Hey guys. I’m a 3rd Strike player. I’ve always played pad. I recently gave stick a try, and wasn’t a fan of it at all, though I may try again in the future.
For now, I mostly play 3rd Strike: Online Edition on my Xbox360. Therein lies the problem: the Xbox pads are pieces of shit. I bought a [S]Joytech [/S]Etokki PS2 adapter for my 360, and it works amazingly. I had a few good months of online 3s.
There has always been a small problem with PS2 pads in my experience, though. After a while, the analog sticks start to “tilt” / “stick” in one direction. Anyone that plays shooting games has had this happen. After a while your character will slowly walk to a certain direction, or your aim will continue to go one way long after you’ve released the analog stick. I use the D-Pad for directionals in fighters, though, and still always have the problem of my PS2 pad analogs “sticking” upwards. In the middle of a match, I will start neutral jumping over and over. The only way to fix it is to unplug the controller and re-plug after. I would have that problem once every few months when playing 3s on PS2. It was bearable, but annoying.
Now, with my adapter, it happens multiple times per playing session. Perhaps the adapter has made the analog inputs more sensitive? idk. Either way, it’s impossible to win a round while endlessly neutral jumping.
I bought 2 new controllers and had the same analog problems after maybe an hour of play (each). It’s really killing my love for fighters when I can’t play them properly!
What can I do about this jumping issue? Is there a way to open up the controller and maybe cut the wires that make the analog stick work? Should I take the analogs out all-together (I tried that and messed up the re-assembly, everything seemed to be in right but the controller didn’t function)?
Note: The ANALOG button in the center of the controller is used to open the XBOX Guide, and doesn’t function normally while being used with the Joytech Adapter.