I haven’t seen any threads discussing this so I thought I’d write about my experience so far…
It’s a pretty straightforward setup, all the hard work has been done by @Brook_Engineer.
ribbon cable & breakout board not connected, excuse the crap flex tubing:
ribbon cable to piggyback the inputs connected:
as you can see everything is wired through the retro board and connected to the back of the stick by a neutrik rj45 connector.
everything works as advertised, holding start + select when connecting the stick to a console prioritises the correct pcb depending on jumper positions. if you hit the guide button while using the retro board it will turn on your PS/4 by the way i have a lockout switch to stop this.
however there are some differences in the wfb’s behaviour compared to another stick I have which is just purely a Wireless fightboard setup.
with the dual mod stick, I always have to hold 2P and mash guide 3-4 times to turn on the PS4 - compared to the wfb only stick, I just tap the guide button and it turns on the ps4 instantly. this also applies when just connecting to a console that’s already on.
when the wfb only stick is turned off or disconnects via timeout, I only tap the guide button once to reconnect, and it remembers what console it was connected to. with the dual mod I have to hold the appropriate button (2P = PS4, 1K = Switch) and mash guide again.
And lastly, If I am charging the dual mod stick (external battery/usb plug/connected to retro console), it behaves exactly like the wfb only stick
I can only assume these differences are due to the fact all the buttons are wired in via the retro board or the power acts differently… I haven’t gotten around to testing it, but I will try wiring up the guide button to the wfb and see if that makes a difference.
I would like to round this off by saying thanks to Brook for making the retroboard and making it so easy to dual mod with, classy work. Also shoutouts to buttercade for the wfb + antennae + battery caddy, and allfightsticks for the case.
PS: as awesome as the wfb is I can’t understand why the share key is mapped to (-) on the switch, and tpkey is mapped to capture?!
also i’d love to be able to swap A & B when connected to the the switch