Best Ultimate Tech Talk Hang Out Loud Edition Season V


#149

My Post was a reply to brighenne.
Don’t you see that your Post and mine are at same time?


#150

Just checking the malls that are known for having electronics (V-Mall, Shopsville). As of late, lots of stores are now carrying HRAP3s (plain and T6 variant), whereas a year ago, the only sticks you could find were crappy budget sticks.

As for my “hunt” didn’t buy anything though. Was looking for a stick for the Wii but couldn’t find any. Right now I’m thinking of getting a HRAP 2 instead (since I’ve always wanted to do a mini Versus City type deal) and using converters for PS3 and Wii.

EDIT:
Almost forgot, I was surprised that the arcade in V-Mall had 2 giant Capcom cabs that I didn’t recognize (running Soul Cal 3 and NGBC). Turned out they were CAV 2 00B 60s. I was genuinely surprised since I had assumed that Megalo 50s and Super Megalo 2s were the only large arcade cabs in the country.


#151

seimitsu clear buttons along with its light up mods are extremely overrated.

i understand the aesthetic value, but why sacrifice performance for looks? that never makes sense to me.

maybe i’m just biased against the clear buttons as i personally think they’re crap. i can’t do standing mk into handslaps with gen without scrapping off the skin on my finger.


#152

Just because you can’t doesn’t mean other people can’t. I can do anything on either set of buttons(without scraping my fingers off), but I just find seimitsu to be a lot more comfortable for me personally. I’ve got big, heavy hands though, so I personally like the extra resistance.


#153

i can do mk xx hands on those clear buttons too or pretty much any type of buttons (maybe except for happ ultimates), but i’ll need like a band aid or something to prevent scraping my skin


#154

I’ve got a definite preference for Sanwas. Buttons with extra resistance just feel stiff and unresponsive to me.


#155

To quote rtdzign:

“Seimitsu is only for manly men who have too much power in their button presses. Men who use Seimitsu tend to be the men that open jars for the girlie Sanwa men. Real men like us also like to crack open pistachios that have no crack in them with only two fingers.”

:rofl:


#156

So Mad Catz hates me. On my MvC2 TE the Seimitsu Joystick mounting bracket doesn’t have the hole drilled like my SE. YAY


#157

Seimitsus are for drunks with shaky hands without the wherewithal to avoid pressing buttons they didn’t mean to press, but who are too girly to step up to manly Happ buttons.


#158

Happ buttons aren’t manly, they are for cheap bastards, what do you expect from microswitched buttons. The whole debate between Sanwa’s sensitive SW-68 switch versus Seimitsu’s switches is retarded. TBH, I love both and I would prefer them any day over microswitched buttons. Momentary contact buttons ftw.


#159

So I bought an NES Max Controller at swap meet for $5 yesterday.

I clean it today.
Took it apart.

Placed into nail polish remover.
And now the plastic eaten. :sad:

I’m so sad.

I can use the Cable for Multi-Console Cthulhu.
And the PCB for Turbo B and Turbo B.
But that is all.


#160

Poor jdm. I would send you one if I had it. What was the nail polish remover supposed to do? Clean it?


#161

Oh man jdm714, that’s awful! I recommend you try getting yourself a bottle of Goo Gone to get rid of any grime you might need to remove. One 8 fluid ounce bottle lasts a LONG time, I’m telling ya! I’ve used that stuff to remove even the toughest adhesives. Once, i used it to remove super glue I accidentally spilled on one of my Sanwa buttons!


#162

Acetone is active ingredient in nail polish remover.
It is a solvent to certain plastics like polystytrene you know.
That is why can dissolve stryofoam cups and packing peanuts.

I couldn’t find any alcohol, so I went for acetone.
Laugh.

I wanted to clean off the yucky.

I put some nail polish remover on cotton swab, then wipe on controller.
It is funny because where the liquid touched plastic, it turned lighter.

Then I placed all parts into small container of acetone!
Laugh.

I saw the the liquid turned slight color.
Thought it was dirt at first.

Then I saw yellow color where the red buttons were.
Then I see that the buttons were dissolving.

I have a small bottle of that somewhere.


#163

how does putting LEDs in a button sacrifice performance?


#164

So my gaming PC has been out of service for some time, due to a bad motherboard. Well, I finally upgraded, but when it came in it was bad too.

So I had a bunch of parts all over my table, testing out different configurations to troubleshoot. For giggles I hooked up the board that wasn’t working. While looking up the beep code to see if it was complaining about the same thing that the “new” bad board did (power issues) I found a section in the manual that mentioned 3-pin and 4-pin CPU fan configurations, and noticed the jumper was set to 4-pin. I figured what the hell, and switched it to 3-pin. Computer booted up with no problems.

… so yeah, my busted computer actually works – I just had one jumped pin in the wrong place. Go figure.

(and yes, I’m returning the new board, as it really is broken)


#165

I’m thinking there should be a thread guide on general troubleshooting of sticks or at least a read-this-thread-before-asking-a-question thread about sticks malfunctioning.


#166

That is random. Random and stupid. What manufacturer was your mobo from?


#167

Hey now. Some people like the tactile ‘clicky’ feel of a mircoswitched happ button. One of the main reasons I didn’t bother with getting a stick before is that there weren’t many good options for a happ based stick. Considering the cost of making the stick, I wouldn’t exactly call myself a cheap bastard. To each his own though.

I have toyed with the idea of using a JLW and some OBS-30B buttons for the closest thing I could get to a happ stick using all sanwa parts. But I’m not even sure the total outlay would be worth it (or what colors I could work out). I need to see what the depth of those buttons are to see what case they could fit.

As for lights, I don’t see how they degrade performance at all. It’s just more a ‘wow, look what I can do’ thing more than anything. I’m wiring up a switch to cut the lights of if I chose.


#168

You’re right, it’s really random. It’s an ASUS.

Strangest thing, though… I’d never have thought that’s what it was in a million years, especially since it did work at one time. I just turned it off one day and it stopped working. Two years later, it suddenly does. Oh well.