I got the board hooked up and have some results for further reasearchers that ever come through this thread:
The wires that come with it are good. Not great or good looking like a custom made would be, but they work very well and are easy to mount.
The 5 wire stick cable does not work for me for some reason. I didn’t further investigate, but seems like a problem with the board, or maybe the fragile wires broke somewhere. I hoooked up the individual directional wires though, and they worked fine.
Besides that, i had no problems at all, except I had to do some soldering that wasn’t supposed to be done, but that’s because of my stick is peculiar, not gonna go into details here.
It worked fine in SSF4AE2012 on my PC just fine. I tried Super Turbo on the PS3 and works fine as well, gotta try some more games later.
One detail i would like to mention: The downloadable PS2 version of CVS2 doesn’t work with my cthulhu. If I hold directional iputs it only stays “pressed” for 1 frame, but it works very well with the ZD board.
Oh yeah, the wiring that comes with it is kinda short, so be carefull if you order that.
Anyway, i would say worth the money. I still have to see for how long it will work, i hope it lasts forever
I haven’t noticed any differences while playing. My execution was particularly bad today, but that’s because i had 2 exams, didn’t sleep very well, and was generally not feeling like gaming… But when i did the inputs right, I pulled off all my combos no prob
Another detail: the wires that come with it are enough for 8 buttons + 4 directions + Start + Select
More if you manage to hook the stick harness correctly (i think i broke mine trying to change the order of the wires lol)
Still, if you want something of great quality and compatibility, go with the Cthulhu. If you are short on the budget or just trying to DIY for the first time as a test or something, the ZD works fine.