Typing text messages with Arcade Stick sucks! Any solution?

Tinyb0ssTinyb0ss Joined: Posts: 25
I just got a Hori Real Arcade Pro EX-SE for super-cheap (bought it used, store had it priced as an EX, not EX-SE, score!), and I'm loving it. But I'm hating it for typing out messages. I thought about getting a chatpad, but (a) it would be really awkward plugged in upside-down to the HRAP's connector, and (b) it says on the HRAP's box that it's not compatible anyway.

Apparently plugging a chatpad into a second controller isn't an option, either, since they can't both be logged into the same profile?

Does anyone have a solution other than only sending voice messages all the time? I hate getting and sending voice messages, so I'm really hoping there is some decent solution out there for typing.

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  • First AttackFirst Attack I have my own haters!!! Joined: Posts: 386
    I usually just send all my messages through xbox.com, unless I'm just sending out something short like "gg." My Xbox and computer are in the same room so it's really convenient for me.
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  • Tinyb0ssTinyb0ss Joined: Posts: 25
    Oh damn, I'm an XBL noob! I've never even used xbox.com. Thanks, man!
  • First AttackFirst Attack I have my own haters!!! Joined: Posts: 386
    No problem! It took me a few months to figure that out myself so I got pretty good at "typing" with a stick. Using Xbox.com is still much quicker/easier though.
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  • TheloThelo Holdin' down-back Joined: Posts: 1,144 mod
    You can also plug in any USB keyboard in the USB port in the back of the console, it'll let you type at your heart's content.
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  • Dj AntmanDj Antman Whats a BassMonkey? Joined: Posts: 656
    ^^That

    I use this Mac USB keyboard i took from my digital Photo class. Now i can answer all hate mails at the speed of light :]
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  • stank j.p.stank j.p. Joined: Posts: 3
    dj antman is a ragequitting bitch. I kicked this fools ass last night and he rq's. Guy is a bum.
  • Trini_JudokaTrini_Judoka salty...since 09 Joined: Posts: 1,317
    OMG, purchased this chatpad and it really is a complete waste of money for fightstick users.

    If I only knew it was tied to the controller. I had the ps3 chatpad and thought it would work the same way, silly me its BT not tied to a controller.
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  • Tinyb0ssTinyb0ss Joined: Posts: 25
    I also found a nice Android app, Spark360, that lets you interact with your Live account, including reading and sending messages.
  • Trini_JudokaTrini_Judoka salty...since 09 Joined: Posts: 1,317
    About spark...I notice xbox.com was a promising way to interact in game, but things appear not to update in real time.

    Is spark any better at it, or is it just basically a shell for the xbox.com site? EVO user so thinking to pick it up.
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  • roqroq Double Chili Fries Joined: Posts: 34
    USB keyboard is the best, but if you don't have / don't care to buy a spare, a chatpad + second controller can work, with a little trick. Start the console with the stick plugged in, don't turn on the controller. Only time you should turn on the controller is when you unplug the stick, and the prompt to replace controller appears. Then you can turn on the controller and it will replace player 1. When you're done texting, turn OFF the controller BEFORE you plug your stick back in.
  • ShowTimeEXShowTimeEX Back on this... Joined: Posts: 175
    dj antman is a ragequitting bitch. I kicked this fools ass last night and he rq's. Guy is a bum.
    wrong thread young man...
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  • wwstar30wwstar30 RDcheez gremlin - wwrd.weebly.com Joined: Posts: 606
    I usually just send all my messages through xbox.com, unless I'm just sending out something short like "gg." My Xbox and computer are in the same room so it's really convenient for me.
    Me as well or you can get a USB keyboard for probably under $10
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  • WantonxWantonx Mooseknuckle Sammich Joined: Posts: 2,111
    USB keyboards are so cheap. Better and cheaper than that chat pad
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  • PointBreak91PointBreak91 Custom costumes for SFV please Cap Joined: Posts: 666
    Get a mic, or log in through the website on a routed PC, then click the message icon. Typing with a controller is sooo Dreamcast :p
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