Hey guys, it’s nice to meet you all. A little of my background, I’ve been a 2-D fighting gamer for as long as I can remember… Pretty long time now… it all started when young nine-year-old kid me started playing Super Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat II on SNES, then Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter at the arcades, and then I played Super Smash Bros on N64, a ton of SF series at the arcade, KOF series, SCII, MVC series, SF Third Strike, and Guilty Gear X2 back then when I was a young teenager growing up and actually still do play to this present day during my free time. Mainly KOF though, I really got into it at the arcade playing competitively and I’ve gotten pretty good at it… I really like the gameplay and combos… grew up on it. A lot of fond memories playing versus with people, friends, family.
Well anyway yeah, I was wondering if you guys could help me out on this arcade stick I bought a while ago that I had backed away in the closet for a long time… now I just want to mess around with it again. It works great, but not perfect.
It has one single problem that’s been really bothering me. It’s the square button. It’s works, but you need to press it hard to make it input into the game.
How do I fix this? I really want to get to the bottom of it and make the stick in good perfect working order again so I can pull off moves without messing up. You don’t know many times I messed up in frustration while playing the CP using the stick. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
I also have this custom made capcom arcade stick I purchased from arcadeshock a long time ago… it too was put away and now has resurfaced The problem with it is that the joystick… the joystick honestly doesn’t feel great. Don’t get me wrong, everything is in perfect condition, the buttons are really responsive, the joystick does it’s job, but trying to do quarter circle forward, half circle back motions for specials using CVS2 KOF characters is a pain in the rear… I wish I had thought about the stick before I bought it… plus it’s so bulky I wish I could anchor it on a really heavy table or something… trying to play with it is on lap is… ugh, rough. Tried on the floor, still, it’s hard to use the joystick. I mainly got it for MvC2 and for SF games.
Is there a way I could modify the joystick? I remember at the arcades with KOF, they had a bat joystick that was shorter and it made clicking sounds, but it was really response and worked great. Where can I get those to modify?? By the way, what’s this octagonal gate everyone’s been talking about? Is it significantly better than square gate? What do you guys think? Can I mod both hori and capcom sticks? What kind of exact equipment do I need to get going? I also have two Playstation 3 Real Arcade Pro. 3 Fighting Stick I purchased back in 2009, I believe they have square gate.
Any thoughts on this? Thanks a lot guys. Looking forward to posting and see you guys around.