Need help with Dreamcast Agetec stick mod


#1

Hi guys, i am new here, and i need some help.

I have a couple of DC Agetec sticks, and i was thinking of modding one of them, to work on PS3, X360, and DC too.I don’t know it this is possible, i am hoping it is, i wouldn’t want to lose DC compatibility.

So anyway, i am a noob when it comes to stick modding, and i was hoping someone would point me in the right direction to get started, like a detailed guide to do this, preferably with pictures of course, what parts do i need and info on where to buy the parts needed (i am from Eastern Europe, so a shop that ships over here would be necessary).
I know this is not an easy one day job to do, but i would really like to do it.So if anyone can help me i’d appeciate it.Any info would be helpful.

Thanks!


#2

That’s a bit beyond the scope of NSD. You’ll want to go to Tech Talk for that.


#3

Read the stickies in the tech talk and the newbie dojo. There are links to dual modding guides.

Off to tech talk we go.


#4

Here read these 2 threads

Dual-Modding

My own Agetec Guide and Work Log


#5

You will need to read about dual modding.

The PCB that you want to dual mod your Agetec with would be a Peawang Revolution PCB.
http://www.etokki.com/Joytron%20Paewang%20Revolution%20PCB%20Only

You will probably need to drill some 24mm holes on the side of the Agetec for 24mm buttons to accomodate the buttons on a PS3.

You need to google around to find a tutorial if you want to add sanwa or seimitsu parts.


#6

Rtdzing, like how I got sanwa parts inside of my Agetec?

I got a ChImp, the Agetec pcb and a SF4 Mad Catz Fight Pad PCB to fit inside a Agetec with a bit of case modding.


#7

Yeah. It is definitely a roomy case for a mod and good use of a dsub 9.

I have an agetec dual modded with a UPCB, but the UPCB is kind of a pain in the ass and out dated. I have not bothered making many cables for it.


#8

SNK64, on the 2nd Link I posted I also left sources for others to follow.
All but 1 would be helpful to you, that one source the link is dead and I haven’t updated it.


#9

I just modded a couple of Agetecs; one has had its guts replaced with an MC Cthulhu with RJ45 port, the other is dual-modded with a dualshock PCB.

For the dual-mod, I used scotchlok-type splice connectors to tap straight into the existing wiring, which meant I didn’t have to solder to the Agetec PCB, buttons or stick at all. It wasn’t the most elegant way of doing it, but I suck at soldering and it meant if I screwed it up I could fairly easily remove it all and take the stick pretty much back to stock.

If I ever get them totally finished off (still have a couple of holes to drill and hot glue to spread around) I’ll post some pics.


#10

Thanks guys for the help, i appreciate it.

Since i don’t have a spare Xbox 360 pad PCB i guess the easiest and cheapest way would be to buy that Peawang Revolution PCB and use it to do the dual-mod.As for the buttons and joystick, what shop would you recommend to buy from?


#11

Depends on your Geographical location. I know of shops from various places around the world.


#12

Arcadeshop.de is in Germany.


#13

So i did the dual-mod of the Agetec today, but the problem is it does not work on the Dreamcast, only on the PS3 an Xbox360. I used a pcb from the Datel Arcade stick, which is a Paewang Revolution PCB.
I had some trouble with the pcb, as i lifted two of the solder points for the buttons, but i repaired them (soldered two wires to the traces).I checked the wiring with a multimeter and it seems to be ok.

I used Darksaul’s idea and soldered the PCB cords to a DB-9 connector, not forgetting the golden rules.Any ideas what could be wrong?


#14

Do you have the correct wires going to the correct pins on both sides of the controller?


#15

Yes, i have.
Found the problem: on the DB9 female connector, i had connected the two pins (1 and 6) to which the red wires were going, as per the information in your guide.However, i found out that the VCC wire from the Agetec board was the blue one, not the red, so i connected that pin with the red one from the Paewang PCB, and all was good.Now i have a fully working stick with DC, PS3 and X360.:slight_smile:

Thanks Darksakul and rtdzign for your help, i really appreciate it.


#16

I should have mention do not trust the color code on that dreamcast cable.
That image was my own guide for what I did, as I didn’t use the stock cable.