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Will I be able to control launchbox/bigbox using a Pandora's Box arcade controller?

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I'm looking to purchase a pandora's box with the 2 arcade joystick panel. Is it as simple as me connecting the pandora's box to my pc via usb and configuring the buttons from there? Has anyone tried this before?

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I've never heard of this so I looked it up and it looks to be a selfcontained unit and I have doubts it will work with a PC you should try contacting the seller and seeing if he can verify that it will work in that capacity before you even risk buying it.

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15 minutes ago, Lordmonkus said:

It's not a controller, it's an all in one pirate arcade board in a box with its own controller.

Sorry for not specifying, I know that it has crappy software on it. All I care about is the joystick. I can't find anything like it that acts as a standalone joystick.

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If you have any woodworking skills you can always just build your own. The wiring is very basic which should be selfevident by the fact that I'm able to do it.

 

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Also while all the recroommasters stuff is great build quality almost 500 just for the control panel is a hefty price and simply to much for most people to budget for an arcade build. I'd have to price all the buttons, sticks, spinner and trackball to see how much it would be to build your own. probably with all of that it isn't that marked up.

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I did get one of these - the "pandora's box 6" model. It's not a terrible product but there's some problems I had with it that just made it not workable for me:

1. DInput only, no XInput. Depending on your situation, it might not be a big deal. For me, it added complexity for setting things up.

2. Up and Left would not work in Linux environments without having to recompile the kernel to apply "XinMo" patches that you'll see out in the wild. This was just a pain in the ass.

3. No way to change to dpad mode. It was analog all the time. Wouldn't be a big deal, however, I do use some PC games that just would not flipping play with that (Tekken 7 is one of them) NO MATTER WHAT.

 

To answer your question though, ultimately you can use this to control BigBox mode. It worked for me.

Edited by UltimatePistachio
wanted to actually answer the question

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