First, This will be a long thread. Second, A bit of background.
I only really got into fighting games about a year ago. After not really enjoying playing on a game pad, I went online and found the cheapest arcade stick I could find despite knowing that it was pretty terrible. That was a Mayflash Arcade Stick. While researching it, I discovered that it’s relatively easy to modify without being so simple that it doesn’t require some work. This intrigue me, so I ended up buying two of them (which actually worked out to be under 100 bucks even including shipping!). Fortunately discovered this video series that give a pretty detailed account on how to one of these sticks. [link]
It’s been roughly a year and I’ve finally got the time and the money to give this a try. Last summer I put together my first computer from just parts, and figured that this summer modding a stick would be a fun project. Hopefully it will help teach me a thing or two about soldering and repairing electronics. Especially considering I’m looking to enter the audio engineering field and it wouldn’t be a bad skill to have on a resume. The only experience I really have with this stuff is reconnecting cables in my bass and taking apart toys (usually resulting in their destruction) as a child.
Of course before I begin and just buy a bunch of parts I have some questions, concerns, and need some clarifications. (Yes, I’ve read the stickied threads.)
When looking at joystick, I’m kind of interested in using one with an octagonal gate. The idea of having even throw sounds like a comfortable idea. Something I’d like to try.Of course, if I decide I don’t like it, then I’d like to be able to easily switch back to a standard square gate.
From the big chart of joysticks, my options would be a Sanwa JLF, Seimitsu LS-33, LS-55, and LS-56.
Going by the chart, it seems that the JLF or LS-56 are the best options since they shortest throws and engage distances (I find that on my current stick that I tend not to move the stick far enough and therefore what to find a stick with a much small throw distance.) The JLF is certainly the community favorite, but it looks like the LS-56 would be easier to install with a mayflash pcb. (This video has me a bit unsure about going with the JLF) Am I right about this?
Maybe this is a really dumb question but when buying pushbuttons, do they come in a pack or are they sold individually? I feel like a idiot asking this, but for some reason I was under the impression that they were sold in packs of 2 or 4 though after looking into it more that does not seem to be the case.
I ended up answering a lot of my own questions by looking things up when writing this, so I guess that’s it for now. I’ll keep this thread updated with pictures and such once the modding happens if anyone would be interested.
Thank you for you time.