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    Is there any database that has photos of the button layouts of arcade cabinets? I'm asking this because I'm building an arcade-style joystick controller, primarily for use with arcade games, like Blazblue and Virtua Tennis 3. I want to wire the controller so that I can easily lay out the buttons in the same way that they are on the arcade cabinet. (For example, for Street Fighter II, the upper-left button would be light punch, the upper-middle button would be medium punch, the upper-right button would be strong punch, etc.)

    The KLOV has a database of arcade games, but it's far from complete, and few of the pages show what the button layouts look like. Is there another database that has photos of the buttons?
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    Try Arcade-Museum.com, I usually ended up there while searching for "arcade control panel" for a specific game. Just like KLOV, it's far from complete but it might help.

    https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_d...p?game_id=8305

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    Are you needing something like a printable layout for drilling holes? If so I have several.

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    That might be helpful. To clarify, are the buttons labeled for the functions they perform in specific games?

    Maybe I should clarify what I'm looking for by showing two of the few photos I found that have the information I need:

    Virtua Tennis 4:
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    As you can see, the far-right button is labeled "Super Shot," the middle button is labeled "Top Spin," and the right button is labeled "Slice." Therefore, while playing Virtua Tennis 4, I would want to map the right button on my joystick to the button for "Super Shot," etc.

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    This is hard to see because the labels are faded, but in this one, the upper button is labeled "Magic," the lower-left button is labeled "Attack," and the lower-right button is labeled "Jump." Therefore, when playing that game, I'd map the buttons on my controller like that.

    I want to know where I can find more photographs like those two, or at least diagrams that show how the buttons are placed.

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    Here's one generic pattern I had sitting on my phone. I can't find the one I used for the joystick I made. Would this help?

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