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TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick | Extension kit

$19.99 $16.99

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Get back the High Scores you deserve! Thanks to modern technology, today’s multi-cade cabinets can provide the comfort...

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Get back the High Scores you deserve!

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 JLF 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 manually 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

* Special wire harness for 2 in 1 button x 2

Design by Stefan Burger

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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Lrd Hawk
Perfect add on

If you have a 2 player or more its a must have if you installed the main unit. Works perfectly.

T
Thomas Y.
2-player 4-to-8 way awesome

Works awesome in my raspberry pi modded A1Up Joust cabinet so I can play 4-way joystick games the way they are meant to be played at the push of a button - thank you!

M
Michael
Best Customer Service! Great Products!

I recently purchased the TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8 way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick All in One Kit along with the Extension Kit. I have an AtGame Legends Ultimate arcade unit with thousands of games installed and decided I wanted all of my 4-way games (Pac-Man, Burgertime, etc.) to play properly. Playing a 4-way game with an 8-way joystick will cause your avatar to freeze whenever diagonals are hit which can be a nuisance. These restrictor gates allow you switch between 4-way and 8-way mode with the touch of button. When I initially bought my Sanwa JLF joysticks, I ran into an issue with the diagonals not always registering in 8-way mode with the switchable gates installed. My favorite game is Street Fighter II and this was a bit frustrating at first. I thought there was something wrong with the gates as the JLF's I purchased were brand new and from a reputable company. I reached out to the Thunderstick team, and they provided me with the best customer service I've ever experienced. Their team did tests for me and sent me videos and pictures. They were very quick to respond to all of my questions. I could tell they really do care a lot about their customers and their products. They could have easily refunded me, but they wanted to make sure everything was working properly. In the end, I purchased another set of Sanwa joysticks to test and learned that the originals I had (although I still believe them to be authentic) were slightly off in some sort of way and that was the reason I was having issues with the switchable gates. After a bit of fine tuning with their PC program, I was able to get all the diagonals to work in 8-way mode. I drilled a hole for the 2-in-1 button that was provided and now I am able to switch between 4-way and 8-way with ease. The light up button also looks really nice especially since I was able to customize the colors to match my ball tops and buttons (yellow for 4-way and purple for 8-way). I really love these switchable gates. It has definitely improved my ALU cabinet and made so many games that much more enjoyable. I couldn't be happier with the items I purchased and the amazing support from the Thunderstick team! They rock!

J
Jon G
Great service, exceptional products

GRS never ceases to amaze me with their products and great customer service. These 4-8 way changeable gates are just what I needed, easy installation and working flawlessly. Thank you!

B
Bob KFO
Must have!

If you’re installing the GRS 4 to 8 way restrictor in a 2 player cab, this is a must have to do the second joystick. As an added bonus, you get a second 2 in 1 button so if you don’t want to drill extra holes, you can assign the second button to take the place of any other two buttons, but usually you’d use it for the player 1 and 2 buttons. I only used one button to control both of my joysticks on the At Games Legends Ultimate cabinet and it’s really easy to drill the front of the plastic control panel lower housing. I customized the color so that the button matched the pink on the cabinet for 8 way mode, and left the original blue for the 4 way. After all was said and done it looks factory. I already had a USB hub for the BitLCD marquee so once I got everything configured, it was easy to plug in. I drilled another hole in the back of the control panel housing next to the other connections to accommodate the USB cable. All in, the whole thing took maybe an hour and probably less. Great product!

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
94%
(16)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
L
Lrd Hawk
Perfect add on

If you have a 2 player or more its a must have if you installed the main unit. Works perfectly.

T
Thomas Y.
2-player 4-to-8 way awesome

Works awesome in my raspberry pi modded A1Up Joust cabinet so I can play 4-way joystick games the way they are meant to be played at the push of a button - thank you!

M
Michael
Best Customer Service! Great Products!

I recently purchased the TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8 way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick All in One Kit along with the Extension Kit. I have an AtGame Legends Ultimate arcade unit with thousands of games installed and decided I wanted all of my 4-way games (Pac-Man, Burgertime, etc.) to play properly. Playing a 4-way game with an 8-way joystick will cause your avatar to freeze whenever diagonals are hit which can be a nuisance. These restrictor gates allow you switch between 4-way and 8-way mode with the touch of button. When I initially bought my Sanwa JLF joysticks, I ran into an issue with the diagonals not always registering in 8-way mode with the switchable gates installed. My favorite game is Street Fighter II and this was a bit frustrating at first. I thought there was something wrong with the gates as the JLF's I purchased were brand new and from a reputable company. I reached out to the Thunderstick team, and they provided me with the best customer service I've ever experienced. Their team did tests for me and sent me videos and pictures. They were very quick to respond to all of my questions. I could tell they really do care a lot about their customers and their products. They could have easily refunded me, but they wanted to make sure everything was working properly. In the end, I purchased another set of Sanwa joysticks to test and learned that the originals I had (although I still believe them to be authentic) were slightly off in some sort of way and that was the reason I was having issues with the switchable gates. After a bit of fine tuning with their PC program, I was able to get all the diagonals to work in 8-way mode. I drilled a hole for the 2-in-1 button that was provided and now I am able to switch between 4-way and 8-way with ease. The light up button also looks really nice especially since I was able to customize the colors to match my ball tops and buttons (yellow for 4-way and purple for 8-way). I really love these switchable gates. It has definitely improved my ALU cabinet and made so many games that much more enjoyable. I couldn't be happier with the items I purchased and the amazing support from the Thunderstick team! They rock!

J
Jon G
Great service, exceptional products

GRS never ceases to amaze me with their products and great customer service. These 4-8 way changeable gates are just what I needed, easy installation and working flawlessly. Thank you!

B
Bob KFO
Must have!

If you’re installing the GRS 4 to 8 way restrictor in a 2 player cab, this is a must have to do the second joystick. As an added bonus, you get a second 2 in 1 button so if you don’t want to drill extra holes, you can assign the second button to take the place of any other two buttons, but usually you’d use it for the player 1 and 2 buttons. I only used one button to control both of my joysticks on the At Games Legends Ultimate cabinet and it’s really easy to drill the front of the plastic control panel lower housing. I customized the color so that the button matched the pink on the cabinet for 8 way mode, and left the original blue for the 4 way. After all was said and done it looks factory. I already had a USB hub for the BitLCD marquee so once I got everything configured, it was easy to plug in. I drilled another hole in the back of the control panel housing next to the other connections to accommodate the USB cable. All in, the whole thing took maybe an hour and probably less. Great product!

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TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick | Extension kit

$19.99 $16.99