That’s a good idea for the restrictor plate. My issue is really with the stick itself. It just doesn’t feel “right” to me. Maybe it’s the plate, but it just doesn’t have enough…something.
If I’m going to purchase a new plate anyway, I probably should just go ahead and get a new stick…if for nothing else but for future use and to have more junk laying around to annoy the girl. With that being said, what stick would work well here? I was thinking of pulling the whole thing apart but keeping the “guts” intact and just seeding it into a new case with a new stick that has a more familiar feel.
I think the steps I am going to take on the mod are this:
Try and find a good replacement stick (Happ or Sanwa probably…Happ for the stick or Sanwa for the plate) and then follow the steps Final Cut suggested. Nice avatar by the way…S-Girls rock!
Maybe attempt to use the smaller “bracket” (excuse my layman’s terminology, this is still a newish hobby for me) that is already in the case from the Hori stick and adapt another stick to it. Once again I would enjoy having that leaf-switch “feel” even though I know it’s going to make it practically a dedicated 4-way. Since I really do retro gaming 100x more than fighting, however, I’m ok with that.
Failing those two things I may recreate the controller casing out of wood to make it deeper allowing for the better fit for a bigger stick. Once again since I’m pretty new to this I would consider this a last resort. No wait…
Last resort. Stop playing Pac-Man. If I can’t bust 300k on Pac-Man C.E. on the 360 by now with the craptastic Xbox controller, then it just ain’t going to happen with that pad.
Thanks for the advice and if anyone else has 2 cents to throw in…please please do. I’d like to sit a spell under a learning tree.