I was lucky enough to track down a new sealed copy of vf4evo the other week (for £6) to allow me to practice advance techniques that I can’t practice in vf5b’s dojo. I was initially really pleased with Sony redirecting the USB inputs of the Hori fighting stick 3 (I bought for vf5) to use with vf4evo, even though it isn’t supported on the ps2 using vf4evo. While working through the training sessions I had this niggling feeling that the game wasn’t read my inputs at the time I was pressing the buttons, as though there was input lag, that isn’t there in vf5b. I was unable to input 3-4 throw escapes after a guaranteed throw move and even struggled to input 2 consistently. To dispel my theory about input lag, I went into the vf4evo dojo and attempted Akira’s release guard after 1 frame knee move. After 10minutes I still hadn’t been able to perform one using vf4evo on my ps3, so I decided t quickly check it wasn’t me, and loaded vf5b’s dojo and tried again. I was able to consistently perform the move 7 in 10 and so decided to load vf4evo on my old ps2 and try again, but this time using a pad (because I don’t have a ps2 stick). Again I was able to perform the move 5 in 10. Could some else (preferable more seasoned at vf than me) check if this move is possible using the ps2 software emulator of the ps3, and confirm if there is input lag converting between USB and ps2 pad in the PS3 firmware (playing vf4evo) or if it is just coincidence that it is not working for me when I’ve tried. If it is the case that there is input lag, I will probably try modding an old Hori Gamecube stick with a ps2 Dualshock2 for practice.