Taito Type X

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The Taito Type X board without a cabinet.
The Taito Type X is an arcade system board designed and released by Taito in 2004. Based on standard PC hardware, Type X differs from specifications for a single set of hardware; it's a modular platform supporting multiple hardware configurations with different levels of graphical capability.

Games that use the Type X platform are compiled for Windows Embedded, so running them in a standard Windows installation is trivially easy. Other operating systems would require Wine, but it's unknown how well it works.


Name Operating System(s)
Taito Type X/X+ Windows XP Embedded
Taito Type X7 Windows XP Embedded
Taito Type X² Windows XP Embedded
Taito Type X Zero Windows Embedded Standard 7
Taito Type X³ Windows Embedded Standard 7 64bit

Compatibility Layers[edit]

TeknoParrot offers an out-of-the-box solution for running Windows-based arcade games. Currently supports some games for Taito Type X, X+, X2, and X3.


Games need a launcher to work. For saving scores, you'll need to use save fixes on a per-game basis, 'Loaders Pack' has fixes for many games. Also, some shmup games for the original Type X need an extra fix.

There's more info about tools and games here.