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January 8th, 2007, 10:55
Maybe its just me, maybe I'm just old and can't do it any more... but I'm finding it very hard if not impossible to play fighting games on the psp. I have the Darkstalkers UMD and for the life of me I can't get any of the special moves to work. I've tried almost every fighting game I own for the PS1 that works on the PSP and again, can't get the special moves off. is there a trick I'm missing... anyone else having this problem? :confused:

January 8th, 2007, 11:07
i like own at DBZ shin budokai, and MK UC. I dunno; lol old...

January 8th, 2007, 11:34
It's the fact that the d-pad is f**king useless on the PSP at getting diagonals/quarter circles etc. I really hate it with a passion.

January 8th, 2007, 11:43
yeh i hate the d-pad too. isnt there some kind of alternative to the D-pad i think capcom created?

January 9th, 2007, 10:10
Man fellas I totally agree about the shitty d-pad....I can't execute any of the Capcom quarter to half moon moves at all...lame ass PSP d-pad.

January 9th, 2007, 10:12
yeah i agree as well sucks to the high heavens.

January 9th, 2007, 10:20
Capcom did release a d-pad fix with the Jap version of Street fighter Alpha 3. You can get basicaly the same version on ebay for cheap: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-SONY-PSP-Street-Fighter-fighting-D-pad-analog-pad_W0QQitemZ250069198269QQihZ015QQcategoryZ127746 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The sticky pads that come with it are a bit naff though and tend to come off after a wee while. I used some plastic glue on mine about a year ago and the d-pad is still on my PSP and is working like a treat. :)

With this fix all of the complex moves in the fighting games work (NJ's CPS2 and Neo Geo fighters etc) and are now a whole lot easier to do! ...before this pad fix doing Akumas Raging Demon move was impossiple! :)

There are other methods to fix the d-pad but they require taking your PSP apart (which is something I dont really like the thought of doing).

January 9th, 2007, 10:59
i hate that stick on dpad... its bulky... whats this method of taking the psp apart? I'd like to try that.

January 9th, 2007, 11:04
i hate that stick on dpad... its bulky... whats this method of taking the psp apart? I'd like to try that.

It may be a bit bulky but it gets the job done and makes all the Vs game playable. :)

I quick google search produced the other method for fixing the shite d-pad...


I just dont like the idea of taking my beloved machine apart. lol

January 9th, 2007, 11:21
seems like a pretty straight forward mod though. I'm skeptical as to if it makes any difference though...

January 9th, 2007, 11:46
the dpad is a dit small but the directions are too far apart, the stick is even worse, though you can get rubber pads for it to make it bigger.

January 9th, 2007, 12:00
I prefer Marvel vs Capcom i cant do all special Combos either.
Same on Tekken 3 kinda hard with the direction Buttons and the []

January 9th, 2007, 12:01
Tekken: dark resurection Is Brilliant!

January 12th, 2007, 23:13
Everyone seems to have a problem performing special moves on fighting games, but I can do them just as well as in ps1 version, maybe its because I have one of those gamepad things, you should get one, it makes your psp feel like a ps1 controller, some of them even extend battery life.