Hi folks. I’ve been lurking these forums for a solid week now obsessing and worrying myself over every little detail of making my own arcade stick. Well, it’s come time to do something about it but first I have a small question to ask you fellas about button layout/placement. I’ve printed some standard layouts out from Slagcoin and I’m a fan of the curved 6/8 button ones, but my question is this:
Do any of you find that your hand naturally rotates inward when you are playing? I put some printouts on a dummy box and felt that my hand had a natural tendency to drift inward making the outward sweep of standard button layouts somewhat uncomfortable.
I’ve drawn up a quick visual (since I’m a visual learner, pictures help more than words) to explain what I mean. Disregard any awkward spacing, this is just to get the main idea of my question.
Fig. 1 is the standard outward sweep layout while Fig. 2 is what I am considering, which is really just a mirrored image (basically) of Fig. 1’s buttons. Do any of you guys use this kind of setup? Do you have any input as to why I might or might not want to use it? Just looking for some feedback.
ps. Let me know if the picture doesn’t work. I used to thumbnail version for Imageshack so it wouldn’t eat up the entire post window.