So I FINALLY got MAME working on my Macbook and now need a joystick. I prefer US style bat sticks, but I have heard that Sanwa makes a US style bat stick. The problem is I’m horrible with my hands and probably would ruin a joystick if I modded it myself. I’ve read on this forum that the X-Arcade stick sucks, yet I also have read on this forum that it is very easy to mod it with Happ parts. I would prefer something that would get me through college (graduate next year), requires minimum maintenance and wont break on me after warranty (which is why X-Arcade appeals to me) or at least will be cheap to fix (given my college budget). Something like the Hotrod layout would work as I play Neo Geo more than I play Capcom. I own a Neo Geo and can’t stand the Japanese style ball stick. Budget is $100 (maybe could go to $120) with the intention of getting something better after I graduate.
Thanks in advance!