So I’m in the process of modding the Datel Arcade Pro(Mod thread: http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=222084) and I’ve gotten all of my buttons hooked up (Sanwa OSBF-30s) via all quick disconnects.
After finishing the buttons, before moving onto the joystick I plugged it in to make sure everything was working and I’m having a bit of a problem.
Every button works just fine and I’ve gotten the layout how I wanted it. I’ve mashed all of the buttons 1 at a time to make sure none of my disconnects are touching and no inputs are lost. I gave the stic a few love taps to see if the jarring would mess up my disconnects and it’s all seeming just fine.
The problem comes when I try to hit more than 1 button at a time. For example if I’m hitting LP and MP for an EX move(as an example): It generally works fine and the inputs come out at the same time but, every so often it comes out like a plink. This goes for any time I hit more than 1 button at a time. Another example is I’ll mash all the punchs and most of the time I’ll get:
but sometimes I’ll get:
At first I thougth it was me and my timing so I went back to my TE and mashed all the punchs and I got :lp::mp::hp: all day long.
Next I thought maybe the PCB sucked and couldn’t handle the inputs but, then I pushed the buttons slowly to make sure I was hitting all of the buttons at the same time and I’ll get :lp::mp::hp: just fine.
So my last guess is that it must be the cheap plastic case of the datel. If you push hard enough the case does have some “give” and I’m suspecting that this little bit of give is causing me to hit the buttons at split second intervals from each other. The other reason I think this is because even with OSBF-30s the buttons are loud, granted I have a hole in the case where the joystick goes but, even covering the hole doesn’t stop the noise very much.
So is it possible that the case is just too low quality and that’s my problem? Or could it because my brand new OSBF-30s are much more sensitive than the ones on my TE?(I don’t think this is possible but it’s worth asking) Or is it something else I haven’t thought of?
So to summarize:
Inputs SOMETIMES come out as plinks
There are no lost inputs or extra inputs(ruling out broken buttons or PCB)
I never get more than 1 input if I’m only pushing one button (ruling out disconnects touching)
It’s not my excecution because I’ve done it back to back on a different stick with the same brand/model buttons
also, while we’re on the subject of trying to fix this is there a way to dampen the sound?