Sanwa Joystick with Madcatz pcb


#1

Hey Guys, I want to apologize because I bet this has been covered somewhere, but anyways, here I go.

So I wired up everything for our custom fight stick and took it to play street fighter. The joystick has wrong directions everywhere. I cant figure out how to wire the sanwa stick. I cant use common ground because the madcatz controller doesnt support it? I can only go up-right down-right and sometimes up-left, but not when I actually push that direction. Does anyone have a diagram or any help with wiring up this joystick to a madcatz controller pcb (early version).

Thanks in advance,

avd7a


#2

Just wire the 2 parts of each dpad direction to the 2 metal prongs sticking out of the JLF’s switches and don’t use the wiring harness/pins at all.


#3

what do you mean wiring harness and pins. i have exactly that.


#4

This is how i wired it, except i used the ground from the bumpers and the left one doesnt work. also i dont get any lateral movement from my stick, only diagonal left right and down sometimes, but i can block so its there its just not wired right.

sorry if this is big.


#5

For your JLF, you will have to cut the Traces on Microswitch PCB, and connect Ground directly to each Microswitch.
Here something I whipped up:
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=6426326&postcount=20

I had it so that Sanwa JLF-H be used too.
Don’t have to use Wire Harness if don’t want to.

You can also just replace the whole TP-MA and put in Cherry Microswitches or other individual Microswitches.


#6

Wait… that pad is common ground.


#7

That is Common Ground between the same colors.
But the PCB as whole is non-Common Ground.

That is why avd7a got crazy directions.
avd7a needs to cut the Traces on Joystick PCB.

Since the Joystick PCB is Common Ground, using on non-Common Ground PCB would give crossed electrical registration.


#8

For right and left bumper, can I just used the ground next to the signal point, or do I need to use the common ground on the dpad?

My xbox guide button doesnt work either. I wired it correctly, and and shared ground with the start button (which works) but the guide doesn’t.

Thanks for all the help guys.


#9

You can use respective Ground next to LB and RB.
Do not have to use the ones on D-Pad.


#10

so I can keep my signal solder points that I made originally, but I need to go into the stick and cut the ground lines and use the new solder points for my ground?

btw thanks for all the help.