Forum Rules

(I understand it’s silly to duplicate this here. I just have a fear that this content will disappear from the forums.)

Welcome to Tech Talk.

This section of the forums is for the discussion of arcade sticks, hardware, repair, computers, etc. There’s an exhaustive amount of information here. People can and will give you grief if you don’t inform yourself before posting. Please take a moment to search before you post. It’s extremely likely that your question has been asked before.

We have an IRC chat room where many of our regulars lurk (#srktt on efnet). Feel free to stop by for real-time tech support. If you aren’t familiar with IRC then you can use a web based Flash client called Mibbit. This will allow you to join the room without installing any software on your PC.

1. Browse to Mibbit chat network

2. Click Start Chatting Now

3. Change the IRC dropdown to EFNET [webirc]

4. Enter your nick and use #srktt for the Channel

5. Click Go


– Search Before Posting! Visit Google and format your search like this: square gate

– Respect intellectual properly. Do not provide links to roms, pirated material, game data, cracks. If you’re hesitant to post it then don’t. It’s not worth a ban.

– Tech Talk is not the appropriate forum for selling. Visit the Trading Outlet if you are eligible to sell. Misguided threads will be moved and/or locked.

– Please downvote spam and stupid threads. This will get them locked much quicker.

– Do not quote images. Remove the IMG tags from your reply or just leave the URL.

– Technique questions do not belong here. If you can’t pull off a move practice it until you can.

– Tech Talk is not Image Mismatch. This is not the appropriate section to request art.

– Read It will make you less dumb.


These represent the best that the forum has to offer. Please don’t be offended if your thread is unstuck and listed here. We had a legitimate request for another sticky and decided to go this route instead.

Art’s Arcade Stick Plexiglass Covers

European Plexi Cutting

Tips for improving online connectivity

Installing an MC Cthulhu and Imp in an Xbox 360 SF4 SE stick

The New Definitive HDTV Lag FAQ


Computer Freeware Thread – Recommendations / Reviews!

Recent Purchases and Good Finds

Arcade Stick Stock Availability (Post updates here)

The TE/SE Fighstick Template Thread Categorised by Character/Theme

MadCatZ PS3 TE FightStick: PC – Xp- vista- win7 32-64bit

Post pictures of your SF/entertainment setup!

The New Definitive HDTV Lag FAQ

Converter Compatibility Thread

2 PCB’s in one stick – Possible?

The Sanwa and Seimitsu FAQ

*The “padhacking” thread*

Look here before asking about what type of stick you should use!

If you want to buy a custom arcade stick….


Installing a Madcatz 4716 pad and Imp into a PS3 TE Stick

Dual modding 101

Project Box Controllers: A Guide to Modular Controllers

RJ-45 Multi Console Cthulhu Arcade Stick Tutorial Ver.2

RJ-45 MC Cthulhu+ IMP+ Xbox 360 Dual Mod Tutorial Diagram

Adding an Optical ASCII Stick to a Namco Joystick

Honcam Mod (First Tutorial/Mod) with Free and Easy Mod Tutorial

RJ45 Detachable Cables – How To

How to : Add Custom Art to your TE fightstick and swap simple options

How to padhack an 08/09 Madcatz 4716 Common Ground Xbox 360 Pad

Tips for improving online connectivity

DIY sixaxis adapter FULL GUIDE

Installing an MC Cthulhu and Imp in an Xbox 360 SF4 SE stick

The how to mod your SFIV SE Fightstick FAQ

Modding a Saturn Pad for 360 or PS2

HRAP 2 Modding Tutorial

doa4 mod tutorial (photo galore D:)

ArcadeStickMonk’s SFAC Happ Tutorial

Guide: How to put art under clear Seimitsu buttons

Hori Real Arcade Pro FAQ for all versions

DIY: Happ Perfect 360 Joystick on XBOX 360

How to make the Hori FightingStick EX2 work on Windows

Article: Capturing HQ Video


The Wood Workers Thread

How to paint MDF to a mirror finish worklog

The “Everything about building your own custom stick thread” thread.

The Official Custom Arcade Sticks Thread

The Official Custom Arcade Sticks Thread II: A New Era of Builders

Building Materials for Custom Sticks – Info Thread

Light-up on activation button mod tutorial

How to solder Guide (PCB edition!)

EPE “Basic Soldering Guide”

Spiffyshoes Solderless A Series Hack

How to make a Wii arcade stick

How to flush mount a Neutrik NAUSB into a wooden case.


Ultimate Guide To Holding Japanese Balltop Joysticks!

Universal PCB (eventually) thread

The Stick template/Layout thread

Hori Fighting Stick 3 on PC

Official Sanwa mod thread

The IL FAQ/Information thread

Saulabi thread

MadCatz T.E. FightStick Differences.


Akihabara Shop (Japan)

Lizard Lick Amusements (USA)

Rollie Electronics (USA)

Gremlin Solutions (UK)

Starcab (France)

Arcadeshop (Germany)


Slagcoin (Highly recommended)

Joystick Vault

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