 status LEDs
Firmware updates via USB
What do you think?
If there are enough interested gamers i’ll make a few to sell them.