Absolute Question and Answer Thread v.3 (ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!)

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  • LivewireXLivewireX Joined: Posts: 5,910
    I don't know 100% if this is the right thread (but I think this should be okay), so hopefully I don't get in shit for this or something, but kinda have an issue. I just got a brand new "BenQ RL2460HT 24-inch 1ms GTG ZeroFlicker Gaming Monitor" (you know, the one co-developed by Justin Wong), but I can't seem to get it working with my 80 gig fat PS3. I have 2 different HDMI cables, both of which work perfectly fine with my brother's 36 or 40 inch (I can't remember which, LG monitor when hooked up to the PS3.

    When I turn the monitor on, it says "no cable connected" seemingly regardless of whether I put the HDMI in HDMI Out, HDMI1, or HDMI2, and when I click the button on the side that brings up the inputs, which I think (not sure on the first one) are like USB, DVI, HDMI1, HDMI2, and click to move it down to one of the HDMI ones, it won't move at all to let me select them. If I click the button that brought up the menu again, then the DVI selection will just flash and go back to where it was before. I haven't really been able to find a solution to this online, and nobody I know that has a BenQ that I've asked has given an answer so uh...I'd kind of hope somebody here could help out so I wouldn't be having what I've heard is like the ideal Fighting Game monitor just...sitting around without me being able to use it.
  • K0rN b4LLK0rN b4LL Joined: Posts: 112
    This isn't really a stick question but the B button on my XB1 controller has started to stick really badly and I was wondering if there was any quick fix to get it back to normal? I don't think it'll be as easy as rubbing a little WD-40 on it or something but any ideas will help.
  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    Take it apart and clean that button with rubbing alcohol.
    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • otterotter CFN: otter- Joined: Posts: 4,664
    does anyone know what type of screws go in the top and bottom plates of the Qanba Q4? My bottom plate is missing a foot, and id like to have colored screws in the top.

    Thanks.
  • K0rN b4LLK0rN b4LL Joined: Posts: 112
    edited December 2014
    Take it apart and clean that button with rubbing alcohol.

    Cool. But how do you take this thing apart? I don't see any screws like the 360 controller had.

    *Nvm
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  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    I don't have one, couldn't tell you firsthand. Look up the xbone pad hacking thread and you'll probably find directions.
    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,277
    ifix it also have tear down tutorials.
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,541
    edited December 2014
    I got the small SF4 MC SE stick for free from my dads work. The stick's sensors died out on it, but all the buttons work. I tried connecting another stick of mine into it with my XTekken sticks cables into the pcb, but only Up works on it when I did that.
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    When I put in the original really long cable only right and left worked and itd slip off since my other sticks pins are shorter.
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    What should I do? Should I just use electrical tape and tape them together or will that not work?

  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    First, put a good lever in it. Easier to troubleshoot after that.
    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • Sal_The_TIllerSal_The_TIller Honeymoon Paradise! Joined: Posts: 210
    Does anyone know if a JLF Link will install in a Hori Hayabusa? Specifically the silenced version, using the original actuator and spring. I've seen things saying that it should but I'd like some confirmation before buying.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,277
    Does anyone know if a JLF Link will install in a Hori Hayabusa? Specifically the silenced version, using the original actuator and spring. I've seen things saying that it should but I'd like some confirmation before buying.
    YES.

    The Hayabusa is compatible with all JLF shafts including the link.
    The silent version's differences are with the switches not the shaft.
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  • Sal_The_TIllerSal_The_TIller Honeymoon Paradise! Joined: Posts: 210
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Does anyone know if a JLF Link will install in a Hori Hayabusa? Specifically the silenced version, using the original actuator and spring. I've seen things saying that it should but I'd like some confirmation before buying.
    YES.

    The Hayabusa is compatible with all JLF shafts including the link.
    The silent version's differences are with the switches not the shaft.

    Thanks!
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,541
    First, put a good lever in it. Easier to troubleshoot after that.

    Well I have a JLF, the Qanba stick with different shaft parts in it, and receiving a Seimitsu stick soon. The big problem is getting the cable to work with another stick or the right replacement 5 pin wiring to hook up to the pcb. I thought the Xtekken stick wiring would work since its 5 wires too but it doesnt.
  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    The 5 pin cable should be fine. You mentioned using a different cable and only having up work, did you try flipping it over? Normally, only one direction will work if it's upside down.
    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    IIRC, godlikecontrols.com (which is currently down for the holidays) has 5 pin cables with the correct harness for mad catz pcbs. You could also just get a plain old 5 pin cable without a harness on the pcb side and solder it to the board.
    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,541
    The 5 pin cable should be fine. You mentioned using a different cable and only having up work, did you try flipping it over? Normally, only one direction will work if it's upside down.
    I had it on the right way, and yes I flipped it over and it still didnt work. I actually just now tried out the cable from my Qanba 1 stick and it works with the JLF.
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,883
    Planning to make a cheap silent JLF for a friend and silent Hayabusa for myself but don't want to go optical, I know it won't feel the same as a stock JLF but what would get me as close as possible to the feel of one? Doesn't have to be dead silent but quiet enough.
    I was thinking .5mm larger actuator but not sure what microswitches, 75g Cherry? Omrons? 50g or 20g Zippys?
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,541
    Ok, Um it started registering the JLF and Qanba sticks with the stock wires......Weird. I got this for free from my dads work. Who ever donated it must have hated how the stick's pcb was acting up. When I first plugged it into my computer the diagonals didnt register and then last night they did with the stock stick all of a sudden. So at least now I know I can put in a better stick into it.

    This is why I dont like Mad Catz sticks, they put me through so much frustration. I hate the inside of the XTekken stick because it should have SO MUCH ROOM but its cramped as hell and my fingers always get pinched and they went over board on screws and what to screw in along the inside of the body! /rant.
  • catnip_her0catnip_her0 Joined: Posts: 11
    Any new on a converter for sticks ? besides cronus ?
  • AmerikaAmerika Something witty here. Joined: Posts: 422
    Does anybody know the brand, model number and size of the monitors used in Japanese arcade USF4 cabinets?
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,277
    Any new on a converter for sticks ? besides cronus ?

    NO.
    Tensho wrote: »
    Planning to make a cheap silent JLF for a friend and silent Hayabusa for myself but don't want to go optical, I know it won't feel the same as a stock JLF but what would get me as close as possible to the feel of one? Doesn't have to be dead silent but quiet enough.
    I was thinking .5mm larger actuator but not sure what microswitches, 75g Cherry? Omrons? 50g or 20g Zippys?
    Paradise sells a kit that includes cherries.


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  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,883
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Any new on a converter for sticks ? besides cronus ?

    NO.
    Tensho wrote: »
    Planning to make a cheap silent JLF for a friend and silent Hayabusa for myself but don't want to go optical, I know it won't feel the same as a stock JLF but what would get me as close as possible to the feel of one? Doesn't have to be dead silent but quiet enough.
    I was thinking .5mm larger actuator but not sure what microswitches, 75g Cherry? Omrons? 50g or 20g Zippys?
    Paradise sells a kit that includes cherries.


    Yeah I saw the Cherry harness and actuator combo they sell but doesn't say what size actuator it is in the info and also says the cherries make the same noise as the stock JLF switches.
  • DeLorean81DeLorean81 Joined: Posts: 5
    I have a Madcatz TE FightStick circa 2009. Recently, the gate has stiffened up to the point that I'm having difficulty performing dashes, and I think a few of the buttons are starting to act up as well. Two questions:
    • Is there anything that I can do to the gate short of replacing it to loosen it up?
    • If I end up replacing the gate and/or buttons, what site do you guys recommend I use?

    Thanks!
  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    DeLorean81 wrote: »
    I have a Madcatz TE FightStick circa 2009. Recently, the gate has stiffened up to the point that I'm having difficulty performing dashes, and I think a few of the buttons are starting to act up as well. Two questions:
    • Is there anything that I can do to the gate short of replacing it to loosen it up?
    • If I end up replacing the gate and/or buttons, what site do you guys recommend I use?

    Thanks!

    I'd lube the stick's pivot with Shin Etsu grease, Molykote 44, or whatever that stuff from Harbor Freight that @Moonchilde‌ has been recommending is called (it's important that you not use the wrong type of lubricant), replace the Sanwa SW-68 microswitches in the buttons, and open/clean the microswitches in your JLF's TP-MA pcb (I would recommend buying one since you're already ordering parts). It would also probably be a good idea to buy a new JLF actuator and tension spring as well. Your stick should be good as new afterwards.

    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • DeLorean81DeLorean81 Joined: Posts: 5
    Awesome feedback thanks man. I just took the gate apart, cleaned all of the components thoroughly, and lubed them with a rubber-safe petroleum-based oil. HUGE DIFFERENCE. I sat in training mode for awhile looking at the inputs and didn't notice anything wonky with stick, so I think I will stop short of replacing any of the stick components that you mentioned for now.

    Any particular site that you would recommend for the SW-68 microswitches?
  • MoonchildeMoonchilde Resident tech talk double poster Joined: Posts: 4,838
    edited December 2014
    Cleaning a stick makes a huge difference. Proper care over the years goes a long way.

    This is the stuff I'm using.

    http://www.amazon.com/Super-Lube-Synthetic-Syncolon-Lubricant/dp/B000XBH9HI

    There is a silicone grease by them with teflon in it as well, but I have not tried it. I'm pretty happy with this stuff, however, I'm highly curious about the silicone grease with syncolon that they have.
    Disclaimer: I work for Paradise Arcade Shop. My posts are probably biased. Take that into consideration. Bye!
  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    I wouldn't use anything petroleum based, rubber safe or not. In fact, I'd clean that stuff out pretty quickly. It's possible that it's ok, but not worth risking imo.

    You can get the microswitches from the usual arcade parts suppliers (focus attack, paradise arcade shop, etc). They're really cheap, you might as well go ahead and buy enough for all 8 face buttons. The other parts are all pretty cheap as well, the only expensive item I listed was shin etsu grease, a tube of which would last a really long time
    Play Crimzon Clover, or go to hell.
  • fachiri1808fachiri1808 Joined: Posts: 24
    Does anyone know if people are going to make any alternate plexi for the madcatz or hori ps4 sticks? I would buy them, but every stick out now uses the viewlix layout, and i sort of want the noir/sega layout
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,883
    Does anyone know if people are going to make any alternate plexi for the madcatz or hori ps4 sticks? I would buy them, but every stick out now uses the viewlix layout, and i sort of want the noir/sega layout


    Mad Catz is making a Noir panel/plexi for their TE2 sometime in 2015.
  • fachiri1808fachiri1808 Joined: Posts: 24
    Tensho wrote: »
    Does anyone know if people are going to make any alternate plexi for the madcatz or hori ps4 sticks? I would buy them, but every stick out now uses the viewlix layout, and i sort of want the noir/sega layout


    Mad Catz is making a Noir panel/plexi for their TE2 sometime in 2015.

    that's good to know, thanks.
  • Zack117Zack117 Joined: Posts: 9
    So far, have there been any words from TeamNinja/TecmoKoei regarding PS4 compatibility for DoA5LR with their PS3 DoA5 Arcade Stick from Hori?

    As far as I know from Sony's PS4 FAQ, developers have the option to support certain peripherals within their games.
    But in this case, looking at the recently announced PS4/PS3 DoA5LR stick, I guess it would interfere with Hori's partnership.
  • DeLorean81DeLorean81 Joined: Posts: 5
    I wouldn't use anything petroleum based, rubber safe or not. In fact, I'd clean that stuff out pretty quickly. It's possible that it's ok, but not worth risking imo.

    You can get the microswitches from the usual arcade parts suppliers (focus attack, paradise arcade shop, etc). They're really cheap, you might as well go ahead and buy enough for all 8 face buttons. The other parts are all pretty cheap as well, the only expensive item I listed was shin etsu grease, a tube of which would last a really long time

    Thanks so much! :)
  • noober2noober2 Pre 09 member Joined: Posts: 409
    edited December 2014
    Really off the wall, but I bought a used t6 stick and the battery cover is missing. My question, what would be a suitable replacement? Any 3d printers on srk?
  • pzlatepzlate When's Breakers Joined: Posts: 928
    Quick question what's the go to small common ground xbox 360 controller pcb? Is it still the Mini Pro EX?
  • Scrub SaibotScrub Saibot IT'S ME AUSTIN! Joined: Posts: 1,582
    I'm trying to update my firmware for PS360+ on Mac but when I try to flash the pcb, I get this.

    http://imgur.com/hl5Apa6

    What do I do?
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    EVEN MY FAMILY, EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!
  • deseradadeserada Joined: Posts: 564
    edited December 2014
    Have a 360 padhacked stick which responds correctly in menu, but does not work in certain games.
    In P4A everything is fine.
    In BlazBlue CT, only taunt and D work, directionals work fine. Everything works in-menu.
    In KOFXIII, only LP works, and inputs binding LP with another only register as LP (i.e. LP+HP registers as LP).

    Everything works in dashboard, and in menu for all games.
    Everything works on PC.

    Any ideas would be appreciated. The PCB is an older PDP, identical to their rock candy line.

    pzlate wrote: »
    Quick question what's the go to small common ground xbox 360 controller pcb? Is it still the Mini Pro EX?
    I'd say. That's my favorite.

  • Sal_The_TIllerSal_The_TIller Honeymoon Paradise! Joined: Posts: 210
    I'm trying to update my firmware for PS360+ on Mac but when I try to flash the pcb, I get this.

    http://imgur.com/hl5Apa6

    What do I do?

    Are you sure the .hex is in the same directory you're running the command from?
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  • otterotter CFN: otter- Joined: Posts: 4,664
    does anyone sell custom arcade stick feet these days? I've seen threads long ago, but not lately.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,277
    The aluminum feet? those are PC case feet.
    You can probability get them at whatever PC part store.
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  • PinoyPrydePinoyPryde Rhythmic Button Mashing Joined: Posts: 1,184
    edited January 2015
    otter wrote: »
    does anyone sell custom arcade stick feet these days? I've seen threads long ago, but not lately.

    Foehammer does acrylic feet. Ask on their facebook for a quote based on color options and height.
    I mash buttons and stomp my feet to music

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