In Street Fighter IV you can remap the Select key to be easily accessible so you can plink your light punch.

Is this "trick" legal or illegal on major tournaments?

  • Wouldn't this depend on which tournament you go to? Each one will have their own rules.
    – Frank
    Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 19:01
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    @Frank Virtually all major SF4 tournaments are part of the Evo tournament circuit and follow the Evo ruleset.
    – Decency
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 16:10
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    This question was not too broad. I find it ridiculous that 5 people who don't list a single fighting game as their favourite, much less participate in the fighting game community think they have the expertise to make this decision. There is most definitely only a small number of major tournaments, and those rule sets can be determined. Commented May 16, 2014 at 18:42

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Generally, it is allowed.

The latest version of the Evo 2014 ruleset permits custom controllers and sticks, including Hitboxes and sticks with custom button layouts (including sticks with a Back/Select button on the top surface of the stick). The only things that are explicitly forbidden are wireless controllers, and the use of turbo functionality.

Most major regional tournaments in North America generally follow the Evo rules as well. For minor local tournaments and foreign tournaments, you'll need to ask the tournament organizer.

  • Op is in Germany, not the US.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 18:42
  • That wasn't mentioned, so apologies. In any case, Evo is the largest tournament in the world, so its rulings can carry some weight, even overseas.
    – Cloudy
    Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 18:47
  • This question is only answerable by generalizatons, anyhow; if the OP would like to know about the rules of a specific tournament in his/her locality, the tournament organizer is the sole authority for that decision.
    – Cloudy
    Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 18:51
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    For me this is good enough. EVO rules are the unofficial standard.
    – ayckoster
    Commented Apr 5, 2014 at 9:46

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