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

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  • LBCLBC KISHISHISHISHI Joined: Posts: 3,681
    Is this out yet? I seen this site has them.
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  • KAKUKAKU Joined: Posts: 73
    My hori v3 got delivered this morning, just got done playing a few games with it.

    I'm seriously impressed. Even straight out of the box, this stick is really nice. (I think I even prefer it over my namco)

    It feels solid and has a nice weight to it. Some people mentioned above that it looked cheaply made; it definitely doesn't feel cheap. At a first glance, there appear to be some imperfections in the plastic (slight swirls, colour variance) but it's very minor and doesn't affect the structure at all, it's more a visual thing. I suppose it could be fixed with paint, but it doesn't really bother me that much. I may get another one to mod once it's released domestically.

    The buttons have a convex top and slightly more resistance than seimitsus, but are very comfortable to play on. In order of button stiffness: sanwa < seimitsu < new hori
    I was expecting cheap nasty buttons like the stock ones on a saturn virtua stick (you know, the ones that don't press evenly if you press them on one side), but they're really. really nice.
    It feels practically like an OSBF with a stronger spring.

    The stick comes with the regular square gate, and has quite a short engage (I think it has a shorter throw than a JLF, but it might be the engage playing tricks on me). I actually prefer it to the JLF, it feels more responsive because you don't have to make huge motions for 41236 or 360s. My best estimate is that it's a clone of the LS-32 or something. It does indeed have a black shaft cover. The microswitches on the stick are soldered individually, but it is a common ground PCB.

    I was originally going to mod it straight away, but after being so pleasantly surprised I might hold off on it for a while. The design is nice and understated, and after the 'fisher price' of sticks from madcatz it makes a really great entry-level stick.

    The biggest complaint I see from people is that there's no quick disconnects on the buttons. It takes all of two minutes to desolder the board, so I have no idea really why this is such a big issue for some people. The PCB is laid out nicely and the wires are colour-coded, and that's even if you do decide to change the buttons (the stock ones are very good). Better than the SE in every way? Definitely.

    To be honest, if hori can produce stock parts like this, the 'real arcade parts' thing is becoming nothing more than a gimmick. Even though the LS-56 is my favourite stick ever, the gap is really closing fast.
    Considering this stick is going to be even cheaper once it hits domestically, I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • MarkManMarkMan BRAND & COMMUNITY ADVISOR FOR TEKKEN | EVO BIZ DEV | ? ? ? Joined: Posts: 5,164 mod
    Very good impressions! Thanks for that. I haven't put in as much time into this stick as I'd like to. I'm going to revisit it thanks to your words.
  • kikimaru024kikimaru024 Mid-tier scrub Joined: Posts: 1,693
    Could this be the next "Namco stick"? :)
    Seimitsu & K-sticks > Sanwa JLF.
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  • BurningKyoBurningKyo Joined: Posts: 36
    <snip>
    I actually tend to disagree with the impressions given of the stick; I actually have a more detailed write up/mod guide (I was probably on something) that I might post later after I get some case comparison pictures done. Generally, my impressions were:

    - The design of stick part is very similar to stock Hori joysticks all the way to the Namco, and mostly resembles the HFS3/EX2 stick but seems more precise. It's probably slightly worse than the Namco but seems quite a bit better than the EX2s and HFS3s I've used. You might be able to put a meatier actuator on it or something to kill the annoying 'dead zone' too. While I found it pretty good for basic moves, and was going to keep it, more complex stuff such as say, Viper's HJC FADCs weren't very easy to do on the stick. I had a JLF lying around, so I decided to just replace it.

    - The buttons are standard Hori stock from the HRAP3s, perhaps slightly better, but not by much. It required some degree of hammering to get normals out, which I'm not really used to as I primarily use OBSFs. It was one of the first things I wanted to change (and did) because stuff just wasn't coming out as expected.

    - The case is quite light, probably about as heavy as a HFS3; which is pretty light considering its size. This is most likely due to the lack of a metal base. I don't have a problem with light sticks, and it does seem pretty solid over all, but considering some have a problem with them I'd just like to point it out. There's plenty of room in the case to put in weights if needed, and it saves some money on shipping though lol.

    - I'm not sure what you mean by better than the SE in every way; the SE provides quick disconnects for every button, including the non standard Start/Select, and these are also colour coded. It's very easy to swap out parts with no modding experience in the SE, but for this stick you'd probably need a guide of sorts. Overall I felt the stick felt cheaper than the SE, from the case construction to stock parts. It does seem to be slightly more moddable/customisable in the sense that the case has plenty of room though.

    That's not to say I don't like the stick - quite the opposite; I really like the fact that it's a very moddable case due to the height clearance and simple PCB setup. Furthermore, the button holes are the standard 30mm which is great considering the effort needed to mod the HFS3 etc, and surprisingly, the stick's case provides adequate support for other sticks, at least the JLF - which I modded mine with, as they seem to be able to be mounted at the correct mounting height. In all, you can mod this stick VERY cleanly without much effort or experience. Finally, the proportions are great; probably most similar to the VSHG, and the 6 button layout without any plugs on a standard stick is a nice feature to have too imo.

    Anyway, that's just my two cents on the V3. I actually highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get their hands a bit dirty with modding, although it actually seems less fussy and more satisfying to mod than say, a HRAP3, which is pretty cool too. It doesn't feel like it's in line with the HFS3, nor does it seem that close to the HRAPs, but seems to be a new direction Hori is taking with it's sticks, which is very encouraging.

    (PhotoBucket link: http://s599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/inthebrook/V3/)
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Is this badger going to see a UK release?
  • hacksparrowhacksparrow Banned Joined: Posts: 331
    wots with the vewlix style? is that wot the V is for? i like the layout of cities better but this case is much sexier and i just bought a friggin hrap se damnit
  • TwinnissTwinniss Joined: Posts: 785
    Is their an estimation on how tall the case is?

    cause insides just look like a EX2/hrap3/wii. Stick mounting same as well
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  • BurningKyoBurningKyo Joined: Posts: 36
    wots with the vewlix style? is that wot the V is for? i like the layout of cities better but this case is much sexier and i just bought a friggin hrap se damnit
    Yeah, I personally like the Cities' layout too, but since its 6 buttons you could just think of it as a P2 Astro City or something :P
    Is their an estimation on how tall the case is?
    cause insides just look like a EX2/hrap3/wii. Stick mounting same as well
    The case is about 5cm tall, the insides are more like a licensed HRAP than the fighting sticks because there are separate PCBs for the main pcb and the buttons. In fact, the stick comes up as a Real Arcade Pro stick when you plug it into the computer.

    Stick mounting is easier than the older fighting sticks because of the extra height in the case, it's done similarly, but when finished it results in a JLF at the correct mounting height (maybe 1 or 2mm off). There's also pictures on the net of people putting in Seimitsu sticks in as well. Overall, it's a much better stick.
  • The_ThirdThe_Third Poverty Gamer Joined: Posts: 1,009
    So what steps are required for modding the V3 compared to the bitch that was FS3? No hole widening and separate PCB is already a plus. For the stick, similar procedure with FS3 with the depth bonus?
  • 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: 36,692 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: 785
    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: 1,776
    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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  • 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: 36,692 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.
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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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