Cthulhu multi-console PCB with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit and cheaper options?


#1

I have a PS3 TE stick and recently upgraded my hardware just to find out the new one doesn’t support the arcade stick. Bought a cheap via chipset card but drivers for that thing only support win xp. So I was thinking of getting a pcb but couldn’t find this info anywhere. Tried asking on the official product page but they dodged my q- will the Cthulhu pcb work with win 8.1 pro 64 bit?

and also, do I have any other cheaper options? My cousin stays in NY and i’ll be getting the stuff (pcb or any other cheaper option) shipped there


#2

Don’t know about Windows 8 compatibility with either board (I have Win 7), but if all you want is PC/PS3/PS2, you could get a Zero Delay encoder from ebay, usually $20 shipped with all wiring included.


#3

What consoles do you want it working on?


#4

Just the PC, not even PS3 anymore


#5

I’ll look into the zero delay encoder, thanks man. But if it’s not a problem, could you tell me what’s it about and will it take soldering to get things running?


#6

It’s plug and play, no soldering needed. The most work I had to do with mine was re-pin the 5 pin harness, which doesn’t require soldering , crimping, or anything beyond pushing out pins and re-arranging them. Just make sure you get the right connector type for your controls (.110" connectors for Japanese controls, .187" for American style controls).


#7

They have PC only ZD boards that are even cheaper.


#8

I have two of those PC only ZD and they don’t work with W7 64-Bits… the device appears as Generic USB Joystick, but I can’t get any emulator or proper PC game to recognize it.


#9

Sorry for being a noob at this but will it surely work with pc (win 8 )?

And by Japanese controls you mean just the six buttons with no fourth button for all the three together or am I missing something?


#10

japanese buttons use .110" connection tabs, US/Euro parts use .187" connection tabs. There are some exceptions, but generally speaking that is the rule of thumb.


#11

I would assume so, but I can’t guarantee it.


#12

Well is there something to make it just X360/Xone compatible as that will surely work with Win 8?

Edit: Just tried plugging my 360 controller with my PC and it works perfectly! So if I can find a pcb which only works with even 360 and fits into my TE, I will be good to go