Jasen’s Customs TE EZ MOD Drop 2 – Now Shipping!
** IMPORTANT INSTALL NOTES **
Please review the following article before install! TE EZ MOD Install Notes: Jumpers and Slider Switches! and finally MCZ TE EZ MOD Urgent Install Note
** END IMPORTANT INSTALL NOTES **
Modify your Madcatz TE/VS/TE-S/TE+S/Brawl Stick/Fight Stick Pro to use any of Brook’s PCBs easily. Will also allow install of custom Pico Fighting Boards that have been adapted to the Standard Fight Stick PCB layout. This EZ MOD is allows for MINIMAL modifications to your MCZ stick replacing the home area PCB and connecting to the new fighting board using the included wiring. You will need to modify (cut and strip) the ribbon cables that come off of the button PCB in each of these sticks and connect them to the screw terminals on the Brook PCB, but that’s the hardest part.
This EZ MOD does work on all MCZ sticks that use the “home” area easily, with one minor difference for the MCZ SE sticks. The SE series has a small PCB for the START and SELECT buttons with connecting wires that require some splicing. Its’ not hard, but it should be noted that does require a splice for the lock out ground.
- Brook PCB (any works) or Pico Fighting Board
- PCB feet to mount your fighting board of choice to the case.
- Phillips screw driver
- Allen Key Set
- Wire cutters and Strippers
- Small exact knife for cutting a “fuse” on the EZ MOD based on the stick you are using.
My Live Stream where I installed this into a MCZ VS stick:
Johnny Wong (verified owner) –
Just finished installing this EZ Mod into a PS3 Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 TE1 and I have to say I was amazed at how easy it was to get a PS3 stick like this one working with my PC with X-input and my Switch with a Brook Zero-Pi PCB.
The only tough thing that most people will probably have issues with is scraping the jumper for either SJ2 or SJ3 for the LEDs, but if you have a multimeter and can test continuity, it’s not a problem. In any case, I would highly recommend this if you have an old PS3 MadCatz TE lying around and want to make it useful again with a modern Brook PCB.
DesiacX (verified owner) –
I installed this into a Madcatz TTT2 TE-S and it works exactly as described. With the exception of one step noted below, the installation was very straightforward and offers a lot of freedom for those trying to upgrade their TE that it wouldn’t have otherwise,
During my installation of the USB Adapter, a mistake on the adapter itself cost me a UFB. The installation video notes that this step is a super easy process, follow the letters on the PCB. However, the letters on the PCB were printed reversed from what they were intended to be, which led to my board being fried. I understand that DIY mods are an at your own risk hobby, but to have lost a pricey PCB from an oversight on a mod that is intended to be EZ is incredibly disappointing.
Jasen Hicks –
I’m sorry this happened. We posted an article about it, emailed all affected users the fix, and highlighted the fix in the listing on the website.
Mark Winckle –
I bought two of these to make my TE 1 fightsticks work with a brook UFB. Any modding process is tricky, even an “EZ” one, but you should take the time to read all the material on this site, and to watch the full mod video. This will result in a fight stick that works on any console with seemingly no modifications on the outside, and no soldering required on the inside.