First timer planning to make PS3+Wii stick needs some clarification


#1

I’ve recently decided to build my first stick and would like it to be usable for PS3, PS/PS2 games played on a PS3 and Wii. My questions are:

1-Is there any problem using a sixaxis pcb so that it is backwards compatible on the PS3?

2-If I am dual modding a sixaxis and, say a wii classic controller, will I need to get anything special (such as a custom part) or are just those controllers, the case, joystick, buttons and wires. etc. sufficient?

3-I’ve noticed that most custom sticks are wired. Is this necessary, or simply to provide a better connection? And if it is necessary, will I be able to use a classic controller for the wii functionality or will I have to use a GC controller instead?

I’d really appreciate any insight, this seems like something I could really get into and I’d like to avoid as many unnecessary snags as possible. If it makes a difference I plan to use Sanwa buttons and joystick and build the box myself.


#2

Wired is more convenient. No worrying about sync, batteries, etc. I’d mention lag, but the latest batch of 1st party controllers don’t really have much input lag to speak off.

As for a PS3+Wii stick, get an MB Cthulhu PCB from Toodles and use that instead since that PCB supports PS3 and GameCube (which, unless you need to play SamSho Anthology, is all you really need).


#3

I would like to play Sam Sho, but I can live with a pad for that. So if I get the Cthulhu, would I even need to get the pcbs for the PS3/Wii controllers, or would that be the only pcb I’d need? Also, is there any chance of future PS3 system updates making my stick useless (wii updates aren’t a problem, I don’t update that)

I really appreciate the quick reply btw.


#4

Cannot do a Dual Mod using SIXAXIS because it is not Common Ground.
Make it Common Ground using Hex Inverter and Analog Switch, Transistor and Resistor, Optocoupler and Resistor.

Or use the Leo Board from Gummowned which has the above to turn SIXAXIS be Common Ground.
http://shoryuken.com/f177/project-leo-sixaxis-wireless-360-dual-mod-194525/

Wii Classic Controller will require you to do some tricky things to make the Triggers work.
http://shoryuken.com/f177/wii-classic-controller-padhacking-tatsunoko-223321/
http://shoryuken.com/f177/*-padhacking-thread*-113675/index156.html#post8545650

What I suggest if you want to use Wii Classic Controller is to get the PiiWee that Toodles made.
So much easier than trying to get a real Classic Controller to work.
http://shoryuken.com/f177/so-uh-who-wants-cthulhu-style-wii-control-board-236540/

If you are cool with using GameCube on the Wii, then just get Multi-Console Cthulhu.
That way you have both PlayStation 3 and GameCube on one PCB.


#5

So if I got this right, all I need is a box, Cthulhu MC, buttons, stick and cords for whatever systems I want to use it for, is that right?


#6

Yes.


#7

[quote=“jdm714, post:4, topic:107646”]

Cannot do a Dual Mod using SIXAXIS because it is not Common Ground.
Make it Common Ground using Hex Inverter and Analog Switch, Transistor and Resistor, Optocoupler and Resistor.

Or use the Leo Board from Gummowned
[/Quote]

I have a feeling he’d want the latter. Heh.


#8

If I used a non sixaxis ps3 controller (maybe 3rd party?) and a gc controller would I need anything other than stick, buttons, box, cords and maybe a switch?


#9

What is the switch for?


#10

I know for 360+ps3 you need a switch, I doubt I’d need one for this but I figured I’d check. Forget I mentioned it lol.


#11

You don’t need a switch.
Laugh.

The switch for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is needed for people who want to use one USB cable.
Since PlayStation 3 and GameCube not even same, can’t use one cable for it.
And so since cannot use one cable, there is no use for a switch.