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analog stick swapping

Post by project_failure » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:59 pm

Ok, i hate dreamcast analog sticks. I like xbox analog sticks. I have two broken xbox controllers, and plenty of dreamcast controllers. Can i put a xbox analog stick on a dreamcast controller. I have seen a playstation analog stick on the dreamcast portable by dkap01.

So the question is do you THINK it can be done. You don't have to be a hundred percent sure. 60% and up will do. :?
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Post by daguuy » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:02 am

you can probably do it with 3rd party controllers but not official ones
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Post by project_failure » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:05 am

which controller needs to be third party. :?: the xbox controllers are the original fat ones that i love so much.
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Post by Triton » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:16 am

should work they both use pots so it shouldnt be too overly hard

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Post by project_failure » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:31 am

okay so originals should work. mabye i should post picture of the insides.
Unfortunately my step grandma won't usually let me use her camera. :x
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Post by project_failure » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:56 pm

after having a look at the guts for both controllers analog sticks seem simular enough except the xbox analog sticks have tact switches. Do you think that will make any difference
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Post by vskid » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:13 pm

project_failure wrote:after having a look at the guts for both controllers analog sticks seem simular enough except the xbox analog sticks have tact switches. Do you think that will make any difference
It shouldn't be any problem, maybe you could hook a button up to it, so the you can keep your thumb on the stick and push a button.
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Post by project_failure » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:29 pm

good idea but might cause problems. :?
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Post by Electric Rain » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:52 am

Most controllers use the exact same type of joystick module these days. I've never seen a Dreamcast or an XBox controller joystick, (with the actual stick off) so I don't know about this, but if you're lucky you can just slip the joystick off both controllers (you have to take them apart, duh) and slip the XBox joystick right onto the Dreamcast joystick module shaft. I'm probably wrong, but all I know is that it works with PSX/PS2 and Gamecube controllers. Give it a shot; it's the simplest method you can hope for.
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Post by daguuy » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:52 am

XBOX controllers use pots (common) but dreamcast is the only one i know of that uses magnets. but as i said before, 3rd party controllers almost definatley use pots.
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Post by project_failure » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:30 pm

well the dreamcast controller i opened was a madcatz (3rd party) and they looked the same. I'll open up a first party dreamcast controller to be sure though.
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Post by Electric Rain » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:06 pm

See if you can pull the joystick off the Madcatz controller.
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Post by project_failure » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:25 pm

if you mean the post cover for your thumb, it won't come off.
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Post by Metroid fan » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:33 pm

No he means as in the entire joystick.

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Post by Electric Rain » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:09 pm

Look at the pictures from my thread here. See how the actual plastic joystick pieces come OFF the joystick module? See if you can do that (just pull straight up on it) with your joystick.
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