First Joystick, assistance greatly apreciated. (ps3/2?)


#1

I have been looking for a joystick to buy for sf4 on the ps3 possibly ps2 compatible not as important, but have come to the conclusion that buying these parts 8 OBSF-30 Pushbutton, JLF-TP-8T Joystick, along with the Cthulhu PC/PS3 Board and making a custom case is a decent setup.

So my questions for you fine gentlemen is where do I buy these parts, what else would I need or are better, and would making a case be worth it or should I just mod a cheap ps3 hori fighting stick 3/ or any other reasonably priced stick?

I realize this Is a lot to answer but I really don’t know anything about this other then what I researched (barley anything) so thanks in advance for your help.


#2

www.lizardlick.com

those parts are fine

idk about cthulhu

making a case/modding cheap stick is up to you.


#3

Awesome, I was wondering though how do I get this connected to my ps3? that site doesn’t seem to have any usb connections, and to throw yet another question out (sorry) how much/type of wiring do I need?

A side note can you have both ps3 and ps2 input/outputs?


#4

You’re basically have zero idea where to even start huh? ;/ You read the stickies yet? It’s quite an expensive and challenging path you’re going down. You not just looking for a joystick to play on? There’s easier ways to get your gaming than building a stick from scratch.

Amazon has 2 left from a 3rd party.


#5

agreed.

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=132452


#6

toodles is now offering cthulu boards with PS2 support check it out here: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=162026

22 or 24 gauge stranded wire are good choices for wiring and you’d need .110" quick disconnects, 2 per button is what you need but buy a couple extra and those can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.lizardlickamusements.com/pages/electrical.shtml

for the USB cable you need a male B to male A cable like this one http://www.amazon.com/6ft-male-B-male-Cable-Bulk/dp/B000634232/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234943251&sr=8-7


#7

Yeah, I don’t care to much about the money, I just want a good quality stick that will last me a long time and not be some $50 piece that breaks. I’m pretty handy and know some machinist/carpenters so I got help, but what are these easier ways I’d love to hear about them.


#8

The Hori RAP’s are considered top quality. They come with quality sticks, and the buttons can be upgraded to Sanwa/Seimitsu, but good luck either way. I’ve done what I can. Let us know how it turns out.

/smokebomb


#9

Since the Cthulhu or MC Cthulhu can take care of the electronics, your big hurdle will be the case. Modding a cheap hori stick like the HFS3 or wii stick can be done, that’s a whole crap ton of dremeling and work involved. As much as I’d like another Cthulhu user, your easiest path is probably a PS3 MadCatz SE stick. They should be available to buy locally, work on PS3 (but not BC PS2 games or a real PS2), the parts that come with are actually pretty good, and if you do decide to upgrade the parts later, swapping them out is a TON, a full cubic ass-ton, easier to do with no dremeling involved.

If you decide down the road to swap out the PCB for an MC Cthulhu, or dual pcb mod a playstation controller in, that will also be fairly easy to do with an SE, with plenty of room inside the box.

$70 now, mod as you go if you really want to without any power tools involved.


#10

Thanks for all the Information I think I’m set. I’m amazed at how quick you all responded even at this time of night!! I’ll let you know how it turns out.