One stick to rule them all


#1

Hey everyone… I’ve got a TE PS3 stick, but I also have an Xbox and a Mac.

I’ve been looking at the possibility of modding the stick for use on Xbox using a MadCatz 4716 board. I looked at the tutorials and it seems a big hack-ish to have an enture gamepad PCB inside my stick case. Is there a smaller, 3rd party board I can buy instead, like the Cthulhu?

Ideally, i’d like the stick to work on my mac so I can play Mame roms as well, but it’s not essential.

Cheers!

B


#2

There are drivers available for 360 controllers on OSX. So if you duel modded your stick it should work fine when in 360 mode. Do a bit of a search in google, I cant remember what I used or what it was called but I distinctly remember it being a self installing application that I could access within my control panel to configure (Formatted my HDD since then).

On using a Madcatz board, I’ve seen them fit perfectly fine inside of a TE.


#3

Hmm ok, so there’s no aftermarket Xbox 360 Controller PCB which isn’t so chunky?

Didn’t know xbox controllers worked on computers… wicked!


#4

Madcatz 4716 is the smallest/Easily Accessible 360 PCB on the market that I know of. Due to Microsoft Licensing and what I believe are a few technical issues, nothing similar to the Cthulhu can be produced for 360.

If I can fit a 4716 into a PS3 SE cleanly, doing it to a PS3 TE is a joke. I really need to get off my butt and post that mod up…


#5

I think it’s a pretty heavy technical issue, some kind of chip in 360 controllers that the console checks for making sure only approved products can connect. Something like that.


#6

The smallest 360 pcb is the Madcatz SE or TE pcb. There are no 3rd party Cthulhu like PCBs. Microsoft created a controller security chip to prevent unauthorized 3rd parties from making xbox 360 controllers, and all of the licensed peripheral makers are charged a fee for every controller made.

Microsoft is also very selective of who gets a license. Only a handful of manufacturers, Madcatz, Hori, Joytech are all I can think of. Nobody has broken the security on this chip, and if one where to, MS probably would sue due to DMCA security circumvention laws.


#7

how about the madcatz fightpads? those pcbs looked fairly clean


#8

They are, and you don’t have to do the trigger hacks either. I prefer to work with them


#9

Madcatz pcb FTW!!!
Does knowing that there is a controller pcb in your stick bother you? Do you have a special clear case/cp that will allow you to see it during gameplay? If not, then whats the problem?
But seriously, the madcatz pcb is VERY easy to work with, its so easy, even a caveman can do it :confused: