Yay, congrats! That's amazing!
I've been sitting here with a big fat grin on my face since I read that. I know you've been working tirelessly towards this.
It's decided, then. Futari will be the next shmup I'll invest some significant time into. I've been dipping in and out of them all over the past week or so and it's time to settle on one. I've been leaning towards SDOJ recently, but Futari it is.
Also, DonPachi & DoDonPachi were apparently early PS1 games and don't support analogue controls? The controller immediately stops working as soon as I turn on the analogue function via the PS3 emulator. That means d-pad only. Obviously it makes zero difference when playing with a stick but that's a bit rough for me.