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    some of you may or may not have heard i got my hands on a legless taito style cocktail cab from ebay a week or so ago... it looks pretty much like this one

    http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthre...ighlight=taito

    im currently interstate so i havent had a chance to inspect it but i have a few questions regarding the control panels...

    im thinking of converting the joystick to a 4 way (perhaps a magstick plus)... i think its a 2 way now.. and i want to add an extra fire button (currently only has one button)

    so has anyone played these style control panels with a 4way/8way??
    the cps seem to be at such an acute angle, would it be extremely uncomfortable to play 4way games???
    i want to leave it as original as possible... and dont fancy building out a control panel at a nicer angle...

    thankyou

    ps... if anyone has a spare lid for this style cocktail or legs... in VIC id been very keen...

    pending on davejedi... thankyou mate

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    wheres it coming from im about 30-40 minutes away from dave

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    • #3
      as far as i know somewhere out in the mountains.... haha i think dave needs a 4wd to grab the legs for me.... after a fishing trip

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      • #4
        Excellent purchase, great to hear you are keeping it (mostly) original. However, I reckon a 4-way joystick on a vertical CP would be a bitch to play games with

        Matthew

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        • #5
          hmmm yeah thats what i was thinking..

          anyone tried it this way????

          there dont seem to be too many vertical 2 way games that i can think of... apart from galaga and pleiads of course

          speaking of which... i dont even no what game is in the cab?? i think its all in pieces... cant wait to muck around with it

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          • #6
            Davejedi is getting my Taito cp's hey Dave.

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            • #7
              I suggest not playing games that require rapid firing like Galaga etc. Its real hard on the wrists.

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              • #8
                ive seen op modified panels with 4 ways

                magsticks might be overkill perhaps on a cocktail you wouldnt get the full wrist motion. zippy's are good on cocktails ive read on the forum here and gamedude has em cheap atm

                as for adding buttons i would get a new set of faceplates made if you were doing that
                you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by narf View Post
                  ive seen op modified panels with 4 ways

                  magsticks might be overkill perhaps on a cocktail you wouldnt get the full wrist motion. zippy's are good on cocktails ive read on the forum here and gamedude has em cheap atm

                  as for adding buttons i would get a new set of faceplates made if you were doing that
                  yah ive got some zippys im keeping my eye out for some 2 button faceplates.... setup for 4/8way joysticks... anyone to help me out?

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                  • #10
                    that be a toughie

                    all you need is a tin plate and some MDF for backing. the MDF is optional ive seen some plates with some without
                    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                    • #11
                      I have changed a set of these to 8 ways sticks before. I drilled a centre hole above and below the joyctick slot and then tin snipped out a section and filed it. There is already a bracket behind those panel for a two way joystick and this won't fit 8 ways. You will have to carefully bend them, I did it with a mallet and a vice. Then I drilled some joystick holes for the new sticks. I only did this because the artwork was in very poor condition. If the artwork is good I would cut a new pair from steel and cover them. I have both painted (with some effects) and covered new plates and they look great when done.

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                      • #12
                        im out my mates on the w.e ill have a looksie for some old panels if you want to just mod some old ones
                        you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                        • #13
                          ya id appreciate it if u can find some old panels

                          i def want to mod em.... and make it a 4 way

                          as for rapid fire...... galaga is prob the main game id be playing on this haha

                          RSI here we come

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by intigod View Post
                            hmmm yeah thats what i was thinking..

                            anyone tried it this way????

                            there dont seem to be too many vertical 2 way games that i can think of... apart from galaga and pleiads of course

                            speaking of which... i dont even no what game is in the cab?? i think its all in pieces... cant wait to muck around with it
                            galaxians, phoenix, space invaders, moon cresta. and since moon cresta promises:

                            trip to the space war
                            moon cresta
                            try it now!!
                            you can get a lot
                            of fun and thrill

                            how could you NOT have it on there

                            there arent THAT many 2 way vertical, but enough i reckon to make it worthwhile...
                            Danny Galaga- the man with no signature...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by danny_galaga View Post
                              galaxians, phoenix, space invaders, moon cresta. and since moon cresta promises:

                              trip to the space war
                              moon cresta
                              try it now!!
                              you can get a lot
                              of fun and thrill

                              how could you NOT have it on there

                              there arent THAT many 2 way vertical, but enough i reckon to make it worthwhile...
                              no ill agree there are some goodies u list... i just think though a 4 way would add a lot more but may be a little uncomfortable to play (am i being greedy)... i cant wait to start working on this... its 2 projects i got now.... ill prob be giving away some parts from this cab... i dont know what game pcb it is or if the monitor is black/white or colour.... i might not need them.. il keep ya all posted

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