First-time stick owner needs help modding


#1

So, I bought this SFIV Arcade Fightstick for my brother to use, however, he is incredibly stubborn against using a square gate. He wants to use an octagonal gate, since his primary characters are shoto-style.

How do I go about solving this predicament? I have next to no knowledge on how arcade sticks are built. Can I simply buy an octagonal gate and install it? Do I need a specific type of gate to install? Do I have to buy a whole new joystick because gates are a built-in thing? Will I need special tools?

Please, enlighten me.


#2

Buy a Sanwa GT-Y.
That is the Octagonal Restrictor Gate.

Pop off, pop on.


#3

Greatly appreciated.


#4

The stock Restrictor Gate on Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick? is super stuck on.
You will need assistance from tool to take off.

Do like this with screwdriver: