Shop closed until at least June as I prepare to go to South Korea in April and Mexico in May. I still haven’t decided if I even want to reopen, but we shall see. Don’t even bother sending me requests. I mean it.
Welcome to Missing Person’s Dual Mod Service! Need a stick to work on multiple systems? I should be able to help you. Any stick that can fit a second PCB, I will be more than willing to mod. I expect TE’s and SE’s the most, but I will also be willing to work with HRAPs and VSHGs as well. If you have any other stick, I may be able to work with it, just PM me and ask.
Prices (Not including priority mail shipping, PM me with your zip code and what stick you want modded, and I will give you a shipping quote).
Dual Mod - No RJ-45 Installation: $30. This will typically be done for sticks only needing PS3 and Xbox 360 support. Parts will be charged extra (if you don’t supply them) and the cost for parts must be sent first so I can order your parts. Cost for Cthulhu + Imp = $46. If you want a neutrik USB jack, please add an extra $7 to the cost of parts, and $5 if you need a USB cable.
Dual Mod - RJ-45 Installation: $45. This will typically be done for sticks using a MC Cthulhu. The price will include a crimped USB cable–extra cables will be done for $10 each (This includes the cost of me buying the cable). Parts will be charged extra (if you don’t supply them) and the cost for parts must be sent first so I can order your parts. Cost for MC Cthulhu + Imp + Neutrik adapter + Ethernet cable = $60.
Full wiring job - No RJ-45 installation: $50. This will consist of hacking a 360 pad, and dual modding it with a Cthulhu. This will typically be done for sticks only needing PS3 and Xbox 360 support. Parts will be charged extra (if you don’t supply them) and the cost for parts must be sent first so I can order your parts. Cost for Cthulhu + Imp = $46. If you want a neutrik USB jack, please add an extra $7 to the cost of parts, and $5 if you need a USB cable.
Full wiring job - RJ-45 installation: $65. This will consist of hacking a 360 pad, and dual modding it with a MC Cthulhu. This will typically be done for sticks using a MC Cthulhu. The price will include a crimped USB cable–extra cables will be done for $10 each (This includes the cost of me buying the cable). Parts will be charged extra (if you don’t supply them) and the cost for parts must be sent first so I can order your parts. Cost for MC Cthulhu + Imp + Neutrik adapter + Ethernet cable = $60. NOTE: I do not have a Dremel, and do not intend to buy one, so in order for me to mount a Neutrik in a thick wood case, it will have to have a recess where I can mount it already put in. Otherwise, I will only wire up the Neutrik, and send it back to you to mount.
Replace a defective 360 PCB on SE/TE FightSticks (Currently dual-modded): $20. This will involve unhooking what I need to unhook from your dual mod, rewiring the dual mod, and rewiring the PCB itself.
Replace a defective 360 PCB on SE/TE FightSticks (Not dual modded): $10.That price can also be added to the Dual Mod options above if you have a defective 360 TE/SE Fightstick, and want it replace, but want to make it a dual-modded stick.
Q. Will you do a Hori FS?
A. No, just no. There is no room in a Fighting Stick for a dual mod.
Q. Will you do X-stick?
A. It depends on if there’s room in it, and if the mod you want is feasible. PM me with specs, and I will let you know. Also, if it’s a stick I haven’t worked with yet, don’t be surprised if I ask you for the weight of the stick so I can give you an accurate shipping quote.
Q. Will you put in a UPCB?
A. Absolutely not. There is just way too many reasons, but I’ll list some:
- A lot of work just to get one working period.
- Doubling that time is making the individual cables needed
- I dealt way too much with one for it to never work right, and I just don’t want to invest that much time into another one to tell a customer, “Sorry, but I couldn’t deliver.”
- I would have to dremel out a hole for the 15-pin; I don’t have one, and I don’t intend on buying one.
Q. Ok, well how about the Superplay?
A. I’m planning on getting a board as soon as mojochan has one available to tinker with. If it’s easier than the UPCB (as in, easy enough that it doesn’t dramatically raise my turnaround time enough that it takes forever to get to other orders), I will offer it as an option, and pricing will depend on the labor time, and the price of the board. Labor time would also depend on whether mojochan offers them in only in kit form or fully assembled.
Q. Would you be willing to do a project box setup?
A. I’m sorry, but no. Once again, it boils down to the time it would take, and the fact that I don’t have a dremel. Also, the cost would be so high for the boards and I would have to charge a lot more the time I invest to finish this. I want to keep prices down for you, and keep my turnaround time low so I can take care of more of you guys.
Q. Will you put switches on the stick?
A. Yes, if you want to use a DPDT switch instead of an Imp, I would be more than happy to accomodate you. That would also knock $7 off your parts order.
Q. Will you mod PS3 sticks to work with the 360?
A. I will, but I’m debating whether to just order pre-hacked pads from Modchipman.com or to hack them myself. If I do hack them myself, I will probably use the Retro Arcade PCB. Pricing will depend on the cheapest I can get it for online. If you are the first order for a PS3 stick to mod to 360, please be patient as I do the first hack of the PCB in question, I haven’t hacked a 360 pad before.
Q. Will you take international orders?
A. Sure. Just bare in mind that shipping will be brutal. PM me with your Country, Postal Code (If applicable), and the stick you want modded for a quote.
Q. Should I send my stick as soon as you take my order?
A. I don’t want you to be without your stick for a prolonged period of time. I will place your order for your parts. When I get shipping notification for your parts, I will contact you to send your stick, as well as the cost to mod your stick + return shipping.
Once I get the money to finish the mod, please send your stick. Just to avoid any problems with someone, I will not finish a mod I have not received payment on. Because then I spent a solid couple hours modding your stick for you not to compensate me, without the funds to ship it back. And I’m not about to assume ownership of it, even though you just sent me a stick with no compensation for modding it, to sell in the TO and then hear someone say, “OMG HE STOLE MY STICK!” So please, send paypal me your money, then mail me your stick and things will run smoothly.
Q. Will you pay to have my stick shipped to you?
A. No. That’s part of your responsibility. My responsibility is to mod it, that’s it. Shipping is on the customer.
Q. How long should I expect it to take to receive my stick back?
Depends on the USPS, and your order in your queue. I will, firstly, keep everyone updated in the OP of this thread about the status of their order. Of course, that will only be the 1st order in the queue, as I will only work on one at a time. But I will try to do at least one stick per day, so if you’re last in the queue, expect it to take 5 days AT MOST to finish your stick. If I’m working on a stick/board I haven’t worked with before, it may take longer than one day to finish, but use that as a general rule of thumb, and if you’re wondering about how long until I get to you, check the queue for more info.
Priority usually takes 2-5 days domestically. I usually receive priority from the west coast in two days, but that isn’t always the case, so be patient. I will provide you with tracking information.
Also, note, that Tuesdays and Saturdays are IMPOSSIBLE for me to ship on, as I have school obligations on Tuesday all day and I work on Saturdays. So, if your stick is done on Monday, expect it to be shipped on Wednesday. Rarely, if ever, will sticks be done on Fridays, as that’s my day to relax and to host meetups, so that shouldn’t even bring Saturdays into question. That will not, however, deter me from shipping on Friday.
Q. What if something goes wrong with my stick?
A. Note that I will be testing all the sticks for problems before I mail them, I will not send you back a stick that only half works. But if at any time something goes wrong, please, send it back to me, and I will repair it, so long as it’s within the realm of me repairing.
For example, let’s say I added a MC Cthulhu to your 360 TE, and when you get it back, 360 support doesn’t work. You open up the stick and there’s some wires that are loose in the case, but you can’t fix that yourself. I will take care of it.
However, if all the wires are intact, it is probably the 360 PCB, and not my own wiring, that’s messing up, and I can’t fix that. Call Madcatz, they’re good about replacing the PCB. I will be willing to replace the board for you, but since it wasn’t because of my previous services, I will charge you for it.
Any other questions, feel free to PM me.