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Kronbong
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Building Mame Arcade Cabinent (Joystick Not Working)
#335045 - 12/10/14 10:50 AM


Hello I recently picked up an old arcade machine with the hopes to run mame on it from my computer. After doing a little research I purchased a PC to JAMMA board thinking this was what i needed. I Plugged in the board, replacing the old board I attached the board to my pc and the light comes on. I read up that joysticks and buttons should now mimic certain keyboard buttons but i see no feedback in windows or in mame. Is there specific software I need to download or should I purchase a different board like the ultimarc usb. I have posted pictures aswell of the boards and joysticks.






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Re: Building Mame Arcade Cabinent (Joystick Not Working) new [Re: Kronbong]
#335059 - 12/10/14 08:01 PM


I´m not familiar with the board you are using but the results of 5 minutes googling strongly suggest it is a PC2JAMMA which cannot convert the joystick inputs into signals the PC will recognise. You would need extra circuitry hacking into the JAMMA harness and also hacking a keyboard to get this functionality.
I believe you would have been better off going for the Ultimarc J-PAC for what you are trying to achieve.

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Re: Building Mame Arcade Cabinent (Joystick Not Working) new [Re: bodger319]
#335155 - 12/15/14 12:54 PM


Thank you for your reply I sort of realised this would be the problem. So if I purchase the Ultimarc jpac board will any other equipment be needed?. I will be running everything off the computer (screen and speakers not using the existing hardware) and want the joysticks and buttons purely as a peripheral.



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Re: Building Mame Arcade Cabinent (Joystick Not Working) new [Re: Kronbong]
#335160 - 12/15/14 09:35 PM


As you are not going to be using the arcade monitor but only the joysticks and buttons, a cheaper option would be to go for the I-PAC 2. Almost half the price of a J-PAC.
Just desolder the relevant wires from the JAMMA connector on the cabinet, or alternatively snip them and trim back the insulation if you do not have a soldering iron, and screw them into the corresponding terminals on the I-PAC.



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Re: Building Mame Arcade Cabinent (Joystick Not Working) new [Re: bodger319]
#335372 - 12/22/14 04:47 PM


Thanks bodger greatly appreciated.


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