Taito Type X and variants
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.
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.
Jconfig offers support for some Taito Type X, X+, X2, X3, and X4 games, while support for each game is distributed separately.
idMacX offers support for Taito NesicaxLive games.
|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|
|Taito Type X4||Windows Embedded Standard 7 64bit / Windows Embedded 8 Standard / Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC|
The Taito Type X had a Intel Celeron at 2.5 GHz with 256MB of RAM with the supported GPU being ATI Radeon 9600 SE 128 MB, 9600 XT 128MB, and X700 PRO 256MB GPUs.
The Taito Type X+ just had a more powerful graphics board.
The Taito Type X7 had an Intel Celeron M at 600 MHz with 512MiB of RAM. It had an ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 with 128MB of VRAM.
The Taito Type X² had an Intel LGA 775 CPU with other supported CPU being the Celeron D 352, Pentium 4 651, and Intel Core 2 Duo E6400. The RAM could either be 512 MB, 1 GB, or 4 GB. The GPUs that were supported were the PCI Express ×16-based graphics, ATI Radeon x1600Pro, x1300LE, nVidia GeForce 7900GS, 7600GS, and 7300GS.
The Taito Type X² Satellite Terminal was just a Type X² but with network multiplayer.
The Taito Type X Zero had an Intel Atom 230 at 1.6 GHz with 1GB of RAM and a nVidia GeForce 9400M GPU.
The Taito Type X³ had an Intel Core i5 2400 with other supported CPUs being the Intel Core i3/2120 and Core i7/2600. 2GB of RAM, up to 16GB, and an AMD Radeon HD 6770 GPU which could also be changed out for a nVidia GeForce GTX560Ti.
Taito Type X4 has few different variations. Most of the Type X4 boards (500A) are equipped with Intel Core i5-4590 processor, 4GB of RAM, and nVidia GeForce GTX 960, but some games could have their own variations, for example, Densha De Go !! comes with nVidia GTX1080 (502A)/RTX2070 (504A), while Groove Coaster 4C comes with Intel Pentium G4400 and just Intel HD Graphics (601A).