Joy stick question


#1

hello all. I’m new to this game and would like to excel in it. I’ve ordered some stuffs to upgrade my HRAP3. But the stock sanwa joystick is a Square gate. I’ve ordered JLF-TP-8YT following a guide. May i know if JLF-TP-8YT is an octagon gate? or a square?


#2

Unless stated otherwise, square.


#3

Why are you ordering a new stick? The HRAP3 has a Sanwa JLF stock.


#4

You want to get a GT-Y octagonal gate, not a whole new JLF.


#5

If you’re new to sticks, just stick to the square gate. The only real reason to use one over a square is if you’re really, really used to old American parts and am having a hard time adapting.

New people are better off spending the time they would take modding their stick and practicing instead.

> my 2 cents


#6

He could get the octo gate just to realize how shitty it is compared to the square gate, worked for me. :lol: Also using the octo gate helped me out with performing circular motions. When I switched back to the square gate it felt a lot easier to use.


#7

thanks for all the advices. i still think i prefer octagon as im having a hard time doing a simple hadouken. whereas on my friends hrap, i have not much problems executing specials. Anyways, thanks forthe helps. :slight_smile:


#8

anyways, would u guys recommend a square or oct gate for beginner training?


#9

Square is stock, so go square.

Using a stick is always awkward at first. Just go practice.


#10

oh, i see, so does the arcades around also use square? cause i wanna pratice and join my friends in the arcade.


#11

Yes, arcades use Square default.


#12

Felt the same way when I got my first stick, now look at me… shamelessly refers you to my Youtube TvC videos ^_~

All done on stick. http://www.youtube.com/user/XSilvenX#p/u/1/wE_s6XCq01g

In all seriousness though, you’ll get used to it and like the others said, if you’re going for arcades you most definitely want to learn everything on a square gate as it’s the standard in this day and age.


#13

this is probably one huge reason american arcades died. one day the arcade just all changed and i didnt go back


#14

huh?


#15

ohh… i see. thanks for the advices. guess ill just have to practice more. it just feels so werid. was trying to do a hadouken and some how it turned into a srk. haha


#16

@starcade

in the arcades the all the joysticks switched to lollipops, square gates, & weak spring which many people including myself absolutely hate


#17

To claim that is a reason for the downfall of American arcades is basically crazy.


#18

i know a lot of people’s reasoning for not going to the arcades is because of the japanese joysticks. they just straight up quit going. how would that not be a reason? how many americans dont drive manual transmission cars because they dont like it or wont adapt cuz its too hard? laziness? yes


#19

Japanese hardware was not nearly widespread enough in American arcades for that to even be measurable impact in their decline.


#20

its been like that in california bay area since tekken tag tekken 4 era thats around the time they disappeared. and one the biggest complaints i hear amongst fighters is regarding the joystick. added among the other normal reasons with cost and console power. but i may be regional. every casual human i encounter in my area despise the standard japanese joystick