Show your fightstick!

#101 Posted by AURON570 (1674 posts) -
@EvilGreenDevil said:
" Here's some artwork I had lying around. I added it with some cut plexi glass. You can't tell (stupid iPhone) but the ball is actually a mesh ball. Also the bezel/rim is not attached because i was in the process of painting it white. 

Damn I wish I had crazy artwork just lying around >.> Stupid question, what is the difference between regular and mesh ball tops?
#102 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@EvilGreenDevil said:
" Here's some artwork I had lying around. I added it with some cut plexi glass. You can't tell (stupid iPhone) but the ball is actually a mesh ball. Also the bezel/rim is not attached because i was in the process of painting it white.  
 
 

"
How do you just have that lying around!
#103 Edited by EvilGreenDevil (199 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: haha it was saved on my computer for a while but never had it printed (also there was a little sarcasm in my post). I like it but it's a little too busy for my taste. I just posted new pics in my profile 
 
@AURON570: absolutely nothing. The pictures from the store i bought them made them look pretty sweet but up close you can barely see the mesh pattern. It's probably because the one I have is white. If you click on the link and see the other colors, it shows up a lot better. 
#104 Posted by Kiemoe (1056 posts) -

I've got a quick question about fightsticks. I've been thinking about getting one (Probably PS3) and having my dad paint it (He's an airbrush artist for a living). Is there any fight stick that would be best for this kind of thing? I suppose it would be better if it was metal, but plastic isn't a big deal. My real question is really just what would the pros/ cons of getting a specific fight stick be? I hope I'm not hijacking, just thought this would be the best place to ask. Thanks everyone!

#105 Edited by Scullinator (514 posts) -

I use a Hori EX2 stick.  I think the buttons and stick feel good, no real need to replace but I think a revamp of the artwork would inspire me to play with it more. Even though I only really play fighting games with it I would love to find some artwork from the Ninja Turtles Arcade game.  (my favorite arcade game of all time)

#106 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@Kiemoe said:
" I've got a quick question about fightsticks. I've been thinking about getting one (Probably PS3) and having my dad paint it (He's an airbrush artist for a living). Is there any fight stick that would be best for this kind of thing? I suppose it would be better if it was metal, but plastic isn't a big deal. My real question is really just what would the pros/ cons of getting a specific fight stick be? I hope I'm not hijacking, just thought this would be the best place to ask. Thanks everyone! "
TE is the only option as far as I'm concerned. Plastic is also easier to paint than metal, IMO.
#107 Posted by Scullinator (514 posts) -

The TE stick is very nice, is it much better than the hori in terms of feel?  The TE is a square joystick gate right?

#108 Posted by Kiemoe (1056 posts) -
@lordofultima: cool, thanks for the reply!
#109 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (199 posts) -
@Scullinator:
Yes the TE is pretty much the best bang for your buck when you think about it. The feel is as good as its really going to get for something right out of the box. The Sanwa buttons it comes with are the kind anyone else would be buying when they are modding their stick. As for the gate, yes it's square but its very easily replacable with an octagonal gate (only $5). It's as simple as opening the case with 6 screws and swapping the gate.
#110 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

So I want to get into SF4 myself, but I can't use the controller to play at all.  I was wondering if the fightpad was much better (at least reliable at pulling off specials and stuff) , or if I should just wait awhile until I can afford a fightstick.  Thanks in advance!

#111 Edited by Scullinator (514 posts) -

cant speak from personal experience but i have read in a few places to day that they fight pads dont hold up. 
 
 http://www.giantbomb.com/street-fighter-iv/61-20456/screw-madcatz/35-387062/#13
 
I understand MadCatz did a great job on the TE stick but I have never associated their brand with quality in the past.

#112 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@Scullinator said:
" cant speak from personal experience but i have read in a few places to day that they fight pads dont hold up.    http://www.giantbomb.com/street-fighter-iv/61-20456/screw-madcatz/35-387062/#13  I understand MadCatz did a great job on the TE stick but I have never associated their brand with quality in the past. "
I see, thanks!  So I guess just save up for the TE stick?  Or is there a cheaper option?
#113 Posted by Heartagram (1182 posts) -
@xobballox:
I have both a fightpad and The TE Stick. I am in no way a pro but i think both can be useful for certain characters. If you want to play Zangief especially you need a fight stick the supers are just way too hard to pull off on a fightpad.  
 
I have had no troubles with either of them breaking.
#114 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@Heartagram said:
" @xobballox: I have both a fightpad and The TE Stick. I am in no way a pro but i think both can be useful for certain characters. If you want to play Zangief especially you need a fight stick the supers are just way too hard to pull off on a fightpad.   I have had no troubles with either of them breaking. "
Cool, thanks.  I may get a fightpad and try that out, I'm not very rough on controllers.  The main thing I'm worried about on the fightpads are the D-pads, they look very similar to the 360 D-pad, are they more accurate than the 360's D-pad?
#115 Posted by Heartagram (1182 posts) -
@xobballox said:
" @Heartagram said:
" @xobballox: I have both a fightpad and The TE Stick. I am in no way a pro but i think both can be useful for certain characters. If you want to play Zangief especially you need a fight stick the supers are just way too hard to pull off on a fightpad.   I have had no troubles with either of them breaking. "
Cool, thanks.  I may get a fightpad and try that out, I'm not very rough on controllers.  The main thing I'm worried about on the fightpads are the D-pads, they look very similar to the 360 D-pad, are they more accurate than the 360's D-pad? "
They are way way way better.  
 
They are raised a bit more than the 360 pad and about twice the size. 
 
Its a great controller i used it for MK3 on the XBLA a bit and i liked it.  
 
I like having the 6 buttons on the face as well and of course you have your turbo buttons.
#116 Posted by Pessh (2459 posts) -
@xobballox said:
" @Heartagram said:
" @xobballox: I have both a fightpad and The TE Stick. I am in no way a pro but i think both can be useful for certain characters. If you want to play Zangief especially you need a fight stick the supers are just way too hard to pull off on a fightpad.   I have had no troubles with either of them breaking. "
Cool, thanks.  I may get a fightpad and try that out, I'm not very rough on controllers.  The main thing I'm worried about on the fightpads are the D-pads, they look very similar to the 360 D-pad, are they more accurate than the 360's D-pad? "
Fightpad's suck, they may work well for a while but they'll break on you at some point. It's not rare for them to be broken straight out of the box.
#117 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Thanks guys, I think I've decided to wait a few months and save up for the TE stick.

#118 Edited by Pessh (2459 posts) -
@xobballox: Good choice.
#119 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1497 posts) -

 
 

I use one of these with a PS2/3 converter. 
Only lost once since I've started using it. 
The fact I've only used it once is neither here nor there.
#120 Edited by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@thegoldencat7: With that logic I am undefeated on PS3. 
 
Edit: In case anyone is interested, Amazon has the TE's for $99, today only. 
 
http://iplaywinner.com/news/2010/2/4/one-day-amazon-deal-mad-cats-te-fightstick-33-off-9899.html    
#121 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

You guys take your "Fight Sticks" pretty seriously, huh?

#122 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@RiotBananas said:
" You guys take your "Fight Sticks" pretty seriously, huh? "
Welcome to the club. Pix please
#123 Edited by Alpharudy (12 posts) -

Sup guys, just wanted to show off some of my SE's. Cowboy Bebop, Fooly Cooly and El Fuerte themed sticks I made. All parts are Sanwa except the clear buttons, those are Seimitsu.

 Love this part in the first episode so i decided to turn it into the art


 Had to do this for my favorite anime




 Made this for a friend




#124 Posted by foodchaiNN (204 posts) -

 This is my custom stick by control freaks and I have a TE stick as well. This is kinda my side that stick that works and feels just as good as the TE stick if not better. I will begin working on my TE design & mods soon.. just trying to decide on what colour scheme to use.
#125 Edited by Scullinator (514 posts) -

Looking for some unique Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (my favorite fighting game) art to inspire me to do my own stick mod.  
 
Question:  Is the Hori EX2 easy to mod.  What type of parts are in this stick already?  do I really need to replace the stick too?  I like the square gate but the ball I could change for color scheme.
 
Thanks .

#126 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (199 posts) -
@Scullinator said:

"Looking for some unique Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (my favorite fighting game) art to inspire me to do my own stick mod.    Question:  Is the Hori EX2 easy to mod.  What type of parts are in this stick already?  do I really need to replace the stick too?  I like the square gate but the ball I could change for color scheme.  Thanks . "


I posed above (and the rest of the pics are in my profile) I have a modded EX2. I'll be 100% honest and say that the mod is a lot more work than is needed. At the time I did it, it was when SF4 just came out and sticks were few and far bewtween. The parts that are in the EX2 are pretty much garbage, I felt as though the buttons were way too sticky and not responsive. I used this guide to swap out the stock buttons for some Sanwa OBSF-30s. The hard part was all the soldering that's involved with getting the Sanwa's to connect to the PCB already in the Hori EX2.  
 
My suggestion, save your trouble and just get a SE or TE stick. The SE is better out of the box than the EX2 and is a lot easier to mod if you chose to later on. The TE is just great all around and super simple to change. Let me know if you need any help, should you want to attempt modding the EX2.  
#127 Edited by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg270/necrotroph/stickiery.jpg?t=1266266318
 
another picture of it where you can see how  blue it actually is 
 
 
 
 
 
not perfect but i dig it. I tried typing this like 4  times and it never went through lol
#128 Posted by YetiAntics (1490 posts) -

Template i just completed. Going on my TE soon. 
EDIT: It's a JPEG which rapes the quality. Seems GB has some problems with PNGs right now.
 

#129 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN: I really like what you've done. The colour/fonts are pretty cool. Only thing I would say is it seems a little busy. I'd personally drop the Capcom/SSf4 bits, but that's just me. Good job.
 
Edit: I'd probably shift your name to the bottom right in their place, but then it may seem a little sparse in the middle...
#130 Edited by Coombs (3449 posts) -

Good Stuff, I just ordered my parts. 
Now I just need some woodworking tools because the box I'm going to be using until I do is a beast.
Something along these lines....

#131 Posted by YetiAntics (1490 posts) -
@GetEveryone:
Hmm... youre probably right.  
While i do not agree with the placement suggestions, i do agree that it looks a bit cluttered. Perhaps the Capcom logo can go...  and i can put my name on the top right hand corner instead. I really don't want it intersecting the picture as much as it already is. lol.
Thanks for the critique, dude! =)
#132 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN: But why insist on putting the SSFIV logo?  Are you only ever going to use your arcade stick for that one game?
#133 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

A pretty rudimentary MS paint job, but I think this looks a lot cleaner. The pattern remains at the top; the space is taken up evenly at the bottom. Obviously the pattern around where your name is wouldn't be murdered like I've done here. I may steal the aesthetic you've gone for. I think its pretty sweet :)
#134 Edited by LeetBalla (698 posts) -

Seimitsu sticks are best.

And my dog, who likes to watch me play Street Fighter.
 

#135 Posted by YetiAntics (1490 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ:  Good freaking point... to be honest. Thanks!

@GetEveryone:  After reading Flux's comment, that does seem like a good idea now. Thanks again!
#136 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

im jelous of all of you... i really need to get a stick, hopefully with ssf4 >_<

#137 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN: No problemo, Panties. I'll post mine here soon as I'm done with it.
#138 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

how easy is it to customize those TE sticks with those faceplates? Im guessing you can just print them out? Any good website with them, kinda feel like checking out some now... probably will tip me over to finally buying one >_>

#139 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@Rhaknar: Its not very hard. I'll link you to Shoryuken in a mo for the templates. Having Photoshop helps a lot, but there are communities out there willing to help if you haven't the necessary skills/tools to do it yourself. Finding suitable pictures of the right resolution is the hardest part.
#140 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:
" @Rhaknar: Its not very hard. I'll link you to Shoryuken in a mo for the templates. Having Photoshop helps a lot, but there are communities out there willing to help if you haven't the necessary skills/tools to do it yourself. Finding suitable pictures of the right resolution is the hardest part. "
yeah i thought of checking shoryuken... seems they all do it themselves, which is quite impressive. I have 0 photoshop skills so ill never customize mine if / when i get one. Some of those guys are crazy (and i mean that with all respect heh)
#141 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -

Got my second TE yesterday morning, since I needed one for PS3 and didn't feel like spending the man hours to dual-mod my current one. It's a Marvel TE and was only $99 at GameStop, since they're selling them discounted for some reason. Anywho, since I'm going to Final Round in March and they play on PS3, I figured I'd switch out my panel/artwork/plexi/hardware, putting the custom stuff on the PS3 stick. This way I get to show off its dope-ness come FRXIII. So the result is a transplant of an Xbox 360 stick, with the PS3 Marvel TE panel (you can see the button insignias, X, O, etc.) 
  

     
I'm already thinking of giving the new/old stick similar treatment, maybe making my artwork and hardware blue this time, so it matches the PS3 custom but feels fresh.
#142 Edited by Scullinator (514 posts) -

I just got the Marvel vs. Capcom TE stick too but I just got it Monday.  Gamestop just jacked the price back up to $140.  I love this stick.  It needs not mod, the artwork is beautiful.
 
Question about the TE sticks??????  Do you play with the switch put on the Left Analog stick or the D pad?

#143 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@lordofultima: man that Mod you did on your first TE was awesome . I watched your video about it :) I think ill jsut stick to the good old Vanilla SE fight stick
#144 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@turbomonkey138: The Marvel TE is almost ready to be modded the same way, just blue instead of red.
#145 Posted by YetiAntics (1490 posts) -
@lordofultima:
hey LOU, would you really recommend the plexi's done by Art's Hobbies? Im just double checking the quality of the product due to the price.
#146 Posted by gla55jAw (2692 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN said:
" @lordofultima: hey LOU, would you really recommend the plexi's done by Art's Hobbies? Im just double checking the quality of the product due to the price. "
Yes his plexi and art cuts are awesome.
#147 Posted by YetiAntics (1490 posts) -

Alright, Ordered and in a few weeks, i should have a full on custom TE with new art. 
 
Here's the final draft.  

 

Yeah, I changed my handle to YetiAntics. long story behind the name...
     
#148 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN: plexi is awesome with art, definitely not disappointed with the work he's done. I'm a return customer.
#149 Posted by Jeffsekai (7042 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN said:
" Alright, Ordered and in a few weeks, i should have a full on custom TE with new art. 
 
Here's the final draft.  

Yeah, I changed my handle to YetiAntics. long story behind the name...      "
That looks awesome
#150 Edited by Pappasman (119 posts) -

I just finished this last night.  those are sanwa buttons and i ordered a snawa stick today.

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