This is hardware related, so bear with me…
First of all, I did try playing Marvel Vs Capcom 3 after I picked my copy on Saturday… Long week, no opportunity to get it until today.
I tried playing with the HRAP V3 SA I bought last Christmas but noticed something funny right away. In DEFAULT button part, the L1 button is used switch to Assist Player Character 1 if held long. R1 is for Assist Character 2.
Anyhow, after futzing around for some minutes, I’m noticing the L1 button is NOT switching characters no matter how long I hold it. It’ll call up a character switch but WILL NOT allow me to do a permanent switch. No issues with R1.
Since I wanted to play the game with full switching, I remapped R1 to Assist 1 and R2 to Assist 2… Issue solved — for the moment.
Wanting to make sure this was not a software issue, I turned off my PS3 and installed an HRAP stick. In Default button mode, my L1 button on that stick (Astrocade layout) is working like it should. I can switch my Start Character for Assist character 1.
Power down the system again… and try swapping the my existing L1 button in my HRAP V3 SA for a fresh button. L1 still doesn’t work as it should in the game.
Never had an issue with the V3 SA acting screwy on any of my other PS3 games including downloaded games like SSF2THD and MvC2…
I wonder if the V3 SA has its own BIOS and has a glitch in it, or if something is peculiar about my stick… Why is this game an issue for it? I don’t think it’s button related because I’ve swapped buttons out and it’s recurring with another Sanwa.
I’d like to see if someone else is having the same issue with their V3 SA with this particular game. Seems very weird that it affects this Hori V3 stick and not the earlier HRAP 3 SE I tested the game with.