Not sure this is the appropriate place to ask, but here goes:
I have an old AIAB stick (Happ convex buttons from back when Happ buttons were still good/iL stick). Buttons have quick disconnects on their microswitches, though on the board side they’re soldered on. 360-only.
I bought a Cronus adaptor (not the X). Works like a dream… on everything except that stick. AIAB soldered to what I think were generic Mad Catz 360 pads. Anywho, I updated the Cronus firmware and still nothing. (The Cronus isn’t my question, though if anyone has any suggestions here, let me know, as Cronus support is slightly… indifferent.)
Why buy the adaptor? Well, I need to dual mod this stick. I registered for Evo (my first Evo despite being registered on this site forever; yay me). Evo plays on PS3s predominantly. 2+2 = Jesus. With the Cronus out, I bought, and am awaiting in the mail, the PS360+ board.
Now, here’s the thing:
I have no man skills.
Like, very few man skills. The bare minimum.
I can operate a screwdriver and put together one of those Staples desks or chairs with the directions included. I can also change a tire and put together/take apart/repair a computer. … That’s it. No other man skills. I have soldered nothing and re-wired nothing other than molex/berg connectors and other assorted PC terms dynamite timepants man moist.
So you can appreciate that I’ll get the PS360+, open it, look at it for a while, then cry in a corner for an hour or ten.
My questions are about installing the PS360+.
Apparently it can be fireware updated via PC. Should I do this before anything else?
As mentioned, the wires are soldered on the board side of things in my current AIAB stick. Can I trim those wires, remove enough shielding to fit the wires into the PS360’s screw terminals, screw them in, and BAM good to go? Or should I get new wires?
2a. Where do I get Happ/iL parts these days? (No, I’m not switching to a Japanese stick.)
The PS360+ has an RJ45 and a USB Type B port. I want to use the RJ45 for its wider compatibility. Do I mount this thing in such a way that these ports jut out the back of my stick? Or do I mount it inside and run an RJ45 extension cable out the back? Will this interrupt with the PS360+'s apparent intelligent detection of what cable I’m using?
Why in the fuck didn’t Crono and company just shit stomp Zeal before the Ocean Palace nonsense?
That is all. Thanks muchly.