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Another 3DO Joystick

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:58 am
by bitrate
I got this recently:


Just played some Street Fighter with it and it plays great. Plugs straight into the 3DO and even has the DB-9 port on the back for 3DO daisy-chaining joypad goodness.

It has Turbo and Slow modes for the buttons. You can also turn one of the 8 buttons off to give you the similar 7 button configuration of the typical 3DO control pad.

It's surprisingly good.

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:56 am
by 3DO Experience
Hong Kong?

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:31 am
by bitrate

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:01 pm
by BryWI
is it weighted so it doesnt go sliding or anything? looks to be pretty good.

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:18 pm
by Anonymous
Awesome looking stick. I modded a TopFighter one by QJ I had for 3DO use for the fighters, mainly Primal Rage, but it does come in handy on the others too.

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:57 pm
by 3DOKid
Should be okay for SF2 too :)

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:17 pm
by 13BEAST
How's the feel? Is it heavy duty like an arcade joystick? Do the buttons have a bit of resistance?

I need something like this :D

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:14 am
by bitrate
It feels pretty good. Maybe not quite as good as arcade quality, but close enough.

Out of the joysticks made for the 3DO (FZ-JS1, Rock III, Battle King, and the Magic Power) I would probably opt for this unit as an every-day stick. It's comfortable, stays put, and I like the click of the buttons.

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:28 pm
by pitsunami
Seems great, i am builting one just like that for my jammas.
Do you think you could post any pics of its inner world sometime? :)

Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:22 pm
by bitrate
pitsunami wrote: Do you think you could post any pics of its inner world sometime? :)

Shouldn't be a problem. I'll try to grab some shortly.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:43 am
by 3DOSmacker
I'm building a custom arcade stick for 3DO currently. I was hesitant to even mention it at this point because I'm insanely busy, so it's VERY slow going right now, but I do have the directionals soldered up already, and I've got most of the components I need. I'll post up a complete how-to once I finally get the thing done.

Not to say yours isn't a pretty sweet looking stick, but I prefer the original bat-style stick, competition buttons, and SF2 layout.

The soldering is a royal pain with the joypad PCB I'm using though, so if anyone knows of a 3DO PCB that has bigger traces, I'm all ears. I wouldn't hack up a 1st party pad though...that would just be wrong. I'm using one of those ultra crappy 3rd party 6 button pads that had the stop button in the top row middle, instead of the play button.

Anyhow, more to come on that project whenever I can get around to it :0)

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:43 am
by 3DO Experience
I had been thinking of doing that to a wireless, but then I got the Digital Stick Controller and I lost interest. Now I'm thinking about it again and I could build one with the extra arcade parts I'll have one I fix up my NEO-GEO. 3DOSmacker, if you don't already have the stick PM me, I'll be replacing them with proper N-G ones.