One handed controller for disabled son

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Mario » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:50 pm

blaze3927 wrote:just in regards on the dpad, are you gonna make a switch so that the joystick can be doubled as the dpad?
Yes, and it will also switch Z to L.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by smitty » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:15 pm

Light-ish blue would fine, right?
I dunno, some people can get pretty sensitive about their blues. :lol:
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by MarioOwnsAll » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:40 pm

This sounds like an interesting project, I'm tempted to make one just for the fun of it. The best idea I got would be to use a pc controller, have the ball joint that the stick is mounted on act as the analog stick and install a c stick for use with the thumb and a, b, start, r and z are buttons usable by all the rest of your fingers (wouldn't bother including the dpad/l trigger cuz there aren't enough games that use them).

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Pkmnjunky7 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:30 pm

This is really awesome guys. I'm glad that this project is happening, it shows that there are still some good people in the world. (mario, anyone else who has offered to help with this). Keep up the good work and let me know if i can help in any way. (i have a lot of extra buttons and such lying around..)
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by hackmodford » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:30 pm

I was just thinking... Why not use a PC Emulator? :facepalm:

You could then map all the controls to the joystick that's connected to your computer.
Seems like it would save a lot of time and money and the kid could play a lot more than N64... :facepalm:

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by smitty » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:49 pm

Simple, Hackmodford.... That's illegal!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by blaze3927 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:34 pm

and theres something more authentically fun when playing on the actual console.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by hackmodford » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:39 am

Yeah but does the kid really care? :?
I'm sure he'd just be happy to play about any system he wants :D

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by smitty » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:11 pm

But the thing is with emulators, he'd have to turn on the computer, log on, start the program, and select a game. With the actual console, you just gotta flip a switch. Which do you think a kid would prefer doing?
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by hackmodford » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:07 pm

As a "kid" I prefered the emulators because of all the extra stuff I could do like "texture packs" and even using different controllers and making the graphics look better with different plugins. Getting higher resolutions than the original console... :roll: It was joy!

And then there's the rom hacks :mrgreen:

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by collinE » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:31 pm

yeah, I remember when I was 5 and was really into texture packs and plugins and rom hacks :roll:
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by smitty » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:04 pm

collinE wrote:yeah, I remember when I was 5 and was really into texture packs and plugins and rom hacks :roll:
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↑ Said it for me.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by nevermind1534 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:40 am

collinE wrote:yeah, I remember when I was 5 and was really into texture packs and plugins and rom hacks :roll:
When I was 10, I was. My sister, who's five kind of is.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by kylechu » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:36 pm

Isn't this forum about using the original hardware? If you have an n64 and games your kid likes, and it's his favorite system at this point in time, why not make a controller for that system? Who says that they even have a computer that can emulate the n64 well?
Maybe we could just get an n64 controller to usb adapter if it's such a big deal? I'm sure they exist.

Oh yeah, and there's something about it being morally gray. Forgot about that part for a second.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Mario » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:32 pm

Not using emulators. This is AUTHENTIC!

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