Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

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Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by supertakumar » March 6th, 2016, 6:16 pm

Can anyone tell me what i would need to wire two cabinets back to back?

Also, with this setup i would like to output the video signal for use with a projector, and/or a streaming gear for tournaments.

Is there anywhere i can buy the necessary components for these tasks? Or is it a case of forums and eBay?

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by supertakumar » March 6th, 2016, 6:32 pm

This is what i would like to set up ideally:
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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by Devil Soundwave » April 4th, 2016, 2:53 pm

You need a harness that plugs in between the pcb and the harness in CAB A, that runs the control, video, and sound signals over to CAB B.

Called a "Vs Harness". Not really readily available commercially I don't think, so probs best to get someone to make you one. I made some years ago, quite straight-forward really.

If you want to project the video, that should be easy enough, you just pull each line for the video plus sync and run it as RGB or run it through a Gonbes scaler which will give you more output options.

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by zak » April 4th, 2016, 4:13 pm

I think FrancoB made some too? Not sure if he'll make cables for anyone anymore though. God knows I've already begged him a few times :shifty:

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by AeroCityMayor » April 4th, 2016, 5:22 pm

There are a few on Yahoo at the moment for reasonable prices.

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Post by JackieHarris » April 4th, 2016, 7:00 pm

AeroCityMayor wrote:There are a few on Yahoo at the moment for reasonable prices.
Sorry, could you possibly post a link? I'm trying to find them but failing, must be using wrong search terms.

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by richy13 » April 5th, 2016, 1:55 pm

Mo @ videotronics had some when I was there last week.

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Post by Devil Soundwave » April 6th, 2016, 12:34 pm

Mo has none left.

Franco is no longer doing wiring.

I can't spot any on Yahoo currently...

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Post by AeroCityMayor » April 6th, 2016, 1:42 pm

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by Paulie » April 11th, 2016, 9:42 pm

I quickly made a couple this afternoon for a bit of vs play this evening. I was in a bit of a rush to get these completed so I'll neaten things up later as I do like everything to be uniform. I only wired them for 4 buttons but I'll be wiring one of them for CPSII.

If you already have some wire then Arcade Japan has everything else that's required.
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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by JackieHarris » April 11th, 2016, 10:05 pm

Very helpful photos, thanks!

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by supertakumar » April 11th, 2016, 10:14 pm

Yeah that's really helpful, thank you.

I actually contacted Devil Soundwave about exactly this earlier on today. Once i realised they were actually quite straightforward DIY seemed the way to go.

Thanks again for the images, that will be massively useful

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by PascalP » April 12th, 2016, 1:02 am

Looks good like that!

I was thinking of creating something simular, except wire 1 side to a CPS2 3/4player pinout.
This way I can play the 4 player games like D&D on my 2 player cabs :)
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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by codecrank » April 12th, 2016, 6:03 am

some sega cabs have actual VS kits.

the blast city has one that will do exactly what you want, master/slave cab with an extra vga out for spectator screen.
the naomi and newer have JVS versus kits. same thing as above.

there are dyi kits, but you want one that preferably has an active ( powered ) , video splitter.

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by wigsplitta » April 12th, 2016, 12:07 pm

PascalP wrote: I was thinking of creating something simular, except wire 1 side to a CPS2 3/4player pinout.
This way I can play the 4 player games like D&D on my 2 player cabs :)
Do it! I made a cable a while back with the sole aim to for some 3p AvP on two cabs. 4p D&D would be really cool too :awe:
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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by FrancoB » April 12th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Nice work Paulie :awe: :thumbupright:

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by nem » April 12th, 2016, 3:49 pm

... and that's my mind blown. I've never thought about the fact that you could indeed use one of these for four player games :awe:

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by codecrank » April 15th, 2016, 6:37 am

nem wrote:... and that's my mind blown. I've never thought about the fact that you could indeed use one of these for four player games :awe:
there is an offical harness capcom made for this, can't find it now... for the the cps2 but worked for naomi with capcom io ( powerstone )

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Re: Wiring two cabinets for back to back play

Post by Eddierang » April 30th, 2016, 7:12 am

Sanwa has one too. You can probably get it from river service.

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