Ultracade Universal Video Converter

Ultracade Universal Video Converter

What it does The Ultracade Universal Video Converter, or UVC for short, can convert a high res video signal into an arcade monitor compatible RGBS signal. In 15kHz or in 24kHz. There are other ways of hooking up a high res source to an arcade cabinet like this, but no other can output to 24kHz (AFAIK).  From the manual: " This is a very simple board that has only one function, to allow the display of PC based games on older arcade style monitors. The board needs to be an external device that requires no modification to the software running on the PC. It will handle one of three input resolutions (1024x768, 800x600 or 640x480) with a vertical refresh rate of 60Hz and output to one of two user selectable output modes (640x240@15.72KHz)...
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2011-01-14

2011-01-14

Received this awesome RGB Scart to JAMMA adapter today from Australia. A couple of days ago I also got a pair of Akihabarashop's P360 so tonight I finished wiring it (no soldering nor crimping needed) them up like this: The RGB to Scart adapter picture have a nifty ribbon cable that you can move from the screw connector board (where I hooked up the P360, green screw connectors) to the one on the far right with the JAMMA controls passthrough board. I plan on using this setup for my low res only cabinet. I tried some quick PS2 hookup just to see the picture quality. It is brilliant! ...
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2010-11-20

2010-11-20

I been making lots of posts over at the shmups forums about the Ultracade Universal Video Converter (discontinued) that I use to display my XBox 360 games in my EGRET II. The thread has lots of useful info on this, so I went ahead and copied all of the useful data over to a new page that I've made here should the info disappear sometime. The original thread got deleted by mistake once, and I don't want to go through with another re-write. Click the banner below to read. ...
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2010-11-18

2010-11-18

Made a little guide on how to upgrade the speakers in your EGRET II (should work well for any type of JAMMA sitdown really) to a 2.1 stereo set, allowing easy console, PC or a stereo source, line output arcade system. The guide describes what's needed, and how to do the switch in three ways. I've also completed a small project of turning a HORI Tekken 6 wireless stick (for the 360) into a Guwange stick. ...
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2010-04-07

2010-04-07

Last night I finished the new 1L5B-panel for the new EGRET II and I am very pleased with the look and overall greatness of it. :P I wanted to try out some new stuff, so I've modded an Seimitsu LS-32 joystick with an LS-40 shaft. This is also known as the LS-36 (not an official product). Unfortunately I forgot to buy a washer for it, but I'll hopefully get hold of a custom transparent one from a nice guy in the UK known as FrancoB who does lots of great stuff for us arcade buffs. I added a pink shaft cover, and a "Dark Hai" Meshball to it as it'll match the EGRET II artwork perfectly. The pink buttons are Sanwa RG ones, and the white start button is also a Sanwa one. The reproduction artwork are from MCS in Florida and the blank panel I got from Starcab in France. Connectors (as well as joystick Mesh ball, shaft parts +...
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2010-03-14

2010-03-14

Picked up my second EGRET II today: (Sorry for the iPhone picture, I didn't have a lot of time tonight). It does have some scuffs in the bezel and surrounding body, but just some fast touching up with some appliance paint really made a whole world of difference right away. Already ordered parts to assemble a 1-player panel for this one as well. I will probably use the Seimitsu buttons that came with this 2-player panel for it, or give the Sanwa RG's a try. Some speak highly of them, so why not give them a try. Earlier in the week, a Gemini Wing bootleg PCB arrived, but I think I'll try to get rid of it rather swiftly, as it displays upside down, and lacks a screen flip option. I know that because of that, I won't be playing it, but run Gemini Wing on my MAME PC instead. :( When time allows, I'll snap a couple of better pictures of these...
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2008-11-14

2008-11-14

I have made some nice changes to my Red Box PCB so it now has AdvanceMenu as frontend. This of course looks much better than the very basic menu that came with it. Also supports animated previews of all games and has a nice trance track as background music. I've created a kick ass animation at startup as well. :D I've also upgraded the sad Centrino 1100mHz CPU to a bitchin' PIII 1400hHz that I got from eBay. Perhaps later I'll also upgrade the memory from 256 to 1GB. Not sure how much memory DOS can handle though....
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