Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Edition Arcade Stick

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  • GeorgeCGeorgeC Joined: Posts: 2,847 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm just waiting to see what people say about the actual gameplay.
    Could care less about the joystick seeing as there are other things I want to move on to hardware-wise (still want a Hori Fighting Edge, maybe another Soul Calibur V joystick or Mad Catz VS). I have tons of half-empty joystick cases that need control levers and I've been wanting to test the new Korean lever and the LS-58-01's for quite a while now...
  • Kelter SkelterKelter Skelter Joined: Posts: 2,830
    went to gamestop today and had a look at the box, nothing more than "PDP" on it and after watching that video and reading his comments i'm definitely going to pass. the funny thing is that was going to be the only reason i would even buy injustice. live and learn WB, make it a good pack in next time.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah as I said before, PDP is nothing more that who WB had outsourced the manufacturing of the stick too. PDP still has the rights to stamp their name on the product because they made it but they didn't do much of anything else.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2013
    Well I don't get mine until Wednesday which is the actual release date.
    Disregard this
    Post edited by Darksakul on
    You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.
    there is a unwritten rule that every Full Moon some clueless poster has to stumble into this forum and tout their own perception as hard fact.
  • Greatn3ssGreatn3ss Joined: Posts: 196
    I must admit i am dying to know what kind of parts do we got. I'll still have my battle edition pre orderd and keeping it.
  • Nucking Futs!Nucking Futs! Joined: Posts: 1,184
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Well I don't get mine until Wednesday which is the actual release date.

    It's actually on Tuesday (4/16th). I don't recall the last time they didn't get a game on launch date.
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  • Greatn3ssGreatn3ss Joined: Posts: 196
    My game stop is doing a midnight release date i believe. I played with the cheap street fighter arcade stick, and i have played with the Japanese top notch sticks. Granted my review is nothing and has no value to it. Ill still throw in my 2 cents when i get mine on how the buttons feel and how sensitive they are. How the joystick is as well. Ill even open mine up and see if its easy to mod, which i hope it is. ill eventually mod it so its better but its not my priority.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Well I don't get mine until Wednesday which is the actual release date.

    It's actually on Tuesday (4/16th). I don't recall the last time they didn't get a game on launch date.
    Wait, you are right, so it be Monday night going onto Tuesday. Apparently I can not brain today for I has the dumbs.
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  • Nucking Futs!Nucking Futs! Joined: Posts: 1,184
    Which reminds me, I need to call the local GS I pre-ordered it at to see if they're doing a midnight launch. From what I remember, each store has to have a minimum of 50 to qualify for a midnight launch.
    - Jimmy

    Current fav's the Hori VLX Diamond! Like the MickeyD's commercial..."I'm lovin it"
  • mad possummad possum Joined: Posts: 1,091
    So based on that YouTube clip, we can safely assume it's not a Suzo-Happ or iL joystick lever. That & the fact it's very lightweight are all I got out of the video. BTW, he mentions in the comments the pulse function isn't tied to the rumble feature.


    As soon as I heard him say "square gate" in the clip my heart just broke.

    American style stick players get no love.

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  • Nucking Futs!Nucking Futs! Joined: Posts: 1,184
    edited April 2013
    Just found out the GS I pre-ordered it at (largest store in Texas or the nation; forgot which one) is doing a midnight launch along with a tournament ($25 gift card as the grand prize), costume contest (my wife was laughing her ass off when I told her, haha!) & a local comic bookstore will be there selling stuff. FWIW, the employee told me on the phone that they only had 1 regular & 2 collectors edition strategy guides remaining for pre-order even though I didn't ask him about the guides.

    I hope someone opens up the case that night because I'll just be staring at the retail box until sometime post pics & info on the internals. At this rate, it's either going to be reps or Seimitsu & I highly doubt it's the latter. Hopefully, I can put rolls of pennies in the corners if it's too lightweight.
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    - Jimmy

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  • GraymalkinGraymalkin Staggeringly tedious Joined: Posts: 579 ✭✭✭
    Hopefully, I can put rolls of pennies in the corners if it's too lightweight.

    I always use strips of self-adhesive wheel balancing weights - a lot more convenient...
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  • RadewagonRadewagon Joined: Posts: 47
    edited April 2013
    EDIT: Link no longer necessary. Kaihong is posting in this thread as well now.
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  • Nucking Futs!Nucking Futs! Joined: Posts: 1,184
    edited April 2013
    Nice Kaihong! Probably, won't have time to edit the first post until tonight. I'm disappointed components aren't Sanwa/Seimitsu but sounds like the button microswitches can be switched to Sanwa's.
    Post edited by Nucking Futs! on
    - Jimmy

    Current fav's the Hori VLX Diamond! Like the MickeyD's commercial..."I'm lovin it"
  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    No rush :) I'm going out now to grab some hex keys so I can confirm what size screws and also add pictures of top panel removal. I'm going to swap the stick out as well and include comments on the process. Maybe it has mounts for LS-32s?
  • RadewagonRadewagon Joined: Posts: 47
    kaihong wrote: »
    No rush :) I'm going out now to grab some hex keys so I can confirm what size screws and also add pictures of top panel removal. I'm going to swap the stick out as well and include comments on the process. Maybe it has mounts for LS-32s?

    You, sir, are the man.

  • hibachifinalhibachifinal Little Princess Joined: Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭✭✭
    so basically, this production was outsourced to qanba?
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  • CSword123CSword123 oh god OHGOD! why did I think this was a good idea? please... just- I'M SORRY!! Joined: Posts: 1,152 ✭✭
    edited April 2013
    I'm anxious to see how hard it will be to replace the buttons with OBSC-30's. It would be a somewhat simple task to take a dremel to the bottom of an OBSC, but how would you get the LED PCB out of the stock button without damaging it?

    Fishing it out with a toothpick maybe?
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  • RadewagonRadewagon Joined: Posts: 47
    so basically, this production was outsourced to qanba?

    How odd. If that was the case, why use PDP as a middleman?

    Kaihong, as far as the frankenstick is concerned, how does it feel/control? Would you recommend such a mod or are the results not worth the price of the parts? I hope they are cause it seems like it may be the only easy solution due to the need to preserve the LEDs' PCB.

    Also, any ideas on replacing those buttons or are those going to need the Frankentreatment as well? Hopefully they'll be much better with just sanwa switches placed inside (if that's as easy a switch as I hope it is).

    Lastly, sorry some jerk tried to break into your car. Some people really really suck.
  • RadewagonRadewagon Joined: Posts: 47
    Glad the Frankenbutton was a success. How's it feel compared to an all-sanwa button? Does the better switch help with the stickiness you mentioned in the other thread?

    Also, thanks for the helpful information. I'm getting the stick this Tuesday and am hoping to order parts so that I can get them by the end of next week. Having to pay for switches and a JLF isn't too bad (i'm rationalizing) as long as the end result is something I can be happy with.

    It's too bad that this stick isn't great stock, but it certainly looks uniquely cool enough to be worth a small mod.
  • SmokeMaxXSmokeMaxX T.O. of A.R.K. Joined: Posts: 7,691 ✭✭✭
    How do we know Qanba was involved? Is the only thing that's Qanba the buttons or am I missing something?
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 11,267 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2013
    SmokeMaxX wrote: »
    How do we know Qanba was involved? Is the only thing that's Qanba the buttons or am I missing something?
    The Fake JLF-Clone Joystick is labeled as Qanba as well.

    Thanks for the early Look kaihong, I going to end up Modding 2 of these, one for myself and one for a friend.
    Post edited by Darksakul on
    You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.
    there is a unwritten rule that every Full Moon some clueless poster has to stumble into this forum and tout their own perception as hard fact.
  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    edited April 2013
    Radewagon wrote: »
    Glad the Frankenbutton was a success. How's it feel compared to an all-sanwa button? Does the better switch help with the stickiness you mentioned in the other thread?

    Also, thanks for the helpful information. I'm getting the stick this Tuesday and am hoping to order parts so that I can get them by the end of next week. Having to pay for switches and a JLF isn't too bad (i'm rationalizing) as long as the end result is something I can be happy with.

    It's too bad that this stick isn't great stock, but it certainly looks uniquely cool enough to be worth a small mod.

    The difference is night and day. I'm going to use this as my main stick since now it feels like warm butter. The buttons feel just like Sanwa tho the added plunger weight (since it's two parts) makes them feel only slightly heavier and chunkier on press. That being said it is more Sanwa now than seimitsu in terms of feeling. Even the sensitivity is on par with Sanwa, where the slightest press will activate it. The stick is amazing, something to do with the previous lube added to how smooth is is now. I would argue that I prefer this over stock Sawna JLF. Note that in the end, I opted out the Sanwa square gate for the qanba square gate just because the circle I drew with it was smaller and I like it tighter. I also have the LS 33 + JLF dual spring mod going on too, so even more tighter.

    Complaints about the stick.
    Weight: Too light. for traveling this will be amazing but since it's half the weight of a Madcatz SE but the size of the TE it only throws me off. Something I'll get use to.
    Lap play only?: The bottom rubber/foam padding keeps this featherweight on my lap. Thought it doesn't stick to wooden surfaces as well. This rubber/foam bottom padding clearly made for lap play.
    Construction: Does not feel cheap at all. That being said, however, the stick sounds and feels hallow and empty. It is partly due to all synthetic materials. Think of it as, "the best plastic can do". It is nothing like wood or all heavy acrylic.

    BIGGEST PROBLEM: Excuse my language but the worst thing ever was the damn vertical walls they added onto the back panel. After I have taken out the cables and zipped tied them back into a bunch they STILL get in the way when placing this panel back on. It bulges upwards and it feels like I'm trying to shut a suitcase full of clothing for a vacation. If i can get a plexi replacement I would do it in a heartbeat. Hell even cutting these walls away would make the stick so much easier to mod... it simply restricts space.
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  • DirtyLaryDirtyLary Oh well, next year. Joined: Posts: 24
    edited April 2013
    Thanks for all your work.

    Quick question to confirm what I'm understanding. To get this stick to feel like "warm butter" we simple just need to drop in a "SANWA JLF-TP-8Y-SK JOYSTICK" without a plate and were good to go? The buttons are decent enough?

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  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    edited April 2013
    DirtyLary wrote: »
    Thanks for all your work.

    Quick question to confirm what I'm understanding. To get this stick to feel like "warm butter" we simple just need to drop in a "SANWA JLF-TP-8Y-SK JOYSTICK" without a plate and were good to go? The buttons are decent enough?
    Basically.
    Lose the plate, and lose the plastic that is mounted directly under the plate.
    You want to keep these parts (minus the shaft and the dome piece that pivots on it)
    wOK6IpV.jpg

    Lose the shaft and the dome shaped piece that does the pivoting and is lubricated. That single dome piece is the cause of all problems. The material of that dome nut just sticks to the material it sits in no matter how much lube is used.

    The buttons are satisfactory. They lack sensitivity and the when I'm playing I find myself not feeling the buttons coming back up after being pressed. The springs in the micro switches are perhaps really soft.
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  • SPECTERLIGHTSPECTERLIGHT Chimes At Midnight Joined: Posts: 702
    edited April 2013
    Kaihong = MANY thanks for your detailed posts, photos and taking the time to share these mods with us all!!!
    Definitely like the aesthetic for the top, (last photo in your "good news, bad news" post. Hope the jerk who tried to break in didn't do damage to your car that you need to fix.)
    I usually Keep a towel or other "covering" in the car to deter people from breaking-in when there are important items inside.
    The weight of the stick isn't my ideal, but I have yet to try it out.

    My question to all of you now is, If we had this information 2 weeks ago, would you still pre-order or not?
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  • OnirosOniros Joined: Posts: 108
    I'm really tempted to get one of these. Do you think they'll run out quickly? I still see some MKAK Sticks at my EB Games.
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  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    Oniros wrote: »
    I'm really tempted to get one of these. Do you think they'll run out quickly? I still see some MKAK Sticks at my EB Games.

    I think they will... $150ish for the game, (costumes lol?), and this stick is such a steal.
  • RofleupagusRofleupagus Joined: Posts: 4
    I am new to the whole fight stick thing and I would like to get one for the arcade feel while I play injustice and SFIV. Should I just get the MLG(Or Soul) Madcatz TE? or pick up this Injustice one? Thanks for the help experienced folks. If I am going to drop $90-100 on a stick I want it to be an educated purchase.
  • SmokeMaxXSmokeMaxX T.O. of A.R.K. Joined: Posts: 7,691 ✭✭✭
    I'd recommend a TE over this one if you want quality. I don't know how well the buttons/sticks on these will perform over time, but a TE has Sanwa so it's hard to argue against those. These sticks look to be nice, but until they're moddable with better components, I think they're more of a "cool factor" than anything else. I'm not gonna cancel my preorder though now that I've seen pics. Stick looks awesome IMO. I just wouldn't pick this over a TE personally (for a first stick).
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  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    I am new to the whole fight stick thing and I would like to get one for the arcade feel while I play injustice and SFIV. Should I just get the MLG(Or Soul) Madcatz TE? or pick up this Injustice one? Thanks for the help experienced folks. If I am going to drop $90-100 on a stick I want it to be an educated purchase.

    Get a Madcatz TE. It has all Sanwa parts.

  • RofleupagusRofleupagus Joined: Posts: 4
    Thanks SmokeMaxX! I will be purchasing before midnight tonight to get it on tuesday and have been doing as much research as posible. It seemed like Madcatz TE is everyone's budget favorite thanks for confirmation.
  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    d3v wrote: »
    @kaihong
    Have you tried sticking a JLF shaft into the Qanba stick to see if it fixes the feel of the thing?

    Yes I have. The Qanba shaft is slightly thinner than the JLF. The parts from the Qanba stick cannot all fit onto the JLF shaft; only some. However, all the Sanwa parts can fit on the Qanba shaft. Shaft lengths also vary oh so slightly. I'll get that measured tomorrow if I have time.
    I spent all day mixing and matching parts in a process of elimination. I singled out basically one piece that made the only difference. It was the plastic dome piece that sits in the stick and provides pivoting. The material of the Qanba stick has too much friction even with all the lubrication.
    Basically the pivot nut dome plastic thing (someone give the proper name please LOL)
    the washer
    and the third piece that is on the shaft in this picture
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    In addition, adding another spring will make the stick feel tighter. The Qanba stick has a huge dead zone, simply too much play when it is suppose to stand still.
  • RadewagonRadewagon Joined: Posts: 47
    kaihong wrote: »
    Basically the pivot nut dome plastic thing (someone give the proper name please LOL)

    You're fine. Pretty sure it's called the pivot.

    Also, not surprised it helped so much. I seem to remember it helping my Hori Wireless Tekken stick a bunch as well.
  • GeorgeCGeorgeC Joined: Posts: 2,847 ✭✭✭✭
    Oniros wrote: »
    I'm really tempted to get one of these. Do you think they'll run out quickly? I still see some MKAK Sticks at my EB Games.

    They could...

    Depending on initial pre-order demand, WB might order 12,000 or less of these sets produced.

    That's about 60% the number of game-joystick sets produced for the Tekken 5 10th Anniversary release set. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34374

    (It took a while for the T5 Anniversary sets to sell out; large numbers were still unsold for around 2-3 years after the set was released. They were available well into the first year-and-a-half the PS3 was out on the market. That's why I don't think we see a lot of joystick gift sets released in the US. They're a bit more common in Japan.)

    Although the Injustice Joystick itself looks less than pro-level based on the autopsy, it has a couple of features in its favor --
    a) the big one is the LED feature. You have the PCB and LED's themselves set up for you already... This has to be a lot cheaper and less trouble than buying the LED kits and controller PCB by themselves and trying to figure out on your own/following directions on how to put it all together! At least all the major wiring work and programming has been done for you;

    b) all the included parts seem to be upgradeable or moddable with Sanwa standard parts. You'd have to do a bit more to get a Seimitsu lever to work... It's not getting the joystick mounted and properly positioned that's the issue, it's the LED. Can you adapt it to work in synch with the PCB/directionals of a Seimitsu joystick? Hollow shafts exist for the Zippyy/LS-32 joysticks (and that's what you're limited to unless you can find hollow shafts for the other Seimitsu type joysticks) and getting a wire/LED mounted to light the bubbletop/opaque/transparent balltop shouldn't be the big problem. It's the rest of it (IF the directionals light up) that's the issue.

    c) I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that it's impossible to mount a Seimitsu joystick or the new Crown CWJ-303A Korean joystick in this case. I think we're looking at Dremel and drilling time again... NOT Dreamcast Agetec case-mod bad but more involved than a T5 case mod. Lots of plastic shavings, scrap, and shrapnel are going to fly over the room. Get your safety glasses and plan to do this in stages over a few days if you want a clean mod without screwing up the case!
    The existing mounting plate that comes with the JLF-clone might have to be modded -- new holes drilled to line up with existing screw holes on the top of the plastic bases of the Seimitsu/Crown joysticks--, OR something will have to be rigged or cut away to fit the Seimitsu/Crown mounting plates. Modding the existing mounting plate MIGHT be easier if the alternate joystick bits fits into the case neatly without having to cut a lot of plastic around the mount area and if you have a convenient workshop area where you can drill holes safely and neatly into the stock mounting plate.

    It DOES NOT look like the stock joystick LED will be usable (at least directionally) with a replacement joystick.
    The LED is sized to fit on between the mounting plate AND The TP-MA PCB clone (the PCB with the soldered microswitches for the joystick). That LED is made specific to the JLF-clone PCB/fits on top of the TP-MA "twin"... I doubt the circuitry could be made to work easily with any Seimitsu -01 PCB joystick or Crown's new joystick (which has no PCB).
  • Greatn3ssGreatn3ss Joined: Posts: 196
    edited April 2013
    For me its either the battle edition or just an xbox 360 controller but, i have a question for kaihong

    Sorry if you already stated this

    If i wanted to upgrade the buttons but still keep the led lighting and the same thing for the stick stick. for future reference when i get money how would i do this? Currently a broke college kid..

    Any links to what i should buy. I have played with Real Arcade Pro VX SA if this helps on what im use to. Had to get rid of it while ago but anyways im starting new again. Any help here? lol

    Thank you

    or at the very least... just show me what to buy.

    *sighs* again im sorry if this this takes a lengthy reply
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  • d3vd3v Stayin' tore 4 lyf. Joined: Posts: 25,107 mod
    edited April 2013
    Currently wondering what Qanba's plans for these parts are. Can't help but think that we'll see a Qanba stick with these parts sometime in the future.
    Greatn3ss wrote: »
    For me its either the battle edition or just an xbox 360 controller but, i have a question for kaihong

    Sorry if you already stated this

    If i wanted to upgrade the buttons but still keep the led lighting and the same thing for the stick stick. for future reference when i get money how would i do this? Currently a broke college kid..

    Any links to what i should buy. I have played with Real Arcade Pro VX SA if this helps on what im use to. Had to get rid of it while ago but anyways im starting new again. Any help here? lol

    Thank you

    or at the very least... just show me what to buy.

    *sighs* again im sorry if this this takes a lengthy reply

    Just follow @kaihongs example and swap out the microswitches.
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  • kaihongkaihong Joined: Posts: 53
    edited April 2013
    Order yourself 8x sanwa microswitches for the buttons :)
    for the stick order yourself a new sanwa shaft and all the parts that come with the shaft including the pivot/spring/washer/E-clip/actuator/pressure spring base.

    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-sw-68-button-micro-switch/

    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-p-6-pressure-spring-base/
    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-p-5-actuator/
    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-e-clip/
    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-p-4-pivot-cylinder/
    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-mw-washer/
    http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-replacement-spring/

    Focusattack doesn't carry standard shafts (?)
    Getting a Sanwa square gate is optional. The Qanba one works just fine though it's different size, only slightly smaller.
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  • GeorgeCGeorgeC Joined: Posts: 2,847 ✭✭✭✭
    Paradise Arcade Shop should have JLF shafts/JLF-compatible shafts in stock. Their lowest-cost JLF-compatible shafts are $15. These include a hollow shaft. The higher-grade titanium shaft is $26. A link-release shaft for JLF is $28... these are the most reasonable prices you'll find in the US unless someone is willing to sell a used JLF or shaft by itself. Focus Attack stocks the Paradise hollow shaft and the link-release shaft.

    Failing that, akihabarashop.jp can order any Sanwa part in the Sanwa catalog including JLF shafts.

    Another possibility is the shaft used for the newer Mad Catz SE-style joysticks like the Tatsunoko vs Capcom and Brawl joysticks... The Mad Catz joystick lever in those cases are clones of the JLF. Many of the parts, including the shaft itself, are identical in nearly all measures to the Sanwa JLF parts.

    Be aware that Sanwa JLF shafts by themselves will cost at least $10 to import. Akihabarashop.jp may list the shafts as 220 Yen but remember the exchange rate is NOT so favorable for the American dollar so the price is going to be over $3, maybe closer to $4 now. With shipping the price can easily rise to $10 total so you're not really saving much there and may spend more to get the part faster... You might as well use a domestic source to obtain the shaft.
  • hibachifinalhibachifinal Little Princess Joined: Posts: 1,009 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2013
    I'm sorry but this thing not have any metal panel ruins it for me.

    d3v wrote: »
    Currently wondering what Qanba's plans for these parts are. Can't help but think that we'll see a Qanba stick with these parts

    They already did sorta, If you buy a Q1CUT Standard or other older 'low-end' sticks of theirs that doesn't advertise sanwa/seimitsu parts, these are the parts you will get. The molds are highly similar, minus the LED components and them being clears. Same goes for the Joystick.
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  • krys9984krys9984 Joined: Posts: 2
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a new member here and was actually directed here by Nucking Futs (over at TYM).

    I have been watching this thread for quite some time now and appreciate kaihongs hard work in providing all the information regarding the Battle Edition Fightstick.

    I used to use a fightstick back in the SNES days (Capcom Power Stick which was quite cheap) and have recently decided to invest in an updated model to play games such as SF and SFxT.

    There have been some mixed opinion on this product and with all the recent information, do you think it's a buy or pass?

    I'm still on the fence because there seems to be a couple negatives aspects that will require some additional attention (swapping out the stick / buttons) to get working at a "usable" level. I realize that what you get for $90.00 is pretty good and would require only a few modifications but the additional costs would ultimately surpass those of a stock Madcatz stick that requires no changes out of the box (The Soul Calubur V Soul Edition stick is the one that interests me due to similar noir button layout and aesthetics).

    Here is Montreal, Quebec we pay almost 15% in additional sales tax, so in the end, the Battle Edition would costs around $183.00 and an individual copy of the game is $68.00. That makes a $115.00 difference (which is the final price of the stick) and I don't think it is worth it in my situation. Even if I were to purchase the bundle and sell the stick separately (if I dislike it), it would still come out to the same thing as getting the individual game (all DLC still available from EBgames / Gamestop) and ordering a Madcatz stick from Gameshark for $120.00 (shipping included) with no mods required.

    I still have a few hours to think about my decision but unfortunately, things don't look too good for the Battle Edition right now.

    Any thought / opinions?
  • sethian0sethian0 B PoSiTiVe - B KiND Joined: Posts: 972 ✭✭✭
    I would like to know where I can buy one of those Qanba square restrictor plates. Does anyone know? I guess buying a replacement joystick would be okay since they are probably only 10$ or so.

    Let me know if anyone has any ideas on where to buy one of these.

    Thanks!
  • SPECTERLIGHTSPECTERLIGHT Chimes At Midnight Joined: Posts: 702
    krys9984 wrote: »
    Hello everyone,

    I'm a new member here and was actually directed here by Nucking Futs (over at TYM).

    I have been watching this thread for quite some time now and appreciate kaihongs hard work in providing all the information regarding the Battle Edition Fightstick.

    I used to use a fightstick back in the SNES days (Capcom Power Stick which was quite cheap) and have recently decided to invest in an updated model to play games such as SF and SFxT.

    There have been some mixed opinion on this product and with all the recent information, do you think it's a buy or pass?

    I'm still on the fence because there seems to be a couple negatives aspects that will require some additional attention (swapping out the stick / buttons) to get working at a "usable" level. I realize that what you get for $90.00 is pretty good and would require only a few modifications but the additional costs would ultimately surpass those of a stock Madcatz stick that requires no changes out of the box (The Soul Calubur V Soul Edition stick is the one that interests me due to similar noir button layout and aesthetics).

    Here is Montreal, Quebec we pay almost 15% in additional sales tax, so in the end, the Battle Edition would costs around $183.00 and an individual copy of the game is $68.00. That makes a $115.00 difference (which is the final price of the stick) and I don't think it is worth it in my situation. Even if I were to purchase the bundle and sell the stick separately (if I dislike it), it would still come out to the same thing as getting the individual game (all DLC still available from EBgames / Gamestop) and ordering a Madcatz stick from Gameshark for $120.00 (shipping included) with no mods required.

    I still have a few hours to think about my decision but unfortunately, things don't look too good for the Battle Edition right now.

    Any thought / opinions?


    First, Welcome to SRK! The site has just had a re-haul so everything isn't in 100% shape yet, but they're working swiftly on things.

    In your scenario I'd go with the MadCatz for now. Though I have NO experience (though I'd like some) with the Korean sticks, currently Sanwa/Seimitsu are the measuring stick (no pun intended?) for other sticks (though most likely NOT for American sticks/parts). Going from SNES to arcade sticks now is a huge jump in quality and available technology. You'll want to get the feel for a GOOD stock stick and the components before getting a stick that needs moderate modding, IMO.
    I've been using the TE-S for some time now after beginning my foray with Japanese sticks/parts on a HORI UMVC3 stick (which was too light and had the start button in an unfavorable location for my tastes), and I love the TE-S.
    The Soul Edition is great if you like the Noir layouts, as the PCB is better than the TE-S sticks (based on DarkSakul's Phenomenal "What Stick" thread, which is required reading: http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/137321/what-stickcontroller-should-i-buy-read-the-guide-on-pg-1-before-posting/p1 ).
    I truly doubt that the Battle Edition will fly off shelves, and I estimate there will be several folks selling theirs (I've already seen one on eBay as previously stated). Plus, you may find that the BE stick has price dropped in the future.
    Pick up the MadCatz, you won't be disappointed and you'll have a good base on what to do with the BE stick, IF and when you obtain one.
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