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Author Topic: Return of the Jedi Yoke  (Read 497 times)

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Return of the Jedi Yoke
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:51:22 am »
Will a Return if the Jedi Yoke work with MAME - and support all the games that a Star Wars yoke does.

I have been trying get my hands on a yoke for some time and may have the ability to get one from Return if The Jedi game.

I was thinking of getting a USB adapter from this old game - so I think it should work but wanted to check with anyone here to get their opinion.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Return of the Jedi Yoke
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 11:57:23 am »
This Old Game is sold out of that USB adapter.  Keep your eyes on these guys who are reproducing the Yoke as well as a USB adapter.

https://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=415071&highlight=yoke+usb

I believe the Jedi Yoke should work the same.  Check out Le Chuck's awesome Star Wars Cabaret build.  He has a lot of great detail on game compatibility.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152903.0/all.html



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Re: Return of the Jedi Yoke
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 12:46:31 pm »
Yes, the ROTJ yoke is the same design as the SW yoke.

Here's the SW pinout if you want to verify.

Star Wars harness pinout (Thanks to Ninten-doh for the original image and to Gray_Area for clarifying the wording)


The only very minor downside to the USB adapter that wp34 mentioned is that you'll need a separate encoder for admin buttons like Coin, Pause, or Exit.

You can handle both the yoke and admin buttons (or just the admin buttons) by "rolling your own" encoder using an Arduino Pro Micro or similar AVR.

Check out the KADE miniArcade 2.0 beta thread here for firmware info and the yoke interface build directions here for yoke-specific Molex wiring info.


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