Author Topic: Street Fighter 2/3 Joysticks from my youth.. What were they? (Perth)  (Read 1672 times)

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Offline niku13

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Hi all!
Glad to have found this place, thanks for having me.

I have been given a pair of Nubytech Street Fighter 15th Anniversary arcade sticks (ps2/xbox) and realised why right away..
The stock components are horrible!

But this is a blessing in disguise means I can break out my soldering iron and make them awesome before my xtokki arrives.
Which brings me to my question..

I grew up in Perth/ Rural WA and cant seem to remember what type of arcade sticks were used commonly in Perth Arcades like Timezone.
I have searched and searched and hit a dead end so thought someone might be able to enlighten me.

I remember the concave buttons which makes me think HAPP/IL style. And these are a direct fit into the SFA stick. I cant find to seem a local source for HAPP however, will I have to buy from overseas? (Would really like to support local business if i can)

Im pretty sure we didnt have JP style sticks or buttons, but HAPP/IL dont look right.. I am happy to use those however if they are the style I am chasing. Im all about function over form for this build.

I would describe the sticks I used as "tight"  with a strong return to centre action. They clicked audibly.. cant recall if they were square gated or octagonal. I dont think they had a large throw but I am not really well versed in other brands of stick.

(I have a tekken6 hori wireless stick i have learnt to live with but do not love, this is something of a super cheap JP style in my mind.. am I right?)

If they (the sticks from my distant youth) are just cheap knockoffs of HAPP/IL ill gladly get the HAPP COMP or IL EUROCOMP just want to do it right and need some input from someone who knows a thing or two.

Thanks all!

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Re: Street Fighter 2/3 Joysticks from my youth.. What were they? (Perth)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 03:32:57 PM »
would they be the MCA style parts?
happ/il was only for american arcades.
long story short but old school authentic HAPP parts are now sold from IL.
parts under the HAPP name are now made in china, they aren't authentic.
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Re: Street Fighter 2/3 Joysticks from my youth.. What were they? (Perth)
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 02:32:48 AM »
MCA they are.
Thanks now I can find comparisons and stuff. Exactly what I needed
Much thanks
-n
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Re: Street Fighter 2/3 Joysticks from my youth.. What were they? (Perth)
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 03:07:45 AM »
I'm also a fan of the MCA's ......does anyone here know what current joysticks are comparable to these? I'm also looking to find something similar to an MCA to put in a Madcatz, Qanba or Mayflash Arcade Stick.

Re: Street Fighter 2/3 Joysticks from my youth.. What were they? (Perth)
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 04:41:41 PM »
Don't compare just buy the MCA ones.

You can still buy MCA joysticks here for $50 dollars.

https://www.arcadegamingaustralia.com.au/cms/index.php?option=com_phpshop&page=shop.browse&category_id=1&keyword=&manufacturer_id=&Itemid=5&orderby=pshop_product.product_name&limit=50&limitstart=0


The concave buttons were actually happ buttons. The happ buttons are actually quite deep so if your building a custom joystick you need to take that into account.
I would say stick with the sanwa buttons.

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Re: Street Fighter 2/3 Joysticks from my youth.. What were they? (Perth)
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 11:40:54 PM »
Thanks for the link.
I've got it bookmarked! :)