Urban Interactive – Project Development Blog

SW Yoke

Posted in ROTJ by urbaninteractive on May 1, 2009


Just thought it might be interesting to post a few pictures of how my SW Yoke / Dual Strike hack went.  I followed the excellent instructions at


It was quite easy to do but it did take some time.  Here is link to photos along with my explanations of what’s happening.



And above is the final result after it has been mounted in its temporary home.  It’s ugly I know, but it works for now.  In the end it will have a much better home for sure.  For the finishing touch I have ordered the graphic overlay which should arrive next week.


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  1. rrcade said, on May 4, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Do you have some sort of frontend here that allows you to select each of the Star Wars Games? Will this work as a Mame frontend? Available to download?
    I’m doing the Yoke hack like you did and will be putting everything into a Cockpit running mame. Waaay to expensive to do a true Vector, don’t even think I could track down all the original parts I would need. Once again, what exactly am I looking at here?

  2. urbaninteractive said, on May 4, 2009 at 6:36 am


    Yes I do have a front end which I am working on. You can see it in action here…


    At the moment it’s pretty much hard coded to point the location of mame on my machine, but in the coming days I will change that so you will be able to point it to the location of mame on your machine. Once done I will post a download link as well.

    Do you have a real SW Cockpit? If so then perhaps a true vector version wouldn’t be too expensive? There are lots of people over at http://www.arcadecontrols.com who would offer you their experience to help fix it. Alternatively if the monitor is still up and running then you could still fit a PC in there to run SW using a ZVG card http://www.zektor.com . This card produces vectors from a PC using original vector monitors. Then all you would need is vector version of mame. This would look a hell of lot better than a raster version of mame. I know for sure that Zector are making a small batch of these cards in the coming month, so if you do go down this route it’s best to place an order asap.

    Would love to see some pictures of your project 🙂

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