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How to mod the MadCatz SE Fightstick

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  • edited Feb 2011
    I just purchased a SE stick for 40$ plus shipping.
    The stick has all sanwa buttons and a JLF-TP-8YT-SK with a madcatz balltop(all plastic balltops are generally the same, am i right?). The JLF-TP-8YT-SK comes stock with a square gate but the seller said it had an octagonal gate when I asked. He sounded like he was unsure of what the gate was and I have yet to get a reply inquiring whether its a square or octagonal. I hope its a square just because its the standard but I suppose an octagonal will do, plus the whole thing will be about 45$ which is a damned good deal.
  • edited Feb 2011
    you should post this video in the Guile's Theme goes with everything section.
  • edited Feb 2011
    is there any difrence between JLF-TP-8YT-SK and JLF-TP-8YT-R ?
  • rolleggrollrolleggroll Next to a bowl of rice
    edited Feb 2011
    david said:
    is there any difrence between JLF-TP-8YT-SK and JLF-TP-8YT-R ?
    Orientation of the power plug is in a inconvenient place for the 8-YT-R. Get the 8YT-SK and just get a red balltop.
    Dvdrawr said:
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    Its a square. Its standard.
    13lackCatXIII said:
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    You'd have to ask UPSLynx to do that.
  • edited Feb 2011
    can i still replace the stock se joystick with the JLF-TP-8YT-R because without knowing i ordered that one instead ?
  • rolleggrollrolleggroll Next to a bowl of rice
    edited Feb 2011
    david said:
    can i still replace the stock se joystick with the JLF-TP-8YT-R because without knowing i ordered that one instead ?
    Yes* (with an asterisk).

    I'm not sure if the harness (power plug thing) will reach. If it does, no problem. just plug it in no problems. If not, you might have to shell out for a longer harness (they are cheap) or look for some kind of extension (PITA).
  • edited Feb 2011
    thanks rolleggroll, very good info. im waiting to receive my order. hope for that harness to reach.
  • edited Feb 2011
    focusattack.com is a bit cheaper than lizardlick though they have a small selection of stuff unlike lizardlick still the website regularly offers coupon discounts. i just ordered 8 new buttons for less than 26 dollars including shipping!!! :)
  • edited Mar 2011
    I'm having a lot of trouble disconnecting the connections for the stick as well as the buttons. The plug for the joystick that is glued on will not come off for the life of me. I peeled the glue off the outside but it will not budge at all.

    The quick disconnects will not move either. I've tried pliers and they will not move an inch. I swear I have a completely different model or something...
  • edited Mar 2011
    Never mind, finally got it...

    I finally managed the buttons (breaking three of the buttons with how tight some of the connections were). I put the joystick in the hands of another person who didn't have inhibitions with putting full force into removing the plug.

    Awesome video, thanks.
  • edited Apr 2011
    Just picked up a Wii MadCatz TvC stick for $10 new. I'm thinking about trying this mod. I'm assuming it would be the same? It looks like the same stick.
  • rolleggrollrolleggroll Next to a bowl of rice
    edited Apr 2011
    toma said:
    Just picked up a Wii MadCatz TvC stick for $10 new. I'm thinking about trying this mod. I'm assuming it would be the same? It looks like the same stick.
    Yes Toma, the guide works fine. Only key thing to note is there is this little cage of tubes for the PCB, wires and support. It does not change a single thing in the mod, but the layout looks slightly different.
  • edited Jul 2011
    i have alot of problems pulling out the quick disconnects out from the buttons ? can some1 help me?
  • edited Jul 2011
    Great tips! I bought my components from FocusAttack and they arrived in Canada in about 2 weeks. The instructions are clear and helpful; many thanks for creating it!

    MadKatz places red epoxy on the screws. I had to dig some of it out on the joystick screws so that I could unscrew it. Also, I found that wedging my flat-head screwdriver under the button quick disconnects and twisting was helpful getting these off. One of the quick disconnects was binding and I had to pry it open a bit with my screwdriver, but all went well after that.
  • edited Sep 2011
    Hey, thanks so much for this. I'm from the UK and got the parts very quickly from LizardLick (great service). Buttons are fine and I got the tradition SF colours (six yellow buttons and two red!) and it looks awesome.

    However, at the moment, the major problem I've encountered is when I've put in the SANWA joystick, it just doesn't seem to work. I will keep trying and just hope I haven't damaged the components when I've removed Madcatz crummy stick. I will persist however... Any other advice is appreciated.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Sep 2011
    Make sure the joystick isn't getting disconnected from the control board. In the video I mention the adhesive that keeps the plug for the stock joystick in place. With my modded stick, I've found that as I carry it around and whatnot that plug tends to slide free and cause the joystick to not respond. I used a little piece of tape to hold in in place and keep this from happening.
  • edited Sep 2011
    Well I have the XBox 360 version and the amount of adhesive was ridiculous. Far worse than in your stick. I tried it with the back on and tried to keep the plug in place but nothing so far. I'll try some tape though. Thanks.
  • edited Sep 2011
    back "off" that should have read...
  • edited Sep 2011
    Well since my last messages I've had this thing working brilliantly! Thank you so much. Everybody should do this!
  • Good tutorial, and you're a good teacher for modding.


    http://www.arcadespareparts.com/arcade_parts/sanwa_parts/sanwa_joystick_red/12202.html
    Is this joystick a safe bet to use? Do I need any other parts to make it work in my Mad Catz joystick?
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