iCade button customisation.

01-10-2012, 12:46 PM
#21
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Originally Posted by Nudgenudge View Post
No, the wiring did not change. I found a guide on Shoryuken: http://media.photobucket.com/image/s...iringGuide.jpg
It's perfect to tell you which cables go for each direction.

For the stick, I bought a JLF-TP-8Y, no plate. I just enlarged the circle in the panel's plastic with sandpaper to fit it nicely.

MarkHerm: the buttons on my picture (and I'm pretty sure, Lions') are OSBF-30s. The crown is just a bit larger, but nothing too big.
Also, Sanwa parts are just pure awesomeness compared to the stock ones: no clunky sound, no deadzone.
And for the wires: on the Sanwa part, easy, I posted the guide. On the white iCade cables, it is written on the PCB.
Yeah, mine are the OSBF-30s. The existing buttons are 28mm or so. So you'll need to sand the holes to make them 30mm for the sanwa. In my case I just broke out the dremel and sanded quick.

As mentioned earlier the Sanwa JLF diagram shows the wiring (http://media.photobucket.com/image/s...iringGuide.jpg). I used the 3rd one and faced the pinout toward the back of the box. For reference you can always take a photo of the existing wiring on the old joystick before you replace with the new. My existing iCade joystick had colored wires instead of all white. So having a pic to reference helped for matching up sanwa harness to the icade wires.
01-10-2012, 01:14 PM
#22
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Thanks Nudgenudge and Lions for helping me wrap my head around the PCB stick vs non PCB stick. it seems either one will work fine. I'll go with the PCB version just because the supplier I like carries that one. I'll also be popping in some 20gram microswitches (mmmmmmmmm), and an octagonal restrictor. I was going to pass on the pushbuttons, but if you fellas think they're worth it, I just may have to spring for the OBSF-30's.

not to get off topic, but do you guys own any full size cabs? I've currently got a MK1 cab with the 18-in-1 CPS2 board, and Top Skater. Though I may be getting rid of that behemoth soon.

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01-10-2012, 01:40 PM
#23
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Originally Posted by BATTLE BORN View Post
Thanks Nudgenudge and Lions for helping me wrap my head around the PCB stick vs non PCB stick. it seems either one will work fine. I'll go with the PCB version just because the supplier I like carries that one. I'll also be popping in some 20gram microswitches (mmmmmmmmm), and an octagonal restrictor. I was going to pass on the pushbuttons, but if you fellas think they're worth it, I just may have to spring for the OBSF-30's.

not to get off topic, but do you guys own any full size cabs? I've currently got a MK1 cab with the 18-in-1 CPS2 board, and Top Skater. Though I may be getting rid of that behemoth soon.
Well I love the sanwa buttons. The existing iCade ones just seem too stiff and the clicking gets a little annoying if you're playing a shooter.

Yeah, I own a New Astro City. I've got a few N-G games and a couple Capcom (cps1 & 2). Here's a random pic of my cab taken from my iphone a while back. Sry for the poor quality. I keep forgetting to take a better one.
01-10-2012, 01:45 PM
#24
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Originally Posted by Nudgenudge View Post
No, the wiring did not change. I found a guide on Shoryuken: http://media.photobucket.com/image/s...iringGuide.jpg
It's perfect to tell you which cables go for each direction.

For the stick, I bought a JLF-TP-8Y, no plate. I just enlarged the circle in the panel's plastic with sandpaper to fit it nicely.

MarkHerm: the buttons on my picture (and I'm pretty sure, Lions') are OSBF-30s. The crown is just a bit larger, but nothing too big.
Also, Sanwa parts are just pure awesomeness compared to the stock ones: no clunky sound, no deadzone.
And for the wires: on the Sanwa part, easy, I posted the guide. On the white iCade cables, it is written on the PCB.
Nice... thanks for the link!

Also ordered the octagonal restrictor. Thing is, I don't really know what it's for lol! I assume it just makes the stick tighter on the diagonals?

Last edited by mremulator; 01-10-2012 at 01:49 PM.
01-10-2012, 01:48 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by Lions View Post
Well I love the sanwa buttons. The existing iCade ones just seem too stiff and the clicking gets a little annoying if you're playing a shooter.

Yeah, I own a New Astro City. I've got a few N-G games and a couple Capcom (cps1 & 2).
Sanwa buttons it is! Thanks for your input! Great astro city cab by the way! I really like those

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01-10-2012, 01:56 PM
#26
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Originally Posted by mremulator View Post
Nice... thanks for the link!

Also ordered the octagonal restrictor. Thing is, I don't really know what it's for lol! I assume it just makes the stick tighter on the diagonals?
Square gates are the default but some people (myself included) prefer octagonal gates cus the stick doesn't get caught up in the corners. So for example, it's easier to do a fireball in street fighter.
01-10-2012, 01:56 PM
#27
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Originally Posted by mremulator View Post
Also ordered the octagonal restrictor. Thing is, I don't really know what it's for lol! I assume it just makes the stick tighter on the diagonals?
yup, there's points in every corner/direction instead of being rounded off. I've just come to like them more since most games I played growing up used those.

EDIT: Lions is right on the money. playing street fighter with a square gate is like torture for me, but it's all preference.
here's what they look like

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Last edited by BATTLE BORN; 01-10-2012 at 02:15 PM.
01-10-2012, 02:16 PM
#28
Thanks for replies. Anyone got any links for "decent" MAME side art? Basically, I'm crap in Photoshop & can't really find anything suitable online... so far ;/
01-10-2012, 02:22 PM
#29
Can that Sanwa stick be changed to 4-way (for Pac-Man, etc)?
01-10-2012, 02:24 PM
#30
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Originally Posted by Lions View Post
Square gates are the default but some people (myself included) prefer octagonal gates cus the stick doesn't get caught up in the corners. So for example, it's easier to do a fireball in street fighter.
As those guys. I couldn't for the life of me do a quarter-circle properly before then.

As for other cabs: nope, no space in my flat for it. That's why I'm loving my iCade more and more.
Actually, I bought a Dremel and router bit just recently, and finally did my "trenches" in the inside. For those interested of remodeling the cab, it's MDF wood, so wear a mask.

Here is the iPad inside:


I did go without a guide, so there are a few imperfections, and it moves a little bit (only a couple of mm, so, I'm proud of my work ). I'll probably smooth them with wood putty, to have a perfect fit.

Next up: cutting a bezel (that's easy), a header (a bit tricker, I'll probably go with putty again for the rounded part), and if I feel adventurous, a dismantled iPod dock to do LED lights, stereo sound and charge the iPad (need to cut a hole on one of the side too).

edit for crunc:
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Originally Posted by crunc View Post
Can that Sanwa stick be changed to 4-way (for Pac-Man, etc)?
Actually, yes! The middle of the square gate can be rotated so that it goes true 4-way.
The basic one from the iCade does not allow this. You can only buy the gate, but one is "offered" with the stick, so I'd plunge for the investment.

Last edited by Nudgenudge; 01-10-2012 at 02:26 PM.