Whats required for an arcade machine?


#1

Im interested in setting up a home arcade machine, but being a complete neophyte Im not entirely sure what’s required. If I purchased a pcb kit such as one of these taito type x-2 from here http://www.coinopexpress.com/products/pcbs/taito_type_x2.html. Then what would I need to get it game ready?

Presumably a cabinet, monitor and some form of input ? Once its set up is it possible to “swap out” the taito type x-2 for say, a system 256 kit?


#2

looking at the specs on the x2, it requires a hi-def monitor (720p, 1080p, 1440p). you’re basically looking at one of the new high end sf4 cabs or something similar if you don’t want to build something yourself.


#3

The X2 is VERY expensive.
Unless you have a lot of money it might make sense to go for a supergun rather than a hidef cab.


#4

this not for home arcade. if you want it then who is like an idiot!


#5

your broken english cracks me up :rofl:


#6

I believe it outputs in VGA/DVI or something so all you would need is a compatible input device (you will need to find out the input schematics. It’s whatever the successor to JAMMA is called), power supply (might be supplied), and high-def monitor.


#7

I saw it Taito type X2 hardward has four USB,
I wonder, HRAP3 can port to the hardware? who know…


#8

simply put.

no. JVS USB is what’s needed, not an HID joystick. JVS USB controls more than just the joysticks.


#9

The Type X2 can output 4/3 480p with all games released to date (and at least with SF4 for future games) so it can work on classic cabinet with a 31khz monitor.

Like that : http://am-net-blog.sakura.ne.jp/sblo_files/am-net/image/CA390202.JPG

BTW prices on coinopexpress are quite high, i remember a few months ago i saw a X2 with Battle Fantasia for almost half their price.