Zelda PH: Use arrow keys to control Link!

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Jul 6, 2007
  1. felix123
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    This is a way cool Zelda hack by namahanka. You can control Link with the DPad in addition to the touchscreen!

    The patcher itself is in Simplified Chinese, but it will work on both the Japanese and Simplified Chinese (fan translation) roms.
    Checkbox: Make backup
    Buttons: Select file, About, Quit
    Press select file, choose the rom. It should automatically create a backup.

    Download
    Original thread at NDSBBS
     


  2. .TakaM

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    a patch I didn't want to see.

    normally I'm happy to see romhacks for any game that do pretty much anything, but this is just a step backwards and a slap in nintendos face.
     
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    damn, i wonder if this will work for the english ROM

    actually, the file for controlls will probably be the same, so it'd be easy enough to compare that particular file to that in the original and U versions, then make it happen for the english release.


    assuming this patch doesn't work on an english release, i'll attempt to adapt it to one myself.
    mark me words there. seriously, fuck controlling link with just the stylus

    this post brought to you without proper capitalization
     
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    I think having an option is really nice. Besides, isn't downloading the ROM in the first place a slap in Nintendo's face?
     
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    It should be possible to convert this to Action Replay codes and use it on real games.
     
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    I think it's a worthy slap in Nintendo's face. They need to be slapped like that more often. That's what they get for not giving you a choice of control methods. Especially since "some guy" can manage to do it, why didn't Ninty give you the option?

    I hate having touchscreen use shoved down my throat unnecessarily. I don't see it as a step backward at all.

    I hope the same type of hack comes out when the USA version is released.
     
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    Hooray! This is awesome news. I kinda get sick of using the stylus after a while.
     
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    perhaps I should elaborate.

    first, we all know there is a lot of people who still swear they hate the stylus controls, they would probably prefer to buy an R4, download the rom and apply this patch, rather than buy the game.

    PH was built around the fact you control it with the stylus, so many parts of the game do not translate to button presses, I know there's the whole argument that you're not happy with what nintendo has done to your beloved Zelda.
    That's a double edged argument, stop complaining for a second and consider those fans who are more than happy to see nintendo take their beloved Zelda in a slightly new direction.

    the fact that the game would SUCK with dpad/button controls didn't stop whoever made this patch going through with his conceited dreams is enough for me to condemn it.
    I hope this isn't the start of a new trend.
     
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    Who said anything about D-pad/button controls? The first post says that this patch just adds d-pad control of link to the regular stylus control.

    Anyway, bitching about this makes as much sense as bitching about people cheating in their single player games. If someone wants to change/ruin their gaming experience, let them. As long as they don't somehow use it against you (i.e. online cheating), it's none of your business.
     
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    At first I was "wtf" with stylus only control. After 15 minutes I got used to it and it's better than I thought.
    So I'm not going back to D-pad. Besides, how do you control when to run and when to walk with d-pad?
     
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    I hate using the D-pad to move characters (It's slow and stiff) FF3 was much better with the touch screen used to move your character (Fluid and easy movement).
     
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    I thought I would prefer d-pad, but after playing the first few minutes of the game I was satisfied with moving around with the stylus [​IMG]
     
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    Stylus improves the game, d-pad takes it back to the 90's.
     
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    Same.
    This patch may be useful for some parts of the game, but you still need to use the touch screen most of the time, since not everything can be done with buttons.
     
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    I haven't played the game yet (I'm waiting for an English version), so I might be wrong, but I can't help but think that moving with one hand (i.e. the d-pad) and doing the other stuff with the other hand (i.e. the stylus) would allow for quicker control at any given moment of action.

    After 24 years of playing video games I think I'm ready to operate one with both hands at once.
     
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    It's not whether you prefer the D-pad or the stylus that matters. It's the ability to choose to use one or the other that matters most. When Ninty left out your ability to choose, that's when people start getting angry.

    I don't mind using the stylus to control the path of the boomerang or whatever, but simple movement of Link?! Come on! I need a break from holding the DS with one hand while scribbling on the touchscreen with the other sometimes. Hand-cramps happen pretty quick when you're holding it that way for long periods of time. I can play all day using the D-pad and buttons, and a little touchscreen use doesn't bother me like it does with constant use, but I need a break from CONSTANT touchscreen use. Having a choice is a good thing.

    That's why I think this patch is a good deal.
     
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    I mean no offense, but I think this would be the lesser of evils compared to pirating the game.
     
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    Yeah, that definitely wasn't the brightest statement.
     
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    This topic should have been a poll.

    As for the patch - personally I like the touchscreen control a lot. The only thing that I still don't get is how to roll. I can't do it every time. But whatever.

    I agree the choice should have been there - but touchscreen control is so much better than regular button control.
     
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    At least, now, the people have a choice.
     

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