Archive for the Custom Sticks Category

Dreamcast Support – We have it!

Posted in About Matskat, Custom Sticks, Game News with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by Mat$kat

I’m happy to announce that I’ve added Sega Dreamcast Support to my current line of custom joysticks.

Recently there have been strides made in the decryption and understanding of the Dreamcast controller’s data dump. Toodles, who manufactures the PIC-processor based Cthulhu PCBs has introduced a beta version of the Cthulhu firmware, now adding support for our favorite Sega console.

Starting NOW, and into the future : ALL custom sticks that include a multiconsole Cthulhu board WILL work on Dreamcast.

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Yellow Gear (Multiconsole)

Posted in Custom Sticks with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by Mat$kat

This stick is a new-ish design.

In lieu of my standard style box, this stick has a gradient slope towards the player, and chamfered edges all around give it a “princess” or “gem” cut look.

Here’s the specs:

12×10″ case

Combo African Magoghany\White Poplar

6x Seimitsu 30mm buttons

3x Seimitsu 24mm Buttons

Seimitsu LS-40-01 joystick

Art by Hyung Taekim @ http://www.hyung-taekim.org

“Here, Kitty Kitty”

Posted in Custom Sticks on November 25, 2010 by Mat$kat

Hello Kitty!

J L F
6xSeimitsu 30mm
3xSeimitsu 24mm
RJ-45
White Feet

Cellphone pics for now. 🙂
It’s a present for my ninja kid…
Not wired up either, my kid is 2 she just acts like she’s playing 🙂

Pics:



Lizard Lick Amusements- Arcade Parts Supplier

Posted in Custom Sticks, Game Reviews, Random Shit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2010 by Mat$kat

Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about the company that I buy all my arcade parts from : LIZARDLICK.COM

Lizard Lick is an online retailer of arcade parts and accessories. I’ve been using them exclusively for some time now (almost a year). I’ve had nothing but good experiences when purchasing parts and thought I’d share a little with you.

Lets talk about their selection.

LizardLick stocks ALL the popular brands of arcade parts including joysticks and buttons by Sanwa, Seimitsu, Happ, IL, Suzo and Yenox. Not only do they stock the Most popular models, but also some of the more unique stuff too – such as : Sanwa Mesh-ball ball tops, Seimitsu Skeleton buttons, Yenox leafswitch buttons, the Happ “Perfect-360” digital optical joystick, reproduction Astro City control panels, and more.

LizardLick.com also has you covered if you are completely new to the arcade scene, maybe you’re not even an enthusiast – maybe you just want to buy a pre-made multi-game arcade cabinet or cocktail cabinet. No problem! Lizard Lick stocks several versions of their Multigame Cabinets which come fully working and include the cabinet itself, multigame JAMMA board, joysticks, buttons, wiring, coindoor, monitor, and artwork including light up marquees.

On top of everything, LizardLick also sells specialty controller boards by Toodles. What’s that? Well, Toodles (a member of Shoryuken.com) created a circuit board that successfully emulates Playstation 1 -2- 3, Xbox, Gamecube, Wii, NES, SNES, and TurboGrafx 16 – ALL ON ONE SMALL BOARD. These are the boards that I use in my custom joysticks. They are called “Cthulhu“.  The secret is out!

Recently they have redesigned their site, and it looks fantastic. It’s also worth noting that they dropped the price on some of their most popular joysticks : the Sanwa JLF series and the Seimitsu LS-32 series are  priced at $22.95 and  $17.95 respectively.

SO let’s recap: LizardLick.COM has fantastic selection, great prices, reasonable shipping, and will most likely have exactly what you need. Not to mention they are located in the United States – no long delivery times or insane shipping costs (I always choose USPS Priority Flat Rate and stuff arrives on the third business day after ordering).

What are you waiting for – GO GO GO!

Lizard Lick Amusements

Phone: 919-810-9689

(the above image is copyright LizardLick Amusements – and used without permission. This is an unsolicited review. These are my opinions, and in no way were solicited by LizardLick)

Aero City Control Panel

Posted in Custom Sticks with tags , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by Mat$kat

I gave up looking for a new CP for my Aero…

So I made my own.

Restoring this cabinet has been a BLAST! I’m so happy to have gotten it for the price I did – and the little things that I have fixed were really not a big deal. The thing was COVERED in 20-something years of cigarette smoke. There was nasty grime all over it, but the control panel was the worst. It was dingy, rusty, and honestly smelled funny.

I think I’m done for now – I’ll be posting a bunch of pics in the Joystick Section soon.

Until then, bask in the glory of this Mat$kaT Customs reproduction Sega Aero City control panel.

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After:


Two New Joysticks

Posted in Custom Sticks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2010 by Mat$kat

I know I’ve been away for awhile, sorry everyone.

But have no fear! I have returned bearing gifts!

Over in the Custom Joysticks pages, there are two new residents.

One is a personal stick, and the other was commissioned by a customer.

Go on now! Check ’em out!

Trading Post Store NOW LIVE!!! on Shoryuken.com

Posted in About Matskat, Custom Sticks, Game News with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Mat$kat

As of today, Matskat’s Customs has an online presence, in the form of a Trading Post thread on Shoryuken.com , the world’s LARGEST, most POWERFUL online fighting game community.

If you have never visited SRK before, now’s the time – with Super Street Fighter IV coming in April, the fighting scene is about to explode again.

Now is a great time to be a fan of fighting games, and Shoryuken.com is the place to be for info on Street Fighter, arcade joysticks, and just about anything else related to the genre.

Stop by, leave a message BUY A STICK!

Matskat’s Customs trading Post @ SRK

See you there!