I got them cheaper, I know the guy. That's the posted price, but ya, gets expensive
Great to know, thanks for the infoYes, it's very simple really.
For video your Vewlix probably has DVI in, you just get the right cable for your video card and your PC is set.
For sound you can just run the 1/8th inch jack, easy.
For inputs it's slightly more work to do it right, but still not hard. IMO the best way is to get a Brook board, around $50, and then wire it up to a JST connector. We can help you with the schematic if you need it. Then you can simply plug the PC into the Brook over USB, and the Brook into the existing wiring harness on your Vewlix with the JST. No hacking, everything stock, can use the Vewlix for everything you could previously.
Interesting, thanks for the updated infoLook I don't want to post here anymore, but this info just isn't true.
Assuming the cab is complete (ie has the JVS IO in the control panel) you want the JVSPAC2 from @invzim .
Its not that what you said wouldn't work, but you said "best way" wrong sir.
@VenomXL won't lie, I'm disappointed you didn't take my word for it.
I only PM'd you this exact information 48 hours before you even asked the question (welcome to why I don't even bother anymore).
Then don't post here, nobody is making you.Look I don't want to post here anymore, but this info just isn't true.
Dude when I'm wrong (and yea it happens with some regularity) I don't try to claim I'm not.Then don't post here, nobody is making you.
The Brook boards look great, I have no idea how they manage to do PS4/360 etc without getting their pants sued off them.Your solution costs twice as much, before taking into account the international shipping, and doesn't allow you to plug in consoles like a PS4, which the Brook does.
Don't forget to mention that by default the input is mapped for MAME standard (so you don't need to edit per game keys, or even global keys, its truly P'nP to the PC/MAME and cab/JVS).With the JVS-PAC 2, you get two players from a single JVS-PAC
Yes. If you own an arcade cabinet it's not unreasonable to understand how harnesses work, that's a very basic part of their functionality.You honestly think "best" is instructing someone new to the hobby to wire something up?
That is however an excellent point, and does even out the costs quite a bit for two cabs or two player panels. For me the extra flexibility of the Brook boards being able to support consoles is really nice. I could plug in my PS4 for the Guilty Gear Strive beta this weekend for instance.With the JVS-PAC 2, you get two players from a single JVS-PAC so you only need to get one
At least folks have options and can decide. I think most of the feedback in the thread agrees that when it comes to an original Vewlix. There is no reason to toss/sell or hack factory wiring when there are plenty of plug n play solutions out there. Whether DIY or via sales. There is really no reason to cut corners.That is however an excellent point, and does even out the costs quite a bit for two cabs or two player panels. For me the extra flexibility of the Brook boards being able to support consoles is really nice. I could plug in my PS4 for the Guilty Gear Strive beta this weekend for instance.
But that's a personal call that people will have to make themselves as to whether or not it's a value add or not.
Wild, right? It's almost like ... there are multiple good ways to do things!At least folks have options and can decide.
Big agree with this. Please don't hack up your original wiring harness. You might want to sell it some day. You might get the itch to put a TTX multi in for giggles. Or some JVS system or whatever else. Your wiring harness is an asset!There is no reason to toss/sell or hack factory wiring when there are plenty of plug n play solutions out there. Whether DIY or via sales. There is really no reason to cut corners.
Good point. I've been kinda ignoring PS5 for now, because like you I'm fighting game focused and it's not a must have system for that yet. And hopefully never will be honestly, only in that I really hope there isn't a game exclusive for it that I want that isn't on PC. PC is my fighting game system of choice for sure.No need to go all out with the UFB, although that seems to be the only existing brook board that's going to get PS5 support right now. Guess they'll need new boards for PS5 natively.
Thank youI personnaly love modding and customizing my gaming and arcade stuff. So why is the hate about Pimping a Chewlix?
Used beat-up Vewlixes are way more expensive than a brand new Chewlix. Not to mention that they are almost impossible to get here in Canada.
So upgrading a cheap chinese clone is a good project ! Love it !
Good luck with your project!
Ya man, I feel exactly what you're saying. I am excited to create this cabinet and thanks for the encouragement. I am taking a lot of information that was provided from the above posts and exploring options. I like your cabinets. They look great! I will update once I begin to get more parts and updates...I thought I'd add my two cents to this thread as I've pretty much gone down the route of what you're wanting to do - albeit I went for the last iteration of the game (with updated art for the current)
Mine has been almost a 4 year journey back in October 2017. This was a period when there wasn't really much information on the Chewlix and not many people had them as much as they do now.
The Chewlix might seem like the cheap option to begin with, but once all the costs are added up to get working the same as an original, you end up pretty close to the price of an original cab. That said, the initial outlay for an original cab is MUCH more than the initial outlay of a Chewlix (maybe not an L vs a chewlix, but for a diamond orange vs a chewlix orange) and I bought parts over those four years to offset that initial cost.
Mine originally started off as a console exclusive cab, but just within the last year, I've turned it into a fully functional JVS/FASTIO compatible cab after procuring parts relatively cheap from YAJ. I rewired everything to make them work with the Taito G harness which I also made myself (but again, parts for this aren't cheap and add up). Made a different harness to make it sega JVS I/O compatible and lastly I made the brook UFB have JST connectors so it's all pretty seamless - all I need to do is unplug to change to the correct connector. Whilst very time consuming to rewire two sets of cabs, it was also part of the "journey"
For me the ultimate goal was always to own an arcade version of "SF4" and I've now got that running on a TTX3 (technically still not 100% original as it ran on TTX2) but it's running on "original" hardware. With the newer games, it only makes sense for me to have a console on it due to the constant updates.
Would I go through it all again? Absolutely! Reason being is to get a Vewlix C here in AU, I would either have to get it directly from Japan or order from KC/Gamesaru et al and have it shipped over to AU. The price to do all that would be astronomical and really not financially feasible for me.
Does my "arcade experience" get diminished playing on a Chewlix versus a Vewlix? I don't think so, I'm still sitting on a 48cm stool.. I'm still hitting the buttons on an original vewlix c panel (and from what I've read, Raf's panels are just as good), the cab and frame, viewing distance/angle are all relatively close to each other (I've never seen a Vewlix IRL but I've been told by people that own both, the main difference is the thickness of the metal but everything else is relatively the same), I've still got my Nesicaxlive card reader changing colours when the game is loaded (no card unfortunately), I still load a token in to gain a credit and I'm still crap at playing games . My experience, my family and friends' experience is still getting the same "arcade" feel.
Ultimately, we do what we do for the love of the arcade experience and the joy of playing the game. It's always nice to play on things the way the game was designed for, but in most cases, all those experiences come at a significant cost that may or may not be worth for a particular individual. For me, it's not worth having an original vewlix here in AU. If I was in the US and have access to the KC's and the Gamesaru's it might be a different story.
Good luck to the OP with the journey. I look forward to you build posts as parts come.
Ya man, I feel exactly what you're saying. I am excited to create this cabinet and thanks for the encouragement. I am taking a lot of information that was provided from the above posts and exploring options. I like your cabinets. They look great! I will update once I begin to get more parts and updates...