* GOPODULAR!® Desktop Arcade Control Panel Gallery * *
Control Panel Overlay (Artwork):
All of our artwork is printed at high resolution. You
can compare the detail of a quarter to the detail in our graphic overlays. The
graphics are printed on commercial grade vinyl, just like original arcade overlays.
You can choose the graphics that we designed, or design your own. Contact us for further details.
Arcade Control Panels:
We offer a wide selection of controllers. All of our
control panels feature our trademark front interface that has both player 1 and player 2
"coin-up" buttons and "administrative" buttons that can be configured
for various functions under MAME and other emulators. Our panels are designed so
there are NO bolts, screws, nails, or anything else stuck through the top. You can
choose from our current lineup or design your own panel.
Swappable Cartridge Encoders:
Our controllers can be used on multiple platforms.
You simply need the appropriate
swappable cartridge encoders. Controllers from other manufacturers require
adapters that can cause lag during gameplay. If they work at all. We use only native
encoders for each system and are the only manufacturer that demands this level of
We don't want our connections to fail. We also want
to make it easy to change or upgrade parts. Because of that, we solder each wire to
a quick disconnect. If a microswitch ever wears out, or you want to change
to another joystick or button type, they can be swapped easily without the need for
desoldering/resoldering. Just use a small set of pliers and you can remove the lead
from the microswitch. There are also a couple extra wires passed between the
cartridges and the panel in case a customer wants to "mod" their controller at a
later date (please check warranty
details before performing modifications to your control panel).
Cartridge Connection Details:
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The next generation of console systems has presented a
challenge to our competitors. Their designs won't allow them to expand their support
for consoles like the Xbox 360. Ours
does. The difference is in the number of pins used for the connection.
Unlike our competitors, we extend every wire to the edge of the box and to the
connector. That means the cartridge "has access" to each connection inside
the panel seperately. Our competitors often use a "common ground" wiring
scheme where all buttons and the joystick share the same ground. That may make
wiring easier and cut down the cost of materials, but it limits the compatibility of the
controller. That's why we don't follow their lead.
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Glue, screws, nails, welds, bolts, and bondo. We use
the right materials to make our controllers last a long time. We use real laminate
and not melamine. We even level the surface of the panel under the laminate so
there's no flexing. We use professional level vinyl artwork just like what is in the
arcades. Some of our competitors hide their joystick mounting screws by just running
them up from the bottom. We use a metal plate recessed into the top of the panel
below the laminate that has studs welded to it. It's the same system that's used to
mount Golden Tee trackballs. It's designed to withstand a lot of abuse.