Now that looks totally badass. Working RPM and Speed outputs?!?!?! Your telling me I could potentially hook up some sort of functional dash with speedometer, position etc!?! This could definitely bring things to a whole new level of awesome my friend.
... But now I have to go spend more money on stupid crap for my cabinet that I don't need but just want really badly
I know how you feel. I bought a wrecked cabinet for $100... spent $3,200 on it to make it special, then never get to play on it because all my friends want to play on it... so now I'm building a second cabinet, and it has to be identical to the first otherwise it'll look odd. So I now have 2 sets of Dashboard interfaces from them and I'm helping Symprojects now with the plugin to take my work and include it into their SimDash software and yes, it will be a full working dashboard running from Model 2 games (and all PC games)
Check out my Youtube channel if you want to see more on the Dashboard setup. There is a cool test video on (my coffee table) Grid and the modified dash cover.
I'm between control panels at the moment and having some issues, but I will order an LEDWiz today.
Been meaning to for a while so I could tinker with MAMEhooker.
Looks like I'll be adding that "Race Leader" sign to my cab sooner than expected!
I'll hold my questions until after I've had time to read through the speksnk thread.
I'm working on the LEDWiz support for the app now, I'm sure it's not hard, just have to spend some time reading the sdk and blind testing since I don't have a LEDWiz to test with.
For the Race leader flashing, there is a couple ways to do it. I haven't found the memory location for that I/O yet, but I suspect that they must be in a system link before it's found. So, I'll grab a couple laptops and get cracking on that this week. It thought worst case scenario, I'd use the "cars in front" address and compare it to all the linked cars and the one with the lowest would flash Race Leader... makes sense...
Main focus was to get the VR and start buttons working first, then get the speed, rpm and gear to my custom dash and light up the original Shift Light that was on the DX cabinet.
After Daytona, I'll add (probably in this order too) Sega Rally, Sega Touring Car, Indy 500 ... then what ever seems most popular. The memory locations aren't similar between the ROMS and it takes alot of time finding outputs that you don't know the value of. I spend hours and hours visually scanning with my eyes watching for patterns in hex compared to intputs.