Whilst on holidays a few weeks back I had the opportunity to go visit my mate JT and sample some of his games via his rather nice Capcom Impress cabinet.
JT’s impressive collection of Capcom boards including the highly impressive Pro Gear.
I can see why people love Sanwa arcade buttons, they’re perfect for schmups and high action games that requiring multiple rapid contacts. A set of these would be great in my iCade!
Remembering that JT has kindly given me a couple of buttons to test, I’ve once again taken my iCade apart for a poke around inside and to see if it’s possible to swap out the stock buttons. I’ve tried with Happs microswitches which, despite being quieter, are but still quite ‘Clicky’
<see previous blog post – https://stiggyblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/inside-the-icade-and-swapping-microswitches/ >
Here’s the two Sanwa Snap-in buttons.
Bugger! They don’t fit. These buttons are 29.5mm wide whereas the iCade button holes are 28mm. I could make them fit using my Dremel to sand out the holes but before I go down that route I want to see if there’s any thing else that’s suitable first.
Maybe should have read this before undoing the ga-zillion iCade screws :)