Noob Needs A Lot Of Arcade Stick Help


#1

Ok, ordered my MadCatz SF4 stick yesterday, should be arriving tomorrow.
I want to mod it pretty soon I need to know If these parts are compatible

Also if anyone has any PSDs with Juri that would be amazing.

thanks much,
-Reptile


#2

Yea, perfect. But why another spring?


#3

I don’t think the LS-33 works on the Madcatz sticks.


#4

Cannot use LS-33 unless you modify the Wire Harness inside Mad Catz.
You would have to cut the Wire Harness, then solder or use Quick Disconnect on LS-33.

Or you buy PCB from LS-55-01 or LS-56-01, then use on LS-33.
Then you be able to use the Wire Harness.


#5

I want more resistance, I heard that this the spring for the job.


#6

can you suggest a different stick?


#7

Any Seimitsu ending in -01.


#8

thank you much


#9

thank you much


#10

Seimitsu LS-56(-01) has the most resistance.
I guess is why you want to buy that Spring.

To use LS-56-01 in the Mad Catz, you need to buy Seimitsu MS Mounting Plate.
You have to replace the default VF Mounting Plate with MS Mounting Plate.


#11

will this work?
Seimitsu LS-32-01


#12

will this work?
Seimitsu LS-32-01


#13

does the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK Joystick work on madcatz? Cause i was also going to get ls 33


#14

ok I’m not going to lie here and pretend to understand what that means,
if you could just pick out the exact parts I would be eternally greatfull.


#15

Well yeah, but couldn’t you just get a LS-32-01 or a LS-56-01 if you’re still interested in a Seimitsu stick?

The LS-56-01 stick comes with a VF mounting plate. You have to buy this Seimitsu MS Mounting Plate for you to mount it on the the arcade stick.


#16

Yes.

Any Sanwa JLF will go in.
All Sanwa JLF are the same; some just have different suffix to show what is added on.

Here the six variations listed in Sanwa Catalog ('07~'08):
JLF-TP-8 is Base JLF.
JLF-TP-8Y is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90°.
JLF-TP-8T is Base JLF with JLF-P-1 (Flat Mounting Plate).
JLF-TP-8YT is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90° with JLF-P-1 (Flat Mounting Plate).
JLF-TP-8S is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90° with JLF-P-1S (S Mounting Plate).
JLF-TP-8Y-SK is Base JLF with the TP-MA (PCB) rotated 90° with JLF-CD (Shaft Cover).

Of course other variations can be done too:
JLF-TP-8-SK, JLF-TP-8T-SK, JLF-TP-8S-SK, JLF-TP-8YT-SK.

I’ll just add this for completeness, since it is JLF:
JLF-TM-8 can do; JLF-TM-8T, JLF-TM-8T-SK, JLF-TM-8S, JLF-TM-8S-SK.

You can use any of those.

JLF-TP-8 you will rotate PCB and use stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate or buy Sanwa JLF-P-1.
JLF-TP-8Y you will use stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate or buy Sanwa JLF-P-1 to mount in Case.
JLF-TP-8T you will rotate PCB and just pop into the Case after removing stock Mad Catz Joystick.
JLF-TP-8YT you will just pop into the Case after removing stock Mad Catz Joystick and mount in Case.
JLF-TP-8S you will remove JLF-P-1S, rotate PCB and use stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate or buy Sanwa JLF-P-1.

(I’m just explaining for some. There are of course more variations.)

You see that I did not mention anything with [SK]?
That is because it is nothing to how Sanwa JLF fit into Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick?.
It is just a Shaft Cover; there for looks.

Once you have a JLF in your hands, rotating the PCB can be done in only five seconds.
It is super easy.

Here is removing Restrictor Gate.
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Here is rotating of PCB.
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If want save money, and shop you are buying from has JLF-TP-8Y cheaper than JLF-TP-8YT, then get JLF-TP-8Y.
Just use the stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate.

But if you don’t want to do the work of unscrewing the stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate off, then buy JLF-TP-8YT.
Some shops sell JLF-TP-8YT with Mounting Plate not pre-installed, so you may have to screw it on yourself.
But if you will be screwing on Mounting Plate, might as well start out with JLF-TP-8Y right?

But installing a Mounting Plate requires taking apart Joystick.
So might as well start out with JLF-TP-8 right?
That doesn’t matter though, as I don’t think I’ve seen shop with JLF-TP-8, just JLF-TP-8Y.
Rotating PCB very simple and quick though.

You want the exact variation of Sanwa JLF that Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick? has?
JLF-TP-8YT.
Even more exact?
JLF-TP-8YT-W; that just means White Ball Top.

You want the exact variation of Sanwa JLF that Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick? Tournament Edition has?
JLF-TP-8YT-SK.
Even more exact?
JLF-TP-8YT-SK-W; that just means White Ball Top.

So, choose which you want.
Choose on how much you want to spend.
Choose on how much work you want to do.

And one last thing to end this Post.
If you will be reusing the stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate, just reuse the screws.
And also, the screws need something to hold onto; they grab on the nuts.

These nuts are located in the stock Mad Catz Joystick.
After you remove the Restrictor Gate, lift off the Joystick PCB.
Underneath, you will then see the four nuts the screws are threading into.

But if for some reason you do not want to reuse the screws and nuts, you can go out to buy.
There is known problem for the screws to strip really super easy.

Get some M3 (3mm) screws of .5mm Pitch at length of 8mm.
For the nuts, get M3 (3mm) of .5mm Pitch.

If you are not reusing stock Mad Catz Mounting Plate, and just using the one provided with Sanwa JLF, then it’s cool.

I already told you exactly.
Seimitsu LS-56-01 and also Seimitsu MS Mounting Plate.


#17

goodmode?


#18

Okay.


#19

That will work. When you replace the parts, before putting back on the bottom plate, test the joystick. If only down registers then it is plugged in upside down.


#20

Hey guy, you can get a Qanba Empire Arcadia Arcade Fighting Joystick Controller for Xbox360/PC:smile: