Remora Official Thread - RGB LED control for MadCatz FightSticks

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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Just out of curiosity... It's only 4 colors??
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  • chrono500chrono500 Joined: Posts: 3
    solder to vcc on pcb * or to the red wire of the usb
    Thank you all done now looks amazing ^___^
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    Just out of curiosity... It's only 4 colors??

    A lot of colors.
    Any to your liking.

    You get control all the RGB values individually.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,777
    I have a question, when you go into setup mode and adjust the colors for 1,3&5 do they still display as the standard red green blue (so it's impossible to see the color until the setup is exited for those buttons) ALSO ALSO ALSO THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR MAKING SETUP START INSTEAD OF X(aka jab aka light) NO MORE SETUP WHILE PLAYING ZERO and VERGIL!!!!!!!!!

    Buttons 1,3,and 5 are RGB, but all of the other buttons (2,4,6,7, and 8) are displaying the color. So you hold select, press 1 to change 1's color. The current color for 1 is show on all of those other buttons, and changes as you tweak the RGB levels up and down. When you hit select, that color is saved as the favorite for button 1.
    Or did I just make that more confusing?

    Just out of curiosity... It's only 4 colors??
    Simon uses four colors. Everything else has a 21 bit color space, so 2^21 colors possible for any button. 2^21 roughly equals 3 hojillion.
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  • RosserRoosterRosserRooster Cocka-doodle-do MoFo Joined: Posts: 2,069
    Thanks Toodles for adjusting my order I read the Remora pdf about Tournament mode only for the TE-S PCB and I couldn't wait till the next time I ordered
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    A lot of colors.
    Any to your liking.

    You get control all the RGB values individually.

    Wheewww. I thought I could never get my purple color LEDs

    Now what is it that James always says at the end of his phrases?

    Laugh?........................................... I might get a lot of shit from this.
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  • Titan_XTitan_X 無駄 だ!!! Joined: Posts: 195
    One more question... I have a TE-S with a Kitty installed. I also have a Neutrik connector in place of the select button, and I use the turbo button as a select/back button à la TE Kitty. Would any function for the Remora that requires the select button work if I use the turbo button as the select button?
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,777
    All of the Remora functions that require Select will work fine using the Turbo button on a Kitty install.
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  • bgmk100bgmk100 Joined: Posts: 81
    Buttons 1,3,and 5 are RGB, but all of the other buttons (2,4,6,7, and 8) are displaying the color. So you hold select, press 1 to change 1's color. The current color for 1 is show on all of those other buttons, and changes as you tweak the RGB levels up and down. When you hit select, that color is saved as the favorite for button 1.
    Or did I just make that more confusing?
    Nope I read it wrong, I thought when it says the rest will show the current color, in regards to the color set up mode I thought it meant their individual favorite colors. Not the same color in which you are altering my bad. *Man you think of everything.
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  • bgmk100bgmk100 Joined: Posts: 81
    Thank you all done now looks amazing ^___^
    No problem pics of the awesomeness?
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  • chrono500chrono500 Joined: Posts: 3
    No problem pics of the awesomeness?
    Here ya go ordkG.jpgKOagC.jpgwOO9J.jpg
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  • bgmk100bgmk100 Joined: Posts: 81
    It's so beautiful I'm gonna cry cause I'm broke right now....................
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  • FenarisFenaris Focused Joined: Posts: 34
    I have a question, when you go into setup mode and adjust the colors for 1,3&5 do they still display as the standard red green blue (so it's impossible to see the color until the setup is exited for those buttons) ALSO ALSO ALSO THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR MAKING SETUP START INSTEAD OF X(aka jab aka light) NO MORE SETUP WHILE PLAYING ZERO and VERGIL!!!!!!!!!

    When you go into color adjustment, 1, 3, and 5 are R, G, B. The rest of the buttons are lit and adjust to the configuration of the selected button until you go back.
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  • bgmk100bgmk100 Joined: Posts: 81
    When you go into color adjustment, 1, 3, and 5 are R, G, B. The rest of the buttons are lit and adjust to the configuration of the selected button until you go back.
    Thanks toodles answered for me earlier though but thanks again.
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  • DanAdamKOFDanAdamKOF Joined: Posts: 982 ✭✭✭
    Curious, when adjusting a color, does it blink out the color value in some way, or do you have to eyeball it to get it right? I'm not OCD but it would bother me to have colors look the same but possibly be imperceptibly different.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,777
  • johnhandyjohnhandy Joined: Posts: 164
    Just some feedback on the documentation. The PDF labels the buttons as 1-8 but the picture of the board on the order page uses the 360 button names. It may be helpful to add a blurb about the expected number->name mapping since the SC V, VS, MLG, and MvC2 TE all use different button layouts.

    EDIT: And disregard because you've got everything covered. :) It is mentioned in the setup mode to press the buttons in that order. Need to work on my reading comprehension.
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Hey Toodles, I ordered my Remora, x8 Arceye 3's, and a V.S. Harness on Sunday. The item was shipped on the 17th but from then, the USPS status just says electronic shipping info received. Any idea when I'll get my lights : / ??
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  • Titan_XTitan_X 無駄 だ!!! Joined: Posts: 195
    Hey Toodles, I ordered my Remora, x8 Arceye 3's, and a V.S. Harness on Sunday. The item was shipped on the 17th but from then, the USPS status just says electronic shipping info received. Any idea when I'll get my lights : / ??

    I ordered mine Saturday morning, got the shipping confirmation just hours later, but from the tracking it looks like it was just shipped today. I'd imagine Toodles just finished with last-minute coding and documentation write-ups and he's just now getting around to packaging and shipping orders out to folks.
    ~Mike (Titan_X)
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    I ordered mine Saturday morning, got the shipping confirmation just hours later, but from the tracking it looks like it was just shipped today. I'd imagine Toodles just finished with last-minute coding and documentation write-ups and he's just now getting around to packaging and shipping orders out to folks.

    Speak of the devil! Just checked right now and says it just shipped. COINCIDENCE?!!! I THINK NOT!!
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  • bgmk100bgmk100 Joined: Posts: 81
    Hey Toodles, I ordered my Remora, x8 Arceye 3's, and a V.S. Harness on Sunday. The item was shipped on the 17th but from then, the USPS status just says electronic shipping info received. Any idea when I'll get my lights : / ??
    to save toodles some stress usps takes about 3-5days in the us to ship *don't forget saturdays count just be patient. if your lucky sometimes it only takes em two days
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  • njck cannonnjck cannon Joined: Posts: 32
  • Kuya_JoeKuya_Joe AKA BlindWithOneArm Joined: Posts: 2,816 ✭✭
    Hey Toodles, I ordered my Remora, x8 Arceye 3's, and a V.S. Harness on Sunday. The item was shipped on the 17th but from then, the USPS status just says electronic shipping info received. Any idea when I'll get my lights : / ??
    Haha relax you will get your stuff...
    But it wasn't good enough right? Because it wasn't cleared by you lol...
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  • purplearmspurplearms Joystick mod sensei Joined: Posts: 955
    Hey Toodles, I ordered my Remora, x8 Arceye 3's, and a V.S. Harness on Sunday. The item was shipped on the 17th but from then, the USPS status just says electronic shipping info received. Any idea when I'll get my lights : / ??

    USPS has the worst tracking in the world.. its never up to date
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  • bgmk100bgmk100 Joined: Posts: 81
    Any thoughts on JLF, support? Or do i gotta keep the fgwidget?
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Haha relax you will get your stuff...
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  • HeliconsoulHeliconsoul Joined: Posts: 77
    As least you US guys wont have to wait two weeks for it to get here :P
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  • zaneikenzaneiken Joined: Posts: 83
    At least you guys are getting shipping confirmations. I ordered almost a week ago but have nothing but the payment receipt.
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  • HeliconsoulHeliconsoul Joined: Posts: 77
    ^^ Same, still waiting for shipping mail. To be fair Toodles is probably rushed off his feet, it'll all work out.
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  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,777
    At least you guys are getting shipping confirmations. I ordered almost a week ago but have nothing but the payment receipt.
    Only for about an hour longer. Domestic orders are done, Im going through the international back log right now.
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  • Titan_XTitan_X 無駄 だ!!! Joined: Posts: 195
    Toodles, I got my Remora in the mail today, installed it in my TE-S, and everything works and looks great!

    Only problem I'm having is the lock switch isn't working at all - I put it into either position and I can still use the select, start, home buttons, and the Remora LEDs are still lighting up. Nothing is being disabled. I have a TE-Kitty installed and prior to installing Remora the lock switch worked just fine. I didn't remove the panel the lock switch is on, so I can't have messed anything up there. I triple-checked the cables and everything looks to be fastened tightly and installed properly. Can you think of anything I might be missing?

    EDIT: Also works fantastic on PS2! Lights aren't dimmer at all.
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    There is labeled <TES_EN on the Remora.
    You are to cut Trace between the two pads.
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  • Titan_XTitan_X 無駄 だ!!! Joined: Posts: 195
    Bingo! Thanks, jdm714. Much obliged.
    ~Mike (Titan_X)
    'When I first played Street Fighter II, I decided against Zangief because he always lost on the demonstration screen' – Daishi Odashima
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  • SPsSPs Joined: Posts: 16
    Anyone by chance have pictures of one installed using Arceye2's? I'm curious how difficult it is to make the board work with those before I try to attempt it.
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    I just got and assembled the LEDs onto my Pro Stick. My question is, is there a screen saver where I can have just one color of lights fading out and fading back in? I'm not a huge fan of my stick fading into red then into blue then into green etc.
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    Anyone by chance have pictures of one installed using Arceye2's? I'm curious how difficult it is to make the board work with those before I try to attempt it.

    Points G and C and V on Remora.
    On bottom, cut Trace between G and C.
    Then short C and V points in the Remora.

    ArcEye II can be used now.
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  • Kuya_JoeKuya_Joe AKA BlindWithOneArm Joined: Posts: 2,816 ✭✭
    I just got and assembled the LEDs onto my Pro Stick. My question is, is there a screen saver where I can have just one color of lights fading out and fading back in? I'm not a huge fan of my stick fading into red then into blue then into green etc.
    its in the PDF... http://godlikecontrols.com/download/RemoraWelcome.pdf
    But it wasn't good enough right? Because it wasn't cleared by you lol...
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  • Titan_XTitan_X 無駄 だ!!! Joined: Posts: 195


    Sorry for the blurry video; camera sucks in low-light.
    ~Mike (Titan_X)
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭

    I literally have that thing in my hand and I'm still confused on how it works lol.

    EDIT: I are too stupid :P
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  • Kuya_JoeKuya_Joe AKA BlindWithOneArm Joined: Posts: 2,816 ✭✭
    I literally have that thing in my hand and I'm still confused on how it works lol.

    EDIT: I are too stupid :P
    Quick Buttons: During normal operation, you can use Start+Select to quickly set the display and screensaver
    modes. When Start+Select is released, the play buttons held will set the display or screen saver based on the
    chart below. Changing this way does NOT save them to the Remora; you will have to enter and exit the Setup
    Menu to make the changes permanent.
    Display Name Quick Buttons Display Name Quick Buttons ScreenSaver Name Quick Buttons ScreenSaver Name Quick Buttons
    CycleOnPress 1 Fav_LightsOut 4 Breathe 1+6 Fav_Spiral 4+6
    CycleRipple 2 Simon 1+4 Fav_Breathe 2+6 Bounce 1+4+6
    CycleRippleInOut 1+2 Equalizer 2+4 KITT 1+2+6 Fav_Bounce 2+4+6
    Fav_Ripple 3 Mouse 1+2+4 Fav_KITT 3+6 Daft 1+2+4+6
    Fav_RippleInOut 1+3 Colormix 3+4 Sine 1+3+6 FullRainbow 3+4+6
    Fav_Simple 2+3 LightsOut 1+3+4 Fav_Sine 2+3+6 AllScreenSavers 1+3+4+6
    Fav_Fade 1+2+3 ScreenSaver 2+3+4 Spiral 1+2+3+6
    The display 'ScreenSaver' shows the currently selected screen saver and doesn't care what buttons you press.
    The screensaver mode called AllScreenSavers will cycle through all of the screensavers, spending about 30
    seconds on each before moving to the next. When selecting this via the Setup Menu, 'AllScreenSavers' shows
    up all white buttons to prevent confusion with other screensavers.
    All of the display and screensaver names beginning with 'Fav_' take advantage of the saved Favorite Colors, so
    you have a lot of personalization options to make your stick truly yours.
    But it wasn't good enough right? Because it wasn't cleared by you lol...
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Not sure if it's me but I also get the issue where my fightstick randomly disconnects and my 360 tells me to reconnect controller
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  • gahrlinggahrling Better safe than Hori.. Joined: Posts: 3,617 ✭✭✭✭
    Not sure if it's me but I also get the issue where my fightstick randomly disconnects and my 360 tells me to reconnect controller


    Replace your USB cable.
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Replace your USB cable.
    My LEDs are still receiving power and working.
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  • AkkaAkka Joined: Posts: 287
    Received my Remora in the mail today. However the link to the install instructions isn't working. Everything seems pretty self explanatory except where I plug the CN1 CN2 into with a VS stick. Also VCC and GND with a TE kitty w/ VS harness. Any help would be sweet. Thanks.
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  • Titan_XTitan_X 無駄 だ!!! Joined: Posts: 195
    Received my Remora in the mail today. However the link to the install instructions isn't working. Everything seems pretty self explanatory except where I plug the CN1 CN2 into with a VS stick. Also VCC and GND with a TE kitty w/ VS harness. Any help would be sweet. Thanks.

    CN1 and CN2 go into the TES_CN1 and TES_CN2 ports, respectively. For VCC, all you need to do is run a single wire from the VCC screw terminal on the XBOX side over to the VCC on the Remora; no need to run a GND since ground goes through CN1 already.
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  • AkkaAkka Joined: Posts: 287
    CN1 and CN2 go into the TES_CN1 and TES_CN2 ports, respectively. For VCC, all you need to do is run a single wire from the VCC screw terminal on the XBOX side over to the VCC on the Remora; no need to run a GND since ground goes through CN1 already.

    Thank you very much for the reply. Toodles told me at EVO that the Kitty has a spot to screw down the VCC wire, but mine doesn't have that. It doesn't have have screw downs. They are like little buttons you push, slip the wire in, and release the button for it to crimp. So do I solder something to the Kitty or to the original Mad Catz PCB?
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    KI: Orchid
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Not sure if it's me but I also get the issue where my fightstick randomly disconnects and my 360 tells me to reconnect controller

    I somewhat fixed it. I just opened my Pro stick up and rearranged some wires and took off the glue Kuya_Joe left on the USB holes that were already soldered on; nonetheless, it works! Also thanks for the help Joe!
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  • AkkaAkka Joined: Posts: 287
    Only need to know exactly where to put the VCC from the Remora and I'm all done :-D Any help would be sweet!
    UPDATE: I just pushed the VCC wire in with the red wire on the on the output side.
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  • DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey Part-Time Warrior/Soldier! Joined: Posts: 1,409 ✭✭
    Ready for action boss!

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  • AkkaAkka Joined: Posts: 287
    Alright. Got mine setup! However, the one question I have is is it possible to set it to where when I hit specific buttons they alone light up a specific color? What I mean is, my buttons are all set to turn purple when I press them. But is there a way to have it set so that when I hit the buttons for XFactor those buttons light up red? Thanks!
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    KI: Orchid
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