The Essential Joystick Thread (Updated 7/26/09)


#1

General:
The TE/SE Fighstick Template Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=194493
MadCatZ PS3 TE FightStick: PC - Xp sp2/3 - vista 32-64bit
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=175047
Post pictures of your SF/entertainment setup!
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=95381
Art’s Arcade Stick Plexiglass Cover & Etching Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=183523
The New Definitive HDTV Lag FAQ
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=174085
Converter Compatibility Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=6304229
2 PCB’s in one stick - Possible?
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=146124
The Sanwa and Seimitsu FAQ
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=118289
The “padhacking” thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=113675
Look here before asking about what type of stick you should use!
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=131087
If you want to buy a custom arcade stick…
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=131127

Tutorials:
RJ45 Detachable Cables - How To
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=6209419
How to Add Custom Art to your TE fightstick
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=186905
How to padhack an 08/09 Madcatz 4716 Common Ground Xbox 360 Pad
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=197388
Improve your connection for online gaming and in general
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=185319
DIY sixaxis adapter FULL GUIDE
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=183911
Installing an MC Cthulhu and Imp in an Xbox 360 SF4 SE stick
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=184787
The how to mod your SFIV SE Fightstick FAQ
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=175882
Modding a Saturn Pad for 360 or PS2
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=174805
Tingboy’s HRAP 2 Mod w/ Seimitsu Parts
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=132472
Chippermonky’s Hori DOA4 Stick Mod
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=131221
SFAC Happ Mod
http://srktt.com/sfac
Urth’s Guide: How to put art under clear Seimitsu buttons
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=132705
HRAP FAQ All versions
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=95713
HAPP P360 on an Xbox 360
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=133935
How to make the Hori FightingStick EX2 work on Windows
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=141775
Capturing HQ video
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=109259

Customs:

The Wood Workers Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=191757
How to paint MDF to a mirror finish worklog
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=191692
ULTIMATE resource thread (thx chippermonky)
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=117050
The Official Custom Arcade Sticks Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=18815
The Official Custom Arcade Sticks Thread II: A New Era of Builders
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=108857
Timoe’s Wood Guide (thanks timoe)
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=144513
Light-up on activation tutorial with LEDs
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=149015
Chippermonky’s where/how to solder guide
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=118502
Another HOW to solder guide
http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm
Spiffyshoes Solderless A Series Hack
http://www.megaupload.com/se/?d=Z9WJQ7LF
chippermonky’s wii joystick guide

Misc:

Ultimate Guide To Holding Japanese Balltop Joysticks!
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=192055
Toodles’ UPCB Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=131230
Stick Layout Thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=143105
Hori Fighting Stick 3 on PC
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=5880926
Official Sanwa mod thread
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthre…=72628&page=29
HAPP parts FAQ
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=141741
Saulabi FAQ and info
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=152923

Shops:

Akihabara Shop (Japan)
http://www.akihabarashop.jp/
Lizard Lick Amusements (USA)
http://www.lizardlick.com/
ModChipMan (USA)
http://www.modchipman.com/
Ponyboy (USA)
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=116457
Gremlin Solutions (UK)
http://www.gremlinsolutions.co.uk/
Starcab.net (France)
http://www.starcab.net/
Arcadeshop.de (Germany)
http://www.arcadeshop.de/
Gamingnow.net
http://gamingnow.net

Links:

Slagcoin (Highly recommended)
http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick.html
Joystick Vault
http://www.joystickvault.com/


#2

Reserved in case the first post runs out of space.


#3

The first page is getting overrun with stickies so I’m opening this up in hopes of reducing the clutter. Please don’t be offended if your thread is ‘unstuck’ and listed here. I’m also re-opening this for submissions. I understand there’s a separate post strictly for submissions, but I don’t see the harm in them being appended here.

Many of the threads in the OP are outdated. Please help me bring this up to date.


#4

Need this:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=184787
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=170294
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=192055
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=191692
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=183911
www.slagcoin.com

Also, categorize it all alphabetically.


#5

Great Job!

http://www.kowal.itcom.pl/ArcadeParts.htm
deserves a mention its a great page (polish but translates ok)

http://www.plasticonline.co.uk/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=8
UK acrylic supplier

How about a custom stick section?
http://www.kaytrimskustoms.com/Shop/
http://ecksnine.com/index.html
etc

http://www.neoempire.com/
UK based fighting community

http://www.joystickvault.com/


#6

Thanks for the links. I suspect plenty of people have threads bookmarked that aren’t listed here.

I’m going to be adding the newest posts to the top of each category for now. I know alpha order sounds cleaner, but some of these threads are pretty outdated.


#7

Hey you forgot www.yahsticks.com :bgrin:


#8

My bad, Sorry canto!


#9

Hi, anyone have instructions on how to mod sfac joystick with happ buttons? The SFAC Tutorial link is dead:

http://arcadestickmonk.com/SFACmod.html

Thanks


#10

That’s sad considering it’s what brought me to the site.

I was able to get a copy of it from archive.org. You can download it here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?znitzcnugon

And here’s the Namco PS1 tutorial:
http://www.mediafire.com/?kmymyymozdl


#11

That is sad, the SFAC and Namco mod tutorials were so helpful to me as well :sad:


#12

Thanks so much ! =)


#13

anyone know if modchipman.com is legit/safe? it doesnt have any of the signatures normal online stores have like verisign and paypal verified etc…


#14

there’s a reseller ratings and a completeSSL thing @ the top and i think theres a whole thread of people that have bought from him.


#15

Yeah, he’s unquestionably legit. Check out his thread.


#16

all right thanks !


#17

LIZARD LICKS ORDERs

How Long does it take for parts to come in these days???


#18

http://www.lizardlick.com/order_update.shtml


#19

Modchip man says 2-5 days. If you’re international, it might be longer.


#20

Hi, does anyone know what size of the Solderless Quick Connect 18-22 AWG for Happ buttons?

I’m modding my sfac with concave happ buttons and I’m trying to get the correct size.

Thanks