Alrighty. I bought myself a cheap arcade stick which is the Wrestle Joystick for the PS2/PS3/PC, primarily for use on a PC but also for the occasional times I play against my friend on his PS3.
Now I’m well aware of how it doesn’t exactly have a great reputation as one of those China-made knockoffs. This thread wasn’t made to discuss that point (I don’t exactly have the money for a Madcatz SE stick just yet, and it beats those horrible 7$ sticks for PCs that are just modified gamepads)
As far as responsiveness goes, it’s satisfactory for me who has no intention of entering competitive play anytime soon. Pretty good for a cheap stick. However, it also has a bit of a problem…
The actuators on the stick do not register as POV switches, and act as buttons instead. While this works for SFIV, it does not work for just about anything else.
Additionally, Windows’ configuration lists 19 buttons in total, when there are 15 buttons in total, including the POV switches (so it truly has 11 buttons and 4 POV switches…treated as buttons)
Only god knows what these phantom buttons are for.
Now I know well enough from information online that these buttons are soldered onto the PCB, so I’m asking for an alternative solution before potentially breaking this thing into pieces:
Is there any software or driver-based solution I can employ to fix this?
I’ve tried searching online for any solutions only to find that there are no driver updates, details on the company that made it nor whoever wrote the drivers for the thing. Does anyone actually have drivers for this thing that actually has POV switches?
I’ve also tried uninstalling the drivers, but the stick surprisingly acts the same way without it, apart from now being called a PLAYSTATION®3 GAMEPAD.
I got a few more details that may help for anyone who might know about these sticks.
Model: Street Domination USB/PS2/PS3 568
OS: Windows XP
DirectX version: 9.0c
Joystick name: PS3 Vibration Joystick
Driver name: PS34A19K BM Effect Driver 1.01
I can supply the stick’s DLLs for Windows if someone is interested in poking around assembly.
Personally, I just hope that if it came down to opening it, there’d be some hidden switch I’d just need to flip