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Fighting on the cheap

by marurun Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:03 pm

So, with the Steam sales and all, I have a number of fighters in my library now. What I don't have is a good controller. The 360 pad just isn't a fighter's dream. That said, I don't know that I can justify $100. Are there any sub-$50 controller options that are even worth taking a look at, pad or stick?
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by flojocabron Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:09 pm

Don't some wired ps3 and 360 controllers work on PC?

I've seen some nice six button fighter controllers before
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by samsonlonghair Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:55 pm

Joysticks:
Hori and Madkatz sticks can be bought second hand very cheap from all the people who are upgrading to custom-built arcade sticks. Sometimes these are USB; sometimes they are Playstation- style connector. PS2->USB adapters aren't hard to find. I will say to research the model number before you buy as the quality varies wildly.

Fightpads:
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Sega Saturn USB pads are favorites among retro-gamers. These used to be hard to find, but now there are plenty of reproductions on the market.

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Microsoft Sidewinder USB
This is the one I use. The D-pad is really good for platformers; it's better than alright for fighters.

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PDP Versus Fighting Pad
If you like the tiny clicky stick on the Neo Geo Pocket, try the PDP versus fighting pad. It combines the form factor of a pad with the click feedback that good arcade sticks provide.
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by bmoc Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:32 pm

If you already have a Saturn pad, this USB adapter works great.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZB ... ge_o09_s00

If you really want a stick, you might be able to dig up a used Qanba Q1 for around $50. Anything cheaper than that is going to be garbage.
http://www.amazon.com/Qanba-Q1-PS3-Joys ... s=qanba+q1
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by RyaNtheSlayA Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:37 pm

USB Saturn pad is great. At least with mine, you can also swap in official Sega rubber into it - so for instance I have the Genesis 6 button dpad "switches" in mine because I like that loose feel.
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by the7k Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:43 am

I used one of the WWE BrawlPad for the longest time before getting a Q4RAF. I don't think it really matters if you use the X360 or PS3 version, but I used the PS3 version if I remember correctly.
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by JoeAwesome Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:28 am

Used the X360 brawl pad, Hori VX, Hori RAP EX, and now a SF4 CE stick (PS3), all because they were cheap offline/here and all because they had some recommendations. I agree to wait awhile and buy someone's stick when they upgrade. Most can be pretty cheap (~$40 or less). I have no use for the VX, so if you're interested in that, PM me.
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by marurun Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:24 pm

Great suggestions, folks. Thanks.
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Re: Fighting on the cheap

by Gunstar Green Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:28 pm

I still use the WWE Brawl stick. I think I paid $10 for it. Not sure how cheap it is these days though.
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