Tag: Controls

Custom English movestrip for Storm Blade by VISCO added to artwork section!

storm_blade

Just finished this strip for the underestimated (perhaps because of it’s a rarity?) shmup by VISCO, ”Storm Blade”. Get it from here: http://www.emphatic.se/?p=807

Do-Donpachi DAI-OU-JOU English movestrip!

do-donpachi_DAI_OU_JOU

Inspired by another English strip I saw, I did this customized version. Get it from: http://www.emphatic.se/?p=807 ! 🙂

SUZO 500 Rubber edition

SUZO rubber grommet

I was browsing eBay and found a SUZO 500 that had gray plastic at the base instead of the red I normally find in arcade parts stores online. I know that joystick guru Kowal has mentioned that there used to exist an older revision of these sticks that had a rubber grommet doing all the …

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I got me some SPARK!

Spark Teaser image

Today I received a the latest offering from modern time alchemist, Toodles. Behold THE SPARK. This little piece of high-tech will turn your SANWA JLF into the equivalent of SANWA’s long gone epic FLASH 1 optical joystick. I really wanted to test this properly (with some game I really know, like Ketsui) today, but due to some …

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More SUZO 500 modding

SUZO 500 - "Light spring mod" (custom shaft, JLF spring + new washer)

Fans of the SUZO 500 stick might have noticed that the shaft doesn’t center properly due to the pivot being a couple of mm’s short of filling the hole in the base. Monouchi (a Swedish guy who did the incredible Do-Donpachi Daifukkatsu stick that you might have seen online) solved this by adding some heat …

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Mounting a (pretty) SUZO 500 in an EGRET II

SUZO 500 with original shaft mounted in an EGRET II

Updated 2010-05-02 (added a picture of the screw, extender and washer I use) Most EGRET II owners (or any Japanese cabinet owners) swear by their SANWA or Seimitsu sticks (I used to do that as well), but then I read someone @ the shmups forums write how awesome the SUZO 500 is for shmups, because …

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My Guwange HORI stick

HORI Guwange stick

TURNING TEKKEN 6 INTO GUWANGE INTRODUCTION I found a very cheap HORI Tekken 6 | Game + Artwork book + Arcade stick bundle, but never clicked with the stick or the artwork, so I started working on a fitting artwork, looking at hardware modding possibilities etc. The first thing I did was trying to make …

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How To: Install a non-PCB joystick in a 5-pin harness

A modded JLF PCB

Connecting a 5-pin JST-H solution ”for dummies” When is this needed? Many Japanese cabinets (or well built console Arcade sticks) use a JST 5-pin connector that will install a SANWA JLF or a Seimitsu LS-32-01 quick and easy (see the picture above) in their control panels. So? Well, sometimes you want to mix it up, …

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2011-02-24

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A couple of days ago, I fell in love. See pictures below: Hand made, all metal, extremely short throw/engage, super-sweet goodness. Nicer than a tweaked SUZO 500 even. This is my stick of choice now. If these go into production, look no further for that perfect joystick if you’re into shmups. I’ve suggested some (size) …

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2011-01-03

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Today was kinda a great day. I received a Hacha Mecha Fighter PCB, and two new (with correct colours) EGRET II 1-player CPOs that I’ll be applying ASAP. Update: I have applied the CPOs above now: