Hori ex 2 - should i keep the hori pcb, or replace w/ wired madcatz pcb?


#1

I JUST ACQUIRED A BRAND NEW HORI EX 2 FIGHT STICK FOR XBOX 360, I ALSO GOT A NEW MADCATZ WIRED XBOX 360 CONTROLLER, TOOK IT APART FOR THE PCB. I WAS CURIOUS TO KNOW YOUR OPINIONS. I’M PLANNING ON MODDING THE HORI EX 2, OF COURSE, AND ALSO BUILDING ANOTHER CUSTOM ARCADE FIGHT STICK USING THE MADCATZ PCB, OR POSSIBLY ANOTHER ONE.

MY QUESTIONS ARE, SHOULD I USE THE PCB OFF THE WIRED MADCATZ CONTROLLER FOR THE HORI EX 2 W/ ALL SANWA PARTS? OR SHOULD I USE THE PCB THATS ALREADY IN THE HORI, AND USE THE MADCATZ PCB FOR A SEPARATE PROJECT?..

IF I DO SWITCH THE PCB’S… CAN I USE THE HORI PCB ON A DIFFERENT PROJECT AS WELL?.. HOW’S THE QUALITY ON THE MADCATZ PCB? HOW’S THE QUALITY ON THE HORI EX 2 PCB?..

MY FIRST CUSTOM STICK HAD ALL HAPP PARTS, BUT I’M THINKING OF GETTING ALL SANWA FOR MY NEXT TWO STICK PROJECTS. ALSO, WHATS BETTER 4-WAY OR 8-WAY?.. MY CUSTOM IS 8-WAY, AND THE HORI IS 4… BOTH FEEL PRETTY GOOD, AND I’VE HEARD THE 4-WAY IS MORE ACCURATE W/ DIAGONAL JUMPING AND IS EQUALLY RESPONSIVE SO I’M NOT QUITE SURE IF THAT REALLY MATTERS THAT MUCH. ALSO, WHERE CAN I FIND A GUIDE ON HERE FOR MODDING HORI EX 2 FIGHT STICKS? CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE LINK ME TO A GOOD GUIDE USING THE SAME HORI PCB, AND REPLACING THE STOCK W/ SANWA PARTS…

THANKS AGAIN, SRK COMMUNITY FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

  • neOnSHORYUkEN

#2

Search, do whatever, stop screaming


#3

You made your Hori Fight Stick EX2 into a 4-Way?
You’ve been playing games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Frogger?

Diagonals can’t even be hit with a Standard 4-Way.
Using a Diagonal 4-Way you can.


#4

i think your caps is on!
all caps make you look like your yelling at us


#5

Dual mod it to use both PCBs. That way if one breaks you can still use the other one.


#6

woops, sorry… nah, what i meant was the hori ex 2 stock comes w/ a square gate. my bad.


#7

Just use the stock hori pcb when you mod it. Youll have to cut the traces since that pcb isnt common ground.
That way you can use the madcatz for your other stick.