I’ve had this thing for over 10 years now. It’s got HAPP joysticks and buttons, along with a really old PS/2 keyboard encoder.
On the topic of the sticks and buttons, I’d love to go with Sanwa sticks and either Sanwa or Seimitsu buttons, but that requires some woodworking skills that I’ve found myself lacking. Unless someone would let me mail the thing off to them, that’s probably not happening. I could take it to the local glass shop and have a piece of plexi cut to the shape of the top in that case, but for now - it’s got a problem.
It’s got that PS/2 keyboard encoder, and running it through a PS/2 to USB adapter yields very poor results. There’s an upgrade kit sold by X-Arcade, but I’m immediately wary of that solution.
If I’m going to rewire this, I’d like to do it sanely. Either a strictly PC solution or a solution that would allow me to use it in a supergun setup would appeal to me. Suggestions?
FWIW - I actually tried to sell this thing here 4 years ago and couldn’t find a buyer for it. Now I’m trying to set it up at the office so we can get some fighting games on. I’m going to be the only one here that cares that it’s got the HAPP sticks instead of the japanese, but I would eventually like to get around to that. If there’s anyone I could send it to have it converted I’d be willing to hear it out.