Want to buy a SF4 TE Stick need opinions


#1

Hi all,

I’m currently looking to purchase a SF4 TE round 2 stick, but the question I had is this,

While I have a ps3, I also want to use this on a pc as well. The mobo should* be intel based but I’ll have to find out for sure.
I do have one of the original Cthulu boards for ps3 that I never ended up using, so would it be better to get the ps3 version, or the xbox and attempt to wire in the cthulu?

Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

Even if you can get the PlayStation 3 TE to work on PC, the Cthulhu is better at the PC.
So get an Xbox 360 TE and Dual Mod with your Cthulhu.

And a bonus with Cthulhu is that it can play PlayStation 2 games on Backwards Compatible PlayStation 3.
The PlayStation 3 TE cannot do that.


#3

Good to know,

I suppose Ill use up some of this spare wire then and get a USB cable and be done with it. Xbox360 model it is.

Thanks!


#4

*Double post


#5

You can use the USB that is already in TE.


#6

I have the cthulu with the screw terminals on it, I guess I was thinking I could just add wires to the existing connectors on the buttons/joysticks and then screw them down to the terminals. Now that I think about it, im not sure if the joystick would like this method unless it needs to draw +5 from the usb for example.
Sorry, Im coming from the IPAC/MAME side of things.


#7

Wait, you have the Cthulhu or the Multiconsole Cthulhu? Only MC Cthulhu will let you play on old consoles.


#8

I have an original ps3 only cthulu not the multiconsole. I was just hoping to go with a solderless method by connecting the wires off the inputs to the screw terminals on the cthulu then use USB out on the cthulu to the ps3/pc.


#9

You can do that.
Joystick doesn’t need +5V.
Unless you replace the Joystick with one that does need, like an Optical.

You can do that too.
If you want two USB coming out of TE.


#10

Cool.

Of course after all this, it seems the madcatz store offer expired on the 13th!
Crap :frowning:


#11

Well I was able to score a TE stick and it should be arriving today hopefully. With the solderless method of wiring this to a ps3 only cthulhu board, the buttons seem very simple, but is there a way to find out what wires in the ribbon cable go to the proper directions on the joystick? Im assuming the select/start buttons are QDs as well, so I just need to make sure on the directional connects I think.
Thanks!


#12

You got an Xbox 360 TE right?
Because you are Dual Mod?

The wires for Directionals are labeled.

Quick Disconnect for everything except Joystick of course.


#13

Yes 360 TE with iriginal cthulhu ps3 only.
Perfect, I had hoped if the wires themselves weren’t labeled, then the PCB underneath the actual pins would be. I would love to use only the one USB cable for both but I think with the version of this cthulhu it would not work easily.
Thanks again for everyones help.


#14

Well the wires themselves are not labeled.
But the top and bottom of PCB is.
Laugh.

You can use one USB with Cthulhu.
You just need to use a DPDT Switch to control the Data Lines, or get an Imp to do.

The Thread is just you and I.
One from The_Third.
Laugh.