Well yeah, been looking to find/build an Xbox 1 arcade stick for use on my Mame and CPS emulators. After much searching, it seems the Xbox 1 had very few decent sticks released and the ones you can actually find are either unreliable or overly expensive. I’m kind of at a loss as to what would be the best recourse.
Option 1 would be simply buying a PS1/PS2 stick and finding a functional adapter such as the Mayflash Joybox.
Option 2 is to buy a stick such as the old Pelican Real Arcades and simply gutting everything and trying my best to replace the parts with quality arcade hardware from Happ/Seimitsu.
Option 3 is to tearfully bite the bullet on the expensive Street Fighter Anniversary Collection stick.
Option 4 would be to build a custom stick from the ground up. Using a padhack more than likely, which looks like an advanced-level soldering job. If I took this route I would have to find a way to give it updated functionality for PS3/360.
What do you guys recommend? I am very skilled with a soldering iron as I modify Xbox 1 consoles, though it really kinda pisses me off that the Xbox 1 was basically ignored for the most part as far as arcade sticks go. So far I’m leaning toward buying and modding a Pelican, I’d more than likely tri-mod it. Most all of my emulators can be remapped and most have full arcade stick support. So I’m really trying to prepare for 3SO as its my game of choice. Don’t want to wait until it drops to knock the rust off.
You guys can check out my xbox here if you want.