Arcade controllers?

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Arcade controllers?

Post by seymour » Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:08 am

In the past, I've thought about building my own set of arcade controllers (no room for an actual cabinet). But since you all know I'm lazy, why not just buy one? :)

Now that there are a number of different ones around, other than the HotRod, who here has opinions on them? I'm sure that between the people here, a variety of them are owned.

A simple list of them would also help, so I can go looking myself. And to consider shipping costs, I'm in Canada. It used to be a problem for getting a HotRod (sooo expensive to ship here), but I don't know if that's still the same or not.
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Post by Chad » Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:56 pm

have a hotrod se, very good buttons and controls but doesn't have a usb connector (only ps/2)

I am looking to buy http://www.slikstik.com/detail.aspx?ID=66 with the spinner upgrade, at 169+89=260$ it's a pretty decent deal with an arcade setup plus spinner. I think it is discounted 10$ to for the holiday season and it's usb!
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Post by Patwos » Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:33 am

While the buttons and stick are great on my HotRod SE, I personally find that the gap between the buttons is a little too large if you're playing a game with more than 2 fire buttons.

eg: On Gunsmoke I find my fingers starting to get a little too sore with the permanent stretch I need to use to cover all 3 fire buttons. I guess that's why back in the 'cades they used a "pyramid" style arrangement on the three buttons to make them feel more comfortable to use. Well they did in all the 'cades I visited anyway.

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Post by mahlemiut » Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:58 am

I find the same thing on my OzStick when playing fighters - either that or my hands are already feeling old. :) Never had that problem when playing fighters in the arcades. Same button formation though (3 top, 3 bottom).


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Post by tar » Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:11 pm

Gravis p.c. pad.

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Post by Gerhard S » Tue Sep 28, 2004 5:42 pm

this is my new controlpaneel - well that it gives ebay

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now I must buy i-pac and connect everything

up to now I played with one normally joystick :cry:
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Post by Rat » Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:30 am

My Namco psx arcade joystick is great, very authentic, better than the real thing even :)

You can pick up a secondhand one cheap on ebay, and buy a usb psx2pc cable.

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Post by Ex_Mosquito_ » Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:43 pm

Sanwa modded Dreamcast stick is what i like to use for everything, the buttons especially are SO good for firing fast and the stick just so accurate. Perfect for fighters, shooters everything

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mark9/black_dc_stick.JPG

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Post by destructor » Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:53 pm

Ex_Mosquito_ wrote:Sanwa modded Dreamcast stick is what i like to use for everything, the buttons especially are SO good for firing fast and the stick just so accurate. Perfect for fighters, shooters everything

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mark9/black_dc_stick.JPG
Cool, where I can buy this controller?

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Post by lippsman » Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:58 pm

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I've ordered quite few items from this company. They are very good. But the above statement usually means it will be quite awhile. Hopefully it won't be that long.

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