NEW Hori Fighting Stick VX (360) & V3 (PS3) Thread

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  • dav3ybdav3yb Quarter Man Joined: Posts: 1,119
    i remember seeing these when they were shown/announced, then they kinda dropped off the face of the planet...

    i guess they're only being sold in japan?
  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 36,050 mod
    i remember seeing these when they were shown/announced, then they kinda dropped off the face of the planet...

    i guess they're only being sold in japan?
    I wonder if the announcement of the FSe/EX Wireless (a.k.a. wireless T6 sticks without the license/branding) has anything to do with it.
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  • MarkManMarkMan BRAND & COMMUNITY ADVISOR FOR TEKKEN | EVO BIZ DEV | ? ? ? Joined: Posts: 5,164 mod
    They're easily available in Japan. I got a V3 when I went there last month.
  • speedsterharryspeedsterharry Joined: Posts: 784
    Judging from this picture:
    V3 :: IMG_7187.jpg picture by inthebrook - Photobucket,

    The PCB doesn't seem to be common ground. Anyone can confirm ?
  • 3deekei3deekei Hungry? Joined: Posts: 23
    A few questions...

    I was wondering, with the stick - how would you go about the wiring if installing a Sanwa JLF, since it uses the wiring harness...?

    Can't exactly tell, since the in one of the pictures BurningKyo uploaded, a terminal is used, whilst the picture of the Seimitsu mod, the person taped the ground(?) wires together?

    As for the buttons, seems pretty explanatory in the images provided, so I'm guessing the PCB that HORI places directly underneath the buttons must be removed in order to replace the buttons...?

    ...and for the last question, adding artwork...?
    I haven't seen a template or anything around, so if anyone could direct me to one or how to create a template, would be greatly appreciated.

    This I plan to be my first stick mod.
    (I've attempted to pad-hack a PS1 DS PCB with Korean arcade parts before, I just never finished the project - which was to build a housing...worked though! Too bad I lost the PS/PS2 to PS3 adaptor...)
    Some much needed help/advice (...diagrams maybe?) would be great!

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  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Crossposted from recent purchases thread.

    One of these came in the mail today.

    fsvx1.jpg

    I'm not entirely sure why I bought it :rofl:

    fsvx2.jpg

    As you can see, HORI was kind enough to supply screw holes for joystick mounting plates. Apparently LS-55/56 mounts at the correct height, which is cool. PCB is common ground, which is also cool.

    I may or may not art mod it, but it's going to get an LS-55 (never used one before) and some quality buttons pronto.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    Weird how the V3 on the previous page has the buttons wired differently, with a separate ribbon cable going to the daughterboard, presumably to toggle the ground wire for each pin high and low based on the turbo settings. Def gotta get me a VX, I'm really digging the case and layout.
  • The PhantomnautThe Phantomnaut Too obsessive over Korean arcade parts. Joined: Posts: 1,736
    That looks awesome. The VX reminds me of the Namco Arcade Stick.

    How are the stock parts?
  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    Does anyone know if it has the tab's in the panel that go into the buttons like T5's and some other Hori's have?
  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668
    From the same album posted above, doesn't look like it, though this is the ps3 version pictured. Also not sure if any filing of the holes is necessary; doesn't look like it.

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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    That just makes it even better. Thanks NiteWalker!
  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668
    No prob. :china:
    Now it's just finding some place that has em in stock...
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  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Weird how the V3 on the previous page has the buttons wired differently, with a separate ribbon cable going to the daughterboard, presumably to toggle the ground wire for each pin high and low based on the turbo settings. Def gotta get me a VX, I'm really digging the case and layout.

    It's really nice for an entry-level. In many ways, I'm actually digging it more than the VX-SA. The size and height of the case is just about perfect for me. It needs more weight, though -- no metal panel on the bottom makes it very light. Get one and ChImp it so I don't have to be the guinea pig! :rofl:
    That looks awesome. The VX reminds me of the Namco Arcade Stick.

    How are the stock parts?

    100% standard Hori. Not terrible, but not very good, either.

    And yup, like NiteWalker's pics show, the button holes are standard 30mm.
    No prob. :china:
    Now it's just finding some place that has em in stock...

    Are they supposed to be released outside of Japan, btw? I got mine from amiami.jp. Surprisingly cheap and very reasonable EMS shipping to the US.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    Get one and ChImp it so I don't have to be the guinea pig! :rofl:
    It needs a kitty, not a chimp :)
    Are they supposed to be released outside of Japan, btw? I got mine from amiami.jp. Surprisingly cheap and very reasonable EMS shipping to the US.
    I'm not seeing it listed there anywhere.
  • rtdzignrtdzign Joined: Posts: 5,176
    Hey NRX there is a steel place that is close to me that can cut a rectangle piece of 16 gauge sheets of steel. You would have to deal with cutting the front corners and drilling the mounting holes. Well letting you know that a metal bottom plate mod is possible if you are interested.

    I'd do it for you for free if you covered the material and shipping costs if it meant that I could look at one of those in person.
    It needs a kitty, not a chimp :)
    I'm not seeing it listed there anywhere.

    Was able to find it because I happened to know the Katakana for "Game" or "Ge-Mu"
    http://www.amiami.jp/shop/ProductInfo/product_id/141368
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    It needs a kitty, not a chimp :)

    Hmm...!! When will the profound mystery that is the kitty be revealed?! I'm still convinced it's an Atari Jaguar PCB.
    Hey NRX there is a steel place that is close to me that can cut a rectangle piece of 16 gauge sheets of steel. You would have to deal with cutting the front corners and drilling the mounting holes. Well letting you know that a metal bottom plate mod is possible if you are interested.

    Whoa, that would be very cool...but unfortunately, the bottom plate on the VX has molded beveling. It's not completely flat like most Japanese sticks...more like the bottom half of the plastic case itself.
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  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Oh, and:
    I'm not seeing it listed there anywhere.

    Xbox360 Fighting Stick VX15%OFFAmiAmi English Site

    Sometimes their site can be a little screwy. They have ONE left in stock. Jump on it!

    I'll totally vouch for amiami, btw. Their prices are incredibly cheap (sometimes even lower than amazon.co.jp), they take PayPal, and they ship very rapidly. I ordered the VX along with a few import games that came out last Thursday, and they arrived today for ¥5040 shipping.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    I'm not seeing any way in the new member sign up to specify I'm outside of .jp. I selected the 'first time buyer' option to checkout, and filling out the information. I couldn't figure out which item to select for 'state', and nothing about the country at all.

    I dont remember from Evo, but did Hori carry these at their booth?
  • rtdzignrtdzign Joined: Posts: 5,176
    Ahh I see. Well if you ever wanted to bolt a rectangle of metal to the underside bottom piece for weight, I could get you one.
  • meusmeus Joined: Posts: 2,051
    Oh, and:



    Xbox360 Fighting Stick VX15%OFFAmiAmi English Site

    Sometimes their site can be a little screwy. They have ONE left in stock. Jump on it!

    I'll totally vouch for amiami, btw. Their prices are incredibly cheap (sometimes even lower than amazon.co.jp), they take PayPal, and they ship very rapidly. I ordered the VX along with a few import games that came out last Thursday, and they arrived today for ¥5040 shipping.

    Thanks NRX bought the last VX. What price u got charge for EMS shipping.
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  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    I'm not seeing any way in the new member sign up to specify I'm outside of .jp. I selected the 'first time buyer' option to checkout, and filling out the information. I couldn't figure out which item to select for 'state', and nothing about the country at all.

    Whoa, I wonder why that's happening? I just tried the following process: Put item in cart -> Check out! -> New customers, and a box comes up for country/state. Try accessing the site from amiami.com instead of .jp...

    Another option would be to order from amazon.co.jp -- they have them back in stock -- and have it reshipped to you via tenso.com. Tenso also has very reasonable EMS shipping. Amazon.co.jp -> Tenso is how I got my VX-SA, btw.
    Ahh I see. Well if you ever wanted to bolt a rectangle of metal to the underside bottom piece for weight, I could get you one.

    Thanks! It wouldn't fit without heavy filing, though...the fit is extremely snug. I think I'll probably end up using rolls of coins for weight.
    Thanks NRX bought the last VX. What price u got charge for EMS shipping.

    Dang, that was fast! It was ¥5040 for shipping to SoCal, but I bought it with other stuff. It might be less for you.
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  • meusmeus Joined: Posts: 2,051
    wow thats expense shipping would be another 70 dollars for me.

    i might order the VA PS3 one to have one of each.
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  • roxtcroxtc Joined: Posts: 245
    Hey Meus if you end up ordering the V3 and it'll be cheaper shipping to get an extra one, let me know because I'm kind of interested in one as well.
  • meusmeus Joined: Posts: 2,051
    Hey Meus if you end up ordering the V3 and it'll be cheaper shipping to get an extra one, let me know because I'm kind of interested in one as well.

    roxtc call me
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    tyhank you shoryuken1!!!!!!
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  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    d3v pointed out in the recent purchases thread that Play-Asia also has them in stock right now. HORI must have recently shipped another batch.
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  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 36,050 mod
    d3v pointed out in the recent purchases thread that Play-Asia also has them in stock right now. HORI must have recently shipped another batch.
    VX only though. Still, might be a good stick to start a dual mod project.
    You can't ask for well-thought-out changes off day 1, week 1, or mostly even month 1 play...and that's when the game is out and everyone's in the lab.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    Mine's ordered from playasia. Sucks having to pay half again for shipping, but I'm not seeing any other option at this point. Can't wait.
  • ChadChad Joined: Posts: 1,291
    I like the simple design and layout of the 360 case, but I wouldn't pay a penny over $50 w/free shipping.
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    VX only though. Still, might be a good stick to start a dual mod project.

    Totally. After recently getting over my soldering phobia on a couple projects, I was going to attempt my first dual mod with this...but now Toodles has me wondering just what the heck "kitty" is, and if it might make dual modding a VX easier :rofl:
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  • NiteWalkerNiteWalker For me it was Friday. Joined: Posts: 1,668
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  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    So I got around to throwing some arcade parts in my Fighting Stick VX.

    vxmod1.jpg

    Really simple mod. Each button wire is clearly marked on the PCB. You'll have to remove the button daughterboard and bend prongs so that everything fits in the (very shallow) case.

    Using the existing mounting holes HORI so kindly provided and M4 metric screws, LS-55 and LS-56 mount at the correct height. This is an LS-55. JLFs and LS-32s will mount, too, but will be too short (and might even require you to cut a hole in the bottom of the case for the shaft). The pinouts for the joystick on the right side of the PCB are, from top to bottom: Ground, ground, ground, up, down, left, right, ground. I ghetto spliced the LS-55 harness into the existing harness.

    Also, adding an LS-55 or -56 will demand that you gouge out a significant chunk of plastic from the bottom of the case, otherwise the shaft will grind:

    vxmod2.jpg

    At least you don't have to cut an actual hole, but you have to go so thin that light shines through :rofl:

    vxmod3.jpg

    This is all temp, I'll eventually get buttons that match whatever theme I go with for the artwork.

    Also, I'll be making an art template for the Fighting Stick VX/V3 to complete my mod soon. I'll post it here for people to use.
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  • ChadChad Joined: Posts: 1,291
    That stick is so clean looking. If a JLf could fit at the proper height I'd have to get one.
  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    JLF should fit at proper height just fine, and it's what I plan to do with mine. You can't tell from the pictures so far, but there is a few millimeters of gap between the top of the metal panel and the bottom of the plastic part underneath. Add in the 4-5mm thickness from the plastic, and a JLF should have the proper 9mm between mounting plate and where it comes out the panel. My only complaint so far about the stick is the off-white coloring of the control panel, right next to the bright white plastic case.

    NRX, where'd you get the snazzy Seimitsu buttons? LizardLick's color stock of PS-14-G's doesn't have most of those.
  • ChadChad Joined: Posts: 1,291
    I actually like the off white. It's nice to have a very subtle bit of contrast. I'll hold out until someone puts a JLF in successfully and hope for a price drop.
  • kasprfotokasprfoto part time player, part time modder Joined: Posts: 774
    NRX, where'd you get the snazzy Seimitsu buttons? LizardLick's color stock of PS-14-G's doesn't have most of those.
    i'm guessing spare buttons off an EX-SE? LL used to have more colors than their current stock. Aki-shop has a bunch of colors of the PS-14-G's though =)
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    JLF should fit at proper height just fine, and it's what I plan to do with mine.

    It's allegedly "one or two" mm too short (although I did not try myself): ????????????VX???????: FAF????5???????

    Of course, you could just skip the mounting plate: ????????????V3(FSV3)??????????? ???????????

    But maybe I shouldn't trust EVERYTHING J-blogs have to say :rofl:
    I'd never tried an LS-55 anyway, wanted to give one a whirl.
    My only complaint so far about the stick is the off-white coloring of the control panel, right next to the bright white plastic case.

    I have to agree with this. It looks even worse in person. Well, that's what custom art is for...
    NRX, where'd you get the snazzy Seimitsu buttons? LizardLick's color stock of PS-14-G's doesn't have most of those.

    Whoa, I don't even remember! I just had 'em laying around...I may have got them in Japan. But Akiba Shop does have the black-rimmed PS-14-Gs.
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  • bk2099bk2099 Joined: Posts: 99
    Here's my V3, picked it up over half a year ago in an Akihabara Trader. Best lap stick ever.
    -Light and compact.
    -6 Button Vewlix layout.
    -Compatible with Sanwa parts without need for modification to the case.
    -Plastic bottom so it feels comfortable on your lap.
    -The PCB registers as a Hori Pro (or something similar) in Windows.

    I feel like hoarding a dozen of them, but 3's enough :wgrin:
    4uea10.jpg
  • d_mentiad_mentia Joined: Posts: 205
    very nice mod NRX!
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Best lap stick ever.

    They're pretty freakin' great, aren't they? My new favorite stick, for sure. Looking forward to art- and dual-modding it. The black case is slick too, I'll have to get a V3 in Osaka.
    very nice mod NRX!

    Ha ha, thx! It's about as ghetto as you can get, but all that matters is function :bgrin:
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  • bk2099bk2099 Joined: Posts: 99
    Yeah, the V3 and VX are pretty much the best kept secret since they weren't released outside of Japan. The design of the case is immaculate. All that's missing from mine is a sweet Vewlix L overlay. And to figure out how to utilize the 7 turbo switches in a different way (maybe an LED mod or something) since I don't use turbos.
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Fighting Stick VX/V3 template. This should be plenty accurate for art. Surprisingly, it's not a true Viewlix layout...it's a little compressed.

    fightingstickv3vxtempla.jpg

    Click on image to download .psd. Includes vector path and rasterized guide layer. Enjoy!
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  • Ragnorok64Ragnorok64 My muscles have no memory. Joined: Posts: 4,947
    Hows the weight of the stick?
  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    Agetec-ish. Maybe a hair lighter because there's no bottom metal plate.
  • The_ThirdThe_Third Poverty Gamer Joined: Posts: 1,009
    Can anyone confirm if VX is common ground?

    EDIT: Slagcoin says the LS-55 is longer than the JLF by 1.5mm handle to plate and longer on the plate to base too by 1mm.
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Can anyone confirm if VX is common ground?

    It's common ground.
    EDIT: Slagcoin says the LS-55 is longer than the JLF by 1.5mm handle to plate and longer on the plate to base too by 1mm.

    Ah, that must be why the J-blogs claim JLF mounts too short...LS-56 is even longer than LS-55, right?
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  • The_ThirdThe_Third Poverty Gamer Joined: Posts: 1,009
    Nope, LS-56 is shorter than the JLF by .5mm handle to plate.
  • NRXNRX Custom Impact™ Joined: Posts: 511
    Nope, LS-56 is shorter than the JLF by .5mm handle to plate.

    So LS-55 has the longest shaft? Dang. I guess that's why the J-modders advocate LS-55 so strongly for this stick.
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  • bk2099bk2099 Joined: Posts: 99
    Thanks for sharing your template NRX. I DL'd it, it will def come in handy.

    Just the insides of my V3
    2nbfzhw.jpg
  • ChadChad Joined: Posts: 1,291
    Is that JLF mounted at the proper height? (24mm from bottom of balltop to panel) If so, did you have to cut a hole in the bottom of the case or do anything crazy?
  • bk2099bk2099 Joined: Posts: 99
    yeah it's 24mm, give or take a mm

    nothing crazy, just needed to drill in the screw holes in the restrictor plate.
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