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  • PakmanPakman Guile FTW! Joined: Posts: 451
    To the custom arcade builders that may or may not be here: I'm looking for an arcade stick that can play on 360 and ps3. I understand from the first post, 150 dollars is to be expected. However, I'm not looking for anything too shabby. I mean, Sanwa parts/mod-friendliness would be ideal but important thing is 360 + ps3 playability. No faceplate or fancy artwork neccessary.

    Again, I'm just price checking. Don't start building one and then send me a bill! :p Guestimates are allowed.

    p,s: I do already own a PS3 SE stick (which I modded) with full sanwa so I'm reasonably familiar with arcade sticks and part prices.
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  • DutycallsDutycalls Joined: Posts: 69
    I'm a huge noob, but I'm not looking for mod advice. A little different question.

    For christmas, I got a 360 CE stick. Today, for some reason, my RT and LT buttons now don't work. This thing isn't even 2 weeks old.

    Will this fix itself (basically letting it sit). Do I have to open it up and fiddle around with something? Or do I have to invest in new buttons?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    edit: Yes, I do know this is a mod thread (or at least I think). But this is a tech section, and I figured this was the best candidate out of the stickied threads. I'll check if there's a FAQ section for sticks and whatnot.
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  • Trouble BrewingTrouble Brewing Salty about Ultra Joined: Posts: 4,698 mod
    To the custom arcade builders that may or may not be here: I'm looking for an arcade stick that can play on 360 and ps3. I understand from the first post, 150 dollars is to be expected. However, I'm not looking for anything too shabby. I mean, Sanwa parts/mod-friendliness would be ideal but important thing is 360 + ps3 playability. No faceplate or fancy artwork neccessary.
    A custom Sanwa dual modded stick is probably going to start in the $200 ballpark, but it can easily go higher then that depending on bells and whistles. I guess you could maybe buy a dual modded SE for around the $120 ballpark. It just depends on how much the modder charges for their time.
    The artist formerly known as Starcade RIP
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  • Griff223Griff223 Purple Joined: Posts: 118
    I am buying a PS2 stick. I want to be able to use it on gamecube, ps3, and usb as well. If i go and buy some cheap converters off of amazon.com or some other random site, Will i encounter any problems? Do i need to buy an expensive one ?
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  • meusmeus Joined: Posts: 2,051
    I am buying a PS2 stick. I want to be able to use it on gamecube, ps3, and usb as well. If i go and buy some cheap converters off of amazon.com or some other random site, Will i encounter any problems? Do i need to buy an expensive one ?

    At Griff get inpin converter from laugh at trading outlet post. Works for ps3 and pc. As for Gamecube get mayflash from play-asian site they sell for cheap. All those are lag free.
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  • Griff223Griff223 Purple Joined: Posts: 118
    Thanks again meus
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  • osnakeosnake Bison Dollars Joined: Posts: 59
    I decided to just buy a better soldering iron from Weller. Are there things I must do when I get my soldering iron or leave as is?
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  • FunkyFFunkyF Still Scrubby Joined: Posts: 300
    I'm a huge noob, but I'm not looking for mod advice. A little different question.

    For christmas, I got a 360 CE stick. Today, for some reason, my RT and LT buttons now don't work. This thing isn't even 2 weeks old.

    Will this fix itself (basically letting it sit). Do I have to open it up and fiddle around with something? Or do I have to invest in new buttons?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    edit: Yes, I do know this is a mod thread (or at least I think). But this is a tech section, and I figured this was the best candidate out of the stickied threads. I'll check if there's a FAQ section for sticks and whatnot.

    Don't worry, you are posting in the right area. As for your problem, I am assuming you are talking about the Madcatz Fightstick Standard Edition (SE). The buttons are terrible, and are prone to breaking rather easily. The solution? Swap out the buttons that aren't working. A guide can be found here. You can either swap out one of the other buttons that are working for the non-working one (the cheap route) or you can swap out the buttons for entirely new ones (the route that actually requires spending money). You can also try taking out the button and dissembling it or contacting Madcatz warranty hotline, but it would be better to buy new buttons. Sanwa/Seimitsu buttons are way better than the stock buttons and will last you a lot longer.
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  • LizaniasLizanias Joined: Posts: 126
    I don't where to ask this..so I'll ask it here..

    Is it possible to dual mod(360 + PS3), with a non common ground 360 pad??

    I imagine the wiring bit will be ugly...but can it be done?
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    Possible.
    But not with just wires alone.

    Other components needed.
    Hex Inverter and Analog Switch, Optocoupler, Resistors and Transistors.

    Three SRK Members have each made their own PCB.
    And all three of them sell, if you don't want to buy parts.

    bencao74.
    http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?178461-Connecting-Seimitsu-LS32-01-or-Sanwa-JLF-to-non-common-ground-xbox360-pads

    purplearms.
    http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?196109-My-dual-PCB-%28360-ps3%29-with-button-light-up-mod

    Gummowned.
    http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?194525-Project-Leo-Sixaxis-Wireless-360-dual-mod
    J&J SoCal Modding: http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/113434/
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  • DutycallsDutycalls Joined: Posts: 69
    Don't worry, you are posting in the right area. As for your problem, I am assuming you are talking about the Madcatz Fightstick Standard Edition (SE). The buttons are terrible, and are prone to breaking rather easily. The solution? Swap out the buttons that aren't working. A guide can be found here. You can either swap out one of the other buttons that are working for the non-working one (the cheap route) or you can swap out the buttons for entirely new ones (the route that actually requires spending money). You can also try taking out the button and dissembling it or contacting Madcatz warranty hotline, but it would be better to buy new buttons. Sanwa/Seimitsu buttons are way better than the stock buttons and will last you a lot longer.

    Thanks! The stick actually is the Collector's Edition (isn't the first time I ran into this mix-up), and I've actually found advice from a friend who has one, and he said to switch the buttons with new ones. However another suggestion I got was to unplug the buttons and plug them back in and usually that works.

    I'm trying to find a job at this point, so modding my stick is up there on the priority list. Basically the modding I need (or want) is new buttons, stick(joystick, whatever the term is), and dual mod for PS3 to make tourney friendly. So not too much moolah at this point.

    Thankfully, I tried playing today and both buttons worked. It did open my eyes and present the idea of modding my stick. I'm most definitely into the possibilities.

    Thanks for the help though!
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  • LizaniasLizanias Joined: Posts: 126
    Possible.
    But not with just wires alone.

    Other components needed.
    Hex Inverter and Analog Switch, Optocoupler, Resistors and Transistors.

    Three SRK Members have each made their own PCB.
    And all three of them sell, if you don't want to buy parts.

    bencao74.
    http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?178461-Connecting-Seimitsu-LS32-01-or-Sanwa-JLF-to-non-common-ground-xbox360-pads

    purplearms.
    http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?196109-My-dual-PCB-%28360-ps3%29-with-button-light-up-mod

    Gummowned.
    http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?194525-Project-Leo-Sixaxis-Wireless-360-dual-mod

    thank u....
    I never knew dual modded wireless sticks exist...
    that is just so.....awesome..

    anyways thx for the links.. :D
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  • .Cobra.Cobra Winds Of Madness Joined: Posts: 2,554
    Looking to pick up a capture card that can record good quality without being overly expensive. HD recording would be nice, but if it's gonna skyrocket the price, then no thanks. :)


    Any favorites or recommendations? And what do you recommend, the USB connected ones, or the ones you actually install in your computer? *shrug* I'm new to this whole thing.

    PGFX Kiu, AKA "Wesker".
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  • FullAutoDeathFullAutoDeath Joined: Posts: 312
    Thinking of replacing my TE's start/back buttons since they're all scratched up. Can they be removed in the same fashion as the 8 face buttons?
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    Yes.
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    Visit J&J SoCal Modding's Blog for review of new Arcade Parts: http://jjsocalmodding.blogspot.com
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,675 admin
    Can anyone reccomend a decent 360 stick for about 50 or less? I've seen a few but as a total n00b to arcade sticks, I'd like some of the more experienced members to give me some advice. Thanks!
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  • FullAutoDeathFullAutoDeath Joined: Posts: 312
    Yes.

    So I don't need any special tool besides maybe some pliers(lol)? Ok then, thanks.

    Also, they are 24mm right? Can I use a Seimitsu screw-in button as well?
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  • FunkyFFunkyF Still Scrubby Joined: Posts: 300
    Can anyone reccomend a decent 360 stick for about 50 or less? I've seen a few but as a total n00b to arcade sticks, I'd like some of the more experienced members to give me some advice. Thanks!

    Read the first post.
    So I don't need any special tool besides maybe some pliers(lol)? Ok then, thanks.

    Also, they are 24mm right? Can I use a Seimitsu screw-in button as well?

    The buttons are 24mm and Seimitsu screw ins should work.
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  • xnammerxxnammerx Joined: Posts: 750
    HEY! Could somebody post up that thread that talks about the TE? or maybe somebody could tell me what the turbo function does?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,675 admin
    I'm in the thought process of making in an arcade stick I have taken the first step and I extracted the PCP from one of my Xbox 360 controllers. Diagram: http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram6.jpg But I am confused on how to wire this thing (i know how as in i need solder and wire) but i don't get witch witch ones i have to solder and witch i don't. My major question is what are the difference between the common and signal circles, also what is the ground.
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  • osnakeosnake Bison Dollars Joined: Posts: 59
    Ground is the power for that button, the blue signal is the buttons function.
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  • Trouble BrewingTrouble Brewing Salty about Ultra Joined: Posts: 4,698 mod
    I'm in the thought process of making in an arcade stick I have taken the first step and I extracted the PCP from one of my Xbox 360 controllers. Diagram: http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram6.jpg But I am confused on how to wire this thing (i know how as in i need solder and wire) but i don't get witch witch ones i have to solder and witch i don't. My major question is what are the difference between the common and signal circles, also what is the ground.

    The blue color, "signal," all need to be individually wired to the buttons. The things labeled "common" are the grounds. The same color ones are shared. So instead of individually wiring all the, say, brown contacts, you can simply solder one to the board and daisy chain it.

    It's not the simplest of first pads to hack.

    You should read or reread this page:
    http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_wiring.html
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  • osnakeosnake Bison Dollars Joined: Posts: 59
    Is a soldering irons shaft suppose to get discolored after use? Am I suppose to leave it like that? Thanks
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  • dthboidthboi ToO gOoD fOr YoU!1!1 Joined: Posts: 246
    does anyone know where i can get a pre made xbox 360 pcb from one of the members or online like soldered and eveything so i would just have to attach buttons to it?
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  • T37 RampageT37 Rampage DGAF Joined: Posts: 1,264
    Is it possible to make a left-handed stick without creating one from scratch? Assuming I can make some mirror'd plexiglass.
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  • JackWrenJackWren Joined: Posts: 166
    @ dthboi

    I'm not sure if he still does it, but there's at the BYOAC forums named Haruman that would pick up the pad, solder everything to euro style terminal blocks and send it to you. The front page just lists the price for the service, but he had listed pad included prices at one point.

    http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=76185.0

    I'd say to check there if no one responds on SRK.
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  • dthboidthboi ToO gOoD fOr YoU!1!1 Joined: Posts: 246
    thanks a million that looks like a potential way of me getting a pcb done :-)
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  • Machineking1313Machineking1313 Infamous User Joined: Posts: 1,405 ✭✭
    Can you play SFIV on the PS3 analog sticks?
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  • DomBombDomBomb Joined: Posts: 148
    Anyone know what size phillips head will remove the LS 32 secondary gate screws? All the ones i have are either too small or too large. TIA

    Nevermind, i just got it off. It feels so much better now. The general consensus is right. Take off the blue gate if you want to play 8 way. There's really no point in having it on.
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  • dthboidthboi ToO gOoD fOr YoU!1!1 Joined: Posts: 246
    Can you play SFIV on the PS3 analog sticks?

    yes u can play it on the analog sticks i do that when i play at my friends house too used to the xbox analog stick.
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  • Machineking1313Machineking1313 Infamous User Joined: Posts: 1,405 ✭✭
    yes u can play it on the analog sticks i do that when i play at my friends house too used to the xbox analog stick.

    Alright, thanks!
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  • bluASTERiSKbluASTERiSK ブルアストリスク Joined: Posts: 609
    Hey guys, I've had my TE stick for about 2 or 3 months now and my friend just got his recently. I play on PS3 and he plays on 360. Is there a way he can use his TE stick on my PS3 or vise versa? If so, how?
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  • uraizenuraizen Joined: Posts: 63
    Ok, umm, here's an odd question. I don't like sticks with big cases with the TE or HRAPs, I like cases that are the same size as the T6 wireless stick, it's the perfect lap stick for me despite the terrible parts. How does the SE's overall size (width and height) compare to the T6. Any other sticks other than the Hori Fighting Stick 3 and Namco stick are welcome to be suggested. This stick is mainly for the PS3. Thanks to anybody who takes the time to respond! I couldn't find anything on SRK about it and google images didn't help at all, no comparisons to the T6 stick.
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  • Tone!Tone! so what you do is Joined: Posts: 1,399
    Is there a guide anywhere to replacing the cable on an HRAP? Mine is fucked, was hoping to use the one from my T5, but I have no clue how to go about doing it.
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  • dthboidthboi ToO gOoD fOr YoU!1!1 Joined: Posts: 246
    Hey guys, I've had my TE stick for about 2 or 3 months now and my friend just got his recently. I play on PS3 and he plays on 360. Is there a way he can use his TE stick on my PS3 or vise versa? If so, how?

    dual mod it check tech talk and ull find your answers i think u need a cthuhlu and imp board.
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  • VeikuriVeikuri Joined: Posts: 456
    Would anyone recommend a good PS1/PS2 stick? I don't have the tools to dual mod a stick or skill, but I currently have a SF4 SE(PS3) and would need another stick for my BC PS3 and Xbox 360. Any suggestions?
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    HRAP 2 SA.
    Namco Arcade Stick?
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  • PhattyPhatty CONTINUE? Joined: Posts: 365
    Anyone have any tips on painting the metal plate on the TE? I've been using the bare plate and the grey coat is starting to wear out so if anyone has any tips or suggestions it would be appreciated

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  • HybriddHybridd Justice Joined: Posts: 27
    Is there anyways to mod a ps3 TE so that i can use it on ps3/pc and ps2? Is it easier or harder to customize the template and buttons on HRAPS compared to TEs?
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  • xnammerxxnammerx Joined: Posts: 750
    use priming spray paint then coat it with a spray paint colour that you want lol or if you want just spray it? o-o
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  • Cheech WizardCheech Wizard Joined: Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330393228078&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    I posted this before but I am about to order this now. Does anyone know if the seller is reliable?I've been wary of ordering anything from Hong Kong due to bad experiences in the past.But this guy has alot of good feedback and the pictures seem to be showing the right goods.Also if anyone has ordered it before does it come with the 5-pin wiring harness like in the picture?They don't mention it comes with it but it is pictured with one.I was wondering why it was so much cheaper than other JLF's though, the price is the main reason I'm ordering from ebay.

    I am getting my buttons from www.gremlinsolutions.co.uk because they have the best price.The sticks on their sites are about 8 more with the wiring harness.
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    He is SRK Member too.
    He is cool.

    I don't know why.
    But some of his Sanwa JLF come with Dust Disc from Sanwa JLW.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,675 admin
    Hi,
    I'm new here. I saw a thread called "The how to mod your SFIV SE Fightstick FAQ." I was wondering if anybody has a FAQ for the Madcatz SFIV TE Fightstick (Xbox360)? I'm looking to swap out the buttons and joystick from Sanwa to Seitmitsu only (no other complex mods). Is there such a guide?

    Thanks.
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    Same.
    J&J SoCal Modding: http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/113434/
    Visit J&J SoCal Modding's Blog for review of new Arcade Parts: http://jjsocalmodding.blogspot.com
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  • uraizenuraizen Joined: Posts: 63
    Hi,
    I'm new here. I saw a thread called "The how to mod your SFIV SE Fightstick FAQ." I was wondering if anybody has a FAQ for the Madcatz SFIV TE Fightstick (Xbox360)? I'm looking to swap out the buttons and joystick from Sanwa to Seitmitsu only (no other complex mods). Is there such a guide?

    Thanks.

    It's basically the same thing, just follow the instructions in that guide and do the same to your TE.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,675 admin
    Thanks jdm714 and uraizen for confirming that.
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  • CruelRazorCruelRazor Joined: Posts: 41
    Hello,

    Sorry if this question has been asked before but, is the pcb in the 360 madcatz SE stick the same as the pcb in the 360 TE? I ask because I may have ruined the pcb in my TE and I would like to try a pcb from SE stick to fix it. I would assume they are the same and interchangeable between the two sticks seeing as how they basically have the same functions/ options and the plugs for the ribbon connectors look the same. Any help would be appreciated.
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  • jdm714jdm714 Blue Blue Glass Moon Joined: Posts: 12,778 ✭✭✭
    Yes.
    J&J SoCal Modding: http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/113434/
    Visit J&J SoCal Modding's Blog for review of new Arcade Parts: http://jjsocalmodding.blogspot.com
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  • PhreakazoidPhreakazoid Turkey Legs Incoming! Joined: Posts: 3,414 ✭✭✭✭
    Quick question. This pcb was given to me last night by a friend who ended up using a ps1 controller for a padhack after I recommended it. However, in the interest of curiosity I looked this PCB up on slagcoin and his description is this: Playstation 2 Dual Shock H (Avoid)

    This is the diagram: http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/ps2_diagram3.jpg

    It has a permanently attached ribbon cable, so I'm pretty sure that's the one. I'm wondering why it says to avoid it, it seems fairly straightforward like the other "recommended" model, which has 2 common lines as well.
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  • EdYMEdYM Joined: Posts: 13
    dunno if this is the right thread but i jjust got a HRAP3 last week and like to play 3s and hopefully ggpo once i get the hang of the stick.
    regarding how to hold it, atm I have my index and middle finger on top of the stick and 4th and 5th finger basically resting under the stick (top=up and under=down on the stick in this description). My thumb is on the balltop and helps alot with the movements.
    atm i can imagine every motion feeling effortless/natural with enough practise apart from when I dash left. I say this is because i can do every other motion over and over again wtih my hand still relaxed but when dahsing left, on repetition, the actions either get slower (dash won't come out) or i feel my hand starting to tense up. As a result, it has become the only motion where i use my arm rather than my wrist/fingers.

    any advise? if i just have to practise more just say so but I'm not sure if im using my stick correctly.

    thx in advance.
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