4 sided d-pad

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  1. danweb
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    Hi, Just wondering if a wii remote with a 4 sided d-pad instead of an eight sided d-pad is available anywhere. I have been playing many virtual console NES games and it is extremely annoying when it reads the diagonals and a different direction. Wish that they had no diagonals on the remote. If anyone knows where i can get this or how to modify and existing wii remote in a way that would fix this then please let me know. Thanks,

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  2. Bladexdsl

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    the wavebird or GCC has that
     
  3. KuRensan

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    do you mean the D-Pad on the wiimote or the slide pade on the Nunchuck :S
    because my D-pad has 4 directions and my slide pad 8
     
  4. danweb
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    do the d pad. D pads look like they have 4 directions but on the wii are capable of recognizing diagonals. I want one that can't do that. Can't see diagonal directions.
     
  5. PsyBlade

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    the controller doesn't do diagonals the game does
    from the controller/wii pov its only 4 independent buttons
    doubt you will find a controller that messes with that

    you could try to make it physically impossible to press more then one button
    by inserting a X shaped spacer underneath the cross

    Code:
    buttons + spacer = unidir
    ÂÂOÂÂÂÂ \ÂÂ /ÂÂ \ O /ÂÂ
    OÂÂ OÂÂÂÂ XÂÂÂÂ O X O
    ÂÂOÂÂÂÂ /ÂÂ \ÂÂ / O \
     
  6. danweb
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    oh, i see. Do you know of any software changes to the wii that could change this?
     
  7. PsyBlade

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    well I suppose it's possible to include it in a custom IOS module
    but the chances so finding someone who is able and willing to do such a obscure thing are not good

    if you are only interested in NES doing this in an emulator would be much easier
    but still not a good chance unless you do it yourself

    Id really try HW mods first
     
  8. danweb
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    yeah, i see what you mean. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  9. giantpune

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    you can just change out the white plastic part of the wiimote. as described above, the wiimote circuit board only has 4 directions ( same as pretty much ever d-pad ever made ). sometimes, the manufacturer physically shapes the plastic so it can only press 1 direction at a time. this obviouly isnt the case with the wiimote.

    so, simple fix... open up the wiimote and bondo/epoxy or switch the d-pad doodad so it can only press 1 direction at a time.
     
  10. YayMii

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    The thumbstick on the Nunchuk isn't a slide pad. It doesn't even slide...