Fightstick that works on Wii and PC?


#1

After lurking these forums for some time, I’ve decided to get a fightstick. I have both a Wii and PC, so I was looking for a stick that would work for both. Originally, I was going to get a TvC stick and an adapter, but then I thought I should get 1 for me and another for my brother. My budget is around $100 in total for both sticks.

I think my best bet would be either 2 Hori Wii Sticks with adapter, or a PS2 Stick (with adapters.) The thing is, I want to upgrade these sticks in the future, but I can’t solder at all. So I would prefer one that are easier to mod, but if they aren’t I’ll need to look for a mod shop in Toronto and get them to do it :stuck_out_tongue:

After searching a bit more, I think I should get a Tekken 5 stick if I do choose the PS2 route. But I need some opinions. What should I go with? Hori Wii or Tekken 5? (or any other PS2 stick) Thanks in advance!

Btw: Hori Wii: 39.99 at Fry’s, so $80USD in total (about $86 CAN)
Tekken 5: I’ve seen for $15 used o.O But I don’t know the true price.
For the Hori Wii, I found a Mayflash Classic Controller to PC adapter I could use. And the PS2 has a lot of converters, lol.


#2

You can use both the TvC and the Hori stick on your PC if you use a program called glovepie. Use google to find out what else you’ll need.


#3

Wii Fightstick

Cool, I just read up about GlovePIE. That would be good, but I don’t have a Bluetooth adapter. I guess I could buy one then, or get a mayflash converter. The adapter would be cheaper though. And LordFu, yeah thats the converter I was talking about. Thanks for confirming it works! I was worried lol.

Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t allow me to buy 2 TvC sticks :frowning: I guess I should get 2 Hori Wii Sticks then. Unless there’s a PS2 stick I can get for cheap that could be easier to mod or something.

Thanks for the input. :slight_smile:


#4

I can’t imagine you getting 2 sticks of Good quality for under $100. If you get the Hori Wii Fightstick, expect one of the button microswitches to die out in 6 months if you use it every day. If it breaks you can replace the microswitches with sanwa buttons switches, but it is not a “simple” swap job.


#5

Really? Darn… Does the Tekken 5 have a similar problem?
Maybe I should get a good stick now, and buy a second one later. But it would be best if I could practice with my brother.

Well, I think the max I could go is $120. (For 2) Would that give me more choices?


#6

T5 sticks have similar mod than the Wii Hori, both are horis with Hori parts, best advise, wait and save a few more bucks and buy 2 TvC sticks, or try the forum outlet, sometimes cheap ps2 sticks appear and can fit your budget.


#7

Hmm…I might do that, but the thing is, my dad is paying for them. I can’t justify $160 for a video game genre to him :frowning:
I managed to convince him to get them for about $100 (maybe $120). So I was thinking to get a Hori Wii and mod it later, but now I’m having second thoughts…