Posted a question in this thread to no avail, so now it gets it’s own thread.
So, where did this notion of official DC controllers having trigger lag come from? I remember reading somewhere, when this topic came up, that stuff like Zangief’s Lariat wasn’t reliable because of this? Out of curiosity/disbelief I soldered X, Y, and the Right Trigger hall effect sensor pin indicated on the SlagCoin guide together and Zangief’s Lariat (MvsC2) worked 100% of the time.
Unless there is gross lag (which I am unable to detect, just playing a game) the only real way to prove lag would be for someone to write a homebrew program for the DC that would sample the button inputs and display response time differences between button presses in milliseconds. With all punch buttons tied together as I described above, said program could tell us how much extra time it takes for the system to register analog trigger activation over a digital button press. It can be assumed that the controller’s ADC is going to take a bit more time to process the analog sample, but my wager is that it’s a delay far too small for a human to detect.