Taito Type X2 with Play Station 2 Controllers


#1

Hi I recently purchased a Taito type X2 board with KOF XIII, and I have it in a nice LCD cabinet from coinop express. Everything is working fine however I was reading that some arcades (such as Arcade UFO) have PlayStation2 ports so that people can bring their own controllers/sticks and use them with the cab.

Does any body have an idea of how to do this? I would think that there might be a way of using PS3 sticks since there’s a few open usb ports in the board but PS2 sticks really surprised me.

If anybody has an idea of how to do this please let me know, it would be a cool feature to add to my cab.


#2

IIRC the Taito X2 is “just” a computer running XP so I’m assuming it’s a PS2->USB converter under the hood.


#3

PSX to JAMMA converter
eTokki sells a PSX/PS2 to jamma adapter, the pin out is standard Neo Geo DB 15 pin fare, this can easily be adapted to any jamma style cab.

Also on http://shoryuken.com/f177/official-cthulhu-chimp-thread-try-our-new-dreamcast-flavor-162026/
http://godlikecontrols.com/download/converterwelcome2.pdf
Toodles also sells a FG Widgget Converter, it adapts PSX, SNES or Saturn Controllers to Low/ High voltage inversion. Meaning you can use it to make Neo Geo or Jamma adapters, or you you can wire this to a hack game pad to make an adapter (like a Sega Saturn to Xbox 360 adapter)


#4

I don’t think it’s that easy.

that looks like it might work but I don’t see where I can connect the neo geo side of it, I’m using a JVS converter for Jamma for the sticks.


#5

The FGW Converter connects on the same side of the JAMMA harness as the buttons and stick on the main control panel. So the JAMMA pin for player 1 Up would go to both the Up direction on the CP joystick and the Up direction on the converter.