Hi guys, I am new here and have been carrying out some research on building my own custom stickless controller based on the contraption by the Duffer bros, the Hit Box. As a Newbie around here before making this post i tried browsing around to see if anyone had made the same inquiry and the discussions i saw which seemed like they were about my issue seemed to typically be from about 3-5 years ago and others didn’t seem to specify how this process would be carried out with a stock model TE2.
Now before you tear my ass hole open and crucify me please hear me out guys. I just want some help and am not trying to intentionally waste any of yall’s time or cause any arguments of any kind. I come to you on my knees begging for help and guidance from you whom have much knowledge in this field and am willing to be pointed in the right direction by those of you who would heed my call to aid. I understand some of what I may ask may seem obvious to those of you who are veterans in this stick modding/building community but please show mercy to me as i come to you humbly simply to ask that you assist me in my venture to create my own Stickless controller from my old TE2.
Here is some research i have already carried out on my own before posting.
From that i was able to ascertain that i will need the following :
- a plan based on the Hitbox arcade design (Does anyone have one specifically for TE2 i could use?)
- a plexi & metal inner panel based on the aforementioned Hitbox arcade design
- 24 mm buttons x11
- 30 mm button x1
- an SOCD cleaner???
Here are some of the things i am curious about and am having a hard time understanding.
since i already have a working stock TE2 fighstick what extra wiring would i need to purchase on top of what is already within the gutts of the stick?
exactly what type of PCB is in the Madcatz TE2 considering it can switch between ps3 & PS4 at the flick of a button? I hear allot of talk about PS360+s and Cthulus and what not but I am confused about what the exact PCB is in this thing and can never seem to find a definitive answer. (of course this is probably due to my own ignorance and i’m sure not knowing what PCB my own fightstick is will already make me seem like an utter idiot, but please have mercy on me, i really do want to learn)
I hear people talking about SOCD cleaners and such and some will talk about how they are not necessary for certain PCBs and such but i wonder for the PS4 TE2 PCB is an SOCD cleaner still necessary? If so can anyone link me to the exact one i would need to use for the TE2 as i am having trouble understanding which one i should even buy and from where as most places seem to have them in a bundle or something with a PCB included. (Note i would want to have access to U+D= Up & L+R=Nuetral. Can i achieve this without an SOCD cleaner?)
apart from the aforementioned buttons and perhaps SOCD cleaner and Plexi/Metal casing is there anything else i will need to carry out this venture? what is the bullet point list of extra parts apart from the stock TE2 stuff that i will need to do all this? If anyone with extensive knowledge in the field could kindly just make a short bullet point list i would be happy to refer to it and purchase those necessary components on focus attack or wherever i can.
This is the thing i have had the most problems getting my head around, how do you go around removing your joystick and wires therein and then soldering those wires in such a way that the cardinal inputs can be carried out with buttons?
I cant seem to find a guide on just this process alone and this to me is what i feel is the most crucial part of the whole project. The steps from removing the stick, unwiring it somehow and then repurposing those wires onto some buttons. From my own research this is the closest i’ve seen to what i am trying to describe.
I can see that this fellow carried out what i’m describing, but how in the heck did he even do that in the first place? Its beyond my ken and i don’t even know how to google search it properly to get the right results in regards to any sort of guide on it.
For now these are my immediate inquiries and would appreciate any help and guidance you guys can offer me. All i ask is that you please not cast me to the flames for my ignorance on these things. i am really trying to understand this process and am willing to learn, but i cant seem to understand this stuff alone so have come to you for guidance. I apologise in advance for any ignorance on these matters on my part but i am willing to be educated and stand here before you ready to be taught.
For reference here is a stock image of the exact Madcatz TE2 i have:
and this is what i want it to become: