Hey all, first post here.
Argg, I’m so frustrated! For the past year, (since the last firmware release) I’ve sent multiple emails to Akishop for the lack of reliable PSX and DC support, along with questions to whether they are going to eventually support more retro systems.
Their usual responses are:
“we are aware of the problems, priority now is PS4 and XBOne”.
“PSx will be updated so it works much better, we have not had any time yet. Try to force it into PSX mode when you insert the cable, see if that works also.”
“We are waiting on our software engineer to get better, once that is solved we will work on this again. Priority now is PS4 and Xbox One to try and solve it as easy as possible, but we are working on it. No timeline yet.”
“Saturn will be next, we will see after that what happens as we are busy with next gen at the moment.”
I’m no monster, and can understand when people get sick and schedules get pushed. But c’mon, it’s been over a year with these same problems!
Fixes to the current support should be top-priority!. That’s business 101.
Otherwise it’s false advertising.
But that’s the thing that bugs me the most. They boast that this works on PSX and DC, but it really doesn’t!
I’ve gone through all the hoops of trying all the different methods to try to get these working. I’ve used multiple RJ45 PSX cables, tried force-modes, verified all my connections, even tried the disconnect->connect methods for different boot screens on both PS1 and PS2 systems. To no avail.
It really seems they are not caring about their product other than making more money on new-gen support, rather than fixing what they officially state is supported.
Now I own 4 of these boards, because like many, I was a believer that this was going to be the ultimate controller PCB. I have 2 fight sticks that host the PS360+'s, and a 2-player JAMMA interface box for connecting my 360 to my Arcade cab. But now, I’m regretting going with the PS360+'s, and should have backed the MC Cthulu, or other (cheaper) PCB solutions.
I guess this is more of a rant post, but I really needed to vent about this, and SRK seems to be the place that PS360 info is most prevalent.
My patience is running thin, and I’m very close to just putting these boards up for sale and going with another solution.
Has anyone else had contact with Akishop lately, what are your experiences with them?