MadCatZ PS3 TE FightStick: PC - Xp- vista- win7 32-64bit (read 1st post)

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  • Redx508Redx508 Joined: Posts: 36
    standard edition

    I have the standard edition one and is not working in vista 64bit and 32bit
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I have an update. I just tested my TE for PS3 on a friend's XP SP3 32 Bit, and everything worked as supposed to.

    As far as I can tell there is no rhyme or reason to why some OS won't support it, and some do.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I plugged it into my computer that is running Windows 7 Beta... downloaded from Microsofts site, and updated to the latest version.

    Windows not only recognized the stick... but even the make and name. It registered as Mad Catz TE Fight Stick . I had problems getting GGPO to work.. but that had nothing to do with the fight stick, and the buttons worked in the test/diagnostic window so I'm pretty confident it's A-Okay on windows 7.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    is that a stick for 360 or ps3 ?
  • HoPi`HoPi` Joined: Posts: 71
    Mine works too, Vista 64bit
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Hurray. No one has had problems with Vista 64 bit yet.

    I thought I was going to get screwed for using Vista, lol.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Reporting in with windows xp pro sp3, and my SE fightstick is reporting as PC USB wired stick 8818, but is not recognizing any button inputs. Also, works absolutely fine on the ps3.
  • DarkBlade77DarkBlade77 Joined: Posts: 203
    I mentioned this in the main thread, but I called MadCatz tech support and the guy there had no idea what the problem was. When I told him that it worked on some other computers and the PS3 he assumed it was a problem with my comp and told me to check the motherboard drivers. I gave it a shot, no dice.

    I'm thinking about upping to Vista or Windows 7 to see if it really is just the OS. :bluu:
  • horsedickhorsedick Joined: Posts: 300
    the 2 stick sthat are not working are on both sp3 xp pro, and you have tried on other machines, have they been xp pro sp3?
    PC OWNERS SHOW CAPCOM YOU WANT SSF4 BY NOT BUYING LOST PLANET NOR DEAD RISING,
    since our words go unnoticed , lets take the fight were it hurts them most , there pockets.
  • DarkBlade77DarkBlade77 Joined: Posts: 203
    Friend's comp(which it worked on) was XP pro SP3, yeah.
  • horsedickhorsedick Joined: Posts: 300
    you got any homebrew or other usb stick drivers installed?, maybe something is clashing with your fight stick?

    i wouldnt know but if the stick works i presume its something on your end, maybe a driver clash, uninstall all unnecsiarry programes and stuff you have on your computer and see what happens.

    if no luck my best bet is a fresh install of windows.
    PC OWNERS SHOW CAPCOM YOU WANT SSF4 BY NOT BUYING LOST PLANET NOR DEAD RISING,
    since our words go unnoticed , lets take the fight were it hurts them most , there pockets.
  • LaneLane down for 3rd strikue frinedlies Joined: Posts: 3,326
    I'm having the same problem. I was playing with my TE on my ps3, but when I tried to play 3s on FB alpha it didn't work. It showed up fine on control panel and everything. I'm gonna try uninstalling the ps3 usb thing I have on this comp. I'll tell you guys if that's what was the problem if it turns out so.
    btw 3s didn't die. The old guys that run evo and all the other tournaments forced it into retirement because it couldn't turn up a nice enough profit for their mcribs and abercrombie jackets.
    -dander
  • LaneLane down for 3rd strikue frinedlies Joined: Posts: 3,326
    yah, that didn't fix the problem. Oh well sooner or later I'll figure it out.
    btw 3s didn't die. The old guys that run evo and all the other tournaments forced it into retirement because it couldn't turn up a nice enough profit for their mcribs and abercrombie jackets.
    -dander
  • DarkBlade77DarkBlade77 Joined: Posts: 203
    I don't have any homebrew drivers or anything for any other stick on this comp. Worst I had was a Logitec RumblePad2, which I removed and uninstalled the drivers for already.

    Guess I can try doing a fresh XP install. Probably gonna wait until tomorrow and try tech support again before that.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I have mines working on Vista x64 SP1.

    I play some emu sf with it and the turbo is absolutely cheapshot, E Honda bitch slap with just holding down fierce lol.
  • psychedelicbeatpsychedelicbeat aka The Blacksmith Joined: Posts: 445
    Stick #1:
    PS3 Version
    Some surface scratches on the art, but it is not severe so for those who are complaining about the art being scratched, you are a little too nitpicky on your stick. It's there, but it shouldn't be bothersome.

    Vista x64 SP1 test
    The joystick has been recognized as PC USB Wired Stick 8838, but all inputs are not recognized. Driver Version is 6.0.6001.18000
    Vista x86 SP1 test
    The joystick has been recognized as PC USB Wired Stick 8838, and all inputs are recognized. Driver Version is 6.0.6001.18000
    XP x86 SP3 test
    The joystick has been recognized as PC USB Wired Stick 8838, and all inputs are recognized. Driver Version is 5.1.2600.5512


    Appears to be fully functional had i been given a PS3 to test it with.


    Stick #2:
    PS3 Version
    Some surface scratches on the art, pretty much the same as the other stick.

    Vista x64 SP1 test
    The joystick has been recognized as PC USB Wired Stick 8838, but all inputs are not recognized. Driver Version is 6.0.6001.18000
    Vista x86 SP1 test
    The joystick has been recognized as PC USB Wired Stick 8838, and all inputs are recognized. Driver Version is 6.0.6001.18000
    XP x86 SP3 test
    The joystick has been recognized as PC USB Wired Stick 8838, and all inputs are recognized. Driver Version is 5.1.2600.5512

    this result could be hardware dependent, but i highly doubt it..
  • LaneLane down for 3rd strikue frinedlies Joined: Posts: 3,326
    I tried updating the drivers, but it didn't let me. Did you have to download new drivers?
    btw 3s didn't die. The old guys that run evo and all the other tournaments forced it into retirement because it couldn't turn up a nice enough profit for their mcribs and abercrombie jackets.
    -dander
  • DarkBlade77DarkBlade77 Joined: Posts: 203
    I called MadCatz support again today, got a much more promising answer. The guy asked for my PC OS/spec and my number, told me he'd call back once he had spent some time looking into the problem.

    He also mentioned that there was an issue they were fixing with the Vista x64 OS where it mistakes the TE stick for a different controller, so that's probably what's going on with you, psyche.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I just got off the phone with MadCatz support, and unfortunately the guy I talked to really didn't have any idea what was going wrong. He suggested doing all the windows updates, even the non critical ones, which didn't seem to change anything for me.
  • horsedickhorsedick Joined: Posts: 300
    I called MadCatz support again today, got a much more promising answer. The guy asked for my PC OS/spec and my number, told me he'd call back once he had spent some time looking into the problem.

    He also mentioned that there was an issue they were fixing with the Vista x64 OS where it mistakes the TE stick for a different controller, so that's probably what's going on with you, psyche.

    hopefully there working on a driver fingers crossed, but some users have reported it working on vista 64, we have to see when more users get there sticks.
    PC OWNERS SHOW CAPCOM YOU WANT SSF4 BY NOT BUYING LOST PLANET NOR DEAD RISING,
    since our words go unnoticed , lets take the fight were it hurts them most , there pockets.
  • psychedelicbeatpsychedelicbeat aka The Blacksmith Joined: Posts: 445
    they seriously need to release a driver soon, or else they are clearly selling a falsely advertised product.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    they have a driver on their website for windows 98 and me. its called flight/fight stick. i wonder if thats referring to actual fight sticks ??


    i tried it for xp btw.. didnt work obv.

    it seems the only thing they (madcatz) could mess up was the pcb. and im my personal opinion having this half working frustration is considered having a bad pcb.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Okay, I have a PS3 SE Stick, and Windows XP Pro 32 bit. When I first plugged it in, it said it installed the drivers, but it wasn't registering any input. I unplugged a few unnecessary USB devices, same thing. I switched ports afterwards, though, and it worked.
    I'm not sure if it was the switching, or a combination of it and the unplugging, but the controller works perfectly fine on my computer now.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Bad news to add to my last post. I restarted my computer, and it doesn't seem to be working anymore. This is very strange, to put it mildly. It still states that the stick is plugged in, but again, no input.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    very odd indeed.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    anyone else care to chime in on their pc experiences. lets try and keep this thread alive, so the people that need can hopefully get drivers.
  • Shin OniShin Oni Mr. Gimmicks Joined: Posts: 6,269
    so apprently this isn't just a "me" problem...

    360 TE stick. i'm running Vista 32 bit. Recognizes it (even states it as the SFIV TE stick.) and it picks up the buttons and Dpad movement. LS/RS movement is nothing.

    I so far tried out Big Bang Beat and Melty Blood with no aval. Not a thing works. I can't set up the buttons, can't move with it, notta. Even worse, Melty blood doesn't even pick it up when you push the Pad 1 config. (At least the original MB doesn't. FT just opens the window but you can't set the buttons on the stick.)

    Even tried joy2key as I feared I'd have to use that with this (especially when I bought this to kill my converting days after hearing" fully compatible" on PC.) nothing works still. can't set buttons, joystick movements don't get picked up.

    so yea...i'm assuming the drivers aren't updated or something for Vista 32 users. Kinda upset as I planned to fool around with my PC fighters a bit more because of this. I kinda don't want to wait as i've already wasted most of this day rotting my poor brain trying only to realize it's on the controller's end.
    I don't got those.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Well, I tried to reinstall windows just incase it was any junk that had accumulated in my computer, and no dice there. Exact same problem as before, recognizes theres a stick, no inputs.
  • horsedickhorsedick Joined: Posts: 300
    so apprently this isn't just a "me" problem...

    360 TE stick. i'm running Vista 32 bit. Recognizes it (even states it as the SFIV TE stick.) and it picks up the buttons and Dpad movement. LS/RS movement is nothing.

    I so far tried out Big Bang Beat and Melty Blood with no aval. Not a thing works. I can't set up the buttons, can't move with it, notta. Even worse, Melty blood doesn't even pick it up when you push the Pad 1 config. (At least the original MB doesn't. FT just opens the window but you can't set the buttons on the stick.)

    Even tried joy2key as I feared I'd have to use that with this (especially when I bought this to kill my converting days after hearing" fully compatible" on PC.) nothing works still. can't set buttons, joystick movements don't get picked up.

    so yea...i'm assuming the drivers aren't updated or something for Vista 32 users. Kinda upset as I planned to fool around with my PC fighters a bit more because of this. I kinda don't want to wait as i've already wasted most of this day rotting my poor brain trying only to realize it's on the controller's end.

    x360 owners, there are drivers for it on microsoft website just look for them,
    this thread is for ps3 owners that were promised pc compatibility.

    i would also advise guys if they cannot get it working no matter what they have tried to contact madcatz and see what they advise.
    PC OWNERS SHOW CAPCOM YOU WANT SSF4 BY NOT BUYING LOST PLANET NOR DEAD RISING,
    since our words go unnoticed , lets take the fight were it hurts them most , there pockets.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    i would also advise guys if they cannot get it working no matter what they have tried to contact madcatz and see what they advise.

    I did get in contact with madcatz tech support yesterday for this. The person I talked to didn't have any idea what could be causing the problems, and his only recommendation was to get all the latest windows updates, even the optional ones. I tried that already, and it didn't make any impact.
  • -=KOH=--=KOH=- In Japan Joined: Posts: 1,572
    Anyone try reinstalling direct x, I know direct x uses direct input which effects peripheral controllers.

    Also taken from the wiki - "Microsoft introduced a new input library called XInput in DirectX 9 specifically for Xbox 360 controllers."

    Not sure if a reinstall will effect ps3 TE owners, but, Hope I helped.
    All the way in the back of the food stamp line.
  • Shin OniShin Oni Mr. Gimmicks Joined: Posts: 6,269
    x360 owners, there are drivers for it on microsoft website just look for them,
    this thread is for ps3 owners that were promised pc compatibility.

    i would also advise guys if they cannot get it working no matter what they have tried to contact madcatz and see what they advise.

    nah I already installed the drivers and all it did was simply update it to have the whole guide function. But i'll try it again.
    I don't got those.
  • BuhbuhjBuhbuhj wat Joined: Posts: 40
    Has anyone heard back from Madcatz yet? I got my SE today and it shows up under game controllers but like the others that don't work, none of the buttons register. I'm also using xp sp3. I tried it on another computer with vista and it worked fine.
  • Redx508Redx508 Joined: Posts: 36
    I also got the SE and vista 64 and is not working I says PC USB Wired Stick 8818
  • Ragnorok64Ragnorok64 My muscles have no memory. Joined: Posts: 4,947
    I've got an SE that is not working on 32bit XP Pro SP3. :sad:

    It's recognized as HiD compliant Game controller but I get no button recognition.
  • BuhbuhjBuhbuhj wat Joined: Posts: 40
    Looking around it seems the Hori Fighting Stick 3 had the same problem this is having. On some people's computers it would work fine but on a lot more it wouldn't work at all. After a lot of messing around someone made a homebrew driver that seemed to fix the problem. So I'm guessing the same thing can be applied here, we just need to wait for someone with some experience to get their hands on it.
  • Vampire_SaviourVampire_Saviour R4 Joined: Posts: 333
    http://www.ps3-hacks.com/category/5

    I can contribute this to the thread. I use the third driver in the link and it works with every PS3 controller.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    i tried those drivers awhile ago. they didnt work for me at all.
  • BuhbuhjBuhbuhj wat Joined: Posts: 40
    Yeah those drivers do nothing for me. Also, I tried flashing my mobo bios to a newer version since people were saying maybe it had something to do with newer usb settings. That also did nothing. I tried messing around with the fighting stick 3 drivers too but nothing seems to work.
    Has Markman seen this thread yet? I wonder if he has heard anything about this.
  • Vampire_SaviourVampire_Saviour R4 Joined: Posts: 333
    For mine, I am required to run an application before some PS3 controllers work (all official controllers, some converters). Some work without the application or without the driver (FS3 works without the application for me.)

    It could be possible that you aren't running the application. Is this true?
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