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Got mine fitted snug on my LS-56 in my Mayflash F500 (my workhorse stick) and it works really well. I fired up some Mushi for some micro dodging tests and it’s awesome. @PASTBLASTER also earned a spot on my stick for hooking it up.

Any chance these would be possible to make for 8 way gates?
 

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Got mine fitted snug on my LS-56 in my Mayflash F500 (my workhorse stick) and it works really well. I fired up some Mushi for some micro dodging tests and it’s awesome. @PASTBLASTER also earned a spot on my stick for hooking it up.

Great stuff, glad to hear it!

Any chance these would be possible to make for 8 way gates?

Tbh, I've not really used octagonal games but from my understanding I don't think this mod would work without adding extra throw back in. The microswitches only just trigger when they hit the U/D/L/R sides of the restrictor and from what I've seen the octagonal gates are pulled in at the corners. If you tried to pull the corners in any way then you would trigger the U/D/L/R directions but you would not be able to trigger a corner direction. I.e. if you tried to do a Hadouken ↓, ↘, → you would miss the ↘ input and just input ↓, →.
 

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Just seeing this thread now.. very cool.

More than 2 Kowal plates would get pretty fuckty I think, pain to line up and screw in.

You'd be right in the ballpark of your version I'd imagine with one of Kowal's plates above the switches and one below, like a sandwich.

As alluded to earlier in the thread, you can make diagonals prohibitively tiny with these types mods with the seimitsu 'flower' octo gate.

I find Kowal's plate to be super useful-- if you love the Seimitsu compact sticks you'd do well to have a fat stack of them imo. This all-in-one solution is way more user friendly though, and elegant in its own right.

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Hacked up this Kowal plate to let me use the LS-56 branded Omron switch board from the Dreamcast Virtual On sticks. Weird combo, the switches are reversed in orientation for no discernable reason. The plate effectively changes the actuation but the real purpose here was in order to prevent trimming the microswitch stopper tabs..
 
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