Forgot home button in universal build. am I going to die?


#1

I am building a universal fightstick with the brook UFB. I only ordered a start and select button, and I will play mainly on PC but I feel like I will be unable to get onto a playstation or xbox with it because of the lack of a home button. Switch should work, but I’m here to confirm. IF it won’t work, all I need to do is order a replacement panel for my Tek case and get a third 24mm. Also, with the neutrik feed-through and the brook UFB, would I need a male/male USB-A cable as well as a male/male USB-B cable?


#2

The brook UFB might have a key combination that acts like the home button being pressed. I know the PS360+ had it (hitting Start+Select). Might be worth looking to see if there is a similar short-cut on the UFB.


#3

Ok, what should I search for if I want a guide on how to do it?


#4

I would say just get rid of select. Doesn’t do anything on PS4 except share which isn’t a big deal. Home and Start will be the most useful.


#5

No.
The Neutrik disassembles and you can flip the connector, so that you use a short male A-B inside your casing, and you use a long male A-B from your casing to the console.


#6

you just need share button for Brook firmware updates. In case you already updated it, there’s no use for the share button in games :slight_smile: so go for options + home


#7

Though with PS4 you do have to update every couple months as they upgrade the system firmware. I would agree though to skip the select button and just swap wires around if you start getting timed out and need to update.


#8

The share button might not be used on PS4 much, but you will use select on the switch a lot. You will use it on the 360, PS3 and Xbone as well. I suggest you have all 3 buttons and if PS4 is on the horizon the touchpad button is rather essential for some games.


#9

No, “select” on PS4 is actually the touchpad button. It’s quite useful with some games using it for training mode. And others using it to replace the traditional pause menu (Samurai Shodown V Special, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, etc. - basically enhanced arcade ports).


#10

There is a touchpad button for touchpad. I know a lot of fighters use that for reset training. Never seen the select/share button be used for anything.


#11

Brooks uses Select as the Touchpad Click on converters, not on UFB. Maybe through some onboard configuration I’m not aware of, it is possible. The UFB has a bunch of functions and commands we rarely use.