Is this a good deal?


#1

I’m not very experienced with arcade sticks, I only own my TE, nothing else. After browsing for a stick I can use with my PC, since my PS3 stick won’t work with my chipset, I stumbled upon this Blaze PS1 2 player setup. This thing looks really, really nice and a great deal, for only 40 bucks. How is the quality on this thing? And where and for what price could I get an adapter for PSX to PC. One more thing, do you know what the parts are like? Sanwas? Seimitsu? Or just stock garbage?

Here is a picture of the stick: http://i48.tinypic.com/2wgzn6t.jpg


#2

you can always remove the pcb on your te stick, and replace with a $30 solderless Cthulhu, and they work with about any pc/mac.
and im pretty sure that blaze stick does not use seimitsu nor sanwa.


#3

Yeah, I just finished googling the Blaze stick for a while, it seems like gutter trash. Is there a thread somewhere with VERY basic information on Cthulhus? Would I still be able to use it with PS3? That’s really important to me.


#4

Where did you find a Blaze for $40?


#5

Both Cthulhu, Multi Console & PS3/PC, work with the PS3.

MC Cthulhu is a few bucks more but you get the added benefit of retro console support: NES, SNES, Gamecube, PS1/PS2, Xbox1, Saturn, TG-16, & PC Engine. If the aforementioned consoles are not the slightest bit interesting, then the PS3/PC only Cthulhu is the way to go for you.


#6

Oh awesome thanks, now, this sounds like it’s kind of difficult to put into the TE, are there some pics or something, like a video tutorial on how it’s done? I don’t want to go fucking up my only fightstick, especially since I have like zero cash. I also think I’d go with the MC Cthulhu, it’s not too much more and I own an NES and if someone’s playing 3S or something, I’d like to be able to join 'em.

@punkpc I found it for sale on a craigslist type site for my area, the guy has already sold it though.


#7

It is a little bit of work to replace the stock PCB with the MC Cthulhu, I did the same swap a year ago. I don’t know of any videos/tutorials to do specifically what you’re doing though. I had a summer unemployed to teach myself to do it!

If you aren’t comfortable doing the mod yourself, you may want to outsource it to a stick modder in your area.


#8

I’m traveling to EVO this year, I know Toodles is going to be there, do you think he would do it/be able to in such a short time?


#9

^That’s something you’d have to ask him, I have no idea. I wouldn’t do it, personally, while I were at EVO!


#10

Yeah, I just PM’d him, I doubt he’ll have the time or equipment, but I’m hoping so, because I don’t think there are any modders near Victoria, BC, Canada.