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by jemsic Thu May 04, 2006 2:29 pm

Sounds awesome! Last night I ordered enough parts to make 2. So I'll start building them when I get the new buttons and joysticks (should be 2-3 days).

I can start wiring the controller boards now though. So do you think I should make them both for Dreamcast? Or should I make one of them out of a PSX controller? I've heard that there's plenty of adapters for PSX controllers, while the Dreamcast doesn't have many at all. So it might be easier to sell one with a PSX plug on it. What do you suggest?
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by racketboy Fri May 05, 2006 7:25 pm

The Playstation thing might be best, but what about USB?
Can the PS2 or XBox use USB controllers?
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by jemsic Fri May 05, 2006 11:01 pm

I don't think so. But with the psx controller, you could buy a usb adapter for 10 bucks at radio shack. Then you could use the sticks for MAME, or you could buy a different adapter for xbox. You could natively use the PSX controller on PS2.

I bought a 3rd party PSX controller from Rhino Games yesterday, and it looks like it'll work perfectly. The board is so small that it'll really help me in keeping the size down. I just have to go to home depot tomorrow and get the materials for the boxes. I'm thinking really nice finished plywood. Light, but still very sturdy.
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by CurulleanCat Sat May 06, 2006 2:12 am

actually for the xbox controllers all you have to do is buy a extra brake away cord and a usb cable and you can chop them up and connect them to use on the computer.

Heres teh one of the sites that shows how to do it:
http://www.fury-tech.com/en/Guides/Xbox ... ersion-Mod


Ive done this to my Xbox controller and it works great.
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by jemsic Sat May 06, 2006 2:26 am

That's crazy! I didn't know it was that easy, thanks for pointing it out! But I wouldn't buy a controller extension, I'd just make the xbox controller permanently USB. That's really awesome. Now I gotta go buy an xbox controller, :P .
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by CurulleanCat Sat May 06, 2006 3:22 am

I forgot to mention that it needs the drivers to work properly. They can be found Here:
http://www.redcl0ud.com/xbcd.html
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by Pullmyfinger Sat May 06, 2006 12:05 pm

The controller is pretty cool, but I didn't like the button layout (I'm Left-Handed), I'd prefere regular Capcom style.
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by jemsic Sat May 06, 2006 12:12 pm

Yea, that's what I'm building next. Traditional Capcom-Style.

Ok, just got the parts today. 2 ball-top joysticks and 14 buttons :D . Just gotta go to Home Depot now and get the materials for the box, and I'm all set!

EDIT: Got the box materials! Even some nice lexan to protect the overlay :wink:

EDIT2: Cut the wood, cut the holes, put in the joystick and buttons and it looks freakin' awesome! :D :D
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by Pullmyfinger Wed May 17, 2006 5:06 pm

where do you get the joystick? There are arcade buttons at my regular electronics store, but no joysticks.
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by jemsic Wed May 17, 2006 6:12 pm

You gotta get them online. Check ebay for whatever parts you want. That's where I get mine.
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