Bear with me… So I recently splurged on the Madcatz Wii U stick as it looked really solid and was just discounted to $50. My TvC stick was getting kinda janky so I figured this would be a good upgrade. I usually use a Mayflash Classic Controller-to-USB adapter so I can use my TvC stick on PS3 as a back up/secondary (I also own a PS3 FSPro). My main reason for wanting it was for the Wii, though. I still enjoy playing TvC and VC games on the Wii and I assume my Wii U will one day give me a reason to use for that as well. I digress…
I plug the new TTT2 stick into the Wii remote and everything works like a dream as tested with VC super mario world. Then I switch to Wii mode and load up TvC and perform a button check. ABXY all working - what’s this!? R and L don’t register at all! Not on TvC [edited out false assumption]! Useless! I load up some homebrew and all the buttons work… hmm. Again, all the buttons worked in Wii U mode.
So the final test. I plug it into the Mayflash USB adapter and into the ps3. Nothing. Plug the TvC stick into the same adapter. Works perfect! Back to the TTT2 stick… the ps3 notices a controller is plugged in but not a single button on the box registers. WTF? Is this not a glorified classic controller? Shouldn’t both sticks work functionally the same?
As it is, I have a big plastic paper weight. I don’t know what to do. I’m not buying any of the 2 Wii U fighting games I could get on PS3. How can I make this work? Is there another adapter I could use? I was considering swapping PCBs between the TTT2 stick and the TvC one as the former is a far better stick. Not sure If that would work or not and I’ve nevwr done any modding. I assume the issue is analog vs digital button detection. I tried toggling those modes with the adapter as I would with the TvC stick. Nada. Zero inputs detected.
Any help/advice would be appreciated! I’d hate to return it via mail. It’s a really nice stick with super solid construction. Just not much I can do with it atm.
Quick addition: I just plugged my CC Pro into the adapter into the PS3 and everything but the analog sticks register. Plugging back in the TTT2 stick I notice it automatically scrolls to the top of the XMB but I can’t actually perform any inputs still. Very odd. Outside my depth.
UPDATE: I realized the only original Wii game I had tried was Tatsunoko vs Capcom. So I tried Mario Kart Wii using the stick as a classic controller with the stick set to Left Analog. It works. All the buttons work. Tried Muramasa. Buttons that did not work in TvC work in that game too. What the fug? So it turns out that only TvC (so far) isn’t recognizing inputs from L and R. And controller config doesn’t even offer zL and zR as an option. This doesn’t make sense. Why would that one game not recognize those buttons on the TTT2 stick but will on the TvC stick?
And again, TvC stick works with Mayflash adapter, TTT2 stick does not but all the buttons DO work on Wii and Wii U.