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Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by fredthezombie Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:47 pm

Hi! I want to build a quality arcade stick using the pcb of a 6 button controller. Has anyone done this? How much collectively would a project like this cost? Where do I start? Could I use it for multiple systems? SNES mostly
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by samsonlonghair Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:11 pm

Go here:
http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade.htm
Choose "controls" from the menu.
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by fastbilly1 Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:54 pm

It should be easy enough. The solder pads on the six button are nice and easy to get to, and I believe it has a common ground. But it will not work on the SNES like you hoped.

I would highly recommend getting a PS1/2 stick, or modding up a controller, and getting tototek adapters to whatever console you want to play it on. They have PS2 to SNES and PS2 to Genesis adapters (as far as I can remember the MC Cthulhu board does not do Genesis).
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by fredthezombie Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:22 pm

Thanks guys! I definitely have a lot of reading to do.
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by CRTGAMER Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:56 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:I would highly recommend getting a PS1/2 stick, or modding up a controller, and getting tototek adapters to whatever console you want to play it on. They have PS2 to SNES and PS2 to Genesis adapters (as far as I can remember the MC Cthulhu board does not do Genesis).

THIS. Most game consoles have an option of a PS1/2 controller aftermarket adapter, the most of any system. Only makes sense to get the PS1/2 Arcade stick or modding a custom Arcade Stick with a Playstation gamepad to maximize use on other consoles and PCs.

Look in the Guides section, I posted a few there on modding various Arcade Stcks and Gamepads.
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by d123456 Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:20 am

Or just buy one of those controllers that work on multiple systems.
Put that in your fave stick.
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by fredthezombie Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:01 am

d123456 wrote:Or just buy one of those controllers that work on multiple systems.
Put that in your fave stick.


Do you mean X arcade? They only work with 6th gen systems and on, nothing before. :(
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by bmoc Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:05 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:I would highly recommend getting a PS1/2 stick, or modding up a controller, and getting tototek adapters to whatever console you want to play it on. They have PS2 to SNES and PS2 to Genesis adapters (as far as I can remember the MC Cthulhu board does not do Genesis).

If you use a RJ45 to PS1/PS2 cord with a MC Cthulhu board, you can get Genesis/Master system support with a Tototek adapter.

And for the original question of cost...if you plan to go completely custom with Sanwa/Seimitsu caliber parts, you are probably looking at $200-300. I built an arcade stick about this time last year and it ran me just over $200 but I had access to some free materials and tools. Here are some more details on that if you are interested.
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by Anapan Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:48 am

Should not cost anywhere near $300... That's what a custom made one costs with labor included isn't it?
That's if you can source the materials for the enclosure cheap; The Sanwa or Seimutsu joystick and buttons should not cost more than $70, even with an octogate thrown in... Metal from a scrap refrigerator if you use any metal, wood from scrap (it's rather small after all). I used a pre-made from a pawn shop for $25 (PS2 Hori RAP), but I have built bigger projects from cutoffs and scrap yards before. Anything that small should be less than $20 even buying the best materials from scrap resellers.
For refinishing, I used a $4 black spackle gravel-guard finish that will last forever. If it can handle gravel being shot at it, it'll outlast the controller.
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Re: Sega Genesis Custom arcade stick

by bikerspade Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 pm

Benj Edwards makes excellent custom arcade sticks for NES, SNES, Genesis. https://twitter.com/benjedwards/status/ ... 0385545217
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