So after doing an obvious awful job at modding my TE with the Paewang, I had a hunch things wouldn’t work properly. First my joystick didn’t work, but then I flipped the harness and it did, and I wish that was the last of it, but it wasn’t.
So basically, the main buttons (X, square, triangle, etc. including start and select) don’t trigger an input, however I managed to make something happen when I just mash on multiple buttons simultaneously. Tried SF4 on PS3, and with enough mashing, I could accept my way into the training mode, to where I found that I basically could only trigger inputs by mashing and triggering all the buttons, and pressing individual buttons doesn’t work.
So basically, my Turbo and Home buttons, and joystick work fine, but all the other buttons don’t. I know these problems can be caused by almost anything, but I hope the previous paragraph of my experience can narrow down the issue.
And if I really did make my TE FUBAR, what’s a good replacement? I felt that the TE doesn’t really have good space for resting my palms (and the bezel just annoys me when I put my palms on it), and the new Hori’s look worse. The TE-S looks good, but it’s out of stock at amazon last time I checked, and they are the only ones that ship to Australia as far as I know.