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« on: April 14, 2011, 03:07:54 PM »


Hi everyone,  I am coming to the conclusion of my Space Ace Scratch build project (will post what pics I have later).  I know where to get all the parts as far as art, and electronics and all, but my question is the Joystick.  What one should I get, as for as buttons go, my assumption is I can use any generic button right? confused
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 07:21:13 PM »

Are you building the dedicated 'inverted' cabinet, or the Dragon's Lair Cabinet converted to SA, and so US or Euro model?

For the joystick, the original used for DL/SA Euro Atari cabinet is the common 'leaf' one used on most Atari cabinet for that era (Xevious for example)  arrow



Pictures please  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 08:15:59 PM »

Hmmm  Can't really answer that but here is pic of where I am now.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 08:20:34 PM »

oh btw this is my first cabinet build...EVER... so take it easy on me  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 08:46:58 PM »

Looks good as far as i can judge your picture  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 08:53:00 PM »

Thanks.. hope to have it completed in the next week or two
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 09:42:26 PM »

Obviously you're going for a Dragon's Lair cabinet converted to SA  Cool

Here's for information what a Space Ace 'inverted' dedicated cab looks like  arrow



Very good job so far. Do you plan to install a score board like the US model on your cab?

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 09:53:59 PM »

Thanks.  I'm skipping that part.  The only parts I have to transfer are the Metal Swiss cheese control panel (already bondo'ed, need to fix it some more) and the plastic marque holder.  I did get the plastic piece for the control panel but its all spray painted and missing the Annunciater board, but wouldn't do me any good anyway without the game..Oh and I also go the coin door, doesn't work but hey it looks good.  I stripped it down and repainted it.  I may try to find a way to rig it so when you push the coin return it will act as if you put a coin in. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 11:04:41 PM »

Did some searching on Happ today.. this Joystick looks A LOT like the one you showed:
http://www.happ.com/joysticks/5060841125r.htm
however they label it as a Ms. Pacman/Galaga, would it still work?
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2011, 11:38:16 PM »

That's a micro-switch joystick, not a leaf...
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2011, 12:01:00 AM »

That's a micro-switch joystick, not a leaf...

just a guess but i think if our friend is searching through happs site, it is possible we have a lot to teach him. Wink

Did some searching on Happ today.. this Joystick looks A LOT like the one you showed:
http://www.happ.com/joysticks/5060841125r.htm
however they label it as a Ms. Pacman/Galaga, would it still work?
it will work it will not be like the original machine in feel.
it is a micro switch joystick which will click when you move, the one pictured earlier is a leaf switch.
groovy game gear do a new leaf switch 4 way joystick, i think that could be the one for you. i wait for the purists/owners opinion on that
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 02:32:13 PM »

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just a guess but i think if our friend is searching through happs site, it is possible we have a lot to teach him
Yes,  I need a Jedi Master to teach me all the ways of the force (arcading) LOL

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 04:38:55 PM »

it will work it will not be like the original machine in feel.
it is a micro switch joystick which will click when you move, the one pictured earlier is a leaf switch.
groovy game gear do a new leaf switch 4 way joystick, i think that could be the one for you. i wait for the purists/owners opinion on that


I could be mistaken, but the DL/SA joystick is actually a 8 way - a 4 way will work just fine, but you will not be able to perform the angle moves (not that it really matters in the game anyways) - you also require the leaf push buttons for the correct feel there as well. Wink

There is also a height difference, you want the one with the longer shaft.

BTW - the cabinet looks good so far. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 05:20:02 PM »

This one from a generic TV Ideal cab looks very similar
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 05:29:03 PM »

ok I "Think" i found the correct one http://www.quarterarcade.com/Game.aspx/7639

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