Modding SFAC stick's Xbox connector to USB?


#1

Has anyone done this? I’m thinking about chopping off the connector and putting in a breakaway cable because I have a breakaway->usb that came with my DDR pad, but the SFAC doesn’t have a breakaway connector. I found some drivers and tried them with my S-type and they work fine. I think it would be awesome to have a stick for PS2, Xbox, and PC all in one. Any FAQ’s for this?


#2

Well, I’m going to go ahead and try it anyway. This’ll be the first time I’ve ever worked with wires, though.


#3

Very easy mod. Here is some help:http://www.fury-tech.com/en/Guides/Xbox-Controller-PC-Conversion-Mod
All wires go with the same color from xbox to usb.Cut and discard the yellow wire.
Hope that helps.


#4

Actually I’m modding it to have a breakaway cable for mine because I have a breakaway -> USB cable that came with a DDR pad. That way it’ll still work with my Xbox, too.

Also, with the SFAC stick, I found that the wires do not match up to the same colours as a USB or official Xbox controller cable. At least in mine they don’t.


#5

You could just grabt one of the cheap Xbox -> USB converters, which are nothing more than straight wires just like you’re describing. There are a number of them on ebay for less than $10 shipped, and you wouldn’t have to risk mucking around with the cable.


#6

Just use a converter for whatever it is you are trying to connect with, like a cheap, decent X-Box to USB converter out there.

No need to hack up your connectors.


#7

i just recently got 2 off ebay for about five dolors each shipped.


#8

It’s already done, but it works just fine. Right now I just have everything taped up, but I think I’ll eventually heatshrink it to make it look nice. I have too many converters anyway.

@nyra
If you’re looking to do something similar I’ll post which wires of the SFAC stick go to the wires in a USB/Official Xbox cable. That’s as long as Nubytech doesn’t use different coloured wires for all of them.


#9

sure those usb-xbox convertors dont work properly with sfac stick ? so ive heard on the convertor thread !!!
http://www.fury-tech.com/en/Guides/Xbox-Controller-PC-Conversion-Mod

^ seems very easy ? if i was to do that above to my sac stick will it work on my pc no problem, no convertors needed etc ? espiochamaeleo could you please post what color wires from SFAC xbox connector go to the USB male one?

wud be really greatfull
thanks


#10

The only thing you’ll need after this is the drivers from the tutorial on Fury-Tech. The match-ups are as follows:



SFAC      USB
----      ---
Blue      Red
Red       White
White     Green
Grey      Yellow
Purple    Black


That’s all you need to know. You only need the Grey/Yellow wire if you’re doing what I did (adding a breakaway cable), but for just Xbox to USB it’s unnecessary according to the Fury-Tech tutorial. And yes, it should work with no lag since it’ll be native USB at that point. I noticed a difference when I did it at least. Also, the wires are really damn small, the wire stripper I had only went to 22 gauge which wasn’t small enough and I had to strip them with a razor blade, so find a wire stripper that goes to 30 gauge or something or spend 2 hours just stripping the wires like me. :wasted:


#11

If the cheap xbox-USB converters aren’t gonna work, then stripping the wires and doing it yourself won’t work either; electrically, they’re the same thing.


#12

espiochamaeleo, i mentioned it in the converter thread, i got it eventually by opening up my xbox pad and matching up the wires. thanks :slight_smile:

Toodles, i am aware of that but im not sure why such a converter has never and yet to be mentioned in the overloaded converter thread, thus my doubt.

thanks


#13

my sfac stick has blue, white, green, red, yellow and coverless wires. can somone that has done this take a pic of the PCB so i know which ones are which? (i hope atleast the pbc is the same)


#14

YO ITS POSTED ABOVE BUT CHECK my blog for pics and directions
http://ilovenicii.com/


#15

no, above has purple + grey. mine doesnt have that


#16

oops u already left a comment on my blog, why do u wanna touch the pcb? are you basically just trying to cut off the xbox connector and attach a usb one ?
you seem to have different coloured wires :S


#17

im not touching the pcb… since the wires are a different color, if i see a picture of your PCB and see where your wires are, i can know what colors mine are equivalent to based on the position of the wires.


#18

http://www.ilovenicii.com/images/pcb2.jpg

http://ilovenicii.com/


#19

my SFAE stick has the same colored wires as you - did u ever figure out which ones match which?

if so please pm me

well I just wasted about 4 hrs trying to get this dman thing to work… it aint working - I have no idea what the colors are supposed to be…

when i match all the colors… nothing happens… when i swap them around windows says the usb device is malfuncationing etc :frowning:


#20

what type of usb are you using ? did u get the right drivers from my blog link?