Looking for a bit of help to make a 360 stick


#1

Complete newbie at this, had a quick look round for a few details on what to do, where to start and found a bit, but nothing that really stood out at me.

Anyway, as said above, new at this and would really like to give something like this a crack, both with having some time on my hand and I’d like to have an arcade stick with SFIV and the HD Remix coming out.

What I’m after is what equipment I’d need, starting from scratch, so everything really. The basics and what might be needed. Possible costs and where to get them from. Also need some sort of plan/guide to what to connect to where and what to solder etc.

So if anyone can point me in the right direction, it’d be greatly appreciated. It’s something I’ve wanted to try for a while now and would be a great little hobby.

If there is a page or pages with this info, can someone kindly point me in the right direction.

Thanks!


#2

i believe the most cost efficient pad to use is the madcatz one that u can get at gamestop/eb for like 25-30 dollars. wiring i would suggest to look in the padhacking thread, do a bit of skimming: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=113675

if you have any trouble with that pm hozie, he knows what he’s doing. but you might find your answer quicker in the padhacking thread.

for dimensions of some makers cases you can find some layouts all over the place… but i am gonna lead you here to slagcoin’s site which is very comprehensive and covers ALOT: http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick.html

GL man


#3

Honestly, there is so much info on this site, there is practically no way you could not find any specific piece of info needed to make a stick. Granted it takes a ton of time and research, but it is all here.

First off, look at the sticky here
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=132452

As grokslam mentioned, check out those 2 links. Slagcoin’s site is probably the only source you will need.

In my opinion, the frogger stick is 20x easier to solder up than the Madcatz, only due to the holes in the PCB. It’s practically fool proof. Not to mention, only 20 bucks.

Check out as many threads as you can, the info is all here. Albeit rather spread out.


#4

Cheers for the info guys. I realise the info is all over the place here, just me knowing absolutely squat about it is why I was after someone pointing it out etc.


#5

Ya, I understand. Sorry if I came off as harsh. It is quite overwhelming, for sure.

First thing to remember throughout the whole process though, is…

Have fun.


#6

To be honest, I was expecting some flack, whether it was meant to be or not. :rofl:

It’s just the way things seem to go in online forums.

Definitely a lot to take in when you know bugger all.