The Hitbox conversion set for QANBA Obsidian & Pearl is ideal for those customers who want to convert their QANBA Obsidian or Pearl fight stick into a Hitbox. Each conversion kit includes a pre-drilled plexi sheet and a pre-drilled metal plate. These feature 11 x 24mm diameter button holes and 1 x 30mm button hole (you can use one of the Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons from your Qanba).
You will require the following parts to complete your conversion:
11 x 24mm diameter buttons (e.g. Sanwa OBSF-24) or other 24mm diameter buttons.
1 x 30mm button hole (you can use one of the Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons from your Qanba)
1 x Brook Hitbox Cable ONLY
1 x Plexi sheet (pre-drilled with 11 x 24mm holes and 1 x 30mm hole)
1 x Metal plate (pre-drilled with 11 x 24mm holes and 1 x 30mm hole)
Installation of the plexi & metal base plate is easy.
Step 1: Simply remove the joystick and buttons from your Obsidian.
Step 2: Remove the plexi and metal plate.
Step 3: Please Note: You WILL need to file away some of the plastic housing directly underneath the metal panel where the 30mm button will mount.
Step 4: Replace with the new Hitbox plate and plexi.
Step 5: Install new buttons (11 x 24mm and 1 x 30mm)
There is a protective film on both sides of the plexi. This is to help prevent scratching/damage during transit. To remove this, simply peel it up from one of the corners and remove from both sides.
You will require 11 x 24mm buttons and 1 x 30mm button for the Hitbox conversion
24mm (11 x 24mm buttons required)
30mm (1 x 30mm button required)
What is a Hitbox controller?
Hitbox controllers are similar to fightsticks, but they use all buttons instead of a joystick. It is a stick-less controller.
Using a Hitbox
The best way is to think of this as a keyboard. For anyone that has played fighting games on a PC using a keyboard, this will seem quite easy to do, whilst other people may find this a bit more challenging at first and it may take a bit of practice to get used to playing games without a joystick. A combination of fingers will execute moves during gameplay quicker. The biggest advantage of a hitbox is speed and accuracy, compared to a normal fightstick. Another advantage would be less wrist movement required, compared to using a joystick.
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I bought this kit to convert my Obsidian into the "HitBox" layout. It works perfectly. Just be aware that you have to manually remove (cut/chip/sand/file/etc.) some plastic inside of the case so that the right side of the 30mm button can fit! You do not need power tools and can just use some pliers+sandpaper easily.
Nice easy conversion kit for swapping lever to all buttons on Qanba Obsidian
The plate feels rigid and works perfectly, but there was a piece of plastic of the frame in the way of the hole for the up button. I was able to remove it with a saw, but it's worth knowing if you plan to convert a Pearl. (I don't know if this is an issue on the Obsidian)
It fits like a glove.
Product received in Toronto after only 3 days of shipping announcement. If you're from Toronto as well, order shipping through DHL Express. Take a picture of the wires for reference. Be generous with the cut on your Obsidian because you want screw-in buttons to fit. Connect the crown harness in this sequence: left, down, right, up inputs. By doing so, the ground wire will make more sense on which one to plug in first. Use pliers to pull out quick disconnects. Don't strip the stick screw and use a proper sized flathead. Everything else involves simple screwing.
Easy to install, fits well. You will have to cut away a bit of plastic inside the Obsidian in order to install the 30mm button, though.
The conversion kit fits perfectly in the Qanba Obsidian, removing the old plexiglass and plate to screw the new ones in is very easy, and as long as you have the wire harness and correct button size, you shouldn't have any real issue assembling the new parts and getting things working. Small advice for people with bad memory too, take a picture of the wiring so you know where to connect them when reconnecting everything it saves time having to run input tests to make sure things are in there right!
This kit is great, it's a perfect fit into my Obsidian. I live in the United States and this is currently the only hitbox conversion kit available. It is very much worth while!