I am looking to undertake my first stick modification ever, and I am sorely in need advice. I am wanting to install an octagonal gate on my Hori Fighting Stick 3 (PS3), but am not sure which brand/make of restrictor plate I would need, nor do I know the relative difficulty of the modification I am hoping to do. I have seen videos for modifying the MadCatz Fightstick (TE), which looked quite simple and straightforward. However, as I do not know the make of the parts in my stick—nor have I ever even cracked the thing open—I’m not sure if I’m going to enjoy the same simplicity. It looks like it should be a simple matter of taking a philips-head screwdriver to the six screws underneath, gently pulling the thing apart, and swapping out the gate, just like the MadCatz stick. I’ll admit, though, that this is purely speculation.
If anyone has ever modified one of these sticks, or even can point me in the right direction as to where I can buy the necessary parts (links would be awesome!), I would very much appreciate the assist. I can provide a picture of the stick in question if necessary. The only reason I did not include one with the original post is because I don’t have access to my stick presently, although I’m sure some people here know so much about this stuff that they already know the, make, model, and the components of the stick offhand.
Any advice would be duly appreciated!