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Arcade stick...

Posted: February 23rd, 2008, 2:18 am
by unluckyvampire
Anyone know of a decent arcade stick for ps2 or pc? I recently found out that the arcade nearby has melty blood and I wanna practice at home first.
Right now I'm thinking about ... k=31650494
But if i can, i wanna try to save some bucks.

Posted: February 23rd, 2008, 7:04 am
by gokieks
Get a good PlayStation - USB adapter and use any of the arcade sticks available for PS2. PS3/X360 arcade sticks might work on PC just with USB, though I haven't tried any.

Posted: February 23rd, 2008, 9:12 am
by puKKa
That one looks crap. I got a VSHG and I'm happy with it. If you want a stick for PS2, but a HRAP2 even if they are harder to come by. Or you could just get a custom made one.

Posted: February 24th, 2008, 9:16 pm
by mir
HRAP3 + sanwa buttons + 8-way gate = pretty good. I was considering a custom one, but most of the stick makers use crappy parts (ps1 pad pcbs are meh) and also make them too small. I like the size of the hrap as it makes the stick much more stable.

Of course you can go the other way and make your own stick. It's a lot of fun and quite satisfying once the job is done. With the right pcb and layout you won't feel differences between yours and factory-made sticks.

Posted: February 24th, 2008, 10:38 pm
by marus
Those X-Arcade sticks are known to have problems with a lot of converters, and in general the parts are considered crappy. You can search on the Shoryuken forums and find a lot of complaints about them (as well as a load of info on other sticks if you feel like doing some research).

If your arcade isn't too far away I'd just recommend you just play there for a while until you can save up to get a nice joystick. You'll learn a lot more playing with other people, plus if you can find out what kind of sticks they use in their cabinets it'll give you something to compare with when you decide to pick out a joystick for yourself (unless you already know what kind of sticks you like).

Posted: February 25th, 2008, 1:02 am
by unluckyvampire
:O thanks for all the advices