Custom Stick Setup?


#1

Just put together this setup and was just curious if such a thing was possible/purchasable/makeable?


#2

If you want a keyboard-style interface for fighting games, you might want to look into a Hitbox styled stick.

It’s definitely makable, but I’m not sure there are any custom builders around that have a keyboard interface and a joystick in one case.


#3

Well, aside from custom square buttons, I essentially am looking for a hitbox+the arcarde stick. Maybe with a switch to switch modes? Just thinking out loud here.

I appreciate the info.


#4

Yes. Using a DPDT (I think that’s the term - double pole toggle switch thing), you can wire up the directional buttons and joystick to it so that you can switch between inputs with the flick of the switch.


#5

You don’t need custom square buttons, just a way to make square holes.

https://www.akishop.jp/buttons/143-obsf-24kk.html##

Honestly though, go with a Hitbox layout.


#6

(I said something that doesn’t make sense.)


#7

You could get away with a SPDT switch for the ground signal for them unless you’re using an optical joystick then you’d need some other sort of setup to not mess up the golden rule.


#8

True.

To the OP: though in case of directional buttons + joystick, I imagine that the joystick will get in the way of playing on the d.buttons. In that case, consider investing in a JLF Quick Release and a butt-plug.


#9

Just mentioning in case it isnt super obvious, I’m a complete newbie to creating my own fight controller.

With that out of the way;
If I wanted to go ahead and use the Brook Universal Fighting Board

Does it have the right pins on the board that would allow me to add directional input? such as a D-Pad found on Xbox/ps controllers?

Or is there a way to wire 2 sets of controls to the same directional part on the board?
Or would i need some kind of switch? (DPDT that Epi mentioned?)

Would I be better off buying the dreded SFV Madcatz Fightpad Pro and modding it into a case?

The goals:
Have a Fight Stick with directional keys (not combobox fashion, rather ASDW)
Compatible on PC, 360 and PS4

WIP to-purchase list:
Dpad - 4x Square buttons
Ball Stick with JLF Quick Release
8 x Square buttons (Yes i’ve decided to use them for punches/kicks, at least for now)
3 x Buttons for start/options/ect.

Sorry for the lack of knowledge, this is very exciting though to build my own controller/fight stick!