360 PCB - No Analog directional pad?

From what I’ve gathered the last 2 hours reading on hacking the 360 PCB, people are using the digital direcitonal pad hookups vs the analog.

Doing this basically loses the advantage analog has over digital. Is digital used because there is no way to hack the analog? Or perhaps the joysticks we are installing do not have this capability…

I don’t think there are many fighting games that were designed with analogue in mind tbh, at least not many in Japan arcades anyway.

uh trust me when i say you do not want an analog joystick for 2d fighting games.

sticks in the arcades are digital so why try to make it analog when its not supposed to be?