Sega VSHG / Virtua Stick High Grade revision question?


#1

I’m thinking of looking for one of these after I get my tax refund but can anyone clear up the recall thing for me or anyone who is looking for one of these?
So I am to understand that this is a glitchy VSHG:

Not sure what the stamp should be aside from “m” but it looks like there’s a “s” on the right of the sticker.

Regardless, this is the revised stick that I should be looking for then?

I almost forgot about the huge problem this stick had before the revisions fixed in it. Also one related question, I prefer my sticks very heavy. I’ve heard that the TE stick was really heavy, does the VSHG come close to the TE stick?


#2

The VSHG is heavier than a TE.


#3

The VSHG feels more sturdy than a T.E. I’ve got both sticks and a HRAP and the VSHG has overall the best build quality.

I installed a Joytron Paewang Revolution PCB in my VSHG and it works great on PS3, PC, and 360. :slight_smile:


#4

My VSHG doesn’t even have a stamp.


#5

They’re both problematic, the revision never solved the three input problems.


#6

VSHG has superior build quality, there’s no questioning that. But sadly Sega truly screwed up when they made the PCB.

So do what has been suggested above - get a Datel ArcadePro and put that PCB into the High Grade. A cheap solution to have a stick that works on both 360 & PS3 through a single USB cable.


#7

I have several PS2 dualshock controllers laying around, is it gonna be hard to replace the one in the VSHG with the PS2 PCB? If it requires soldering, might be a problem since I haven’t done it since high school.


#8

How easy was it to install ?


#9

The VSHG outer shell is pure metal … It should be much sturdier than the TE stick. TE stick is nice, I have one. But the plastic is not the best. I have a namco stick also and I think even the plastic on t hat is heavier and more scratch resistant than the TE paltic.

VSHG + a new PCB and you’re laughing.


#10

^Speaks the truth.
Don’t get me started…

I *had *a Madcatz TE and after a accident when modding it, I tossed the shell in the trash and never looked back. The TE’s plastic case is truly cheap when compared with ANY retail stick you can think of and I do mean ANY. So many folks are busy drinking Markman and Madcatz’s kool-aide, they’re blind to the TE’s shitty build of materials. Even it’s top panels fasteners are prone to rusting. I can’t believe Madcatz went so cheap and used, painted mild steel fasteners where gamers would perspire and cause accelerated corrosion. If I had my way, the next revision of the TE would have better fit and finish including, stainless or plated fasteners, no scratch prone plexi and a sturdier more simpler case construction. The hell with Madcatz and every non-revised “revision” of the TE they release.

On topic:
My ‘S’ and ‘M’ revision VSHG also have trouble registering 3-button moves on occasion.


#11

Really? I guess it a case by case basis. I bought a brand new VSHG of the trading forum and had it modded by gummowned with a Madcatz pcb controller. He also configured the buttons so I dont have to go to the menu and fucking alter the buttons EVERY SINGLE TIME @ a tourney. He made the xbox360 the default sys so on PS3 i hold start.

http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt234/PmOney2DmfMAX/DSC00059.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt234/PmOney2DmfMAX/DSC00059.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt234/PmOney2DmfMAX/DSC00058-1.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt234/PmOney2DmfMAX/DSC00053.jpg

I absolutely agree that this is the best built stock stick. Wish they would have gone ahead and made a “Rd2” on these joints.


#12

I’ve got an S revision and didn’t notice the input problem till I started playing storm a while back in mvc2 (f+lk+hp come out maybe 50% of the time). Once I figured that out I started looking back at some old footage of mine and sure enough I could see all the missed/dropped/fucked up inputs on my end. It’s one of those things you probably wont notice at first but when you do boy does it suck knowing you were playing handicapped.


#13

Good to hear, anyone from Hong Kong? My mother is heading there in a week and instead of blowing a maximum of 8,500 yen + 6,000 yen for EMS service, I’d rather get it cheaper by having someone there trying to find it cheaper, if I can save half the amount, I wouldn’t mind waiting 2 - 3 weeks for it.

In anycase, if I do decide to grab one, my SE stick will be up for grabs for anyone in Toronto. The decal has been changed to a Ryu/Ken/Akuma sticker and it has a red top Sanwa stick in it(can’t remember the model but it’s the standard one everyone gets).

I will be using the stick exclusively for SFIV/SSFIV so hopefully if there aren’t any problems, it will save me the trouble of worrying how to solder my PS1 DS controller’s PCB into it…


#14

Well, damn. Now I know why I sometimes can’t get my EX-whatevers in 3rd Strike!