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Yeah If I decide on a DiY I will go with the Cthulhu as is cheaper than the PS360+

My idea with the Mayflash was that I will buy one to try myself with a stick. To see how I feel about it and if I enjoy playing with it I will them upgrade it with better parts. That way if I somehow dont enjoy using a stick is only a $40 investment. Somehow I’m kind sure I will like it though.

I do have the skill to do a DiY. My electronics knowlege I think is enough to do it. I’m always building PCs at work and I know how to wire stuff. The only think I’m not good at is soldering. Is kind fun thing to do to, but if the price will go over $150 them I think I’m just better getting a Hori as you say.

Thanks for all the help. Will think about it and make a decition tomorrow thanks.

If you do get a Mayflash try to get the v2 Mayflash as authentic parts will fit without much modification
You may or may not need to splice the joystick wiring

Well the V2 on Amazon is $100 including shipping. Didn’t find it on ebay. I think for 100$ I preffer to go for other options like the Qanba or even put $50 more for the Hrap4. If I could get it for $80 it can be a nice option I think.

Am in the market to buy a FightPad or a Good Third Party controller thats suited for FGs and is durable , but am confsued

What you are confused for and what system?

I am on PC

I really would like a Pad thats good as well as that will last me long, you have mad catz, you have Hori and then comes other 3rd Party stuff
But there are so many stuffs out there , I am confused which one to buy

Really wanted that PDP versus Pad with that microswitch stuff but i heard its quality is fucking ass :frowning:

In my mind all the current market fight pads are made not as well as it could be.
The GG Xrd fight pad being the worst.

But you are on the PC there tons of adapters to use game pads from past consoles on the console.
Just find the old controller you feel you be comfortable with.

what about the Hori Fighting Commander

So Far i heard good things about it

The new one for PS4? It isn’t horrible.
It has a very SNES like D-pad and 6 face buttons

iz it cheaper 2 buy a stick on evo or black friday??

Both. Black Friday and major tournaments (especially EVO) will have deals from a bunch of stick manufacturers. It all depends on the deal, and your financial standpoint.
If you decide to get an Eightarc, see my sig for a discount code.

For that price, if you don’t mind swapping some parts, you can look at the venom arcade stick

I think a lot of people would agree that eightarc/Qanba are incredible. They are really comfortable on your hands, wide enough to feel comfortable on your lap and really nice weight to them as well. No matter what new sticks I pick up I always go back to my Q4raf. Look in the sell/trade section of the forum and you can find one for around 100 I’m sure.


I am looking for an arcade stick mainly for neo games, shmups, and 2d fighters. Don’t really need anything too crazy or fancy, I’m just looking for an arcade stick that will play well with a wide range of games on my supergun. I’d like to get something on the cheaper side if possible, under $100 would be preferable. But if there are really good options at higher prices then i’m willing to look into them as well.


Please keep in mind unless you are getting a used stick, you need an adapter or you need to modify your stick for Neo-Geo/ Super Gun use.

If you don’t mind doing some rewiring, or buying used your choices open up.

Which route you feel like going?

Putting in a DB 15 connector and cable isn’t too much to add to a existing stick, especially if you Just want it for Neo geo and Shumps

I should probably take the buying used route since I don’t own a solder gun and have poor soldering skills haven’t done it in 10 years. Though from what I heard, Neo sticks are the easiest sticks to make since the wiring is so easy. So yeah, it would probably be best for me to go used route and adapter.

Just wanted to ask some opinions real quick:

I’ve been a user of a Madcatz Tournament Edition for about two years now, I bought one right around the time I started playing SFIV… I actually bought three, sold one, and the other two have become daily fixtures for the girlfriend and I (we even bought silent JLFs and customized the artwork on both etc).

Now I’m switching from 360 to PS4 and I need to buy new sticks. I was thinking I would for sure go for TE2 since the TE was so good to me, but after reading some mixed reviews I’m not entirely sure it’s worth the extra $50 over the Hori RAP4… But maybe it is.

I have noticed comments on the latch coming broken and the d-pad toggle switch coming broken for some, I’m hoping that maybe this was just pre-order sticks and those issues have been taken care of? You would certainly expect more from a $200 stick, no? The other things were little: rainbow sheen, cheap ball top, cheap thin plastic film art cover, etc… but again, you sort of expect quality when buying a controller so expensive even if it is a hobbyist sort of item.

The latch to get to the innards is certainly nice, but doing a bit of unscrewing is no big chore either. I’m going to use my silent JLFs no matter which I get… If I buy the Hori I’ll probably have to buy some new Sanwa buttons because it’s the tactile feel that I’m used to and I’m not interested in trying something different because Sanwa buttons work for me.

I guess the real question here is – Will the lack of a touch pad ever actually make a difference in fighting games? I suspect that it won’t, and would certainly hope it wouldn’t in SFV which, I assume, will be the main game I will be playing upon release.

So, what do you guys think? Anyone out there that owns or has used both that has an opinion one way or the other?

One thing I’d like to know is does the TE2 have the weight of the TE1? I assume the Hori is lighter and more plastic feeling?

Hori is around the weight of a TE1, TE2 is a little heavier, TE1 feels more solid than the TE2 because of how you can open it and isn’t super solid while closed.(If I push on the sides of the top while it’s closed it makes popping sounds)
I like having a touch pad and R3 L3 buttons on the stick that the TE2 doesn’t have, and I hate the plexiglass on the TE2, don’t like the shiny plastic on the Hori though and that there’s no custom plexiglass yet to add custom art, but if I had to choose again between the Hori V Hayabusa Kai or TE2 I’d go with the Hori.

So after time meditating and thinking on what to get I resume this on 2 options. A Hori Hrap4 or a Qanba Q1 with Sanwa parts (maybe now or later). Yeah still undecided lol.

Qanba Q1 with Sanwa parts will be around $120 and the Hori around $150. Also a used Madcats TE or a Sf x Tekken for 100$ will be also a good option for PC?

How good is the Qanba Q1 pcb on PC? This will mainly be use on USF4, SF5 and Skullgirls. On PC is it better the 360 version or the PS3 version? I somehow like this option as it will let me learn using Sanwa parts. The only bad thing is this will void the warranty.

One last question. How fast is the shipping from the Hori store and the Eightarc store? I need the stick here before July 25.

@tencho u’re right about TE2,on panel closed, popping sound drive me crazy! lol i dont like that, and all brand new with air ball on plexi is sucks but all the rest is good