Joystick for Macbook


#1

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.

Recommendations please.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Sanwa does not make a “US Style” bat stick, but you can get a bat top for a JLF. That said, it’s still a Sanwa stick, with the same tension (can mod with a spring) and throw. That said, I suggest getting a TE and a bat top if you want something sturdy. It’ll even last you longer than you need it to!


#3

Just get a TE.


#4

Custom Arcade Stick with MC Cthulhu :slight_smile:


#5

Is the TE Mad Catz??? Haven’t bought a new system since Dreamcast, so kind of lost on who manufactures what.


#6

Sanwa JLW + extra spring from an RC car’s suspension supposedly feels pretty damn close to US parts.


#7

check out the trading outlet on this website. Somebody will eventually try to get rid of a nice happ stick.


#8

lol, I guess that could work. BTW, see you’re from the Bay Area. I just moved to the Bay Area, any places I could get a custom stick built?


#9

Well, I guess I might be able to. I actually have a happ stick I could get rid of, that isn’t too pretty. I going away on vacation for a week though but next week if you want you can check it out.


#10

That would be cool. Can you post or send pics?


#11

PM sent.


#12

Excellent