So I have been getting into Fightsticks, sorry (arcade sticks)
I had a bit of extra cash but could not afford to keep these and decided to buy a few sticks try them out and then re sell the ones I didn’t like.
I bought a ps3 fightstick te, sold as a ps3/360/pc stick, that did not work on my pc or 360, have since (sold) this stick. (My favorite stick bar none)
I also bought a ps2/xbox 15 aniversary street fighter stick (the big one with square gate and bar top, I liked it is what I remembered as the arcades i played as a kid. but I did not like they way it compared to the TE. (sold)
I also bought a HRAP EX-SE, liked this more than the 15th, but less than the TE (still have this one)
so from this I know that I like Sanwa, and that is what I want to use
I want to do a budget arcade setup 2 player , just the front where you have the sticks and buttons and just sit it in front of my TV.
my main system will be xbox360, then Wii, , pc, ps2, ps3. in descending order.
I would ideally like to mod my control panel to work with all of these, and that is where my main question comes in, I have read so many threads, and it seems alot are out of date and promoting things that are no longer available. chimp, and numerous other options i am unable to find or they are outside of my budget.
I am in Australia if that helps.
my initial idea was to pick up 2 te 360 sticks cheapest I have seen them go for is $80AU, so thats $160 if im lucky,
I picked up 2 of those cheap ps2/3 encoders of ebah with the intention of dual hacking the TE’s then using a ps2 to wii convertor!
my latest idea is to buy a 2 person control panel from a astro cab or the like and make a front cab like said above^^ but I am then unsure what is the best way to get 360 support, I am getting the feeling that padhack is the most cost effective option at the moment, are there any other options that are either a hell of a lot simpler or cheaper?
I do have 2 third party xbox controllers that I could sacrifice but I am unsure if they are common ground one is the madcats mini and a afterglow led both have issues with the sticks wanting to (look) up. would this be an issue and are these viable?
Last question can I pad hack and then use the ps2/3 encoder to have a multi system arcade stick?
It’s my understanding that I will have 2 usb cables and a ps2 cable coming out, but will there be any issue other than that?
thank you so much I have read so much, but there is so much info and every time I thought I had found the answer I found another option and more questions.