Hi everyone. Well, I got my first stick (a Brawlstick) last October and modded it with Seimitsus. And I gotta say, I love arcade sticks. Both for playing games and modding. The first stick was really fun to mod and customize and I’ve been wanting to buy another stick (for local multiplayer). I’ve been looking for an excuse to start working on another stick and that opportunity has come up.
A cousin of mine has been getting rid of his videogame stuff and is giving it to another cousin of mine and me. So I’ll soon be the owner of a Genesis, Dreamcast (Mahvell 2!), and a 360. My cousin also has a X Arcade tankstick (old model, no trackball) that he used for Dreamcast stuff and I’ve been thinking about whether I should get it or not. I’ve heard that it sucks, but how bad? It’ll be completely free for me but it’s kinda busted. The cable port thing on the Tankstick is bent, the sticks stick, etc. I also despise American parts so I don’t want that junk in my stick. So can I put Japanese parts in it? How bad is the PCB? How much would it cost to fix the cable port problem?
My second choice if the Tankstick sucks is to make a custom stick (out of wood preferably). Yes, I’ve read slagcoin and I got a lot of info from it but its a little overwhelming and I still have a few questions. So from you stick builders, what wood is best? Should I paint the wood or stain it? What kind should I use? Can I make it compatible with Japanese and Korean parts (side note: how good are korean parts for SF? I’ e been getting into tekken lately but I don’t want to use koreans if they suck on my old games)? Can I put plexiglass on top? Where should I get it from? Are 8 button or 6 button layouts better/ are vewlix or noir layouts better? What PCB is best? How heavy would one be based on the type of wood you recommend? Can I make the bottom metal? Can I unscrew the bottom once I make it or is it stuck like this forever? Can I make the cable disconnect…able? How hard is it to make a stick PS3/ PC/ DC compatible? Are Sanwas or that Crown Japanese Korean stick more durable?
So if you can answer at least a few questions, that would be great! Thanks!