View Full Version : Idle question about getting a Supergun rig together
06-19-2006, 11:31 AM
I've never really looked into getting arcade games at home since I didn't grow up around them, but I've got a serious love for Super Puzzle Fighter II and was wondering just how much it would cost to get the original arcade version set up.
According to KLOV the game is JAMMA CPS II.
I've got a TV capable of RGB so hopefully no transcoding will be necessary.
The question: how much would it cost me to get a basic setup? Does anyone have any idea how much Puzzle Fighter goes for when it's available (can't see it on ebay)?
06-19-2006, 05:40 PM
I follow arcade boards regularly and the CPS2 Puzzle Fighter is not too uncommon. I have seen a couple selling for around $125 US lately.
In case you are not familiar with the CPS2 games, they are effectively giant cartridges ("B" boards) that plug into a motherboard base ("A" boards), though some games come in a single board package. Unfortunately, they are also region coded, so be careful if you buy the two separately.
As far as gunning it up, the CPS2 boards are some of the easier ones to set up since they have direct RCA stereo plugs on the board itself. I cannot help you with the video conversion, but you can look here for that: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com.
For cost, you are looking at:
$125 A+B CPS2 Boards
$15 CPS2 "Kick" Harness (Only if you want volume/test controls located off of the board)
$10+ per joystick (recommend the Happ Competition or Ultimate)
$1+ per button (go with horizontal microswitches or leaf buttons)
Plus you will have the cost of the housing, transcoder (maybe) and the wiring to hook everything up. Just be warned that these boards are not small (11"x15"x3" roughly). For completeness, here is the operation manual for the game too:
06-19-2006, 05:57 PM
This guide helped me make mine: http://www.chadsarcade.co.uk/oldsite/Supergun/supergunIndex.htm
It's not very hard to do really. You just need a few tools and the parts. Since you have RGB input on your TV, that will save you so much money. You can make it REALLY easy on yourself with this:
That guy said he's later planning a better one later on, 6 button support, easier way to add or have ntsc video. But since you don't need that for SPF2, this should make it very easy if you have a SCART socket for RGB. Pretty much everything would be plug and play then. Just plug in a ATX power supply normally found in a PC, a Genesis Controller, connect the SCART cable and sound as well. Then attach to your jamma board and you have your game.
Just an idea. I plan to buy one when he adds 6 button support and an easier way to implement NTSC video, perhaps through a JROK encoder.
06-20-2006, 10:49 AM
Ok, $125 for the board is fine (provided it isn't $125 for both the A and B boards, that'd be a bit much to get the one game up and running). Thanks for the help and advice.
The one thing I'm not sure about is the sound, you need a passive speaker and I understand that, but what impedance/wattage is appropriate?
Let me know if you come across the game, eh?
06-21-2006, 09:00 PM
That's one on eBay right now. It's for the A and B board, which is precisely what you need.
06-23-2006, 01:45 PM
Excellent, thanks for the heads up. Bid placed, we'll see what happens.
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