Taito Type X²

The Taito Type X² was released in 2007 and is a PC/Windows XP based arcade system.

Taito Type X2 unit
Taito Type X²

The game list is quite extensive and boasts a number of high profile titles from franchises like Street Fighter, Blazblue and King of Fighters. Since the system runs on Windows XP Embedded games are generally built on Direct X.

Basic specifications

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6400/Pentium 4 651/Celeron D 352
Chipset Intel Q965 + ICH8
Memory 512 MB or 1 GB DDR2 667 MHz (upgradable to 4 GB DDR2 800 MHz)
GPU PCI Express x16 based cards
ATI Radeon X1600Pro/X1300LE
nVidia GeForce 7900GS/7600GS/7300GS
(also supports newer Radeon and GeForce cards)
Audio Onboard HD audio codec support 7.1ch sound (also supports other sound cards)
LAN Onboard 10/100/1000 BASE-T/TX
I/O ports JVS, 4 x USB 2.0 (up to 8), parallel, serial, 2 x PS/2, 2 x SATA
Expansion slots PCI Express x16 (used by graphic card)
PCI Express x4, 2 x PCI
PSU Built-in (input power 110/240V 50/60Hz)
OS MS Windows XP Embedded SP2 (adapted by Taito)
Dimensions 309 mm x 296 mm x 130 mm
325 mm x 251 mm x 130 mm
Weight Approx. 7 kg (15.4 lbs)

Hardware revisions

CPU Pentium 4 3.4 GHz
Memory 512 MB PC2-5300U DDR
GPU GeForce 7900GS
CPU Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz
Memory 2 GB PC2-5300U DDR
GPU GeForce 9800GT SP
TEM100-01B (satellite terminal)
CPU Pentium 4 3.4 GHz
Memory 512 MB PC2-5300U DDR
GPU ATI X1600Pro

My system is a model 208A. It has the Pentium 4 CPU, 512 MB RAM and a GeForce 7900GS (Elsa Gladiac 979 GS) GPU.

DIP switches

On the I/O board there are 5 DIP switches. Switches 1, 3 and 5 apparently doesn’t do anything.

  • DIP #2 controls the video output. Set to off enables 480p output for use with 31 kHz monitors. Set to on enables 720p output for higher resolution (LCD) monitors)
  • DIP #4 enables and disables the automatic update system. If set to on the unit will try to contact an update server over the network.

Error codes

  • 203 HDD error. Probable solution is to connect the HDD to another Windows XP system and running chkdisk.
  • 900: USB security dongle missing. Most games won’t start without the USB-dongle. A few games don’t use a dongle.
  • 901: USB bus/security dongle error. Sadly this usually means that the USB dongle is corrupt. Not much can be done other than trying to find another dongle.

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