N64 controller question.

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Sep 3, 2011
  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    So after about a week of waiting for my LoZ game to arrive (which it did today, thanks Schlupi!) I decided to dust off my old N64 and play a little Goldeneye. Everything seemed fine and such, so I figured the controller still worked fine. Then today as I'm playing LoZ OoT I noticed that Link seemed to be...walking slower, as if the analog stick wasn't being pushed up all the way. So I figured It might be a tad dusty and old inside so I took it apart and cleaned it out real good and...still nothing. Same thing, so I was wondering if there was a way for me to sort of fix this problem as it's the only controller I could find. If not, can anybody direct me to a good site that sells N64 controllers for cheap? Thanks!


    tl;dr N64 Controller Analog stick isn't working well, as if it's not being pushed up all the way.
     
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    Why not just hit up eBay and get another?

    Or try this
     
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    I've had bad experiences with eBay, not saying it's a bad site and I won't buy things from there but I'd kinda like to keep it as a last resort if possible. I already cleaned the controller out, cleaned out everything just like that guide says. So I guess it's just a new controller or deal with the problem then...oh well!
     
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    O.o How come I've never seen this before?? Definitely tempting...but don't necessarily want to spend $25 on a controller...
     
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    Here's one a bit cheaper then, Amazon
     
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    What you need is one of these babies.

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    Nintendo sent me these four in 2003(?) ... all I did was call and ask for them. [​IMG]

    Try ebay.





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    Personally I find the ergonomics of the first-party controller completely insane. Can't play 20 minutes of SB64 without my hand getting completely raped.

    It's really designed for the hands of small children.
     
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    Or, really big hands. I love the N64 controller, but I've never held it by the middle 'wing' the way its intended. My hands are big enough that my thumb comfortably reaches the stick from a standard grip. I use the middle finger of my right hand for the z button.
     
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    This. I enjoy the feel of the original controller better now that I'm a tad older, my fingers reach just fine and I use the same exact method as you. That's why if I had to buy a controller I'd like to get an original.
     

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