Ok guys, here’s the deal. I have 3 Happ competition joysticks, all the same age with approximately the same amount of (infrequent) use. HOWEVER all three behave differently.
When I built my first stick, I found myself playing much better from the 2P side. Strange as I was never very good at that side as a kid at the arcade, but I figured I was just better from the right.
When I built my second stick, I noticed that my game appeared pretty balanced from both sides. I figured I just improved my overall technique in the year between stick #1 & stick #2.
When I built my third stick, I noticed I was money from the 1P side, but complete garbage from the 2P side. I was like wtf.
I knew it had to be the stick, so I went about trying to find the root source. The problem was my diagonal response. I replaced the switches as I thought the respective plungers may be out of tolerance - but its still pretty much the same song & dance. The chances of two “new” switches both being bad are pretty remote.
Has anyone modified the actuator to allow for more sensative diagonals? What would be the negative consequence? Is this the reason people prefer Japanese sticks? Aside from this issue, I like the overall feel. But I’m about ready to jump ship just out of frustration.