I posted about this in the converter thread, but I figured I’d make a thread to get more eyes on the problem I am having (and avoid cluttering up the converter thread).
I recently purchased a MAS 8 button stick from Arcadeshock. I received my Total Control Plus converter in the mail yesterday. Excited, I hook it up (even following the instructions on the back of the box perfectly). I turn on my Dreamcast with Capcom vs SNK. I was kinda weirded out at first because instead of playing the dreamcast graphic upon bootup the logo just appeared. So I figure no big deal. I’ve got my VMU in, converter on, and I’m ready to play. Well, the stick didn’t work. None of the buttons registered. I noticed that it appeared the stick was stuck in a down position because it kept cycling down through the record menus. I try the stick on all three settings with the exact same results. I pull the VMU out and that didn’t help. I tried another Dreamcast. Every time I had the same issue.
Well, I’m thinking the converter is fubared. Wrong. I hooked in an official Dual Shock 2 controller and found that the converter actually worked flawlessly. Played a few rounds using it and was satisfied that the converter worked as it should. As an experiment I connected a controller extension cord to the MAS stick. Nothing changed.
Now this stick works perfectly on PS2. I think I have tested everything I possibly can here. I think i’ve pretty much ruled out everything but the stick itself. I am including a few photos of the wiring below:
I would be very grateful if one of you guys can help with my situation here. One of the main reasons I purchased this stick was for my collection of DC fare, and I’m very bummed that I’m having this issue. Especially since it does not appear to be a widely reported problem.