Star Wars Mod Kit Configuration
Please find all the info below on setting up your Star Wars Mod Kit.
We have several kits available, but the basic options are:
1. Encoder only - you will receive: the Encoder Board, 6 foot USB C cable, Power Harness and Stickers. Install the encoder board and connect to your PC or other front end system to run your games.
2. Encoder with Gaming Box - you will receive: the Encoder Board, 12 inch USB C cable, Power Harness, Power inverter, Audio cable, Gaming Box and Stickers. Install in your cabinet for a complete plug and play gaming solution.
Here is a Start to Finish install video for installing the Star Wars encoder board and gaming box for the Arcade1up Stock Yoke compliments of Tech Buzz Gaming. There are a few extra steps for the GRS Yoke posted in the second video below. Further down the page, we have our own, sectioned videos showing the main steps of the same install.
If you are using the GRS Yoke instead of the A1up stock Yoke, then you will need to install the extra GRS converter board that was shipped with your kit. Please watch this video for those instruction steps.
The videos below duplicate the steps in the Tech Buzz video above, but may be helpful broken into separate steps.
As mentioned in the first video above and shown in the video below, we encourage you to test the connections before reassembling the machine, by connecting the encoder board to your PC and running www.gamepad-tester.com.
Other Required Options:
1. HDMI converter board - the stock Star Wars screen needs to be converted to HDMI unless you are replacing it. If you chose our optional HDMI converter board, watch this video for installation. If you have an alternative board, the installation will be very similar except for the mounting. Be sure your alternate HDMI board does not short on the metal casing.
2. Sound Solution - to use the stock speakers, an amp is required. If you purchase one of our sound solutions, see the video below. Alternatively, you can plug a sound bar or speakers into the gaming box (or your PC), either using the audio cable supplied with the Gaming Box kit, or the cables attached to your speakers.
If you are attaching your own speakers that have a male 3.5mm connector, you can either plug those directly into the Gaming Box (instead of the supplied audio cable) or use a coupler to attach the supplied cable to the male connector on your speakers. A coupler that would work can be found HERE.
Reassembling your Cab:
We include helpful stickers to place on your control deck. Here is and example of our suggested placement:
1. Once assembled properly, the POWER switch on your cabinet will control the power to the marquee, the monitor and the Gaming Box. The amp or speakers for Sound is connected separately and if that needs to be turned on or off, a power bar is a good solution.
2. There is a Shut Down menu on the Gaming Box. You access that by hitting START when in the main menu. That will turn the Gaming Box off, but not the main power to the marquee. To turn the Gaming Box back on, simply turn the POWER switch off and then on again. It is preferable to shut down with this method, but simply turning the power switch off will not likely cause corruption on the SD card in our experience.
3. As the supplied sticker indicates, forward in menus and launching games is with the RT button. Back in menus is the LT button. The Yoke will scroll through the game titles by tilting up and down.
4. Also on the supplied sticker, Add or Remove Favorites by holding down the X (LTh) button for 1 second while on the game in the menu. A message will flash on the screen.
5. To exit any game, press LEFT THUMB (LTh) and START simultaneously.
6. In games, there will be a variety of ways to control the menus and start the games. This variance is both because different emulators function differently, and also because we have done creative mapping of controls to make the best use of the limited controls as possible, especially utilizing the Shifter.
Because of this, you will find Up and Down in the menus will not always be mapped to the Yoke. Sometimes the LTH and RTh buttons will control up and down for example. All of the specific mapping we have done is listed per game on our Google page here:
7. Every set of pedals from Arcade1up is slightly different, and the BSA and Thrustmaster pedals even more so, so it's best to calibrate them first thing. You should only have to do it once. To activate the pedal calibration, first turn the power switch off. (If using a PC build, you need to unplug the USB cable from the PC to power the encoder board off.) Press both Pedals completely down to the floor while holding down the RT and LT. Then turn on the power switch (plug in USB for PC) and hold for 2 seconds. Then release the pedals and buttons. A new calibration should now be stored until you calibrate it again. Here is a quick video link showing the process: https://youtube.com/shorts/nnWmQk3AAJ4
8. Our Star Wars encoder board has the option for in-game Yoke Sensitivity adjustments. The process is simple - Hold down START and LT while pushing the Yoke up to decrease sensitivity and the Yoke down to increase sensitivity. The Ridge Racer video below shows the process:
Troubleshooting:Can't Start games from the menu, or the gas or brake pedals don't seem to work with some games.
CALIBRATE your pedals! 95% of our tech support issues are solved by simply calibrating the pedals. Hold LT & RT and the pedals down and turn on the machine. Wait 2-3 seconds and let go of the pedals. Also be sure that your pedal wire connection is securely fitted together.
Use a longer USB C cable and plug the encoder board directly into a PC. Then run gamepad-tester.com and check all your buttons and pedals. Pedals should smoothly from 0 to 100. Make sure the gas is moving the Right Stick for our gaming box and Right Trigger if you are using a PC build. (Hold START and RT when turning the machine on or plugging in the USB cable to toggle gas pedal modes.)My Gas pedal is acting like the Brake and vice versa.
You may have switched to inverted pedal mode. Hold START and LT when turning the machine on or plugging in the USB cable to toggle inverted pedal modes.I don't use pedals and things are acting strangely.
If you are not using pedals, they need to be deactivated on the encoder board. That should be done for you if you ordered it that way, but that option can be toggled by holding START and RTh when turning the machine on or plugging in the USB cable.My pedals don't seem to work at all - they don't show anything in gamepad-tester.com.
If your pedals are plugged in properly, calibrated properly but not showing any indication of working, they might be deactivated. That options can be toggled by holding START and RTh when turning the machine on or plugging in the USB cable.My buttons seems to be all mixed up from what I am expecting.
You may have switched to PC Button mode which moves some buttons around. Holding START and LEFT THUMB when turning the machine on or plugging in the USB cable to toggle inverted PC button modes.My box boots up into the Android screen and not the Gaming Box.
If it still boots into the Android desktop, then you will most likely need a replacement SD card.My volume is fine in the menus but too loud or too quiet in most of the games.
Launch a game like OutRun and hold COIN while pushing up or down on the Shifter. That will universally adjust the volume. Generally not a good idea (use your amp volume instead), but if it got adjusted, that is how to fix it.I'm confused about the various encoder board options and settings.
We have a concise document showing all the various features with explanations right here: cheatsheet.buystuffarcades.com
Additionally, you should have received a copy of our printed Cheat Sheet, but if not, this is what it looks like: