Do you use an arcade stick?

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#1 MoeLover on 7 years ago

For those who are into fighting games or even retro games, do you use an arcade stick? If so what kind, what's on it and the such.

Since I can't apparently link anything over 200kb (what is even that small anymore?) here is an external link! [URL="http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzzh1gKbyD1qbeaqno1_500.png"][U]LINK[/U][/URL]

For my stick, I had it custom made my a guy at Katsucon from [url]www.desktoparcade.com[/url]; Really great guy, did a good job with it and i'm satisfied with the money that I spent.
Few things:
[LIST]
[*]Octagon Sanwa JLF stick
[*]Seimitsu clear buttons
[*]360, PS3 and PC compatible
[/LIST]

#2 Mesoian on 7 years ago

No. For some reason, I simply can't. My fingers don't do DP's or 236's...correctly, I guess the word would be. Though my reaction for stuff on the buttons is paramount (plink dashing, wave dashing, Negative edge chaining, etc) my inability to use the stick reliably makes it so I simply don't even consider using a stick at all. I was thinking about the Hitbox thing, I'd have to try it first though.

So, for now at least, I either use the SSF4 fightpad or the newer twisty D-pad 360 controller, as those fit my needs quite well. I'm interested in trying out the now MLG pad that just came out, but that mess is 100 bucks, an there's no way I'm spending that much on something I can't try first. Learned my lesson with the Razr Onza...

#3 Zweihander on 7 years ago

I use:

>a custom stick for PS2 ($80, bought at a con from the vendor Mad Gear)

>domestic Hori Fighting Stick EX 2 for Xbox 360 ($50, pre-modded with a bat top and an 8-way gate, both of which I prefer to the default ball top/ square gate; bought on eBay)

>domestic Topmax arcade stick for Dreamcast ($15 at Disc Replay)

>domestic basic Hori arcade stick with turbo functions for PS1 ($15 at Disc Replay)

>Hori Greentext EX w/ Sanwa Unnecessary Brackets for posts like this one.

Mind you, I actually prefer a good D-pad (i.e. Logitech or Genesis/Saturn Mk.2) for fighting games, and most horizontal shmups, but when it comes to vertical shmups, I'd greatly prefer a proper arcade stick due to the tap-dodgy nature of said games.

#4 Purple Flames on 7 years ago

I can only play figthers with an arcade stick. I used to be fairly big into the fighting game scene, and it was ingrained into me during that time. I have a custom built PS2 stick, that Tekken 5 stick that came with the game, and a Hori stick.

#5 Crusader_8 on 7 years ago

I feel I have more directional control with ps3's d-pad than sticks, which is important because I play Zangief and I've practiced for a long time to pull off his 360's effortlessly. I literally only use the stick with characters like Chun-Li or E. Honda, because of how much easier it is to pull off their button-spam attacks (there's ways to ghost in the inputs between inputs, or w/e you call it). I also use the stick for Scott Pilgrim, because the game feels more authentic that way.

Also, about that custom stick in the original post...
[URL="http://www.litekul.se/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/shut-up-and-take-my-rupees.jpg"]LINK (you'll laugh later)[/URL]

#6 ULTIMATE KASUMI on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Mesoian;4303573]No. For some reason, I simply can't. My fingers don't do DP's or 236's...correctly, I guess the word would be.[/QUOTE]

I use an arcade stick for 2D fighters (not Mortal Kombat however) and playing old beat'em-ups. But I feel you on this as I have the same problem, and I feel it's because of the square gate around the stick. On the MadKatz arcade sticks they're also made with a square gate which can be really ackward and difficult to accurately perform quarter circle forward and other circular moments because of the corners of the square gate. Now you can modify your with an octagonal gate or a circle/ring gate.

Square Gate:
[url]http://www.lizardlick.com/assets/images/seimitsu/joysticks/ls_56_guide_stock.jpg[/url]

Octagonal Gate:
[url]http://www.lizardlick.com/assets/images/seimitsu/joysticks/ls_56_guide_oct.jpg[/url]
[url]http://www.awx.co.za/images/forums/1547/2024.JPG[/url]

#7 TheAnarCHris on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=MoeLover;4303525]For my stick, I had it custom made my a guy at Katsucon from [url]www.desktoparcade.com[/url]; Really great guy, did a good job with it and i'm satisfied with the money that I spent.
Few things:
[LIST]
[*]Octagon Sanwa JLF stick
[*]Seimitsu clear buttons
[*]360, PS3 and PC compatible
[/LIST][/QUOTE]

That's my boy Steve, and I agree, his stuff is awesome. He modded my Mad Catz SFIV stick with some J-parts, and I'll probably comission him for a multi-console stick sometime in the future.

That being said, I use it strictly for SF,SC, and like Zwei, vertical shumps. BB, MVC and horizontial shumps I prefer pads.

Also props to OP, this is a rad thread.

#8 MoeLover on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Starwind824;4304133]That's my boy Steve, and I agree, his stuff is awesome. He modded my Mad Catz SFIV stick with some J-parts, and I'll probably comission him for a multi-console stick sometime in the future.

That being said, I use it strictly for SF,SC, and like Zwei, vertical shumps. BB, MVC and horizontial shumps I prefer pads.

Also props to OP, this is a rad thread.[/QUOTE]

Steve's a great guy, saw his stuff at MAGfest but wasn't happy with it being PS3/PC (seeing as how I don't own a PS3 :thumbsup: ) But I shot him an email and look where I am now!

The whole thing with the square gate is that I got used to it, but now that I have an octagon plate on mine it does help but over correcting is a pain sometimes.. Who knows, I have plans in the works to make another stick for myself but i'll see how that goes!

#9 skythefairae on 7 years ago

I WANT to use an arcade stick, but I don't have one. They all look so expensive. D:

#10 TheAnarCHris on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=MoeLover;4305176]Steve's a great guy, saw his stuff at MAGfest but wasn't happy with it being PS3/PC (seeing as how I don't own a PS3 :thumbsup: ) But I shot him an email and look where I am now!

The whole thing with the square gate is that I got used to it, but now that I have an octagon plate on mine it does help but over correcting is a pain sometimes.. Who knows, I have plans in the works to make another stick for myself but i'll see how that goes![/QUOTE]

Out of curiousity, which booth at MAGfest did you see his sticks at? He had like 2 or 3 different booths selling his stuffs.

[QUOTE=skythefairae;4305184]I WANT to use an arcade stick, but I don't have one. They all look so expensive. D:[/QUOTE]

I paid all of $40 for mine of Buy.com. Just keep your eyes peeled on various internet retaliers.

#11 Syrinx on 7 years ago

i do :) i changed up the xbox 360 street fighter stick, to have an Okami theme. it's got beautiful cherry blossoms, Amaterasu, and pink buttons (sanwa) :) i also put in an octagonal gate... which people laugh at me about... but i like the feel, damnit! haha

#12 MoeLover on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Starwind824;4305191]Out of curiousity, which booth at MAGfest did you see his sticks at? He had like 2 or 3 different booths selling his stuffs. [/QUOTE]

Honestly, if I could remember the booth name I would tell you. I remember that as soon as you walked in the door to the dealers/game room it was dead left. It was an asian guy selling them. Also saw his stuff next to what looked like the Otakon booth. the Street Fighter was a bit laggy but the sticks were great.

The whole deal with hit boxes is they are a bit awkward, at least for me. I couldn't get used to the button inputs for things like Dragon Punch (in Street Fighter) or Felicia's command grab Hell Cat (in UMvC). But for those who are good with things like that they are actually really good.

#13 KaCrack on 7 years ago

I've never used a stick outside playing actual arcade units, but holy crap that stuff's high quality. He apparently also makes Pop 'n and IIDX ASCs. 100% chance of him getting my business in the future <3

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