Hi all. Looking for input regarding an ongoing issue I’ve been dealing with.
Basically, I’m trying to get a silent stick with an octo gate that registers corner inputs but I haven’t had much luck.
About a year ago when I (and by I, I mean by wife) decided to get a silent stick but didn’t have the funds for the ‘official’ silent JLF and opted for the ‘make your own silent jlf’ kit from paradise arcade (the $10 one).
Installation and everything went smoothly but I couldn’t get it to register corner inputs consistently while using my octo gate. I ended up using electrical tape to thicken the actuator (this is before people started selling oversized actuators) and it worked for a few months but got worse over time as the sticky black goo came off the tape and covered the inside of the gate, causing the actuator to stick instead of snapping back to neutral.
After a few cleanings and re-applying tape I decided to try switching to a square gate and wow…what a difference. Corner inputs worked everytime.
A couple months ago I got a 1mm oversized actuator and switched back to an octo gate but once again, corner inputs gave me troubles so I went back to square but after a month of missing dp inputs I wanted to go back to octo so I decided to get the ‘official’ silent jlf but they were out of stock.
Normally I wouldn’t mind holding out but I had a big tourney coming so I ordered the silent JFL kit from paradise arcade (the ~$55 one). I’ve tried all the actuators that came with it (0.5mm, 1mm and 1.5mm) but I still couldn’t get inputs to work with the octo gate provided.
Are octo gates just restricting the corner inputs too much? any suggestions (other than ‘use square’)?