resetera Arcade Stick / Controller Thread

YesManKablam

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Oct 31, 2017
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Built myself a hitbox after seeing the total price of getting one in Europe. Started with a Venom PS4 stick which I then gutted. Got two sheets of plexi laser cut in the standard hitbox layout. All sanwa buttons and I moved the USB port from the compartment in the left to a removable port on the top right. The stock PCB didn't have the type of SOCD cleaning I wanted, so I swapped it out for a Brook PS4+ Audio Board which means there's also a handy 3.5mm jack above the usb. The top left panel has controls for start, select, touchpad and turbo stuff, however it was on it's own board with it's own harness leading to the stock PCB. Luckily, I found a diagram of the harness, so I was able to slice it open and wire it into the new pcb. Just have to make myself a template and I'll be able to get cleaner art sorted out for it.


 

NeoChaos

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Oct 28, 2017
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NorCal
Anybody in here own Brook's PS3/PS4 to Dreamcast converter? I just updated the firmware on it to enable the VMU functionality on it, but now the converter doesn't recognize my stick's connected to it. I've also tried hooking up a DS4 to the converter and that doesn't work either.
 
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DantesLink

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Oct 26, 2017
1,523
Noticing my Panthera Evo is getting a pretty inconsistent with diagonal (1/3) normals, would anyone here know of ways to figure out whats wrong with my stick?
 

japtor

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Jan 19, 2018
252
I wanna build a Vewlix cabinet in my home. Help me out, ERA.
Look up DIY Vewlix.

If you want a lot of help and can pay for it:

A tweaked smaller one if you want to build more of it yourself:

And other documented projects to copy if you want more options.
 

Soulstoner

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Oct 27, 2017
386
With all the Arcade1up mods going on, and their new Marvel Super Heroes cabinet, I've got the itch to build my own cabinet for MAME/PC games. Does anyone have experience with Extension Arcade cabs by Rec Room Masters?

I'm either going to build one of these Extension cabs, or get a SF2 Arcade1UP box and put proper Sanwa parts in it and mod it with a small PC or Raspberry Pi.

Any idea's from those who have done it?
 
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Tyrant Rave

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Oct 25, 2017
3,029
Haven't posted here in a while, but I swapped a new lever into my HRAP pretty recently. Trying out the Crown 303-DX, the CrazyDongPal joystick.
First Korean styled lever I've used and it's a pretty big learning curve after using just a stock Hayabusa for a while. The tension and diagonals are the biggest things to adjust to. But it's a lot of fun to use so far.
 

Raide

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Oct 31, 2017
7,654
Any good places to go for the image inserts for a Razer Atrox fight stick? Had mine for a while now, nodded the buttons but I feel like something new and easy haha.
 

skillzilla81

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,783
Any good deals on sticks lately? My girl wants one after we went to evo!
I keep linking this one because it's just a great price:


I noticed amazon warehouse had some razer evos in stock:

 

Gaming_Groove

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Apr 4, 2018
2,356
Central Florida
Dug out my Fightstick Pro today for the first time in awhile. It's modded with a plexi-cover from Art's Hobbies, as well as some white buttons to evoke a IIDX feel:



Pardon the dust, hasn't seen much use lately. It's not super clear because of my garbage phone camera, but the art has a nice scanline effect and is super sharp. Art did a good job with the print, cut, and etching. That was about 5 years ago, so no idea if there are better options for that stuff nowadays. I got this stick for like, $80 on a promo deal during a tournament in 2014. Might have been Curleh South? Not sure. Man, time flies.

I've thought about catching up on multi-console board options and modding it further, but between being out of fighting games for awhile and mostly playing on PC (along with money being tight lately) it probably won't happen soon. Might jump back into SFV and GG at some point in the near future...or at least play some shmups.

Also have a bunch of Bemani controllers, though nothing crazy I suppose. For IIDX I have a Muse-On DJMax controller with replaced springs and Omron switches that I use mostly. The scratch is awful, but the keys are pretty good. I also have a couple of USKOCs, a Pop'n KOC, and a pretty heavily modded RedOctane Afterburner dance pad if anyone would be interested in seeing any of that stuff.
 

Gaming_Groove

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Apr 4, 2018
2,356
Central Florida
Debating getting a fighting stick. Is it that hard to learn?
The real answer is "it depends." For me it was pretty easy, but I grew up in arcades (albeit on American style Happ perfect 360s and such) and also have spent a lot of time learning different control schemes for all manner of weird games. Even with that, it took a lot of practice to get consistent with certain motions on a Japanese stick with a square gate, and I'm still pretty bad at SPDs. You will probably be bad at first and might not like it, but if you stick to it and practice it can be a really enjoyable and rewarding process. I wouldn't say it's hard, but it probably takes a fair bit of dedication.
 

Muaddib

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Oct 25, 2017
74
guys, I got a F300 with Sanwa buttons and stick, but was looking to emulate the feeling of an old american arcade.

it looks like I'm going to have to put it together, with IL buttons, but other than that I don't know anything about it.

is there any arcade sticks already built that would have these kind of concave buttons? What should I plug these buttons to?

I want to use it mostly for a Pi 3 that I have, and maybe PC.
 

CthulhuSars

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think it’s pretty cool because it feels like you’re in an arcade at least
I started using a stick a year and a half a go. It took a few months to get used to it and then a few more months to be able to walk into a local tournament and not look like an idiot. I can't go back now and I like it a lot. The first year was learning and this year has been making, modifying and designing custom sticks to dial into what I like.

Give it a try.

I play mostly on PC. Find a stick that can do PC and whatever console you main. I had used a device to get my PC stick to work with a PS4 until I just ended up building a PS4 stick.
 

Teh_Lurv

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Oct 25, 2017
2,107
Debating getting a fighting stick. Is it that hard to learn?
It's not hard, but depending on your prior experience using sticks, it will take time and practice to re-learn muscle memory. It might take a few weeks of regular use before it clicks with you. The important thing is you use the stick exclusively.
 

M_A_C

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Nov 7, 2017
46
I keep linking this one because it's just a great price:


I noticed amazon warehouse had some razer evos in stock:

That RAP is tempting but I've only ever used Sanwa sticks and buttons.
 

hikarutilmitt

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Dec 16, 2017
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That RAP is tempting but I've only ever used Sanwa sticks and buttons.
TBH, they're fairly close. They're somewhere in the middle between Sanwa and Seimitsu, IMO, leaning a lot more towards the Sanwa feel. It's usually not hard to get used to different levers and buttons, but if not, you could eventually swap them.
 

Vespa

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Oct 26, 2017
475
Any recommendations for a cheap adapter solution to use older generation sticks (PS3/360/PS2) on the Xbox one? I can't buy any more new sticks because I've got too many!

I've seen a couple of Brook solutions but leaning towards the Mayflash Ultimate because it seems more versatile.

Also seen some $20 PS2 to Xbone adapters on Aliexpress but no idea if they're any good.

 

skillzilla81

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,783
I'd got with brook just because I know they're reliable, quality products. Don't know much about alternatives. Once I find something reliable, I tend to stick with it.
 

Teh_Lurv

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Oct 25, 2017
2,107
Any recommendations for a cheap adapter solution to use older generation sticks (PS3/360/PS2) on the Xbox one? I can't buy any more new sticks because I've got too many!

I've seen a couple of Brook solutions but leaning towards the Mayflash Ultimate because it seems more versatile.

Also seen some $20 PS2 to Xbone adapters on Aliexpress but no idea if they're any good.

I have Mayflash Saturn-to-PC/PS3 adapter and everything-to-Switch adapter and they both work fine. I haven't felt any noticeable input lag caused by either adapter.
 

III-V

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks. The location of the DS4 d-pad is killing me, I am always fumbling into he stick and then I try to use that and that sucks cause I fumble into the PS button. If you don't mind a follow up question, if you have any idea, is this going to feel large enough for a guy with big hands? I know this is really general or vague but maybe you have some insight.
 

Jaded Alyx

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks. The location of the DS4 d-pad is killing me, I am always fumbling into he stick and then I try to use that and that sucks cause I fumble into the PS button. If you don't mind a follow up question, if you have any idea, is this going to feel large enough for a guy with big hands? I know this is really general or vague but maybe you have some insight.
I think you should be fine. There's a good distance between the lever and buttons, and the body is fairly spacious unlike say, the RAP 4/V.
 

FinKL

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
1,225
Brooks has a Wireless PS4 board coming out it looks like

Has my interest, but sucks it's not universal w/ Xbox. But bluetooth has your base covered with PS3/4, Switch and PC which is a majority of FG games.
The big thing is if they can pull PS4 Bluetooth wireless responsiveness, it will be one of the most responsive's boards. Obviously will be a pain in the ass for tournament setting, but sitting down for casual play seems good.
 

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
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StarCreator

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oh baby, wireless (and wired) Brook board for PS3/PS4/Switch (and hopefully/presumably other platforms like PC/Mac/iOS/Android through PS4 controller support?):


Only reason I'd hold off on this for my next stick would be wanting 360 support for the shmups I have on there.
If you can deal with it being wired only, a UFB would fit that bill at least. You have to hold down specific buttons while plugging it in for Switch though, unless that has changed with recent firmware.
 

M_A_C

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Nov 7, 2017
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