Update! Since construction, I
have added a
Fire Joystick and dual Act Labs USB TV
Update! I finally got my Mag-Stick
Plus Joystick from Ultimarc.
The holes on the mounting plate did not match up with the standard Happ/X-Arcade
mounting holes so I had a friend make me a custom mounting plate.
The great thing about this joystick is that it will let you switch
between a 4-way and an 8-way joystick from the top of the control panel.
You just pull up and twist to switch between modes. The standard
mounting plate is on the side, the custom plate is attached to the
Update! I have now upgraded
all of the X-Aracade Buttons to Happ Buttons. I really did not
have a problem with the X-Arcade Buttons except for a pingy sound when
you would press them. The Happ Buttons have a more authentic feel.
I did not, however, notice a performance difference between the two.
Update! - 09/03/2006 - I have now
converted the control panel over from using the X-Arcade interface to
using Ulimarc's Mini-PAC.
Update! - 10/14/2006 - Added a panel mount USB cable for easy access to
USB Devices. The panel and cables were purchased from
www.daptapro.net. The cables
were $15.95 a piece and the face plate was $9.95.
Update! - 06/17/2007 - I have
updated the artwork on the control panel. I have removed the
infamous "black marble" and replace the overlay with the flame CPO from
Before applying the overlay, I sanded, primed, and painted the control
panel top. Hopefully this time, the overlay will not bubble up.
The first time I did it, I made the mistake of applying it to bare MDF.