I finally got my joystick working, and it seems to chaotic.
previous joystick experience
I had a great joy stick in the 90s, where despite poor contours on the buttons, and shoddy wiring inside, I was the best fighter in our group in the 90s when I had my old right-stick.
Then in the 00s, I fell in love with a sanwa joystick in the Street Fighter 4 tournament edition. I was pulling off soul throws with Rose, a character I haven’t played much.
Unfortunately for Street Fighter 4, the joystick maneuvers has a lot of makeup on it, by the time I tried it on Street Fighter 30th using a Street Fighter II mode, the make off sweat it up and I got a loose mess.
Joystick I had in the 90s was the standard stick part used by KY Enterprises.
This would be the perfect personality match up with my joystick: The one thing I hate is false diagonals. Too many times in other games besides Street Fighter, but also SF2, I accidentally pressed the diagonal when I did not intend to.
Then I noticed three things could be causing it, so I solve them in the order from the easiest to correct to hardest.
The first one was at the table was wobbling with me with my joystick. So I stepped up to what I thought was a sturdy or table introduced it somewhat. Then I remember back in the 90s, I was playing, sitting on the floor “Indian style” as I was taught in Kindergarten, ( thought that term wouldn’t be used today) with my joystick on the floor, regardless of the floor being a wood floor, a cement floor, or carpet floor.
My game improved. I have less false diagonals that on a shaky table.
I also bought myself a VGA CRT monitor because I know that most digital TVs have long drawing times where is a VGA CRT monitor is instant. Let’s just say I did not get hit because I mis-blocked, it was because I was willing to go for an attack and he caught me in the middle. I think we safely established that the ping time on the HDMI to VGA converter is less than 1 millisecond. And for pretty much everything except light gun games and Sega scope 3D games, one millisecond is good enough.
Still, when going for Dragon punches I could not hit it. and yes I understand executing dragon punches in Street Fighter 2 is tougher than 4. That’s exactly the reason I fell for the wrong stick. Basically Street Fighter 4 gives joysticks a little plastic surgery.
Also I thought it might be my poor internet, which I’m hoping the partial escape from. When I played offline, there were a couple times I pull up dragon punches but nowhere near the 95+ percent I did on Street Fighter II that one streak back in the 90s before poor soldering ruined it. I would have had my right-handed joystick. But it does young.
I’d say as I said the number one thing I love to do is avoid false diagonals. I noticed on that little stick I’d be sliding from up and I’m going up left arm going left and then a little bit up makes me jump. That’s called the throw, and based on my descriptions, I like a long throw better than I like short throw.
another thing I know I want is a combo square gate diamond gate. if I had an Octo Gate or circle gate I would accidentally scrape the diagonal when going from east to South then Southeast. The reason I want square is for avoiding false diagonals, and diamond is for certain four-way games, where diagonals do funky things, especially on an Atari 5200.
if anyone knows what kind of joystick KY Enterprises used, let me know that was the perfect joystick feel wise.
Are those springs in a Sanwa extra strong? I feel like I’m fighting centering resistance. I don’t want 5200 looseness except on my 5200 sticks for analog games where that comes in handy. But using a joystick felt like using an Xbox One thumbpad on Warlords.
Also the Sanwa bat is WAY too small for my tastes. the Sanwa’s bat thickness seems correct but the height is way too low, and even if raised it seems too short.
Without making 10 year old bad boy toilet/snuggle humor, what stick would be best for me based on what I described?