Which fingers for which buttons?

BelegormBelegorm Too Cool For YouJoined: Posts: 277
Yo I recently started playing KOF on stick (played it first on pad, then went over to capcom's stuff when I first got my stick, now I'm coming back). Mostly for reasons that I want to be used to this setup when I see the games in the arcade (and for purist reasons), I use the setup
BCD
A

With this button configuration, do you generally hit A with your thumb and D with your ring finger, or A with your index and D with your pinky? Or mix it up?

My main thing is that while it's weird using my thumb for jab, it's also weird using my pinky for sweep.
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  • Dr. GrammarDr. Grammar Fighting Game Scientist Joined: Posts: 1,726
    Yo I recently started playing KOF on stick (played it first on pad, then went over to capcom's stuff when I first got my stick, now I'm coming back). Mostly for reasons that I want to be used to this setup when I see the games in the arcade (and for purist reasons), I use the setup
    BCD
    A

    With this button configuration, do you generally hit A with your thumb and D with your ring finger, or A with your index and D with your pinky? Or mix it up?

    My main thing is that while it's weird using my thumb for jab, it's also weird using my pinky for sweep.
    I usually prefer not to use this layout for KOF, but I would use my thumb for A and ring finger for D.
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  • BelegormBelegorm Too Cool For You Joined: Posts: 277
    Hmm thnx. Other option I guess is to just move around a little bit, just using my 3 middle fingers. After all I let my buttons share fingers in SF
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  • LabanLaban KOF98 Player Joined: Posts: 2,551
    Yeah, I do what Dr. Grammar said. It just takes time and experience to break in with it.

    The old school layout is generally more comfortable and ergonomic for those that like minimal movement and ease but box is more familiar to those that play other fighting games like Street Fighter (although old school MVS style is kinda similar to Guilty Gear though.) I've seen people do just fine with box and do the same executional stuff within their own comfort so it's just preference in the end.
  • Jubei KibagamiJubei Kibagami Too much naughty... Joined: Posts: 1,298
    ABCD Is what I prefer for HRAP/TE format..
    BD - -

    AC - for Agetec.
    BD
  • SeegeeSeegee Joined: Posts: 6
    I have an arcade cab that uses the capcom 6 button layout. I don't know why, but this seemed the most logical for the neo geo

    ABC
    D

    And I press D withy thumb. This allows for a fast response time, and easy combinations. I've seen this layout as an alternate configuration select on a Blaz Blue arcade machine as well. I never cared for the original neo geo 4 button layout because it was designed to be used with your fingers not thumb, but the thumb reacts quicker than the pinky finger.


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  • BANGLADESHBANGLADESH Joined: Posts: 18
    i use ...

    BCD
    A

    you can use it for supper speedy play
    :)
  • hanasuhanasu Joined: Posts: 130
    BCD
    A

    Is the closest to the original layout, so that is also what I use.
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  • Razor96Razor96 namu namu namu... Joined: Posts: 217
    I have a 6 buttons stick so i just use my index middle and ring finger for the upper buttons (ABC) and use my thumb to hit the button below A (LK in street fighter)
  • BawitbackBawitback PRINCE H4RMING Joined: Posts: 34
    So far I stuck with

    AC
    BD
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  • hashratehashrate Joined: Posts: 150
    Razor96 wrote: »
    I have a 6 buttons stick so i just use my index middle and ring finger for the upper buttons (ABC) and use my thumb to hit the button below A (LK in street fighter)

    This is what I use as well. Before this I used my index, middle, and ring for A, B, C respectively and then my pinky on D. After a while I noticed that my pinky wasn't the best for precise execution, so I started using the same positioning as Razor96 mentioned. The thumb is much better for mashing than the pinky is :)
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