Have you ever been frustrated with fightsticks? Do you want something to use on your desk that isn’t a massive box you have to put away somewhere when you’re not using it? Do you prefer the natural spacing of a keyboard over the finger-stretching traditional arcade buttons? Maybe you want something that you can easily use on-the-go. The Fightboard aims to solve all of those problems.
The Fightboard uses a combination of an arrow/wasd cluster at a 15% angle and action buttons following the traditional arcade stick layout but with the spacing of keyboard keys.
Kailh Choc switches¶
Why low-profile switches? One of my main design goals for this controller was to make it as slim as possible to improve ergonomics and portability. These low-profile switches have 3mm of travel compared to the 4mm of Cherry MX switches, with an actuation point 1mm higher as well. They also help the Fightboard come in at only 22mm thick, as the lower half of the switch is also much shorter.
Unhappy with your switch coice? Want different zones with different types of switches? All you have to do is pull them out and swap them with whatever you prefer, no soldering required.
The RGB LEDs indicate the function of each button. The default profile uses Xbox colors for the 4 face buttons, but these can be changed to suit your preferences or the colors used in-game. The LED for each key turns off when the key is pressed and fades back on when released.
The LEDs will turn off after a minute of inactivity. Pressing any button will turn them back on.
Settings are all built into the keypad and allow you to remap keys on-the-fly.
Console compatibility with adapters¶
By default, the Fightboard is only compatible with PC. However, its compatibility can be expanded with the purchase with an adapter that converts Xbox 360 controllers to your console of choice. Below is the full compatibility list based on my testing.
|PC||Yes||No adapter needed|
|Xbox 360||No||Not compatible|
To update the firmware of your Fightboard, use the latest download link below and follow the instructions in the readme.
|1.1||Link||Changed menu buttons from L3+R3 to L+R+Home|
|1.2||Link||Added left stick/dpad selection by pressing L3 or R3 while in the main menu|
|1.3||Link||Fixed color changes not saving; Fixed colors while changing colors or swapping keys|