Plinking is able to be done on any standard Madcatz. No need for mod.
Blinking (with select/back button) will require you to rewire your stick. You basically need to move the power and ground wires that go to the select button to one of the buttons on your face (typically, the button to the left of jab button), which forces you to use a different button layout. Not hard, but will require basic ability with electronic components.
This is a light form of cheating as far as I am concerned. I also hope that Combofiend follows up on what he said about Capcom potentially removing select plinking from from Ultra and possibly plinking in general. Putting a select button in a convenient place is one thing but wiring your stick up for it is entirely different IMO.
I’m sure there will be people who disagree with my outlook though and I’m not judging you. It’s just an opinion.
This won’t work for USF4 PS4 because select becomes the share button. Unless someone plans on playing USF4 for 360 or PS3 exclusively, this won’t be an good idea to get adapted to this style of gameplay.
I know, I was hoping USF4 was going to be good on the PS4 (but they managed to completely mess it up).
We are definitely not going to have select plinking in SFV, as the PS4 as you said has no select button. Which is also the direction Capcom wants to go into.
I believe in the tire fire of port that is the PS4 version of USF4 that you can still get the same effect as select/back plinking by hitting the desired button and the touch pad at the same time. The question at this point is will there be something like this in SFV.
You don’t even need to solder. Just find which wire is the select wire in the wire harness going to the daughter pcb. Cut wire from the connector (near the daughter side ). Peel it away from the other wires. Crimp a .110
qd onto the wire. Find the button you want to be the select button. Remove the signal wire from said button. Plug newly crimped select qd onot button.