Absolute Question and Answer Thread (ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!)

Alas, this will be my first stick mod. Would be nice to have walkthrough.

Ok thank you. I’d be pretty disappointed if my stick was having small problems when I’ve only had it for around 6 months. I guess I shouldn’t be as worried though. I mean, it has parts that were in arcades and they can probably take 4 times the wear and tear I give it.

Kinda depends on which stick you have… but if it’s something that’s mass produced (TE, TE-S, ect) and not custom it likely uses quick disconnects and snap-in buttons.

Since it’s your first time I’d suggest doing the “one at a time” method so you don’t mix anything up and end up having to troubleshoot.

Basically:

  1. Open stick
  2. Locate buttons to be replaced
  3. Pull one disconnect off a single button (there are two) by pinching the quick disconnect with one hand and the bottom of the button with the other then pulling.
  4. Pull steadily until it comes off (DON’T WIGGLE) if you try to wiggle the connector back and forth too much you may end up snapping the prong off the back of the button.
  5. Repeat 3-4 for the second prong on the button
  6. Set wires aside to allow room to access button
  7. Locate the pinch mechanism on the button (there are two and it’s what holds the button up against the panel)
  8. Squeeze both at the same time while pushing the button towards the top of the panel (pushing the button outward) (This typically requires a LOT of force, and you may need to use a flat head screwdriver)
  9. Set loose button aside
  10. Locate the new button you are installing and push it in the panel from the top side moving downwards (snap in) or drop it in and screw the nut in from the bottom side (screw in)
  11. With the snap in you just push down hard until you hear a solid sounding snap, with the screw in you just tighten the nut until it’s firm (make sure the bumpy/poky side of the nut is facing upwards)
  12. Locate each of the wires you pulled previously and install them back on the new button’s prongs by pushing the quick disconnects on (these don’t have polarity so you can’t mixup signal and ground…)

If you just go one button at a time it’s virtually error proof since there is no polarity involved with the button’s prongs.

Danke.

No problem,

Just post in here if you run into any issues.

Port forwarding question.

So I’ve done this:
http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/WNR2000/GGPO.htm

My ports are all correct, they’re all static… I test my connection on PS3 and I get a Type 2 NAT, so I should theoretically be fine…

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10058675/Fack.jpg

Looks, correct, yes? They’re both set on TCP/UDP

BUT… every time I go into MvCO or 3S… I get Type 1NAS… WTF!!!
GAHMOTHERFUCKER

Type 1 (directly connected to internet) and 2 (connected to internet through a router/modem) are fine. Its Type 3 is the one you don’t want.

Thanks.

I’ve hacked a Mad Catz Dreamcast Controller and would like to dual mod it with a PS1 digital controller. I have a general idea on how to do it, especially regarding the inputs, but the ground wire has me stumped. Do I also split it at the ground wires or do I also have to connect the grounds to both pcbs?

Is it possible to adjust the stiffness of the spring in a Seimitsu LS-32-01 joystick? If so, how can I do it? Thanks.

Actually, I have a feeling that the joystick feels slightly loose on my LS-32-01 (hard to tell the difference between my JLF and LS-32-01) so would anyone know how I can make sure that the joystick spring is secured tightly? Thanks.

I’m out atm… But if no one answers ill pull apart one of my Ls-32’s and post info.

You might be able to double up on springs if you still think its too loose though. I had a jlf spring + ls-32 spring on my jlf at one point but I’d have to measure the 32’s shaft to see if it’d accept the jlf spring when I get home.

If both pcb’s are common ground all you’d have to do is connect one ground point on the dreamcast pad to one ground point on the ps1 pad.

If they’re not common ground you have a lot of wiring work in your future…

Anyone know what model neutrik jack Toodles provides for use with MC Cthulhu and Kitty boards?

NE8FDP

NE8FDP-B

And do I connect the ground points of the Dreampad to the PS1 controller too? Or just one wire to each is fine?

Thanks gahrling.

For the ethernet cable that will connect my TE Kitty to the neutrik jack, is the wire order the exact same you would use for a regular LAN cable on a console, PC, etc.? I know Toodles sells the cable ready but again, I am in Ireland so shipping is very expensive so I’d like to make the cable myself.

You should be able to find a cable yourself easily enough. For Kitty > Neutrik jack located in the ‘back’ hole I have found that 25-30cm is a good length. You can use a regular brand cable, or if making one yourself use the standard wiring code T-568B. Do not use TypeA.

You should be able to find a cable yourself easily enough. For Kitty > Neutrik jack located in the ‘back’ hole I have found that 25-30cm is a good length. You can use a regular brand cable, or if making one yourself use the standard wiring code T-568B. Do not use TypeA.

You should be able to find a cable yourself easily enough. For Kitty > Neutrik jack located in the ‘back’ hole I have found that 25-30cm is a good length. You can use a regular brand cable, or if making one yourself use the standard wiring code T-568B. Do not use TypeA.