Trying to build a custom XBOX 360 Arcade Stick

Posted by SilverShadow (187 posts) -

So I'm trying to find plans/instructions to build a custom Xbox 360 arcade stick, but I am having a hard time finding anything. I'm also having trouble finding a good retailer for arcade parts such as sticks and buttons. I really want to build one since I just got Street Fighter 4. So does anybody out there have a good website for custom arcade stick instructions and arcade parts? :)

#1 Posted by SilverShadow (187 posts) -

So I'm trying to find plans/instructions to build a custom Xbox 360 arcade stick, but I am having a hard time finding anything. I'm also having trouble finding a good retailer for arcade parts such as sticks and buttons. I really want to build one since I just got Street Fighter 4. So does anybody out there have a good website for custom arcade stick instructions and arcade parts? :)

#2 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

You would do all that just for one game?

#3 Edited by Luke (1609 posts) -
SilverShadow said:
"So I'm trying to find plans/instructions to build a custom Xbox 360 arcade stick, but I am having a hard time finding anything. I'm also having trouble finding a good retailer for arcade parts such as sticks and buttons. I really want to build one since I just got Street Fighter 4. So does anybody out there have a good website for custom arcade stick instructions and arcade parts? :)"
Man, sorry, wish I could help.  Would be interesting to check-out though, or if anyone here is an expert or has information.  Let us know of your exploits if you ever get a project like this going!

SathingtonWaltz said:
"You would do all that just for one game?"
Street Fighter IV is a pretty darn gewd game and BlazBlue + The King of Fighters XII aren't too far off (then comes Tekken 6).
#4 Posted by SilverShadow (187 posts) -

I'm doing it not only SF4 but also for Tekken 6 when it comes out, King of Fighters XII, and any other fighting game that comes out in the future that I may be interested in. I think its a good idea. Plus it'll save me more money than buying an expensive prebuilt stick and I can feel like I accomplished something...lol :)

#5 Posted by Alexander (1723 posts) -
#6 Posted by Hulk (428 posts) -

ArcadeInABoxAlexander said:

"http://www.lizardlick.com/
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Probably the best site for parts other than some Japanese stores.  Be prepared for a pain in the ass if this is your first time doing this sort of thing.
#7 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

Why don't you just buy a premade one and avoid the trouble?

#8 Posted by Hulk (428 posts) -
Wolverine said:
"Why don't you just buy a premade one and avoid the trouble?"
He already answered that with this...

SilverShadow said:
"I'm doing it not only SF4 but also for Tekken 6 when it comes out, King of Fighters XII, and any other fighting game that comes out in the future that I may be interested in. I think its a good idea. Plus it'll save me more money than buying an expensive prebuilt stick and I can feel like I accomplished something...lol :)"


#9 Edited by SilverShadow (187 posts) -

Thanks for the site! Does anybody know of any step-by-step instructions or plans to make an arcade stick for the 360? If I get some good plans then I'll start building soon and I'll keep you all up to date

#10 Edited by Luke (1609 posts) -
#11 Posted by Hulk (428 posts) -
SilverShadow said:
"Thanks for the site! Does anybody know of any step-by-step instructions or plans to make an arcade stick for the 360? If I get some good plans then I'll start building soon and I'll keep you all up to date"
If you search the shoryuken.com forums you should find several tutorials on this sort of thing.
#12 Posted by Reale (262 posts) -
Hulk said:
"SilverShadow said:
"Thanks for the site! Does anybody know of any step-by-step instructions or plans to make an arcade stick for the 360? If I get some good plans then I'll start building soon and I'll keep you all up to date"
If you search the shoryuken.com forums you should find several tutorials on this sort of thing."
damn it, hulk got there first! basically what he said.. they have pros on the subject and you can even look on youtube....
#13 Posted by RawShark (236 posts) -
SathingtonWaltz said:
"You would do all that just for one game?"
Think of it like buying a really nice chess set if you're a chess player.
#14 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19372 posts) -
@SilverShadow said:
" So I'm trying to find plans/instructions to build a custom Xbox 360 arcade stick, but I am having a hard time finding anything. I'm also having trouble finding a good retailer for arcade parts such as sticks and buttons. I really want to build one since I just got Street Fighter 4. So does anybody out there have a good website for custom arcade stick instructions and arcade parts? :) "
So... did it happen in the end?  I'm really curious about this.  I'm thinking that I could make a 360 arcade stick for my final project in my senior year of high school, but I'm a 16 year old who's has next to no knowledge on this stuff other than the fact that I replaced buttons on my Madcatz SE Fightstick to Sanwa buttons, and I can't seem to find a concise guide on how to do it.
#15 Edited by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
#16 Posted by zolloz89 (254 posts) -
www.slagcoin.com is the site i used to make mine. THE best resource for stick building

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