Hi all. My fightstick unfortunately is out of order so while I wait for a couple of components for it, I’ve been using my xbox 360 controller for playing fighting games. As many before have complained, the dpad isn’t the best. I grew up on joypads when it came to fighting games and I am sort of ok with the xbox 360 controller but there are certain times when certain inputs don’t register properly. In particular, I am having an issue with Virtua Fighter 5 and Final Showdown. Basically, as some of you may know, you can crouch dash. My issue is that crouch dashing down-right doesn’t really work properly because sometimes I get an evade and sometimes I get a crouch dash, this is what is annoying me the most. I only got my xbox 360 controller yesterday (its the one with the transforming dpad) so its a new controller so I don’t think there are any technical issues with the controller.
So are there any ways I can improve the dpad or can you recommend a replacement dpad I could get that I could use for this?