*The "padhacking" thread*


#4734

What, where you get using a butane soldering iron from?

Use a electric soldering Iron that produce heat 99.99 of soldering irons out there. (avoid cold weld soldering guns as it uses electrical current not heat to solder and can fry boards.).


#4735

I get that from my complete lack of knowledge. Thanks for your answer, I’ll return if something else comes up


#4736

Is there a way to use the switch on the qanba q4 or te2 to use it for switching a pad hack instead of the ps3?


#4737

Has anyone managed to wire up the 3-way position switch on an xbox MadCatz Fight/Brawl pad
I’m specifically looking to remove and replace the incredibly tiny switch with a bigger one. The bigger switch would then be fitted somewhere reachable on the outside of a case/cabinet.
The switch on the PCB has 6 solder points but I’m not sure if all should be used or …?

/nano

I figured it out in case anyone’s interested:
2 is Ground

Get your self a 2P3T swith like this one and you are good to go


#4738

I assume you are speaking of the LS - DP - RS switch? Just set it to DP and forget it.
No console fighter (worth buying) does not use DP only LS. There no Fighting games that use RS.


#4739

Hi, so i finally got to own my first Madcatz TE 1 Stick PS3 and I intend to swap out the PCB with a SFXT Fighpad PS3 for Windows compatibility. I can safely follow along this guide which is for the swapping in the Paewang? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVA564Dq9ZY (Thanks to Mr Myers)

Sorry for double posting please remove this post =)


#4740

Hey ya’ll.
So, I’m trying to add a 360 Afterglow pcb to a PS3 Hori Fighting Edge as a dual mod. I got everything connected up but haven’t set up power to the touchpanel/led for Start/Select yet (not confident enough yet with that part).
In the mean time, I decided to test out what I’ve already done. Everything worked fine until I press the buttons wired up to the triggers (LT/RT). When I do that (connected to PC), the afterglow pcb disconnects and reconnects (with a flash of lights).
I rechecked my wiring and I don’t see anything unusual. Anyone got any tips please?

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p529/chaoticmonk/360AfterglowTop.jpg

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p529/chaoticmonk/360AfterglowBottom.jpg


#4741

I’ve never padhacked that pad but if I were in your shoes, I would get rid of the LT & RT pots and do Toodles’ trigger mod. The mod seems to fix almost all trigger problems I’ve encountered modding. I even built a little tester board of it that I use whenever I run across a new or strange pad.

My tester board for triggers.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/PCBs/schematicg.jpg


#4742

Nice! I’ll have to keep this handy. Opens up the number of pcbs I can make use of :slight_smile:

I replaced the pots on the afterglow pcb with 10kohm resistors and everything seems to be working.
Just gotta wrap my head around powering the hori’s touchpanel/leds and I’m done :slight_smile:


#4743

The 360 controller I did was semi-common ground. I ended up finding 3 or 4 buttons to one ground. I just wired both current and ground for each button to the switch. Worked great, I’m the only person I know who had both ps3 and 360 wireless custom fight sticks. I disagree, I thought the 360 was SIGNIFICANTLY easier to solder than the ps3. Be creative when you make the battery pack. I just taped two batteries together and made bridge wires. Good luck.


#4744

Hello first post here

II’m complete noob on all this fight sticks shenigans :stuck_out_tongue: and padhacking for that matter.

I want to get a fight stick (my first) and I kind want to build myself one using a Tek case. My knowledge on electronics is light though. I don’t have experience on soldering but I have a friend who is really good at it.

I have 4 360 wireless controllers and I can butchered one to try doing a padhack. How hard it is? and would I be able to use it with my PC wireless receiver?

Thanks :slight_smile:


#4745

Is anyone here familiar with raw DualShock 3 padhacking? Are the shoulder buttons active low or active high? And how would I invert it so I can direct solder (if I need to invert)


#4746

Okay. Just bought the silver PS2 controller model “A” from my local used game store. I opened it, and it was this PCB –

Big mistake!

However, two-to-three weeks ago, I bought the black PS2 controller model “M” from my local flea market…


#4747

Anybody can help making a dual mod with xbone and ds4? I saw gummos pics but no tutorial.


#4748

I would not recommend the DS4 any more, there are easier pad hacks, mods and even standalone boards.


#4749

I had them padhacked already. Im asking for the tutorial how to dual mod them


#4750

If you got that far (and it works) you already got the hard parts out of the way.
Check out Dual Modding 101 for the basics.


#4751

Does anyone have a wiring guide for the PDP Wired Fight Pads for wii? I’ve been meaning to padhack one to work as a gamecube controller. (the one adapter you can buy is apparently really bad). I also need a guide to safe cuts for a GameCube controller.


#4752

NO.


#4753

Let’s see some pics, you’ll probably be able to do a non common ground hack as a worst case.