Well, the title says it all. i’ve searched through the forums SO many times, and only gotten pieces of information here or there. I would like to hack the controller to be able to still use the triggers as buttons. I keep seeing one of the following: some triggers on some controllers are already inverted, some don’t need the pot to be attached, or that I would need to keep the pots and set them to neutral first before soldering, but without any instructions on how to do so. I’m going to give the best details I can (and add some pictures once I have the chance to.) Since I’m not that knowledgeable about resistors and such, I’m trying to stay away from them just to be safe… Unless it’s really easy.
I currently still have the potentiometers or “pots” (little 3-legged orange things) connected, and also have the discs that go inside. The pots have “4 sections” listed on the side - in order from upleft / upright / lowleft / lowright = B 5 / 2 / 0 3 / 0
At first, before I knew about all this hassle, I took out the little “discs” inside of the pots. This left the X Axis (in Game Controllers > Properties on my PC) exactly in the center, and I could successfully get the buttons to register by connecting the top two pins on the other side of the board. One of the triggers made the bar go down, one made it go up. Let’s say LT made it go all the way down. When I connected the bottom two pins, it would completely “empty,” and then slowly crawl back to the center. I thought that was a good thing, but…
I was told I need to put the discs back in, set them to “neutral,” and then glue them in place, before I mess with them at all. Again, I still want to be able to use the Triggers, and I’ve also read that gluing them in place can be a bad idea if I do want to still use the Triggers, so I’m all sorts of confused. So, I guess here are my questions.
Before I even do this, are there ANY negative aspects to using the analog triggers in a joystick? I don’t mean “yea cuz they’re hard to hook up,” I mean things such as: is there any chance of it affecting gameplay / my inputs while playing? Or of a game not reading an input because I activated both buttons at the same time?
What is the easiest way to hook them up? Again, preferably without resistors unless that’s the only way to avoid problems such as my examples in Q1.
This question is not trigger related, but rather refers to the two analog sticks. Should I hot glue the stick in place to prevent random inputs, or is this not necessary? I will be using a PS3 TE stick and this MCZ CoD Xbox 360 contr, and linking them with an Imp Board.
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!