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Alan-1 yoke and usb adapter

I guess this is a review and thoughts post.   So I've been wanting to play Star Wars on mame for over a decade.  I bought a yoke from someone years ago.  Probably like 15 years ago at least.  I planned to refurbish it and never did until a few years ago or so.  During that time, i also attained a ram controls yoke and usb adapter.  After refurbishing the old yoke, I eventually sold the ram controls yoke.  That yoke was super stiff.  Like the spring tension was very high.  I never liked it because of that, and the uncomfortable handles.

The usb adapter worked, but it always felt off.  I was able to confirm how off when playing original cabinets.  But, I always wondered was it mame, the usb adapter, or the pots i used from arcadefixit?  I really didn't play too much because of the frustrating control.

I was excited to see James' posts on klov through the development of the yoke and usb adapter.  Being most interested in the usb adapter.  I was glad to have gotten one and excited to try it out.  Immediately, it was the best I've used with mame.  Although it still didn't feel perfect.  I was kind of expecting that though, but hoped it was close enough to be fun to play.  Imo, it is.

I then decided May 4th was a good day to purchase a yoke as well.  My yoke was great but it did feel a bit sloppy.  So I received the new yoke and installed it into my makeshift control panel.  Instantly, I felt the control was amazingly better.   After a few days, I feel like my skills are what's holding me back now, and not the yoke or interface.  I plan to build a 3/4 scale stand up Star Wars cabinet.

Here's some gameplay video.  It's fun to record gameplay these days to see the bonehead moves you make.  LOL
https://youtu.be/9QtWWtsbASs

Quote from coasterlvr on May 11, 2019, 4:50 pm

I guess this is a review and thoughts post.   So I've been wanting to play Star Wars on mame for over a decade.  I bought a yoke from someone years ago.  Probably like 15 years ago at least.  I planned to refurbish it and never did until a few years ago or so.  During that time, i also attained a ram controls yoke and usb adapter.  After refurbishing the old yoke, I eventually sold the ram controls yoke.  That yoke was super stiff.  Like the spring tension was very high.  I never liked it because of that, and the uncomfortable handles.

The usb adapter worked, but it always felt off.  I was able to confirm how off when playing original cabinets.  But, I always wondered was it mame, the usb adapter, or the pots i used from arcadefixit?  I really didn't play too much because of the frustrating control.

I was excited to see James' posts on klov through the development of the yoke and usb adapter.  Being most interested in the usb adapter.  I was glad to have gotten one and excited to try it out.  Immediately, it was the best I've used with mame.  Although it still didn't feel perfect.  I was kind of expecting that though, but hoped it was close enough to be fun to play.  Imo, it is.

I then decided May 4th was a good day to purchase a yoke as well.  My yoke was great but it did feel a bit sloppy.  So I received the new yoke and installed it into my makeshift control panel.  Instantly, I felt the control was amazingly better.   After a few days, I feel like my skills are what's holding me back now, and not the yoke or interface.  I plan to build a 3/4 scale stand up Star Wars cabinet.

Here's some gameplay video.  It's fun to record gameplay these days to see the bonehead moves you make.  LOL
https://youtu.be/9QtWWtsbASs

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