I will (hopefully) soon get the arcade parts I’ve ordered from Akihabarashop, Gremlin, and LizardLick to mod my MadCatz SE and HRAP 3 sticks, and barring any boo-boo’s on my part and due to my zeal in ordering extra to make sure I get the necessary parts, I’ll end up with the following extra parts:
- A Sanwa JLF
- MadCatz SE stock stocks
- Eight MadCatz Buttons
- Eight Hori Buttons
I know that 2 and 3 are useless piles of junk, but with 1 and 4 (and a couple of the less sticky MadCatz buttons), I can do several things:
- Sell on eBay and recover a lot of the already sunk costs
- Get a Cthulu MC and a cheap box and build a stick that will work with my PS2, but this will put me back another $100.
- Get a $5 PSX pad from PlayNTrade and learn soldering, I might end up with a shoebox PS2 stick or a pile of junk and burnt fingers. Risky, but costs are low.
Only fighting games I have are on the PS3 and PS2. Our Xbox360 is not likely to get any of them. My PS3 is pretty well set with two new sticks, but the PS2 could use having a stick around to tackle SoulCalibur II/II and Virtua Fighter 4, plus any other fighters I can pick up cheap.
If you were in my shoes, what would you do?