teh damn dpad

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Should the dpad be higher to offer a more relaxed and less tiresome experience?

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  1. acrocosm
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    acrocosm GBAtemp Regular

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    see my hand? it's relatively small mesuring 17cm. Yet i find the position of the dpad too tiresome. After some time of playing it starts aching a bit and becomes stiff. Especially with games like castlevania that need constant and fast movements ¬_¬"

    i think it should be higher. there is space to do so.
    like that v where it is at the same height as the x,y,a,b, buttons

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  2. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    Get a phat
     
  3. acrocosm
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    too big and ugly
    when it first came out i went straight to to stores to buy one but when i saw it i just couldn't bear it's uglines and how cheap it looked like so i went back home disapointed and decided i'd wait for a redisign.

    i was sure they would make one and they did ^^
     
  4. Icarus

    Icarus fire walk with me

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    I know it's a little unrelated but I used to have a face plate for GBA and the plate not only protected the system from stratches, it converts the d-pad into an analog stick and makes the A-B buttons a little easier to press.

    Maybe you could find such a product for DS too, but I'm not sure..
     
  5. IainDS

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    My friend gets cramp in his hand but I've never had a problem :|
     
  6. IainDS

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    I remember seeing one of those. Not sure if there's one for the DS.
     
  7. acrocosm
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    i had no such problems with the sp. it was high enough for me to be ok. i can't remember how it was with the gba but i think it ws better. i still have one around to test but that would be pointless and i'm lazy atm [​IMG]
     
  8. [M]artin

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    As I've said many times, when I had a Phat I was a snaking God, but when I got my Lite, I turned into a snaking chump.

    The battles would always end up with me in the hospital with a full hand cast yelling at the nurse to "turn up the volume on the T.V. before I Blue-Shell your ass".
     
  9. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    my hand is around 16-17 centimeters and i have a problem with the DS lite D pad aswell, maybe they designed them for small japanese hands?
     
  10. acrocosm
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    they probably wanted it to look as sexy as possible and didn't care much about ergonomy. personaly i would like *all* buttons higher up and i would place the "start", "select" buttons one on each site. ..i'll make a mock up after dinner...

    but then there would be a lot of "unused" space and it wouldn't look as good
     
  11. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    nah in general japanese are small aren't they? yeah i agree they should have made the D pad slightly bigger imo. strangely i find the D pad on the gba sp much more comfortable.
     
  12. Psyfira

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    Nope, like it where it is. It's the bottom corners of the lite digging into my palm that gets me, would be nicer if it was rounded off a bit more.
     
  13. bobrules

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    You see, the DS is designed for people under 18.
     
  14. acrocosm
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    there > [​IMG]

    all buttons moved upwards and surround added ^^
    omit the surround if you dont like how it looks like

    if the buttons are placed like that the corners would be on a different position on your palm and wouldn't digg taht much. i also have that problem..
     
  15. acrocosm
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    under 18s did not had a problem with SP that had more space ...i think
     
  16. Rayder

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    I bought a set of grips for my lite. It's not pretty, but it cut down on the hand cramps quite a bit. I got the ones called the Swing-Grips from Gamestop. Not sure if they still carry them or not anymore. They don't list them on their website last I checked, nor have I been in a Gamestop since I got flashcarts. Best Buy had them at one time too.

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    They give you that extra space along the sides that really help make holding the DS more comfortable.

    It also has a space underneath where the DS sits for 3 games and an extra stylus. When you have your DS closed, it serves as sort of a case. No ports are blocked other than the stylus in the DS. The power button switch becomes a slide switch along the right side of the Swing-Grips. Each of the cart holders inside it can hold 2 full sized SD's (or the converters [​IMG] ). Also, since the case bulks up the system a bit, normal sized GBA carts don't appear to stick out as bad as they did. The case is plastic, but the area where the DS sits in is a rubberized material that wont scratch up your DS. As far as I know, the grips only come in white.

    It works for me....aesthetics don't matter to me, just functionality.

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  17. jalaneme

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    hmm not bad i guess, i don't know anywhere where i can buy this or something similar in the uk though?
     
  18. theorgan

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    oooooo don't take that out of the house. someone might break it for being so damn ugly.
     
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  20. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    i wouldn't use deal extreme their shipping to the UK is far too slow, (heard far too much negative feedback from them) i'm gonna look on play asia i think. and i wish i had it in black, also what is that second port next to the charger port on the back?