This beginning paragraph is just a little history of my experience with MVSC2 my actual questions can be found right after the paragraph if you don’t like reading a box of text =D
I’ve been playing MVSC2 ever since it came out in 2002, i started off playing at the arcade and got hooked almost immediately, of course the game just came out and nobody knew any of the insane combos that we see today but the game was just so ecstatic, anyways… moving on, i then purchased it for the ps2 right when it came out and noticed how much control and flexibility i had on the ps2 controllers opposed to the arcade joysticks, the one thing i loved most about it was the LP+HP & LK+HK controller inputs (the same inputs that are now removed from the PS3/360 version of the game) So I played the game for… i would say 5 years straight with my brother and we became very very good at the game, not Justin Wong or Sanford good but pretty damn close, we live in boston and were both pretty young so we didn’t know anything about tournaments or anything like that (not that there were any around where we lived). We stopped playing about 2-3 years ago due to me going to college. When i heard that it was coming out for the ps3 i was gushing with excitement and couldn’t wait to get a hold of the demo. The demo finally came out and i started playing only to find out that they stripped the LP+HP & LK+HK controller inputs, i figured maybe the game wasn’t finished porting and they’ll put it in the final release of the game, sadly enough when the game was released nothing had changed. I bared the loss and tried to adjust to the new settings but it was extremely hard, i found myself playing the game with the ps2 controller like it was a fightstick but it just wasn’t the same. So I decided to get the MVSC2 TE Fightstick so enough about me let me jump right into the questions i have to modify this piece of art!
I really dislike the Sanwa Ball Top joystick, When i played MVSC2 on the arcade when it first came out i remember the joystick was not a Ball Top but rather a Bat Top. The feel just isn’t right for some reason.** Where will i be able to purchase just a Bat Top joystick?** i browsed Lizard Lick and i found one for $20 to me that’s a bit overpriced for just a joystick.
Does anybody know what type of Restrictor Plate the original arcade version of this game used? I know for a fact that it isn’t the same as the stock MVSC2 TE Fightstick ones. I notice a big difference when i try to dash, sometimes the dash doesn’t come out and other times i find myself doing a delayed dash which messes up the combos i have ready to be unleashed.
I wanted to remove the Square and X button on the fightstick because it feels very wierd only because it’s positioned at an angle, i know that its positioned this way for your thumb and index finger but i’m used to the original setup. I’m going to remove those buttons and replace it with the white buttons where L2 and R2 are. My question is, Can i fill those two holes up with something so that i don’t accidentally press the button by mistake? even though i un-assign them, i still find myself pressing them from time to time for some odd reason.
I’m sorry this was such a long post but i just feel like i had to share such thoughts, any replys would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! =D