A second analogue nub for the PSP, using D-Pad inputs.

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A second analogue nub for the PSP, using D-Pad inputs.

Post by Jedza » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:04 pm

Well, this is awkward. This is the first time I've posted on your boards, so please bear with me. I have google searched the site regarding my question, so I apologise in advance if my question has already been answered before.

As I am not very good with physical modifications, I wanted to ask concerning the plausibility of an improvement to the PSP: the second analogue nub. Now, while I realise that such mods are available, these mods involve soldering connections to the face buttons. I would like to know whether it would be possible to place a second analogue nub on the right hand side of the PSP, but using the inputs of the D-pad instead of the face buttons.

You see, I love Monster Hunter, but the PSP versions have one horrible flaw: the camera is controlled by the D-Pad leading one to have to use one's index finger over the D-Pad whilst using the thumb on the analogue nub to move the character. It's exceedingly uncomfortable, which is why I am posing this question to you all. If it makes it any more feasible to do, I would be happy with having the D-Pad inoperable after such a mod.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: A second analogue nub for the PSP, using D-Pad inputs.

Post by Donalbain619 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:36 pm

This seems to be the largest flaw of the PSP. Hopefully they with add another stick with the PSP2. Ben did a mod adding a bigger analogue stick to a PSP to improve it, maybe you can use this to somehow map the D Pad.

Part One:
http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/10/how- ... -sony-psp/

...and Part Two:
http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/24/how- ... sp-part-2/

Hope this helps.
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Re: A second analogue nub for the PSP, using D-Pad inputs.

Post by Pkmnjunky7 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:31 pm

This could possibly be used for your purposes. It looks like theres no way for you to accomplish what you're wanting to do without doing some simple soldering.

http://forums.psp-hacks.com/f133/tutori ... s-t232861/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: A second analogue nub for the PSP, using D-Pad inputs.

Post by Thunderchin » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:28 pm

You'd have to translate the analog from the modded stick to the digital the D-Pad uses. It's easy to pull off but still has to be done.
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Re: A second analogue nub for the PSP, using D-Pad inputs.

Post by doug104231 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:47 pm

wow no one knows about this?
http://www.coolmods.co.uk/catalog/produ ... cts_id=190
its been out for a long awhile works great my old psp has 2 joysticks

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