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Title: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Skepticism on November 29, 2012, 03:40:38 PM
Hey all

I've been playing on keyboard too long and couldn't be arsed buying a hitbox. I also want to be the guy using a keyboard for console SF4, just to be the guy, silly as it may seem. Does anyone have any idea whether it's possible to hook up a keyboard to 360/PS3 and if it would work with SSF4...?

The alternative is a bunch of custom wiring and soldering and fuck that.

Cheers
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Ezekiel D on November 30, 2012, 04:40:31 PM
IIRC you can use a usb keyboard to type messages ... By the looks of it you're going to have to modify a keyboard if you insist on using a keyboard.
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: ATB|CoolzHAMYOLO on November 30, 2012, 06:16:57 PM
V1per from Melbourne was in the Finals of KOF this year for OHN using some kind of keyboard controller thing, so it's definitely possible. Not exactly sure how he went about doing it though.
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Skepticism on December 02, 2012, 02:42:12 AM
V1per from Melbourne was in the Finals of KOF this year for OHN using some kind of keyboard controller thing, so it's definitely possible. Not exactly sure how he went about doing it though.

ah- thanks for the tip off! Is he on ozhadou at all?

Other than that looks like it's research time v___v
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: bort on December 02, 2012, 03:04:32 AM
my advice is to just suck it up and get a stick, and learn it. i used to be a hell of a keyboard warrior, but getting a stick and becoming proficient at it was a lot more beneficial, imo
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Skepticism on December 07, 2012, 12:52:22 PM
True enough, but I'm an unco bastard and will never reach parity with keyboard skill level before OHN.

I could always switch to T Hawk for OHN tho

Lastly I can't see any REAL benefit other than mashing SPDs like a fapping meth addict and shorter actuation distance for buttons. I guess I'd lose less at the arcade as well and be able to use other people's hardware in case of fuckups. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: xAkkii on December 07, 2012, 05:22:42 PM
Have you considered trying out HitBox? It's a little on the pricey side but it'll be easier for you to transition to from using a keyboard.
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Plasia on February 25, 2013, 03:22:10 PM
V1per from Melbourne was in the Finals of KOF this year for OHN using some kind of keyboard controller thing, so it's definitely possible. Not exactly sure how he went about doing it though.

ah- thanks for the tip off! Is he on ozhadou at all?

Other than that looks like it's research time v___v

Sorry I got onto this late, I don't check these forums very often.

I modded the keyboard that V1p3R used back in the 2012 OHN, I've since modded a TE into a hitbox for him and he uses that now. The way I do it can only be done with a mechanical keyboard.
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: okujin on February 25, 2013, 10:09:20 PM
I threw together a reverse hitbox thing in about 3 hours for OHN this year. There's a really good PCB (the chip that powers the stick) called 'PS360+' that lets you play on PC/xbox360/PS3. You don't even need any solders, basically if you can strip a wire and use screwdrivers, you can assemble a stick. If you buy the chip + 10 buttons it would probably cost you around 80 bux all up.

I used shitty american buttons for my ghetto stick and the whole case was an old graphics card box. It was a total rush job for the tourney but it did its job and worked surprisingly well.

Here are some pics
(http://www.mcinmotion.com/images/Ghettobox.jpg)
(http://www.mcinmotion.com/images/Ghettobox2.jpg)
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: HurtTown on February 26, 2013, 09:26:56 AM
Still managed a worthy oro with the unco left handed hitbox but :)

Nice work with that stick hah. The cardboard flexing as you hit the buttons.. Priceless :)
Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Skepticism on June 19, 2013, 10:58:53 AM
lol. the cardboard stick looks amazing. I lost track of this thread and never saw this stuff until now <_<

I still need to look into this... as I'm still on keyboard  ::) 8)

edit: actually... maybe I'll build a cardboard controller just like that one, ehehe... I'm keen to get into more electronic building anyway

Title: Re: Keyboard on 360 / PS3
Post by: Tomcat on June 19, 2013, 10:32:52 PM
When AE came out I started out with keyboard, then onto hitbox, and now stick.  They both have several advantages and disadvantages, it isn't as shallow as just spd motions on stick being the only benefit.  If anyone's interested I'll do a writeup comparing them.