PS3/XBOX 360 to Neo Geo Converter

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So, some of you may have heard about my other UD-USB converters, such as the PS3/X360 to screw terminal (JAMMA, etc.):

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Or the more recent PS3/X360 to DB15:

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But what I want to ask you guys is about a Neo Geo version with the appropriate connector for the deep controller ports with smaller outer dimension than standard DB15. Sourcing these special connectors is a bit of a bear. Sure there are shops here and there that occasionally stock Famicom/NeoGeo extension cords, but they are not cheap (more expensive than any single part that would go into this final product) and they certainly aren't guaranteed to be re-stocked once sold out.

Where I'm at right now is I've found a supply of these cords, but they are only pinned for Neo Geo. What I mean by that is, though my electronics can support 6+ action buttons, these cords would limit it to that of the Neo Geo: 4 buttons.

The ultimate question I have is this: for such a device, are people mostly interested in the Neo Geo functionality or do most people also want to use them on superguns/consolized systems which make use of more than 4 action buttons.

The final product will be fully enclosed and have a nice robust look (I've had a prototype floating around my office for about a year, but since I've yet to locate a reliable/cost effective supply of fully pinned cords, I haven't pursued it any further). Price is to be determined based on the outcome of this whole connector/cord dilemma.

For the sake of thoroughness the following are not options:

- adding wires to the 4 button cables I found
- hand carving connectors to make them fit proper
- paying ~$15+ per cable

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Lemony Vengeance

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Said this on SRK, but I'm interested. Need to provide a way for locals to get their windjammers on with their own sticks.

There isn't much of an option beyond tototek extension cables :-\, as far as the deep connectors go.
 

ChuChu Flamingo

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would be cool to use my hori ex2 on my neo geo aes.
 

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Can't you have both as an option? If it is wired for supergun and consolized atomiswave, can it work with the Neo? If yes then make it like this.
 
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Can't you have both as an option? If it is wired for supergun and consolized atomiswave, can it work with the Neo? If yes then make it like this.
If I had a reliable & cheap source for fully pinned Neo cables, this would be ideal, but I don't have either (hence this thread).

Upon much thinking, this is the route I have decided to take:

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With the DB15 Decoder at $40 and the Neo adapter at $15, it's still a nice compact solution for $55. And having them as separate parts means that people who only want them for their supergun or CMVS save some money.
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