Possibilities of 2 stylus on 3DS ?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Range-TE, May 25, 2010.

May 25, 2010
  1. Range-TE
    OP

    Member Range-TE GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    546
    Country:
    Indonesia
    just wanted to know your opinions about the possibilities of The 3DS having multi touch and 2 stylus's.

    just imagine playing something like Trauma center with 2 stylus
     


  2. 8BitWalugi

    Member 8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    3,271
    Location:
    Side 7
    Country:
    Australia
    If it was multi touch, they'd probably ditch the 2nd screen and stylus idea in general.
    Imagine tryng to hold your DS and using 2 styli in 1 hand. :/
     
  3. TwinRetro

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    United States
    Chopstick Hero!
     
  4. jan777

    Member jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,829
    Country:
    Philippines
    Not everyone is ambidextrous. so that will fail.

    maybe multitouch, but 2 styli? Anyone else got 3 hands?
     
  5. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,268
    Location:
    Virginia
    Country:
    United States
    The screen would have to be damn big, or you wouldn't be able to see it.

    Otherwise it would be pretty neat. I could dig a multi-touch phantom hourglass. The impreciseness of it was what drove me away.

    I don't think it would be too hard to hold, even with the styluses though - just hold the bottom with your pinky, ring, and middle, gripping the stylus with pointer and thumb.
     
  6. doeo

    Banned doeo Banned

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    212
    Country:
    Antarctica
    You cannot fathom the immensity of how crappy I think that would be. [​IMG]
     
  7. YayMii

    Member YayMii hi

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    4,882
    Location:
    that place
    Country:
    Canada
    Some sort of weird wrist strap that keeps your DS balanced during gameplay [​IMG]
     
  8. KDH

    Member KDH GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    241
    Location:
    Kansas
    Country:
    United States
    This is actually technically impractical and prohibitvely expensive, at least by Nintendo's standards. Multi-Touch means capacitive touch screen, which means a normal stylus won't work. Capacitive screens require the low-level electrical field flowing through your skin to recognize that you've touched the screen. Now, they do make styli for capacitive screens, but the cheapest ones I've found are still around $30 per unit.

    So while multi-touch is very likely, it'll probably be handled that same way it was when smart phones made the switch to capacitive screens: ditch the stylus.
     
  9. naglaro00

    Member naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,381
    Location:
    Pulse
    Country:
    Philippines
    The DSi XL has two styli.

    lol
     
  10. shlong

    Member shlong in memoriam of gravitas

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,301
    Location:
    Charlotte's maze
    Country:
    Italy
    THE ALL NEW FLOATING 3DS!!! NEW HOVER SYSTEM!!!
     
  11. Livin in a box

    Member Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,794
    Location:
    Purgatory
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Lets not go too far...
     
  12. KingVamp

    Member KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9,598
    Country:
    United States
    Actually after thinking about it , that would be some what cool [​IMG]
     
  13. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    7,480
    Location:
    Gallifrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Little fingers on the back, ring fingers on the inside, and thumb and remaining fingers using the styli.


    Also, lol at the Chopstick Hero remark. [​IMG]
     
  14. Devin

    Member Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,701
    Location:
    The Nexus
    Country:
    United States
    Possible. If Nintendo implies a hover propulsion system, that senses your motion so it can then calibrate the correct position for you to play it. You would just need a portable, air tank, and a stable way to fume out the air in a way, so that that the 3DS doesn't spin out of control.

    Or.....

    A built in magnet pad, so you can just stick the 3DS to anything metallic. You wanna play the 3DS on a Ds? Possible. On a airplanes rotating fans? Yeah!

    I'd buy it.
     
  15. gameboy13

    Member gameboy13 Orange and fluffy since 1995.

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    976
    Location:
    The Fur Side.
    Country:
    United States
    I would pirate that.
     
  16. killeryunran

    Newcomer killeryunran Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Country:
    Netherlands
    No no no. With your thumb and pointer you'll hold one stylus. And the other stylus has to be stuck between your pinky and ring. And you would use your middle to move the second stylus.

    Because I've tried to use the chopstick hero idea(Not Really xD). But I couldn't really move them that well :S
     
  17. bluebowser31

    Member bluebowser31 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    248
    Country:
    United States
    i definitly HOPE this wont happen. multitouch would be great, but if so, it NEEDS to be 1 stylus (spelling?) max!

    i personaly think the whole 3d and touchscreen thing wont work to well, and if the thing about its screens being 2 different sizes, i bet the touch screen is only used for the dsi compadibilty, which i thought ign said it would have.

    i just hope its free, has a 500 PPI, games are free, a hombrew kit/guide comes with it, and it is able to emulate the PS3. ANYTHING LESS AND I WILL SUE!
     
  18. XtremeCore

    Member XtremeCore GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    131
    Country:
    United States
    To understand multi-touch, first, we must understand that there are 2 kinds of touchscreen out there - the capacitive touchscreen (found on iPod touches/iPhones) and resistive touchscreen (found on the current DS line, and most smartphones)

    Capacitive touchscreen is really about using only your finger. From what I've read, it seems that capacitive will only work with your fingers - which means no gloves, no stylus, no anything ... just your finger. And capacitive touchscreen really work like a breeze - it's true touchscreen.

    Resistive touchscreen are different. They worked by having 2 plastic films coming in contact with each other to sense the position. Thus, this requires ONLY pressure ... which means no matter what material you're using, as long as you applied pressure, it should work. So, stylus, gloves ... practically any object works with resistive. But using pressure makes resistive touchscreen like a pressscreen or sth of a similar constituency.

    Normally, if they were to include multi-touch, they will most likely use capacitive touchscreen ... which means no stylus. But then again, cost is higher, and lifespan is shorter.

    However, from what I've read, some resistive touchscreen do support multi-touch. But imo, if we want multi-touch, using resistive touchscreen really defeats the purpose of multi-touch. It would be very difficult to multi-touch with pressure. The idea of multi-touch is really about not using stylus, but using your fingers, since functions like pinch-to-zoom works really weird with stylus (and with pressure).

    So in my opinion, if 3DS were to include multi-touch, Nintendo would use capacitive touchscreen and no stylus.

    If Nintendo wants 3DS to come with stylus, I think resistive is the answer, and same as the current DS line, only 1 stylus -- unless they want multi-touch resistive ... which imo, not very good.
     
  19. zeromac

    Member zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,194
    Location:
    Earth
    Country:
    Australia
    How the hell would you hold the 3DS while holding 2 styli (plural of stylus)
     
  20. thedicemaster

    Member thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,412
    Country:
    Netherlands
    not really, since it's not the touch it detects but close proximity to an electric field(you don't need to actually touch the screen, just coming close enough with your fingers is enough)
     

Share This Page