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TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor for Sanwa Joystick | All in One Kit

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Thanks to modern technology, today’s multi-cade cabinets can provide the comfort of having many of our favourite childhood games combined within one unit. This includes games that were originally programmed for and equipped with either specific 4-way or 8-way joysticks. Playing both types of games on the same cabinet with just one type of joystick can turn into a quite frustrating game experience.

Based on sophisticated engineering and modern technology the GRS TOS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor provides an easy-to-use solution that allows switching between joystick versions on the fly, just between different games.

Optimal Compatibility

The GRS TOS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor is compatible with a huge variety of Sanwa-style joysticks. Just use the joystick of your choice.

It works with many Arcade1Up, AtGames, and iiRcade cabinets.

Multifunctional Design

The lighted 2-in-1 Arcade button with coloured status indication reduces the consumption of valuable control panel space and keeps you informed at any time about the actual setting.

Adapt the lighted 2-in-1 Arcade button to any colour that fits best with your cabinets' design and tastes.

The permanent dual-mode allows simultaneous usage of software automation and manual control. Enjoy the comfort of automated restrictor setting while having the option to manual override whenever you want (note: automation only on supported platforms).

The controller board supports up to 4 joysticks per cabinet.

Use an optional second 2-in-1 button as a USB-keyboard key to take control of your emulation and frontend software.

Super Easy to Install

The ease of use already starts with the plug-and-play installation. Just replace the existing static restrictor plates of your cabinet's joysticks with our motorized restrictors, add the 2-in-1 arcade button to your control panel and connect everything with the provided microcontroller board and you are ready to go.

Comprehensive Software support

While the basic functionality does not require the installation of any additional software, there are several optional software packages available that support advanced features. Those are:

tos428config

Configuration utility to customize appearance and behaviour of the tos428 components (e.g. colour of the button, finetuning of restrictor angles, requires Windows)

Click here to see software versions & release notes.

tos428config for windows

tos428config for windows - compatibility version(required for backwards compatibility on older windows version)

tos428 config for Raspberry Pi

tos428cl

Command line utility for automation of restrictor orientation, based on a selected game (Windows platform)

Download here

tos428cl_retropie

Command line utility and scripts for automation of restrictor orientation, based on a selected game (Retropie platform)

Download here

Designed for Reliability and Endurance

All plastic parts are made from Polycarbonate, an industrial-grade high-performance material for maximum robustness and reliability.

The switchable restrictors are equipped with metal geared servos for enhanced durability.

What is included?

* Servo driven Restrictor x 1
* 2-in-1 Arcade Button x 1
* Controller Circuit Board x 1
* Micro USB Cable x 1 & PCB standoffs x 4

Designed by Stefan Burger

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Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
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Lance Cieklinski
4/8 way switcher

Best product ever! Easy install and use. Once you have one you will order more!!

K
Kenneth Eads
Works Great

Thank you for this servo.. It works perfectly

B
Bruce T
Great Idea - One little issue

It seems that the center spindle and Teflon cover for the sanwa style joysticks that I purchased for my build are slightly different than those in the Arcade1Up that I am replacing. Even when I get the 8-way angle near where it should be, the gate size of the TOS GRS restrictor is just a little too small for the Teflon spindle cover on the shaft of the replacement joystick to actuate two switches simultaneously (corner). I tried small angle adjustments, but cannot get reliable 8-way connections. The behavior is the same for both replacement joysticks.

Amazing what small spec difference can do! I did wire up the Arcade1Up joystick with the TOS GRS restrictor and can get reliable 8-way contacts at the same commanded angle.

M
Massimo PORZIO
I couldn't expect more.

This is a great add-on to the joystick it's a must have for those who loves also the very early videogames of the golden era.

B
Brian M.
Works great, cables too short for a 4-way control panel

I'd give it 4.75 stars if it was an option. This is a nice upgrade from my old Ultimarc ServoStiks - it's cheaper, the mechanics are simpler and take up far less space (the ServoStik takes up LOTS of room), and you can control four sticks from one control board. The only gripe I have is that the cables are a bit too short for the outside sticks on a typical 4-player control panel. It's easily extended using male-to-female Dupont jumpers like you would typical use with a breadboard (search for Dupont Wire Jumper Male to Female on your favorite shopping site), but it would be nice to see ready-made extenders for sale.

A couple of other notes: 1) this fits Sanwa JLF sticks (original and clones), but not Sanwa JLW. The JLWs aren't nearly as common anyway, but be aware. 2) You can use more than one control board in a system, but neither LEDBlinky nor the tos428config tool can handle that, so you'll have to get creative with the tos428cl command-line tool if you want to do things that way. I'm not sure if tos428cl_retropie handles that situation or not.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
95%
(37)
5%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
Lance Cieklinski
4/8 way switcher

Best product ever! Easy install and use. Once you have one you will order more!!

K
Kenneth Eads
Works Great

Thank you for this servo.. It works perfectly

B
Bruce T
Great Idea - One little issue

It seems that the center spindle and Teflon cover for the sanwa style joysticks that I purchased for my build are slightly different than those in the Arcade1Up that I am replacing. Even when I get the 8-way angle near where it should be, the gate size of the TOS GRS restrictor is just a little too small for the Teflon spindle cover on the shaft of the replacement joystick to actuate two switches simultaneously (corner). I tried small angle adjustments, but cannot get reliable 8-way connections. The behavior is the same for both replacement joysticks.

Amazing what small spec difference can do! I did wire up the Arcade1Up joystick with the TOS GRS restrictor and can get reliable 8-way contacts at the same commanded angle.

M
Massimo PORZIO
I couldn't expect more.

This is a great add-on to the joystick it's a must have for those who loves also the very early videogames of the golden era.

B
Brian M.
Works great, cables too short for a 4-way control panel

I'd give it 4.75 stars if it was an option. This is a nice upgrade from my old Ultimarc ServoStiks - it's cheaper, the mechanics are simpler and take up far less space (the ServoStik takes up LOTS of room), and you can control four sticks from one control board. The only gripe I have is that the cables are a bit too short for the outside sticks on a typical 4-player control panel. It's easily extended using male-to-female Dupont jumpers like you would typical use with a breadboard (search for Dupont Wire Jumper Male to Female on your favorite shopping site), but it would be nice to see ready-made extenders for sale.

A couple of other notes: 1) this fits Sanwa JLF sticks (original and clones), but not Sanwa JLW. The JLWs aren't nearly as common anyway, but be aware. 2) You can use more than one control board in a system, but neither LEDBlinky nor the tos428config tool can handle that, so you'll have to get creative with the tos428cl command-line tool if you want to do things that way. I'm not sure if tos428cl_retropie handles that situation or not.

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