This gaming cabinet lets two players select games from a wide array of consoles and play them using the original controllers. [Patrice] built it around his Multi Video Games System 2, which converts each of the 75 controllers to a common format. Players pick controllers from the display case, plug in an HD-15 connector, and choose the game they want to play. The cabinet contains a PC that runs a variety of emulators, and uses HyperSpin as a menu system.
Using adapters, the converted controllers can also be used on other game systems, tablets, or smartphones. [Patrice] claims that they’ll work across 110 different game systems. A full list of the controllers and systems is shown here.
This cabinet is definitely one of the most comprehensive video game installations we’ve seen, and the display case of controllers looks fantastic. Check out a video of the system and some controller porn after the break.
14 thoughts on “75 Controllers, One Gaming System”
Some obscure controllers in the above photo! I bet most of you didn’t know the Super Game Boy had a special controller for it (third from bottom of the leftmost column).
I didn’t know. Beautiful design, but I think I’d still enjoy it better on my SNES pads!
What’s the controller in the bottom right corner? It looks like a gamecube controller, but in a SNES form factor?
It’s a controller made for the GameBoy Player on the Gamecube (like a super gameboy, but also played GBA games). Did you know you could also use an actual gameboy advance as the controller for the gameboy player?
I own one of them, I like how it feels like a wider gameboy.
Those are DB25 connectors, I’ve never heard of a HD-25 connector..
I mean DB9, got me all confused now :p
I was also confused by this, but the creator said it was a HD-15. Turns out that HD-15 (High Density 15) is a synonym for DE-15, which is a VGA connector. The E refers to the shell size, which is the metal casing around the pins. So the DE-15 has the same shell size as the DE-9, but 3 rows and 15 pins. Connector naming is weird.
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature)
I also noticed i was looking at the “Related Hacks” picture.. That’s why I mistakenly figured it was a DB9..
Does anyone know what emulator software was being used?
learn to read.
Is in the article, with link included.
Find more interesting white cabinet design… Can’t find info anywhere, someone know where i can find some ?
Now what would be really impressive is having it auto switch to the system menu and choices based on what controller was plugged in.
What an awesome set up!
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