Hori - Virtua Fighter 4 Joystick
I'll take a proper photo at a later date as this only show what it looks like before modifiction.
For a new joystick design I picked up a very poor condition Hori PlayStation 2 Virtua Fighter Joystick for 400円 (about £2.60), bargain.
I stripped it down and removed all the old buttons and the PlayStation 2 circuit board, shot blasted the metal base and top plate, both were the spray painted matt black, the top panel was covered with matt black Fablon.
The plastic shell was cleaned and new buttons fitted, as the chassis was not very tall I couldn't use my standard HAPP arcade buttons I like and have had to resort to using Hori Arcade Spec buttons I took out of the Hori Arcade Stick (Red, Green and Blue).
As my Super Gun design originally didn't have Coin Switch 1, Player 2 Start or Test Switch on the stick I have modified the machine with the new connections, the newest JAMMA loom I made had these connection but the machine and joystick did not.
The buttons do slightly different things depending on which port they are plugged into on the Super Gun.
Player 1 (Left Port)
Triangle - Test, R1 - Coin Swtich 1, Select - Player 2 Start, Yellow Start - Player 1 Start.
Player 2 (Right Port)
Triangle - Test, R1 - Coin Swtich 2, Select - Player 1 Start, Yellow Start - Player 2 Start.
All the other buttons are not connected to anything.
Joystick - D-sub
Solder side of connector on joystick
08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
15 14 13 12 11 10 09
Right hand connector, when viewed inside (solder side)
|Pin #||Function||Multi-Core Cable||Internal Colour|
|02||Player 2 Start||Pink||Green|
|04||Coin Switch 1||Light Green||Orange|
|05||Player 1 Button 3||Blue||White|
|06||Player 1 Button 2||Green||White|
|07||Player 1 Button 1||Red||White|
|10||Player 1 - Right||White||Yellow|
|11||Player 1 - Left||Purple||Yellow|
|12||Player 1 - Down||Yellow||Yellow|
|13||Player 1 - Up||Brown||Yellow|
|14||Player 1 Start||Orange||White|
The +5 VDC are not currently used on this design but could be used at a later date for illuminated buttons or an autofire circuit, as the 7 strand 0.1mm cables are not a very large gauge, two cables are used for Ground and +5 VDC each.
This joystick came out pretty good, the stikc is a lot less stiff complaired to the original Jefcade Supergun, the only thing missing is the autofires.
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