PlayStation Controllers on Arcade Machines HELP NEEDED!


#1

Ok, so I have a set of PlayStation cords with female ports (2) and two wiring harnesses with 8 pins on each. They both daisy chain and connect to form a 16 pin connector. THis normally would go on a Tekken DR cabinet directly on the System 256 board. Obviously this won’t just plug and play on any cabinet, but my question is, how in the world can I get this to work in a normal Jamma cabinet?

What type of power do I need to get the PS ports to work, and has anyone ever made some type of bridge or passthrough board to make this easier?

I will have a pic in a moment.

Also, the cabinets at Arcade Infinity and Family Fun that have PSX ports in them, what the heck are those machines called? The brand name…


#2

isnt there some jamma harness for ps2 controllers?


#3

You need a MGCD for PS2.

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3649/dsc03296pl4.jpg

here:
http://www.coinopexpress.com/products/pcbs/pcb/CD_Converting_board_:_MGCD_50.html
(unfortunately, it’s sold out… but i’ll let you search the net to find one, it’s not that rare.)

You can connect a PS2 to an arcade cab using this device.


#4

i thought he wanted to connect ps controllers to a jamma setup?


#5

Sorry, I misunderstood…

I think you can still use it with systems such as Naomi, Type-X, EX-board and Atomiswave which have their own video and sound output. (I mean, additionaly to the jama one)

Just plug the sound and video signal output from the game PCB/board to the video/sound input in the MGCD, and connect the MGCD to the arcade cab.


#6

Atryu,

I need to add Playstation controller access to EXISTING Jamma games, not turn a PLayStation 2 into a Jamma system. WHat you are showing me is completely different. I have female ports that TAKE controller input, you are showing me something that is male and just allows existing joysticks and buttons on a cabinet to work on a Jamma converted PS2. This is strictly for additional controller access.


#7

Is there an arcade near your area that has this setup? Maybe you could ask the owner to open it up so you could see how it’s done. I think the arcade at the mall has T5DR with the ps2 ports. I’ll ask if they could open it up so I could see. Damn it sucks that my g/f doesn’t work there anymore or I would ask her to do it for me.


#8

What you’ll need is the proper circuit to go from PSX->JVS USB, and JVS USB to JAMMA.

Where did you get those ports to begin with? What kind of cab or kit did it come out of?


#9

You can’t, or at least not without designing a custom decoder circuit. Given that you had to ask it is likely way beyond your skill set…


#10

?

In my first post I explained that these are from that exact cabinet. They hook up through a port on the System 256 board, which will not help me with other cabinets.


#11

What the heck is a JVS USB?

I stated in the original post, these are the ports from a Tekken 5 DR cabinet.


#12

JVS is the replacement for the Jamma standard; allows for analog controls, higher definition video, all sorts of bells and whistles. It uses a controller connection that looks identical to regular USB plugs. NOTE: Physically its the same, but the way the wires communicate is hella different from USB! Please dont call it USB, because it aint.

I can’t tell from the grainy pictures. Are there any electronics in that piece, or it just just straight wire to the ends of the PSX port?


#13

It’s just a cable that doesn’t contain any ICs or circuitry. I will be having a look at it soon, and I’m pretty sure it’s just a PSX cable with a 16pin connector at one of the ends instead of the male PSX connectors for 1P and 2P.


#14

Where do I get one of these JVS things?


#15

Its built into most new arcade cabinet; thats why most new systems (Naomi on up) require some sort of Jamma interface to work in a jamma cabinet. As for trying to wire up JVS in a remodelled to handmade cabinet, I have no idea.