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    Default Original xbox arcarde controllers

    I want to build a 2 player arcade style joystick pad for an xbox display unit i have, i saw a PCB that plugged into the controller ports of an xbox which you wire to joysticks and buttons but cant for the life of me it again.
    Anyone seen these and know where i can get one ? I know there is the X-arcade but its not what i'm after.



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    This? ->

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    Something like this.



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    Ahh...it's like the inverse of getting USB devices to work on Amiga (DB9 serial port)

    So it's the other github page I found =)

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    It wasnt USB, it had 2 xbox controller plugs on one end and terminals for wiring joysticks and buttons to. Wish i bought it when i first saw them on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Dave View Post
    Something like this.



    This is close but the one i saw would be a better solution but would work.

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    How about this one



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    The xbox controller plug/port is just a USB interface with a 12volt supply rail (for rumble motors) ...that's it, no rocket science. I've hacked xbox controllers before, to make a driving/wheel set (steering, throttle, brake, clutch all on potentiometers, handbrake, gearshift etc on the switch inputs). You've got 6 analog inputs. and I think iirc 12 switch inputs... using the xbox controller board as the real world interface...easypeasy.

    What exactly are you trying to achieve?...ie; I could wire 2 joysticks to a single xbox controller, and it'll work -- that said, whether or not the game title will let you map each joystick, both on the one controller, to separate players?...that, I do not know ; I don't play with game consoles. I just happen to know xbox controllers pretty well, because linux has had support for them for years..and I hack =) As that source code is out there, it's reasonably straight forward to program an atmel to do the translation required (for those adapters)
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    Found others that will work and have been used in an xbox powered arcade cabinet -

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotnot View Post
    The xbox controller plug/port is just a USB interface with a 12volt supply rail (for rumble motors) ...that's it, no rocket science. I've hacked xbox controllers before, to make a driving/wheel set (steering, throttle, brake, clutch all on potentiometers, handbrake, gearshift etc on the switch inputs). You've got 6 analog inputs. and I think iirc 12 switch inputs... using the xbox controller board as the real world interface...easypeasy.

    What exactly are you trying to achieve?...ie; I could wire 2 joysticks to a single xbox controller, and it'll work -- that said, whether or not the game title will let you map each joystick, both on the one controller, to separate players?...that, I do not know ; I don't play with game consoles. I just happen to know xbox controllers pretty well, because linux has had support for them for years..and I hack =) As that source code is out there, it's reasonably straight forward to program an atmel to do the translation required (for those adapters)
    Yep, i have converted xbox ports to USB ports before and i have some modded ports kicking around. Similar to this but not a traditional arcade cab, i will use my xbox display kiosk with added joystick control board -

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangiel View Post
    Yep, i have converted xbox ports to USB ports before and i have some modded ports kicking around. Similar to this but not a traditional arcade cab, i will use my xbox display kiosk with added joystick control board -
    Ah-huh, one controller for each player... and with that cabinet, no X/Y pots at all, all switched inputs.... what would I do?... xbox controllers are what, $20 for cheap ones? Buy 2, remove PCB from case, solder switches/joystick direct to that, job done =)

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