ALL PAC MAN style games. 8 way joysticks, "Competition" and "Ultimates" that do 8 way only. There are "Supers" that will do 4 and 8 way. There are 4 way only "Ultimate" joysticks.Then there are OUR Happ BASED dedicated 4 way sticks that , YOU GEUESSED IT, do 4 way only. Seems pretty straight forward right?
Follow along and e ducate yourself. There is no "universal remote" when it comes to joysticks.
First you have to understand that because all joysticks are not created the same, they will in fact not operate the same. Meaning, an 8 way dedicated sticks cannot, will not ever, EVER, do what the 4 way only designed joystick will do-ANYONE WHO TELLS you differently is either uniformed or LYING through their teeth!
They will work mostly, but not completely. This is due to our favorite games called Pac Man, Ms.
Pac Man, Pac Man plus, Pac Man Jr. And Super Pac Man's original programming.
I know if you are reading this your like "come on get to the point"! OK here it is, the way Pac Man programs are written, any version of Pac Man machines will disregard any "new direction" switch that is introduced by player input until the FIRST switch is disengaged. This is why you constantly miss turns using an 8 way stick. You never had this problem while playing an original dedicated Pac Man game with an original joystick did you? That's because it wont allow another switch to be engaged unless you were off the original direction switch, its physically impossible to do so, by mechanical design.Ok that covers why the 8 way won't work, but then there are the 4 & 8 way Supers and the Ultimate 4 way. The Supers and Ultimate 4 way have a round joystick shaft control design when it comes to allowing the joystick to move from switch to switch.
Problem: The Super allows the joystick to move in a circular motion while in 4 way mode, this stick is designed to be an 8 way stick too and this round approach is needed to allow 2 switches at once for 8 way operation while in 8 way mode (uses 2 switches to get diagonal directions). Being in 4 way mode does allow most games to work properly and even Pac Man will work pretty good as it does eliminate the problem of "ignoring the next switch", (mentioned in the above 1st paragraph), but, because it has the round motion, that is not a straight line IT MEANS YOU ARE LATE TO THE NEXT MOVE BECAUSE IT TOOK THE LONG WAY. That small amount of time is just enough for you to miss the turn.
The Ultimate has a circular motion as well but has a smaller diameter switch actuation cone to allow 4 way only but suffers from the non straight line approach same as the Super. Basiclly it was cheaper for Happ to change the cone than invent a dedicated 4 way joystick with a bat handle. (which I do sell by the way on one of my other auctions). Remember, a straight line from point A to point B is shorter than a curved line. This is a slight difference and I know your saying that can't possibly be of any consequence, but it definitely is.
If you take the long road (curved) from point A to B , you WILL miss a turn in a heated game of any version of Pac Man, and its worse on the fast versions. That slight difference is the difference in making the turn and not. The dedicated 4 way that we sell will only allow you to go from point A to point B in a straight line thereby making it do EXACTLY what the original joystick did. This also means ALL of your 4 way games will function just as they are supposed to as well. Also remember that all 4 way games were designed with, you guessed it, a dedicated 4 way only joystick.You question: Why will OTHER GAMES work when the Pac Man games won't? That's because all other 4 way games besides Pac Man style are programmed to accept new directional input and forget about the directional switch you were using.
This is why most of those game will work even with an 8 way. Keep in mind that our Pac Man stick will not ever do 8 way-ever! This is my 2 cents worth coming from my 37 year experience dealing with PAC MAN games. I tell all of my customers. If you miss a move with my joystick, it's your fault!The order of assembly is, shaft, metal sleeve, large dust washer, black cone with small end towards ball. THEN Insert shaft assemble into base.
THEN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE insert white cone with larger end towards ball top. Depress the white cone against the spring pressure to expose the e clip slot, The white cone is the actuator, the black cone is the pivot. For retrofitting this stick into arcade 1 up cabs you will need new 3/4 inch screws and 2 small flat washers per screw and it will fit nicely. The factory screws are too short and the hole pattern is not the same but when you are done its perfect!
Cut the wires from the existing stick at the stick, there are 2 wires to each position. Make sure not to get the wires mixed up.
You should have have 4 colors of wire. Make a note of the color wire VS its direction, up, down left right. After the cut you will have 2 wires for each color or a total of 8 wires.After securing the new joystick base in place, you will be using the ODD terminal marked COM of each switch and the closest one to the COM terminal to make the connections for the new stick, Do not use the last terminal. 187 push on connectors, a pair of crimpers and a pair of strippers, No not that kind LOL! , DO NOT SOLDER the terminals, you will ruin the spring inside the switches! Strip the ends of the wires and crimp a. 187 terminal on to each of the wires you just cut.
Repeat for the other 3 switches, I suggest you only do 2 wires at a time. Plug the wires on to the new joystick, It does not matter which wire goes where as long as you use the ODD terminal and the one next to it.
The farthest terminal from the odd terminal is not used. GALAGA 1 up users, you can use this stick to do Galaga 1 up, but the elongated hole on your panel needs to be enlarged to accept the shaft size of this stick. 5th picture is from reddit, I would be glad to give credit for the pic but i don't know who posted it, LMK if you know and I will post credit!If you know and I will post credit! THEN Insert shaft assembly into base. Depress the white cone against the spring pressure to expose the e clip slot, and install the e clip.
The white cone is the switch actuator, the black cone is the pivot. If you have any questions about this or any of the products we sell. GENUINE HAPP 4 WAY ONLY. TORNADO TERRYS BALL TOP & EXTENDED SHAFT. THIS IS A TORNADOTERRYS EXCLUSIVE.
SHAFT IS LONGER FOR WOOD PANELS. BALL TOP IS CORRECT SIZE FOR MS PAC MAN AND ALL OTHER PAC GAMES.
I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 37 + YEARS SO I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE YOUR MS PAC MAN WORK PROPERLY! YOU MISS A TURN USING MY STICK, ITS YOUR FAULT! WILL WORK FOR FROGGER, DIG DUG, MS PAC MAN, PAC MAN, DRAGONS LAIR AND MANY MORE!
Will come for wood panel if no selection is made! STICK WILL NOT DO 8 WAY. HAPP DOES NOT SELL THIS STICK. THE BALL TOPS ARE CUSTOM BY TORNADO TERRYS, THE SHAFTS ARE ALSO LONGER BY 3/4 OF AN INCH TO ACCOMODATE A WOOD PANEL, SOMETHING THE STICK HAPP SELLS WILL NOT DO.
AND OURS COME IN COLORS. SEE CHECKOUT INFO BELOW TO ---IMPORTANT-- SPECIFY CONTROL PANEL BEING USED (WOOD OR METAL) AND COLOR. I need 2 yellow, 4 red, 2 white, thanks, Allen.PLEASE ENTER YOUR CHOICES JUST LIKE THE SAMPLE ABOVE. THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO KNOW , DO YOU HAVE A WOOD OR METAL CONTROL PANEL? WHAT C O L O R BALL TOP? RED , BLUE BLACK OR YELLOW BALL TOP. On the checkout page BEFORE you hit pay, there is a. The item "BLACK MS PAC MAN ARCADE BALL TOP 4 WAY ONLY JOYSTICK JAMMA MAME DRAGONS NINTENDO" is in sale since Friday, September 1, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Arcade Gaming\Replacement Parts". The seller is "tornadoterrys" and is located in Keller, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Croatia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.