> Hi there,
> I am pretty new to the whole arcade/MAME scene and I have a question regarding a
> cabinet I am thinking of getting.
> I've got the option to buy a dedicated Sega Fighting Vipers cabinet.
> I would love to convert this machine to a MAME machine, using the speakers and arcade
> monitor in the cabinet without altering it in a way so that it cannot be restored to
> it's current form.
> The main question I have is this: Is it possible to hook a pc to a Model 2 board in a
> simular fashion one can connect a pc to a Jamma board through a J-Pac?
> I've spent a good part of the day looking for info on this but pretty much all the
> information I can find talks about Jamma setups.
> I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
You can but it's not as easy. All Sega Model hardwar cabs use 24KHz monitors which whilst not impossible to drive, I don't know of many ways without using some RGB scaler (not sure if ArcadeVGA would work). All the inputs are direct to the board I believe but you'd need to adapt the harness using a female JST-RA header I believe. Best option is to download the manual from The Arcade Manual Database and see if it has a schematic and if so, see how your controls and video are wired up.
There might be other options such as Model 2 to Jamma adaptors but you'd need one for the cab obviously.
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