The Official TE2, TE2+, TES+, PANTHERA EZ MOD Thread

Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.comJoined: Posts: 2,293
edited June 19 in Tech Talk
Hi everyone! I wanted to take a minute to create this thread so everyone can ask questions, get help, etc. from one location with the TE2 EZ MOD.

What is the TE2 and TE2+ EZ MOD?

The TE2/TE2+ EZ MOD allows easy installation of the Brook Universal Fighting Board in all Madcatz TE2 sticks (and NOW TE2+ STICKS). If you are not familiar with the Brook UFB, check the link out. It's a PCB (or brain if you will) that allows your Fight/Arcade Stick to work with the following consoles: PS3/PS4/XBOX 360/XBOX ONE/Wii U (Pokken) and of course PC. It was released earlier this year and is a very welcomed addition to the community.

Why install it?
It mods your single stick into a multi platform beast quick and easy. Perfect for traveling around to tourneys, local events, etc. It works with all variants of the TE2 and, in my opinion, can't be installed improperly. It requires one minor modification to the stock wiring of the stick, removing the soldered on USB connector wires. They can be clipped right at the board easily. It fits in the stock location for the TE2/TE2+ so it looks clean when installed and keeps the Brook UFB swappable to other sticks as well because the connectors are common and top mounted.

What's included in the kit?
The TE2 and TE2+ EZ MOD Board is included with all necessary cables and connectors that require soldering to the Brook UFB. Can't solder? Don't worry! The shops carrying the TE2 EZ MOD will have Brook UFB pre-soldered for painless and solder-free install upon arrival.

TE2 EZ MOD Board Picture:
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TE2 EZ MOD Board Installed into an XBONE TE2:
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Install Video Part 1:


Install Video Part 2:


Basic Install "How To"
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Where to buy it?
You can get the TE2 EZ MOD from the following retailers later this month (June 2016) as the production run is being finalized now. Yes, each board is professionally manufactured and assembled.

Arcade Shock
Paradise Arcade Shop

You can get the TE2+ EZ MOD from me at EVO2016. Yes, each board is professionally manufactured and assembled.

FAQs (TE2 EZ MOD)
  • Price? - I am leaving this up to the Vendors, however, I expect about $30 for the kit with some special combo deals from time to time when purchased with the Brook UFB.
  • Will this work with the LVT3? - Yes. It should work fine. The Power Connector "U$8" aka "TO LVT3 or LED BOARD provides the necessary power to the stock MCZ LED board and the LVT3 board.
  • What are the jumpers in the kit used for? - You connect them to pins on JP4 (RIGHT BUTTON on the AUX Panel) and JP5 (LEFT BUTTON on the Aux Panel). These let you set those buttons to either L3, R3, TP Click, or Turbo.
  • What does JP6 do? - This is a programming header. Do not connect anything to this. It is not used by the end user.
  • Can you use this to connect a PS360+ ? - Absolutely. In this case you will only need to connect the 4P USB interconnect and the 20P ribbon cable between the two boards.
  • Can I use a Kaimana Khameleon with this setup? - Absolutely! The only modification you will need to make is making your own mini-USB to Molex 4 pin connector cable. Simply cut the non-mini end off of the cable and connect the wire ends to a molex 4P KK housing. Here's a link. Don't forget the pins!
  • What do the LEDs on the Aux panel end up doing? - On sticks that have it, the LOCK button indicates Turbo Function. Solid = Turbo activated, Blinking = Turbo in effect for the button you are pressing. The Player LEDs work as expected lighting up for what player you are on the system. The remaining don't do anything. The one fun part is on XBONE variants all LEDs do a Knight Rider chase on power up. How fun!
  • Do you have other EZ MODs? - Yes! The PS4 version of the Hori VLX has an EZ MOD available as well.And a TE2+ EZ MOD is being produced now. I have no immediate plans for TE+S EZ MODS due to military commitments and relatively low sales of that stick.
  • My MCZ LED Board doesn't light up! - Don't worry, we can fix it. It's not clean but it will work until you can update to an LVT3 LED controller. On the 3 pin LED Board Connector, connect the middle pin and the pin closest to the start/select header. You can clip the wires and then solder/splice them together or even bridge the pins on the EZMOD board underneath. The LEDs should fire right up. Thanks @Megahurtz for being the guinea pig on this work around ;)
  • My Aux panel buttons don't work!? - You most likely failed to install the jumpers on J4 and J5 labeled LEFT BUTTON and RIGHT BUTTON respectively. Please install the jumpers to set the buttons to your liking. You can make either of them L3, R3, Turbo, or Touch Pad Click. 100% of the issues with these buttons not working after install is because the jumpers weren't installed.

Here's an image of what the jumpers look like to set the LEFT and RIGHT AUX buttons. You should have TWO in your kit. Colors do not matter.

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FAQs (TE2+ EZ MOD)
  • Price? - TBD, but I hope to keep it between $35 and $40. I didn't make as many of these so volume pricing won't be as good.
  • Who sells it? Just me at EVO 2016 right now. If its popular and the TE2 EZ MOD does well, I suspect other shops will want to carry it as well.
  • Do I have to use Jumpers? Nope. Not on this one. The TE2+ had all the right buttons this time!
  • Does the UNLOCK/LOCK button work? Yes, as TURBO. To keep the board low cost and minimize the number of processors and programs to deal with I chose to NOT make that function work in lieu of using the Turbo Function.
  • Does the Touch Pad work? Yes and No. It is setup to work once Brook implements the Touch Pad connections into the UFB Firmware. The TP click does work.
  • Will this work with the LVT3? - Yes. It should work fine. The Power Connector "U$8" aka "TO LVT3 or LED BOARD provides the necessary power to the stock MCZ LED board and the LVT3 board.
  • What does JP6 do? - This is a programming header. Do not connect anything to this. It is not used by the end user.
  • Can you use this to connect a PS360+ ? - Absolutely. In this case you will only need to connect the 4P USB interconnect and the 20P ribbon cable between the two boards.
  • Why are there LEDs on the board? What do they do? Two indicate the two voltages on the board, VBUS and VCC. If they are lit, power is working properly. The final LED is a "heartbeat" this indicates that the processor is working. If it's blinking, the EZ MOD is working
  • Can I use a Kaimana Khameleon with this setup? - Absolutely! The only modification you will need to make is making your own mini-USB to Molex 4 pin connector cable. Simply cut the non-mini end off of the cable and connect the wire ends to a molex 4P KK housing. Here's a link. Don't forget the pins!
  • What do the LEDs on the Aux panel end up doing? - The LOCK button indicates Turbo Function. Solid = Turbo activated, Blinking = Turbo in effect for the button you are pressing. The Player LEDs work as expected lighting up for what player you are on the system, except there is a twist! The Player 1 LED lights up Blue if you are Player 1. Then if you are Player 2, Player 1 and Player 2 LEDs light up RED. If you are Player 3: Player 1, 2, and 3 light up GREEN. Player 4: All 4 LEDs are ON and Purple! Fun! Also, the Knight Rider woosh goes on startup and the Player LEDs cycle their colors to show everything is working. Finally in XBONE mode, all 4 LEDs are on and glow WHITE.
  • Do you have other EZ MODs? - Yes! The PS4 version of the Hori VLX has an EZ MOD available as well and the TE2 EZ MOD.

Bug Fixes and Applicability

** IF YOU HAVE A TE2 EZ MOD WITH AN XBOX 360 TE2 ONLY. EZ MOD SHIPPED AFTER 7/1/16: Player 4 LED is always lit due to a software bug we found and fixed compliments of @Feargus001100 (thanks Copy and Paste)! If you received your EZ MOD from ArcadeShock or ParadiseArcadeShop and find that the Player 4 LED on your XBOX 360 Version TE2 is always ON please contact me for a fix!

LVT3 USERS

Some of the LVT3s designed for the MCZ TE2 are not compatible with the EZ MOD. Specifically, the XBONE version. The others ARE compatible but may not work right out of the box with the TE2+ and TE2 but may require a cable fix that connects the LVT3 to the EZ MOD. Basically, if your buttons don't work after install, you need to tweak the included LVT3 cable. What is happening is the button signal connections from the LVT3 are being connected directly to the GND plane and the GND plane of the LVT3 are being connected directly to the button signals. Clearly, nothing will work this way. Here's how the connector on the EZ MOD is setup:

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Here's the link from Paradise Arcade discussing what to do to swap the wires around:

http://support.paradisearcadeshop.com/support/solutions/articles/14000026297-te2-and-te2-with-the-lvt3

*** UPDATED 6.18.17 - ADDS RAZER PANTHERA EZ MOD INFO

What is the PANTHERA EZ MOD?

The PANTHERA EZ MOD allows easy installation of the Brook Universal Fighting Board in the RAZER PANTHERA (PS4) FIGHT STICK. If you are not familiar with the Brook UFB, check the link out. It's a PCB (or brain if you will) that allows your Fight/Arcade Stick to work with the following consoles: PS3/PS4/XBOX 360/XBOX ONE/Wii U (Pokken) and of course PC. It was released earlier this year and is a very welcomed addition to the community.

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[img][/img]Why install it?
It mods your single stick into a multi platform beast quick and easy. Perfect for traveling around to tourneys, local events, etc. It works with the PANTHERA (untested or tried on the other variants) and, in my opinion, can't be installed improperly. It requires one minor modification to the stock wiring of the stick, removing the soldered on USB connector wires. They can be clipped right at the board easily. It fits in the stock location for the PANTHERA so it looks clean when installed.

What's included in the kit?
The PANTHERA EZ MOD KIT is available from www.ArcadeShock.com as a full kit. No soldering skills required or necessary.

Basic Install "How To"
Razer PANTHERA EZ MOD Install PDF

Where to buy it?
You can get the PANTHERA EZ MOD from ArcadeShock.com. Yes, each board is professionally manufactured and assembled.

Arcade Shock


FAQs (PANTHERA EZ MOD)
  • Does the Touch Pad work? Yes and No. It is setup to work once Brook implements the Touch Pad connections into the UFB Firmware. The TP click does work.
  • Do you have other EZ MODs? - Yes! The PS4 version of the Hori VLX has an EZ MOD available as well and the TE2 and TE2+ EZ MOD. The TES+ EZ MOD will be released Fall 2017.
  • Does the PS3/PS4 switch work? - No! This switch is NOT required for the Universal fighting Board and as such it is no longer functional when installed.

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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    edited June 2016
    TE2+ Updates! The TE2+ EZ MOD is done, programmed, and getting produced. Here's a few teaser pics on how the Player LEDs function!

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    Awwww Yessssss Mutha Truckin Easy Mod!
  • mR_CaESaRmR_CaESaR Joined: Posts: 718
    edited June 2016
    Should just make this the EZ MOD thread - both the VLX and TE2 ones :)

    I absolutely love the VLX one, I'm sure the TE2 one will be just as good
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    edited June 2016
    Huge thanks to SRK for mentioning the EZ MOD on the SRK Front Page!

    ArcadeShock now has the TE2 EZ MOD available for pre-order here: ArcadeShock

    I'll update with the Paradise Link as soon as its available!
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  • mR_CaESaRmR_CaESaR Joined: Posts: 718
    edited June 2016
    LOL @ the first comment re: not tested :)

    The only reason the TE2 board came about as to what it is now, is due to the testing, otherwise, it would have just been a ps4 EZ Mod, but instead, compatibility across all TE2's were provided
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Another good note: ArcadeShock has the TE2 EZ MODs available for pre-order. They have just the board kit and a special deal for it and the UFB saving you money! Here's the linK http://arcadeshock.com/products/ez-mod-for-mad-catz-te2-w-brook-universal-fighting-board-package
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  • filphilfilphil Joined: Posts: 17
    I was one of the early adopters. Plans have changed so If anyone is interested in taking it off of me feel free to reach out via pm.
  • CanManGamingCanManGaming Joined: Posts: 1
    I have to say that this looks quite amazing, and I'm very interested. One thing I must ask, as a complete noob to modding fight sticks, is it 100 percent that Arcade Shock's combination order will be pre-soldered? I mainly ask because of this part of the page: Completely solder free solution (minus the Brook PCB)

    I'm not opposed to soldering, I'm just hoping that this will be already ready to go, as I sometime don't trust my unsteady hands with tiny electronics.

    Thank you for your time.
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Can't say 100%, but if it doesn't say "Connectors soldered to UFB), I would ask them.
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Updated the Thread to include TE2+ EZ MOD information. Yup, it's done and getting produced for EVO 2016!
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  • mR_CaESaRmR_CaESaR Joined: Posts: 718
    So I've officially ordered a TE2+ ended up ordering from Amazon UK and it worked out cheaper compared to Amazon US (even when it was on special for 183).

    Now the million dollar question is, who can get an EZ Mod for me @ Evo and ship it down under? :)
  • ThePeterMissileThePeterMissile Joined: Posts: 13
    Does anyone know if this will register as an official Microsoft device? There's some game I can't use my stick on and I'm guessing that this is why?
  • VickoVicko Vegas Modder Extraordinaire! Joined: Posts: 2,829
    with a brook, yes. either by autodetect or hold down 3 or 4p for 360 or xb1 modes, respectively.
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  • XLR8RXLR8R Joined: Posts: 5
    Does this board also work with the kaimana mini led pcb?
    Can you just connect this to the 20pin connector?

  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    XLR8R wrote: »
    Does this board also work with the kaimana mini led pcb?
    Can you just connect this to the 20pin connector?

    Stack the Mini on top of the Brook, then connect the 20P ribbon cable to the mini.
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  • XLR8RXLR8R Joined: Posts: 5
    Thx Jasen

    I've ordered the Ez te2 mod.
  • mR_CaESaRmR_CaESaR Joined: Posts: 718
    I too have ordered an EZ Mod and UFB and should be on its way.

    I'll be putting it in a KI TE2 which I will swap out the bezels and sides with to put on a TE2+ for an all black finish
  • theOStheOS Joined: Posts: 1
    The boards we've been waiting for are here! :D

    Just to clarify: will the TE2+ EZMod be sold online after EVO?
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Depends on if I sell out at EVO and if ArcadeShock wants to stock them. I will be 100% closed after EVO so anything that I make will have to be picked up by a bigger store.
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  • MegahurtzMegahurtz Joined: Posts: 10
    I just put Jasen's TE2 board into my xbone KI TE2. Everything is working except for the LED board. They're totally off. The stock aux panel had a function to toggle them on and off, but I currently have that button mapped to turbo via the jumper on the EZ Mod. Is there something I'm missing? How do I turn my LEDs back on?
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    The Brook UFB doesn't have any haptic support like the stock MCZ Board nor does it have a dataline for controlling the LEDs. The stock MCZ Board has a dedicated data line from the processor to the 3 pin connector as well as power and gnd to turn the LEDs on. The EZ MOD doesn't have a dataline because the Brook UFB doesn't have a dataline for this feature. Let me investigate the stock MCZ LED board a bit more and see if I can find a work around to turn them on.
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  • MegahurtzMegahurtz Joined: Posts: 10
    Thanks Jasen. I thought the LEDs would just be turned on at max brightness by default.
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Megahurtz wrote: »
    Thanks Jasen. I thought the LEDs would just be turned on at max brightness by default.

    That's what I thought too, though it seems like the data line is required to trigger them in some way. It might be a simple "mod" to the third wire to a power point on the brook UFB like VCC screw terminal, but let me do some research with my resident LED expert over at Paradise Arcade Shop :)
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    @Megahurtz - so based on some initial looks. I think the middle pin on the 3 pin connector that is on the EZMOD that the light board attaches to needs to be pulled high to +5V to activate the transistors on the LED board which in turn open current flow to the LEDs. You can do this non-destructively to test by using a metal paper clip to short the middle pin and the pin closest to the START/SELECT connector. If that works then you can do it permanently by tying those two wires together.

    ** NOTE, I DON'T HAVE AN LED BOARD TO TRY THIS ON **

    Worst case, you could upgrade to a LVT3 and then do a lot of cool stuff with the LEDs including adding patterns, colors, etc. Here's the link (though I thought @armi0024 said it was instock): http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/paradise-pcbs/1272-lvt3-led-board-for-the-mad-catz-te2-ps4-version.html?search_query=LVT3&results=2

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  • MegahurtzMegahurtz Joined: Posts: 10
    @Megahurtz - so based on some initial looks. I think the middle pin on the 3 pin connector that is on the EZMOD that the light board attaches to needs to be pulled high to +5V to activate the transistors on the LED board which in turn open current flow to the LEDs. You can do this non-destructively to test by using a metal paper clip to short the middle pin and the pin closest to the START/SELECT connector. If that works then you can do it permanently by tying those two wires together.

    ** NOTE, I DON'T HAVE AN LED BOARD TO TRY THIS ON **

    Worst case, you could upgrade to a LVT3 and then do a lot of cool stuff with the LEDs including adding patterns, colors, etc. Here's the link (though I thought @armi0024 said it was instock): http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/paradise-pcbs/1272-lvt3-led-board-for-the-mad-catz-te2-ps4-version.html?search_query=LVT3&results=2

    I jumped the middle pin and the pin closest to the start/select header with a short bit of wire. Plugged it in and the LEDs fired right up :smile:

    Now I need to turn it into a more permanent connection. My wire already fell out!
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Perfect, glad it worked. I think a more permanent version would be to either bridge the solder points underneath the EZ MOD or to clip the wires on those pins and solder/crimp them all together. Either way, glad it worked. I will update the top posting!
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    UPDATE!
    ** IF YOU HAVE A TE2 EZ MOD WITH AN XBOX 360 TE2 ONLY **

    Player 4 LED is always lit due to a software bug we found and fixed compliments of @Feargus001100 (thanks Copy and Paste)! If you received your EZ MOD from ArcadeShock or ParadiseArcadeShop and find that the Player 4 LED on your XBOX 360 Version TE2 is always ON please contact me for a fix! If you received your TE2 AFTER 7/1/2016, and it SHIPPED AFTER 7/1/16 you are NOT affected and it should be fine.

    If you have any PS4 or XBONE variant there is NO NEED to get this remedied as it doesn't affect performance in any possible way.

    ** Thanks! **



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    TE2 EZ MOD Update:

    I updated all of ArcadeShock's boards on Friday and managed to have my water pump go out in my car during LA rush hour traffic which resulted in a $400 tow home; not a great way to drop $400 but I suppose that's the price you pay to ensure your products are getting updated quickly and out to the community who needs them. Paradise Arcade Shop has the update file and is updating their inventory since Minnesota isn't quite as close as LA. This means every board going out now are 100% functional with the 360 version of the TE2.

    TE2+ EZ MOD Update:

    Nothing better than just showing a picture. I really want to sell out at EVO, but in the off chance I don't I will open up some orders directly for about a week. After that, I am exploring options to make these available via other outlets but nothing is confirmed yet.

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  • BigkillaBigkilla I love crispy links!! :-) Joined: Posts: 159
    Want to know how much with installation will cost me for the TE2 EZ Mod at Evo?
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Bigkilla wrote: »
    Want to know how much with installation will cost me for the TE2 EZ Mod at Evo?

    I'll have prices posted up at the event. Thanks!
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  • BigkillaBigkilla I love crispy links!! :-) Joined: Posts: 159
    edited July 2016
    Ok & I take it you'll be up & running at 8 am?
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    I will be. In fact I'll be in Thursday evening doing setup so I'll be ready to go first thing.
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  • mR_CaESaRmR_CaESaR Joined: Posts: 718
    I asked before, but I'll ask again... anyone attending EVO want to hook me up with an EZ Mod for the TE2+? :)
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    I added the remaining stock of EZ MODs for the TE2+ to my FB shop for those who need one. International persons, just PM me since FB shops only work for the US :)

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    If you got the EZ MOD for the TE2+ you will find that there isn't a (Y)ellow wire from the USB. Just two black, a Red, White, and Green. Put the second black wire into the Y port. That's the shield ground and the ground plane is common on the EZ MOD. No big deal where you plug either into as long as the two blacks go in the (B) and (Y) port on the EZ MOD Screw terminals.
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  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Picked up some Hori Silent Hayabusa levers from EVO, @Jasen Hicks is it okay to connect the Hayabusa's power wire directly to the J3 screw terminal for VCC on the Brook UFB?

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    Yes, 100%.

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  • DirtyMerkinDirtyMerkin Joined: Posts: 6
    I installed the te2+ ez mod and everything works great but the player led is always on for player 3. What did I do wrong?
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    I installed the te2+ ez mod and everything works great but the player led is always on for player 3. What did I do wrong?

    Pictures? There was an issue with this on TE2 for X360 that I fixed with a software update. They shouldn't be shipping like this... where did you get it from?
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  • DirtyMerkinDirtyMerkin Joined: Posts: 6
    edited August 2016
    I installed the te2+ ez mod and everything works great but the player led is always on for player 3. What did I do wrong?

    Pictures? There was an issue with this on TE2 for X360 that I fixed with a software update. They shouldn't be shipping like this... where did you get it from?

    I'm at work so I won't be able to post a picture till later. I ordered the te2+ ez mod through arcadeshock.com. I can connect another controller to my ps4 and switch profiles and the te2+ leds will light up red indicating player 2, but I cannot get the player one led to work correctly.
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    > First thing to do is to unplug the aux panel connectors and re plug them in to make sure they are all tight.
    > Second post pictures. This seems odd and hasn't happened before. I need to see how you have everything connected inside to make sure nothing is swapped around.
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  • DirtyMerkinDirtyMerkin Joined: Posts: 6
    > First thing to do is to unplug the aux panel connectors and re plug them in to make sure they are all tight.
    > Second post pictures. This seems odd and hasn't happened before. I need to see how you have everything connected inside to make sure nothing is swapped around.

    I will post pictures when I get out today around 3pm est and I will check my connections.
  • DirtyMerkinDirtyMerkin Joined: Posts: 6
    edited August 2016
    Ok so I got it to work. One of the 5 pin wire connectors are flipped. I also had the J2 connected and I don't think I need it connected.
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    Ok so I got it to work. One of the 5 pin wire connectors are flipped. I also had the J2 connected and I don't think I need it connected.

    J2 supplies the future INT/SDA/SDL/RST lines for the touchpad to track and such. Brook hasn't implemented it yet, but I wanted to make this future proof.

    Glad you figured it out. I was thinking a bridged solder joint was in the cards as the culprit.


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  • Dannyctes86Dannyctes86 Joined: Posts: 6
    edited August 2016
    hello,

    i finally got mine installed and everything. also, i have the lvt3 led board setup but this causes the stick to become unresponsive any idea what could be causing this issue? when i disconnect the buttons and joystick and plug into the ezmod board it works fine.
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,293
    hello,

    i finally got mine installed and everything. also, i have the lvt3 led board setup but this causes the stick to become unresponsive any idea what could be causing this issue? when i disconnect the buttons and joystick and plug into the ezmod board it works fine.

    Which LVT3 do you have? I think only the PS4 one works properly with the EZ MOD. @armi0024 - can you confirm?
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  • VickoVicko Vegas Modder Extraordinaire! Joined: Posts: 2,829
    unresponsive after 8 minutes perhaps?
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  • IndiIndi Joined: Posts: 2
    Is there any latency/input delay when using the EZ Mod compared to strictly wiring directly to the UFB? I primarily play Street Fighter 5 on PS4 and PC (144 HZ, 1MS response monitor) so any honest feedback is greatly appreciated.

    I'm hoping to pull the trigger on the EZ Mod TE2+ combo but wanted to hear back on any tests ran. Here is my reference video: TE2+ with UFB

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