Madcatz Home Panel Replacement Board: Making UFB installs EZPZ

GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can!Joined: Posts: 5,506
The Home Panel Replacement board (HPR) is designed to make installing Brooks Universal Fighting Board (UFB) easier to install in Madcatz sticks that use the home panel like the one in the TE. It will replace the pcb in the home panel of any TE/TE-S/SE/KE/Brawlstick/Pro/VS regardless if it was for ps3, 360, or wii.
Features that remain are the player leds, lock switch, and home button.
Features that are lost are the stick mode and turbo.
Features that are gained are the touchpad, L3, and R3 buttons via the turbo button (now the Aux button). The stick mode switch (now Aux switch) will control which one of thosee three inputs the Aux button registers.

Pinout:
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HPR setup for 360 model or PS3/Wii models that don't have player leds:
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HPR setup for PS3 model that do have player leds:
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Some models have rubber membranes that have tiny little nips.
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If it does then there are tiny holes for them to squeeze through.
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What the board looks like once the switch caps and rubber membranes are switched over:
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Back side view for the installed swap:
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Included with the HPR are three harnesses and two headers. The two headers are soldered onto the UFB J5 and J4 locations.
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If your UFB has one or both headers already preinstalled and they are shrouded then check to make sure they face the same way as the ones above.
If they are shrouded and face the opposite way then remove the plastic so that only the pins remain.
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When the harnesses are plugged in they should be facing like this:
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View of the HPR connected to the UFB. Two of the harnesses plug straight into the UFB. The third harness has just two wires. The red wire plugs into the screw terminal for the home signal (labeled PS/XBOX on the UFB). The black wire will require being soldered to the Kgnd wire that is part of the fightstick's button harness. If the fightstick does not have a Kgnd then you may disregard this wire.
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Example install into a Madcatz PS3 VS.

Strip the fightstick down and remove the home panel.
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Swap out the pcb with the HPR board and reassemble the home panel. Place back into its original spot inside the case.
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Plug in the harnesses into the HPR and UFB. As seen in the picture, the harness with two wires has is red wire going to the home signal screw terminal and the black wire soldered to the Kgrd wire from the fightstick's button harness. The rest of the UFB install involving the buttons and joystick is not part of this scope. That is left up to you, but using the screw terminals is a good start.
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Finished view of the panel showing off the UFB in xb1 mode.
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  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
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  • rbuniaorbuniao Joined: Posts: 145
    Looks like I'll be heading to eBay for some "broken" sticks once these are for sale :smiley:
  • Finest_KOFinest_KO Joined: Posts: 172
    Very nice
  • butterojbutteroj You Are Luminous Joined: Posts: 1,559
    Can't wait for mine to get here!

     

  • Missing PersonMissing Person Givin' dat ho ho ho dem eyes. Joined: Posts: 13,757
    I'm trying to put this on the front page. Excellent idea.
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  • x24x24 Eiffel Tower! Joined: Posts: 280
    This is similar to what The_Real_Phoenix was working on. Did he drop that project or something?
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 22,033
    x24 wrote: »
    This is similar to what The_Real_Phoenix was working on. Did he drop that project or something?

    There bound to be overlap. Anyways they are parallel developments and enough noticeable differences that I can tell they are 2 separate developments. I would like to get my paws on both boards.
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  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Any chance of a @jonyfraze or @GOGO.zippy / @Brook_Engineer collab to test this with the updated PS4 with mic Brook PCB too?
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
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    x24 wrote: »
    This is similar to what The_Real_Phoenix was working on. Did he drop that project or something?

    Two different developments. I worked on making my te2ezpz first and then worked on this. I was aware he was making some sort of replacement board, but didn't follow his progress. Didn't even know he made a more revised version to connect to the ufb until I finished making mine.
    He is actually thinking about giving up on making more of his to sell, which I think he shouldn't quit. He should make a thread and let people have options. I would suggest you contacting him directly to give him support to do so.
    Any chance of a @jonyfraze or @GOGO.zippy / @Brook_Engineer collab to test this with the updated PS4 with mic Brook PCB too?
    Ive sent one to Jonyfraze. He can try it with that board if he wants to, which he may end up doing. I know he will end up soldering the harnesses to the board tho as it uses 2.5mm pitched headers now instead of the 2mm pitched on the ufb.
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  • jonyfrazejonyfraze jonyfraze Joined: Posts: 540
    @Gummo @Feargus001100 I'm gonna use mine for a UFB install on a PS3 VS Stick. Couldn't pass up the ease of use with the headers Gummo sent.
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  • hyp36rmaxhyp36rmax Joined: Posts: 122
    Awesome thanks for the write-up!
  • x24x24 Eiffel Tower! Joined: Posts: 280
    Gummo wrote: »
    Two different developments. I worked on making my te2ezpz first and then worked on this. I was aware he was making some sort of replacement board, but didn't follow his progress. Didn't even know he made a more revised version to connect to the ufb until I finished making mine.
    He is actually thinking about giving up on making more of his to sell, which I think he shouldn't quit. He should make a thread and let people have options.

    I actually haven't seen anything after the videos he posted. Either way, having two options gives a higher chance for us consumers to have the best options. This is a very interesting project as I've been looking for very easy ways of using the TE panel without touching the original pcb. I don't have a UFB but anything that allows me access to my stick without permanent modification is welcome.
  • DashumDashum Joined: Posts: 48
    Count me in for one! I made a custom hitbox and the plexi I used had a cutout for the home panel. I left the home panel in but it's dead so this would be a perfect replacement.
    Still lamenting over my lost account of 10+ years :'( .
  • RageousXRageousX Joined: Posts: 418
    I'm seriously so excited that this is a thing. I love the original TE(-S)/FS Pro models so much.
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  • NeccrosNeccros Joined: Posts: 105
    edited February 23
    I want one of these!! Got a Brook for my TE-S and this will make it SO much cleaner...

    UPDATE: Just placed my order for one. Might order another *IF* I keep my other TE
  • Finest_KOFinest_KO Joined: Posts: 172
    Any idea what pricing will be?
  • hyp36rmaxhyp36rmax Joined: Posts: 122
    Finest_KO wrote: »
    Any idea what pricing will be?


    gunmo is $15 and phoenix is aimiing for $10 each. Got two from gunmo
  • EndRantEndRant Joined: Posts: 217
    would this work for a padhack? I'm getting a sfxt vs stick but I don't wanna mess up the original pcb.
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    Finest_KO wrote: »
    Any idea what pricing will be?

    $15 plus shipping ($3 first class or $6 priority rate).
    EndRant wrote: »
    would this work for a padhack? I'm getting a sfxt vs stick but I don't wanna mess up the original pcb.

    What kind of padhack? It's pretty much designed for use with just the brook ufb.
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  • FreedomGundamFreedomGundam Freedom, ikimasu! Joined: Posts: 2,434
    There should be no reason why it couldn't be used alongside a padhack, in the simplest sense.
    Depending on the packhack used, you may not get all the cool stuff (KGnd, lock switch, L3/R3/TP, player LEDS), at least, not without some fancy additional wiring, but you should at the very least be able to use the stock Home button.
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  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Can ballers on a budget rig this up to the good 'ol PS360+ PCB until they get more UFB funds?
    #MAS_Preservation_Society
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    Can ballers on a budget rig this up to the good 'ol PS360+ PCB until they get more UFB funds?

    Yes, but you will have to rotate or remove the plastic shroud for the player led header on the ps360+. Aux switch harness will be unused since ps360+ has no l3,tp,r3 inputs.
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  • EndRantEndRant Joined: Posts: 217
    @Gummo I just want to solder to it to be able to use the home button. really don't wanna make permanent modifications on the original.
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    EndRant wrote: »
    @Gummo I just want to solder to it to be able to use the home button. really don't wanna make permanent modifications on the original.

    Yeah you can use the HPR board for that purpose.
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  • EndRantEndRant Joined: Posts: 217
    awesome, thanks.
  • butterojbutteroj You Are Luminous Joined: Posts: 1,559
    edited February 26
    Boom! Just waiting on my UFB to arrive so I can finish.

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  • marquezsfmarquezsf Joined: Posts: 523
    nice and easy install thx Gummo
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  • S4ES4E Joined: Posts: 4
    I'm currently wiring up my UFB on my Wii TvC Fightstick and I'm having trouble figuring how to keep the original turbo and home buttons, so I find this board very interesting. Sadly it's already out of stock on gummomods.
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    S4E wrote: »
    I'm currently wiring up my UFB on my Wii TvC Fightstick and I'm having trouble figuring how to keep the original turbo and home buttons, so I find this board very interesting. Sadly it's already out of stock on gummomods.

    Added 10 more to the site just now. Was saving some for myself, but I can wait until my second batch.
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  • S4ES4E Joined: Posts: 4
    Gummo wrote: »
    S4E wrote: »
    I'm currently wiring up my UFB on my Wii TvC Fightstick and I'm having trouble figuring how to keep the original turbo and home buttons, so I find this board very interesting. Sadly it's already out of stock on gummomods.

    Added 10 more to the site just now. Was saving some for myself, but I can wait until my second batch.

    Great news. Sadly I've read somewhere that you don't ship internationally. Is that true? (I'm in france).
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    S4E wrote: »
    Gummo wrote: »
    S4E wrote: »
    I'm currently wiring up my UFB on my Wii TvC Fightstick and I'm having trouble figuring how to keep the original turbo and home buttons, so I find this board very interesting. Sadly it's already out of stock on gummomods.

    Added 10 more to the site just now. Was saving some for myself, but I can wait until my second batch.

    Great news. Sadly I've read somewhere that you don't ship internationally. Is that true? (I'm in france).

    Unfortunately true.
    Website: http://www.gummods.com
    Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/gummowned
    Twitter: @Gummowned
    Will be providing my modding services at EVO @ the Madcatz booth!
  • butterojbutteroj You Are Luminous Joined: Posts: 1,559
    Loving the pink led's!

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  • TAUNTTAUNT press start Joined: Posts: 314 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
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    Since the new Brook PS4+ Audio board looks like it has the same pinout as the UFB will it be compatible/plug and play out of the box with the HPR?
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    TAUNT wrote: »
    Since the new Brook PS4+ Audio board looks like it has the same pinout as the UFB will it be compatible/plug and play out of the box with the HPR?

    No, the pin header pitch is different. You would have to solder the harness to the board.
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  • TAUNTTAUNT press start Joined: Posts: 314 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Is there a place where I can buy the UFB with pre installed headers? I'm an absolute newb when it comes to hardware/modding and trying to avoid soldering at all costs. BTW Just received the HPR thanks!
  • butterojbutteroj You Are Luminous Joined: Posts: 1,559
    TAUNT wrote: »
    Is there a place where I can buy the UFB with pre installed headers? I'm an absolute newb when it comes to hardware/modding and trying to avoid soldering at all costs. BTW Just received the HPR thanks!

    ParadiseArcadeShop has an option for all headers soldered

     

  • TAUNTTAUNT press start Joined: Posts: 314 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Thanks @butteroj I love this community
  • Speezy88Speezy88 Joined: Posts: 18
    Hey @Gummo Will you be at FR 20 this weekend? If so will you have some of these HPR boards on hand for sale?
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  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    Speezy88 wrote: »
    Hey @Gummo Will you be at FR 20 this weekend? If so will you have some of these HPR boards on hand for sale?

    Yes and yes.
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  • rbuniaorbuniao Joined: Posts: 145
    edited March 7
    It seems since this Home Panel Replacement PCB was announced, I'm seeing a shortage of busted TE sticks on eBay. LOL! :smiley:
  • wwmajinwwmajin 苦痛 - 魔神 - 孤独 Joined: Posts: 246
    Gummo wrote: »
    S4E wrote: »
    Gummo wrote: »
    S4E wrote: »
    I'm currently wiring up my UFB on my Wii TvC Fightstick and I'm having trouble figuring how to keep the original turbo and home buttons, so I find this board very interesting. Sadly it's already out of stock on gummomods.

    Added 10 more to the site just now. Was saving some for myself, but I can wait until my second batch.

    Great news. Sadly I've read somewhere that you don't ship internationally. Is that true? (I'm in france).

    Unfortunately true.

    Thats a pity, i planned on picking up a few. Any chance these will be available anywhere with international shipping in the future?
  • platynumxplatynumx Because I have willed it. Joined: Posts: 124
    Any idea when more of these will be up for sale?
    Thanks
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    platynumx wrote: »
    Any idea when more of these will be up for sale?
    Thanks

    Will be in a month. Going to make minor revisions to the board. Main change being turning the solder jumper pads into a jumper header to select which set of player leds to light up. Making it so that I only need to know what color leds the buyer wants.
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  • GreentGreent Joined: Posts: 38
    I cant access your website, i really want one of these -_-.
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  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    edited April 17
    I put in the order for more pcbs to be made. Should have them back up for sale by the end of the month if not sooner.
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  • genigeni Joined: Posts: 302
    edited April 18
    I'm having trouble Understandin the Kgnd part. I check the old board and I don't see anything labeled Kgnd
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    geni wrote: »
    I'm having trouble Understandin the Kgnd part. I check the old board and I don't see anything labeled Kgnd

    If the fightstick doesn't have a kgnd then you don't need to wire the black wire from the two wire harness to anything.
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  • ausomecrawlausomecrawl Joined: Posts: 64
    I have to have one of these!
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,506
    Pcbs come in on monday.
    Website: http://www.gummods.com
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  • platynumxplatynumx Because I have willed it. Joined: Posts: 124
    Gummo wrote: »
    Pcbs come in on monday.

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    Can't wait. Lol
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