Diagonals WTF?

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  1. Veho
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    Okay, so people tell me it's easier to hit diagonals on a Lite D-pad than a Phat D-pad. Well, I've been practicing Jam Sessions on my DS Phat, and, um, someone tell me, how do you hit anything but a diagonal?!? If I press anything but the dead centre of a direction, the entire D-pad tilts and depresses a neighbouring direction as well, and I get a diagonal, miss the chord, and end up with that "dud chord" sound.

    So if it's this easy to hit diagonals on a Phat, and people tell me it's even easier to hit them on a Lite... WTF!?!? How do you Lite people play Jam Sessions at all? Map all chords to diagonals or what? [​IMG]

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    Seriously now, it's kinda irritating. Any thoughts?
     
  2. CannonBallZ

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    I don't have any problems not hitting a diagonal, If anything, I edit the chord pallete so that the main chord changes are on the up,down,left,right
    I've used it jamming with some friends with guitars, and it holds up well as a basic accoustic

    It might be your keypad

    edit: sorry forgot to mention, I am using it on a lite
     
  3. test84

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    never played a phat but d-pad on DS SUX ASS.
    i'm always afraid that i'll break it if i press up-right, down-left or so.
    shit.
     
  4. roadbusta

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    It seems to be the opposite for me, on the lite. I find it hard to press diagonals, though up/down/left/right seem easy enough.

    When playing jam sessions, I just used two different chord settings for the d-pad, switching between them with the L button.

    Ironically, I find that playing a real acoustic guitar is easier and more pleasurable than playing jam sessions on the lite [​IMG]
     
  5. CannonBallZ

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    No doubt, you can't replace a guitar..
    but if you get the hang of the strumming, it sounds really convincing as a guitar esp if you have an amp cos its too soft just through the ds
     
  6. .TakaM

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    the dpad on my old fat DS worked fine, I remember playing the Metroid Prime first hunt demo, and it took me a while to get used to the dpad, but once I did, it was perfect.

    with the DSlite, I adapted immediately and it works fine
     
  7. 111111111

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    I find the DS fat and lite pads awful (along with the terrible psp lite pad - the psp fat was slightly better, but still bad).
     
  8. Arnold Schwarzen

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    I've sent in my DS Lite to Nintendo last year to get the d-pad fixed. It works great now and I can perform diagonals with no problem. Just send your Lites to Nintendo and get it repaired for free (assuming you still have the 1 year warranty, which is renewed when you get it repaired by Nintendo). This was one of the more common problems with the DS Lite when it launched.
     
  9. notnarb

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    The DS lite dpad is THE best that I have ever used
     
  10. pristinemog

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    Really, now? Because my D-Pad sucks ass. I don't even want to play MegaMan Star Force because it's so hard to do diagonals.
     
  11. ackers

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    I gotta Lite and my bro a Phat. I must say that I find the d-pad better on the Phat. I really struggle to press diagonal on my Lite...
     
  12. moggymatt

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    Duh Fat Thumbs !!

    i find the D-Pad on the phat DS to be better, and I still like the phat DS over the lite for a long gaming session or playing hunters.
     
  13. test84

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    Wiimotes dpad is great.
     
  14. 111111111

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    kekeke, nice sarcasm.

    Obviously the best d-pad ever is the saturn one.
     
  15. pasc

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    And what does this have to do with the DS [​IMG] ?

    I for myself prefer the Phat one, the lite's is too inaccurate for me. [​IMG]
     
  16. osirisFIVE

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    Haha, with practice it'll be fine.

    I remember when I was practising bleach DS, the instant air dash was quite hard at first. But I got used to it.

    So yeah, hardware sucks but you'll get used to it.