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Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« on: July 03, 2017, 01:14:42 pm »
Hey all.  I just ordered a dreamcast vga cable and I am juiced to hook it up to my JPAC but I wanted to make an arcade stick for it (or rather a 4 player arcade pedestal) that has analog sticks for use with power stone and zombie revenge.  would there be a way to hook up an analog arcade stick to the dreamcast controller's analog joystick pins?


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Re: Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 05:17:23 pm »
Hey all.  I just ordered a dreamcast vga cable and I am juiced to hook it up to my JPAC but I wanted to make an arcade stick for it (or rather a 4 player arcade pedestal) that has analog sticks for use with power stone and zombie revenge.  would there be a way to hook up an analog arcade stick to the dreamcast controller's analog joystick pins?
Use the KADE miniArcade 2.0 to output as Playstation1/Playstation2 (see RJ-45 to PS1/PS2 cable pinout on pg 7 of the User Guide) with a 3rd party Playstation to Dreamcast converter.   ;D

You will need to reassign a few ports using the Mapper software, but that isn't difficult.

You should be able to build the whole interface with the following:
- Soldering iron and wire strippers
- 32u4 AVR board (you can solder directly to the AVR board, no need for the daughterboard or RJ-45 connector)
- Wire
- Analog (potentiometer) stick(s)
- Microswitch joystick (for D-pad) and buttons
- Playstation cable with male connector
- 3rd party Playstation to Dreamcast converter



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EDIT: To be clear, you will need a separate AVR board for each player controller.

4 players with analog sticks ==> 4 AVRs

EDIT2: Native Dreamcast output support added to miniArcade 2.0.
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Re: Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 05:12:28 pm »
I have started working on adding native Dreamcast output support to the miniArcade 2.0.

Hopefully the firmware size will fit the AVR memory.

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Re: Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 02:48:58 am »
You can do this via a xarcade controller board with the DC adapter.  You switch from digital to analogue.

I would go with the Kade as it would be less hassle.
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Re: Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 09:06:40 am »
would there be a way to hook up an analog arcade stick.....

Where do you intend to find an analog arcade stick?
They are out there, but they're like $200 a piece.

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Re: Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 10:24:53 am »
would there be a way to hook up an analog arcade stick.....
Where do you intend to find an analog arcade stick?
They are out there, but they're like $200 a piece.
Divemaster carries a variety of analog sticks/trigger-sticks for less including this kind for $125.


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Re: Dreamcast ANALOG Fightstick - Possible?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 06:27:51 pm »
I've just released a new miniArcade 2.0 firmware with native Dreamcast output support:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,154126.0.html