idea for a screw in joystick for NDS?

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May 24, 2007
  1. fitzbean
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    Don't know if this has been done - if so, lead the way.. but remember the old sega 8bit controller that came with a small threaded joystick you could pop a small cap off the game pad and screw into the middle of it? This would probably work pretty well for the nds game pad, no?

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    dosn't really sound durable...
     
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    durable? Well I don't suggest tossing it around in the yard, but it would be plenty strong of course dependent on the thickness of the plastic of the game pad.
     
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    Yes, but it's a removable piece so you can lose it, that's not good.
     
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    Seems like a rather small thing to re-engineer the DS for just that. The threads would have to go in pretty deep in order to be stable enough to jerk around. I think that might increase the size of the DS a bit. The gravis pad was thick and didn't have hardly anything behind its + pad.

    I wouldn't use it - I'm fine with the + pad as it is.
     
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    I wouldn't like it [​IMG]

    It would be too fiddly, I prefer the D-pad, and besides, what would you gain with it? You still wouldn't have analog, and now you'd have a clumsy console, because you can't keep a grip on it with that knob sticking out and teeter-tottering this way and that while you're trying to hold the DS (and play, too).
     
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    Haha I had that controller. The screw in stick was waaaaay too tall to be useful. It didn't change the fact that it was still an 8 direction d-pad. It was just much more effective to not use the stick.
     

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