I noticed something. My Street Fighter Anninersary stick is a pretty versatile stick. If I plug it into a PS2-> Xbox One converter, I can use the OS joystick remapping functions, and because the buttons are 2 rows of 4 buttons, American style, I can reprogram up it where up and down are switched, left and right are switched, and punches and kicks are switched vertically, but not horizontally, because you want your quick attacks at your index fingers and your consumable attacks at your pinky.
it may not be the most optimum lefty stick (from the perspective of an Atari 2600 joystick defining right hand stick) but most lefty sticks have the button contoured to the right hand, so when you flip the stick over and try to use it right handed, either one or both of 2 things happen. 1 it “smiles” at you, when a “frown” is a more optimal contour for joysticks, and 2) you have to backcock your left hand at a leftward angle, either or both of which become more uncomfortable right handed than just playing left handed.
Now I found a Street Fighter PS2/Org Xbox Anniversary Stick in the wild for like $20 many years ago. The only problem with it is that if I want the same righty formation on other systems, like Genesis, SNES, Saturn, PS1/2, Xbox, 360 and other systems, those adapters are not likely to have button remappers and are even less likely to have direction remappers. I have to rewire it at the source it is an accurate righty stick.
A couple of questions. 1) in order to mod it, is it as simple are reconnecting wires, or must I hire someone to solder it? 2) if it is as sipmle as reconnecting connectors, are there any directions on how to do it. 3) will I have to reconnect the Original Xbox and PS2 separately, or are they combined in one PCB? 4) how do both Retro adapters like the Tototek adapter as well as the modernizing and cross generation mappers work? Do they all tend to map it relative to the Street Fighter button layout of Quicks ion index, balanced on middle, hard on ring, super on pinky, meaning if it’s correctly that way on a PS2 stick then the layouts will follow naturally without reprogramming? I need something for the dreamcast, preferable with VMU slot, and Game cube, I’d also like 360, Wii/ Wii U classic and Nintendo Switch adapters. The only problem with a switch converter is it doesn’t do “double translations” like ps2-> Xbox One -> Switch or PS2-> PS3 -> Switch. going backwards, I’m looking for Saturn, N64, SNES, Genesis, TG16, NES, 7800, SMS, 5200, Coleco (both standard and super action, I’ve got games that only recognize the standard controller like Qbert’s Qubes and The Activision Decathlon, and others just use the super action) Intellivision, 2600 and Bally Astrocade. If I had a game that would use it, I’d get one for the jaguar and 3DO, but the jaguar may not have pro controls, and the 3DO Tototek adapter doesn’t have daisy chaining for multiplayer, and I have a Goldstar and that has some logical issues if it doesn’t detect a daisy chain port.
If you want to see my real good ambidextrous design, visit http://www.56ok.org/Ambidextrous/index.htm I don’t have much soldering skills, so if someone would like to complete my dream joystick there is a $250 deposit I’m willing to pay for the start of the job, which is more than most whole basic joysticks with no artwork. and more money in the future. I’ll provide the controllers as both sacrifices to the alter of right handedness, as well as collateral to assure payment.