I recently bought a Hori Tekken 6 Wireless stick for my 360. After a lot of research, and after wading through a lot of “that stick sucks”, and considering it’s the only stick I could find locally for $40, I decided to just go for it.
Truth be told I’m actually very pleased with it. The stick is as responsive as I could care for it to be, albeit I’m terrible on a square gate, and the buttons (I’m going to get flamed so hard for this, I know) actually feel nicer to touch than the Sanwas on the Mad Catz TE. Also noting, anybody who says there is lag needs to have their brain checked, my stick performs lag-free.
However I have some issues I’m hoping to work out by modding the stick, so I’m going to address them here and I’m hoping some people can help me figure them out.
Replacing the restrictor plate.
I’m planning on replacing the square gate on the stick itself with a round one (GT-Y plate with a GT-C insert). I’ve noticed the holes are on the plate, but I’ve also read a lot about having to drill holes. Can I use the existing holes on the plate, or will I have to make them wider or drill new holes altogether?
Stiffening the stick up a little.
I’ve been having a lot of fun playing Hakan lately, but I think the 225° rotations are loosening the stick. In particular, I’ve noticed an increase in how slack/jank the stick feels in the dead zone. I can actually shake the controller around and the stick will flail wildly. Is there any way to reduce the amount of slack in the center of the stick, or am I just going to have to deal with it? It doesn’t affect my play performance too much, it’s just an annoyance.
While I do like the buttons already on the stick, I may replace them at some point with Seimitsus, which just feel genuinely clickier and nicer to me. The main thing I’m wondering is if I’ll have to re-solder onto the new buttons, or would I be able to just crimp on some quick disconnects and go from there?
This is sort of an out-there kind of idea, and more of a down-the-road project, but I’m just wondering if there would even begin to be any hope of dual modding one of these? What I’m really hoping for here is the ability to keep using the wireless on my 360 (I don’t see anything stopping this from working), but I want to be able to use a USB cable for PC/PC3. What I’m wondering is if this would even work, and if so, would it get power over USB, or would it still use the batteries for power?
I’ll post here with any other mods I can think of wanting to do down the line, and thanks in advance for any help.