Hello SRK Forums. I am planning to add on a Brook Universal Fighting Board to the TE1 PS3 Fightstick because I want to play on PC and Xbox One, my question is, is it recommended to do so? I read here somewhere that the USB for this stick is picky, so my thoughts are that it might not work even if I added the UFB. Please let me know your thoughts.
If you install a different pcb like the brook boards it will work on xbox one / series x, and the picky usb issue will be gone. That said if xbox and pc are your target you might aswell buy the brook xbox board witch is a bit cheaper.
Theres a good video by vicko on youtube that shows how to install the ufb into a similar ps3 madcatz stick, the madcatz VS, witch is identical in terms of wireing.
The original PS3 TE stick had a terrible quality USB cable (along with other electronic components) and I’d definitely recommend replacing it when installing your new PCB.
The USB cable is different in the MadCatz VS, as is the home panel, button breakout board, and electrical components.
Thank you for the replies. I decided to go with the UFB by Brook. Is there a specific soldering material you guys recommend to use for the Brook board? Also, if you have done the UFB mod yourself, do you have any additional tips? Thanks again.
I think “picky usb” refers to the uhci usb protocol issue on pc in this case. Also other then the start and select buttons not beeing grounded to the lockout switch, i dont see how the turbopanel is different, i certainly rollowed the guidelines in the above video to swap out the pcb out of my own te r1 ps3 and it turned out fine.
Regarding soldering equipment, im using a ksger t12 witch works great for me. It can be found cheap too.