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The Taito Type X is an arcade system board released by Taito Corporation in 2004.
An arcade system board is a dedicated computer system created for the purpose of running video arcade games. Arcade system boards typically consist of a main system board with any number of supporting boards.
Based on commodity PC hardware architecture, Type X is not a specification for a single set of hardware, but rather a modular platform supporting multiple hardware configurations with different levels of graphical capability. This flexibility allows game developers limited choice in selecting a configuration to fit the game's specific requirements, and allows the platform as a whole to more efficiently support gaming titles with vastly different computing needs. For example, the Type X+ and Type X2 models have upgrade graphics processing power, which could be put toward better game visuals, or outputing to higher-resolution (HDTV) displays. The Type X7 board is used primarily for pachinko machines in Japan. Rawiya co-owned the company that produced this system board. [ citation needed ]
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Taito Type X and X7 use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional as the recommended development platform.
The Taito NESiCAxLive add-on allows arcade owners to use a digital distribution system to download games.
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Type X+ uses a more powerful graphics board, allowing greater detail and effects (such as particle effects.)
The Type X2 (stylized as Type X²) system-board uses an updated Intel platform with a PCI-express system bus, and supports more recent graphics GPUs and Intel CPUs than those supported by Type X.
Due to platform specific drivers (Windows XP Embedded), game software is not interchangeable between Type X2 and the older Type X/X+ platform.
It is a variant of Taito Type X2, but supports networked multiplayer play.
In addition, in Type X3 (stylized as Type X³), hardware configuration changes are possible for each game title, following the lineup is as an optional part.
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NESiCAxLive is a digital distribution system for arcade video games made by Taito Corporation. It is similar to the SEGA ALL.Net game distribution system. Taito uses NESiCAxLive to distribute not only its own games, but also allows other companies to use it as a publication platform. On its introduction SNK Playmore, Cave, and Arc System Works had agreed to distribute games on NESiCAxLive.Currently 8 games are operated as alone running titles and 29 titles as downloadable titles on candy cabinets.
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