Question about modding out an X-Arcade stick


#1

All I want to do is change the sticks/buttons. My skill level isn’t high enough to notice the input lag from the PCB. Is that a very simple procedure? I know which ones I need (HAPP competition stick/buttons). Will doing it be as easy as modding an SE Fightstick or something? If not, what do I have to do? Thanks.


#2

Its pretty simple to do. Just open up the case, unplug & remove stock controls, and swap in the new ones.

Other than that just note which wire goes where, and not to pull anything excessively hard and risk messing up a connection.


#3

why buy xarcade if your just gonna mod it? not worth the money.


#4

Took me about 20 minutes to change all my buttons/sticks. Hardest part is undoing the nuts on the buttons if they are on too tight (since there is little room). But other than that very easy.


#5

Agreed. Unless you can find one for cheap.

Thats how i got mine, a used X-arcade solo for about $40. Bought it out of curiosity as i always thought the sticks looked decent, wanted to try it for myself, and figured i’d mod and sell it after. I modded it(including new PCB), but ended up keeping it as my main stick ever since because i loved the design of the case.

The PCB lag is true. In MVC2 trying to throw a sonic boom and then quickly doing a super right afterwards, was just “too fast” for the PCB to keep up with. Pitiful.


#6

yea i got my X-A brand new for $100 but that was 4 yrs ago… but now the solo’s are rear to find now… and yea it has lags that i’ve overcome and i just order new Happ competiton parts too…