Ordered Mad Catz TES+ for SFV PC
Did i do wrong?
Arcade Stick General also.
Yes you fucked up, you should have got one for PS4/PS3.
Also why the 200$ ? It's way cheaper to get a moddable one then mod it with sanwa/seimitsu pieces, whatever floats your boat.
This is what I'm using for SFV on PC
Got 2 of these (1 for 360 and 1 for PS3) for 30$ each. Planing on changing the art, but I'm not sure on what.
Did you just change the bat to a balltop or switch out the lever? Was thinking of picking one up but I don'tknow how easy they are to mod although I bet they go fast with those LEDs.
Going to get this. Did Madcatz say you could swap parts on it? I hope the buttons are not soldered on the board like the cheap Horis.
good dont have to buy ps4 stick unless event organizers ban converters
>Hope you enjoy it, OP.
>Do you have much experience with arcade sticks?
>Are you planning to mod it?
Not now, maybe in the future.
>Are you going to use it for other games?
Yes, MKX especially.
Don't get this, it's way too small to be comfy enough.
If you're worried about budget, then the best budget stick you can get is the Qanba Q1, for about 80$, and it is easily moddable if you don't like the parts (which are still good on their own)
I switched just the bat top to a balltop, changed the button on the bottom left, and added a Octagonal Restrictor Gate.
Its really easy to mod, but the only downside is the LEDs are on the buttons, so you when you switch them out, you lose the LED
I prefed this over the TE and I haven't seen a ps4 PCB for sale yet. Also I have small hands.
>Buy HRAP4 Kai in prep for SFV
>try it on fightcade and USFIV on PC
>suddenly people are saying its shit tier
>feel bad about purchase
It's not really bad, right? I mean since I'm not pro I don't notice any possible millisecond delay and it wouldn't matter to me anyways?
You can buy an octagonal insert for like 95 cents while you're picking up the lever. It should come with a square gate, which is standard stock for pretty much all stick types.
The LS-32 that anon was talking about has levered microswitches, which some people prefer, and which are great for sticks which are going to be used for things other than fighters. An oversized actuator for a JLF will also shorten the throw. Levered Hayabusa is my favorite, although I don't have much experience with Seimitsu myself.
>sure, provided it fits and the q1 is easy to open and mod
to be clear here, the "and the q1 is easy to open and mod" is part of the IF condition. I do NOT know whether or not it actually is easily done. my q4 raf certainly was.
nah, i got the spring too. didn't like it. but the stock one back in, just the actuator for me. i feel the heavier spring slows you down. maybe great for shmups and platformers but not for fighting. i mean, get one too like me. it's cheap. if you don't like, put the old one back in.
What's the point of buying a $200 stick as opposed to buying an easily modifiable $80 one and then swapping in sanwa parts?
That's a legit question.
>buying the season pass
>buying a stick day 1 when you don't even know how to play fighting games
What the fuck is wrong with you ?
Laziness I guess. Also fear of losing the warranty
the q4 raf works on ps3, 360 and pc. it's not cheap but has quality parts, felt on the bottom, turbo and mic jack. good deal for the money. with other sticks, i see your point. and yeah, probably laziness is a part of it.
They aren't marketing sticks to new players. Sticks are most heavily marketed to the unsuspecting players that are just about to leave pure scrub status and think they need it to get better.
Really sticks are mostly for veterans and guys that go to locals/tournaments. Even then most people learn stick just so that they have a common language to play and aren't that guy going, "but I play on pad."
>he q4 raf works on ps3, 360 and pc.
Is that supposed to be a good point? Cuz pretty much every stick out there does that. Why are you saying you see the point with other sticks only, when the q4 is a perfect example of it?
I was a keyboard fighter and never really could play on pad because having only the thumb to work with all the buttons didn't do it for me. Then I bought a stick and felt all the good keyboard things (mainly the six buttons layout and being stable) without the shitty things (lol no nkro keyboard, also some inputs were just almost impossible without autism).
I just had to adapt to the joystick because I wasn't used to it, but it was fast and now I can say the stick is not just a "look me i'm pro" controller, it's ACTUALLY good.
I bought the HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 3/4, and it works amazingly. PC compatible too
as far as i remember, when it released that was pretty unique out of the box that it did all 3. since i don't have neither an x1 nor a ps4 i'm still golden.
which other models support the platforms?
>all these people bringing up locals/tournaments as a serious argument
Do you people seriously go to those or do you just talk about it on the internet? Because I'm pretty sure if you are not American or Japanese you are not going to find a local scene at all.
Snakeyez plays on pad as do a number of pros. It's really just a language and comfort thing.
With the arcade scene dying in Japan and Korea we're probably going to see stick users dry up after SF5. SF6 will be mostly pad players.
I really hope the online leagues don't fuck up locals though. Nothing is better than facing off in person.
That's exactly it, it's just a comfort question. I really can't play fighting games on pad, stick just happened to be the best controller for me.
But I just want to say that 360 characters are better on fightpad, that might be the reason why snake eyez plays on fightpad
That's on sale right now. If you are not going to be lazy, buy that and mod it with sanwa parts, specially the buttons which are like 2 dollars each.
If you are going to be lazy, then >>324128253 is ok.
Online leagues killed locals for shooters. It has this weird effect of people putting more time into the online league instead of going out and doing locals and regional tournaments.
It probably won't be bad for me because I'm NorCal and we've got such a big scene now but for the guys in places like Texas their tournaments were everything.
VX SA Kai or RAP 4 Kai?
They are both at the same price where I live and everything is pricey anyway so there aren't a lot of reasons to get a Qanba and Sanwa parts.
I've heard the VX SA is something like the best stick ever aside from the looks.
A little bit out of topic, but I heard there are cracked torrents of the SFV beta out there. Anyone tried out? It would be nice to at least start getting some practice on training mode before release.
There's no point in practicing. So much shit has changed between each iteration of the beta you're actually hurting yourself by playing right now.
Beta 3 is already super outdated compared to the FANG build from PSX which had significant changes done to characters from Beta 3 and the current build has already had changes from the FANG build.
This. It makes me laugh we people start screeching "OMG LAURA IS TOO GOOD AND BISON IS TERRIBLE" cause not only do they have no idea what they are on about, so much shit is still being changed in this game
At best if there is a beta before the end of the month that will be pretty close but even then they could tweak stuff with a day 1 patch
You won't say the same when you won't even have the space to have both hands on your stick. If you want to get that tiny as fuck stick then go for it, just don't complain after you get it.
thats what I did.
Here's a secret.
Move to someplace like Colorado. Good internet, close to a city with really good jobs. Everything is relatively cheap.
Stay away from Texas, Florida, New York, California, and Washington. Everything is inflated in price.
USD is almost the same value as the Euro now and gaining on the sterling.
Do it before the USD gets any more valuable and you're shit out of luck.
That's decent advise assuming you're not goofing me, thanks dude
I'm not goofing anon. I also mentioned Colorado because it's closer to New Zealand's climate and you get fantastic drives if you want to go to west coast majors or to any southern major.
Yeah man, keep an eye on Mighty Ape. I picked up 2 of the Tatsunoko vs Capcom Wii fight sticks for $60 a pop, and I also have a Mad Catz Soul Edition fight stick which I got for $80. That or hit up trademe
Checked trademe 2 days ago or something, they had some overpriced trash and mightape has no stock left, I'm gonna check again in a month but I'm an impatient bitch. Thanks for the reminder though
Careful, Sony keeps patching out adapter and non official PCB support.
They just did it with Brook again like two or three days ago.
Shits working again because the people making the Brook stuff are legit, but its kind of an arms race right now, like with anti piracy.
Did you not see the threads between beta 2 and 3 ? Literally everyone mentioning bison was about how he went from good to shit because unsafe sk.
They might still change him in the final release but I look forward to playing him as I did in 4, just for glorious wakamoto
Wait, they re-released the FC3 for PS4?
I hate the asymmetrical design of the pro. That's awesome.
I only really ever looked at ebay and amazon, and they had $40-80 shipping prizes before conversion rate. plus I don't trust nip online stores and shit, if you've got any reliable ones then I'm all ears but I've had bad experiences with importing shit from japanese stores
Here's a cautionary tale.
If you get the HRAP4 don't fucking buy screw in buttons. The washer for the L1 button won't fit.
I have this old clunker kicking around and I've been thinking about getting the stick and buttons swapped out on it. I hear though that older Hori sticks are not as mod friendly as their newer ones or the TEs. I don't play a whole lot of fighters on PS2 anymore so I dunno how much worth the effort or hassle would be.
Anybody use the Pro V Hayabusa? The shorter buttons sounded like a good idea to me, but I can only find one review for it and it's on Amazon (Although the guy seemed to like it). I've used an old TE S for several years, but the TE2s are kind of expensive and I'm considering giving Hori a shot when this stick becomes available on Hori USA or Arcadeshock.
What is a good stick that works good on most shit, (PC and ps4 for me) and hasnt shit part in it?.
It's basically the same as the HRAP4 Kai but the 4 Kai has the joystick moved slightly further to the left of the buttons. That's pretty much the only difference to my knowledge.
I got a Qanba Q1 and modded it.
Its really easy, no soldering or anything required.
Each button has color coded wires, you just pop the buttons out and put the new ones in and plug in the wires.
Then unscrew the joystick and screw the new one in.
So if you're thinking about saving some money and modding, you should definitely go through with it because it isn't hard at all.
Feels good. The kuro buttons took a little getting used to, but the Hayabusa stick is like butter.
yeah they are really pricey. Well good thing xrd and later sfV are on PC so I can use my old stick for now. 140€ for the Hori stick is alright so maybe I get it next month. Madcatz however is too expensive.
Hori has good parts or do I need to exchange them with sanwa later any ways`?
Yeah I'm kinda in the same boat, I'm using my old stick for the current PC fighters as well. I'm kinda holding out to see if Qanba is going to announce a PS4 stick or not.
Hori's parts are not bad, just different compared to Sanwa's. The Kuro buttons are supposed to have a bit more resistance than Sanwa. Some people like it, but some people end up changing the parts out of them anyway. I tried out an older Hori Edge stick, which I think is the first one of theirs to use Kuro buttons. It wasn't bad, but I felt like it would take a bit of time to adjust to. Probably just depends on the person, if you have an opportunity, see if you can try one out for yourself.
I have this one. It's the pro IV, but it looks a lot like the 5th version.
I like it a lot. The stick is really "clicky". I just regret there's no xbox 360 compatibility because I'd like to participate in local tournaments
When you took it apart was there a screw in the middle where the sticker is (so you had to tear it off to open it)? Also is the default design on the coverplate/plexi itself or can you put your own skin over it?
Yeah, there is a screw on the top middle of the back plate which voids manufacture warranty if broken. But I bought a 3rd party 2 year warranty plan that Amazon offered on it so I wasn't worried about it.
I'm not sure about the design question, I didn't really look at it.
>Like a flood of pain
>Pouring down on me
>And it will not let up
>Until the end is here
Damn, I would rather not tear that sticker because of my OCD. The product even comes packaged with extra gates and you'd have to open the controller if you wanted to use them.