GameCube controller and PJ64 question

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Mar 31, 2007
  1. azoreseuropa
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    I know about usb adapter to PC for those many controllers and I choosen GameCube.

    Is GameCube controller compatible with PJ64 ? How ?
    The reason I ask is because nintendo 64 controller have four "C buttons", but GameCube have yellow "C" stick. Will the gamecube's yellow "C' stick work like Nintendo 64 controller's four "C buttons" for many n64 games ?

    What about "Z" trigger for nintendo game cube ? Will it work like Nintendo 64's controller's "Z trigger" for most nintendo games?? Can you answer those two questions ? I know that I have to manually config the controller myself but I want to know. Thanks in advance.
     
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    as long as PJ64 can recognise the controller you'll be fine. As for button mapping, the GCN controller does a really good job with N64 stuff...

    obviously the z button can be awkward for something like GoldenEye, but the N64 games I have on Wii work great.
     
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    You mean the gamecube's z trigger can be awkward for something like GoldenEye ? I am not fan of GoldenEye, anyway. [​IMG]
     
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    and if it doesnt work out exactly how you want, you can always download joy2key and use that with pj64


    joy2key is a great program, I always use it when Im watching videos and Im on the couch or in bed
     
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    You have to figure out that the N64 controller has like 3 "handles" and your left index finger rests on the Z trigger when using the analog stick, which makes it the main Action button in most games.
    on the other hand the Z trigger is really bad positioned on the GC controller.
    So naturally what you have to do, is to remap (within Pj64) the N64 Z trigger to the GC L trigger, because that's where physically matches on both controller.
    On the Z trigger of the GC controller you can simply map the L button from the N64, but you'll find out that it's hardly used in a game, if any.
    I usually map the C buttons on the C stick, but also use X and Y on the GC for quick access to C-left and C-right, and dependind of the game, I also remap c-down or up to the GC Z trigger.
    But the N64 Z trigger you definitely want to put it somewhere when you can reach it easily and naturally all the time, because it's probably the most important button.
    And don't forget that you can have multiple profile and create 2 or more for different style of games.

    By the way, I also use a GC controller in Pj64 and it works really great, the analog sensitivity and the deadzone are almost the same as on the real N64, making this , my first and only choice(not considering the adaptoid) among controllers.
    Other joypads just lack the smoothness and sensitivity required to precisely aim or move around on N64 games.
     
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    Thanks then I should use gamecube controller. I am going to buy trio linker plus, that's why. [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
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    Hey !
    I also have the trio linker plus, and I can confirm it works great, it even comes with a good configuration utility that lets you remap the buttons just like joy2key kind of programs.

    Now I would also recommend you to get Pj64 1.7 beta, the improvement over the free 1.6 version are really worth the effort.
    I've actually completed Zelda OOT with an hi-res pak in true wide-screen mode, not stretched !
    Have fun..
     
  8. azoreseuropa
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    I also have pj64 1.7 beta. Does this trio linker plus required disc to install or download somewhere on the google ? Or is this just plug in and you are ready to use it ? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Could you give me a link to the controller you are going to buy because I would also like to pick up one.
     
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    Sure but I need some answer first before I can give you a link because I am going to order one also however I need to know the answer to my question first. [​IMG]
     
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    This is the official page of the product, I believe there are also links to shop for it on this page.

    And by the way, I have purchased several adaptors trough the years, and honestly to me this is the best there is, it works very well and their support is excellent, I've seen about 4 or five updates in a year when it was already working fine out of the box, therefore I would say they care about their product.
    If you like, it go for it ! Is inexpensive, and it surely gets the job done [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I just got my self a EMS Dualshooter pro. It has two slots for ps1, ps2, or ps3, controlers! I'mma loving it! Also the playstation controler maps out nice for n64 games!
     

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