Strange official N64 controller

Discussion in 'Rare and Obscure Gaming' started by Arkanoid, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Arkanoid

    Arkanoid Gutsy Member

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    Hey can someone tell me what this is? I just picked it up at a thrift shop.

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    and here's a comparison to a normal controller.

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  3. Arkanoid

    Arkanoid Gutsy Member

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    No I'm talking about the analog stick. The purple is the regular one.
     
  4. pstrick1

    pstrick1 Site Supporter

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    Oh, wow. That is strange.

    Is that a digital stick? The N64 has an analog.
    What is the date on that thing?
    There are all sorts of possibilities.

    Nice find.
     
  5. Rogue

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    It was just replaced with a "gamecube like" analog stick, like they say.
     
  6. emu_kidid

    emu_kidid Enthusiastic Member

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    Yeah I buy those replacements for $12 on eBay :)
     
  7. Arkanoid

    Arkanoid Gutsy Member

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    That would make sense. Thanks.
     
  8. derekb

    derekb Well Known Member

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    fyi, from what I recall reading those gamecube style replacement sticks actually have issues on the ranges they report.

    link83 can probably shed more info, I believe he was involved in the thread I originally read that in
     
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  9. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag

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    It would have problem with the real range as the stick is shorter, and would hit the edges more.
     
  10. derekb

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    not if the component reported adjusted range values
     
  11. Hazerd

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    mmmm where can i buy one of these besides ebay, and what are they called?
     
  12. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    Get a replacement gamecube control stick.
     
  13. Hazerd

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    that fits in a N64 controller?
     
  14. la-li-lu-le-lo

    la-li-lu-le-lo ラリルレロ

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    You could also get a Hori Mini Pad 64 (I think that's what it's called). It's basically an N64 controller in a different, smaller form factor with a Gamecube-style analog stick. They can be a bit pricey, but they're worth it.
     
  15. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    That's where this one has come from.
     
  16. Alchy

    Alchy Illustrious Member

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    I think it's just an aftermarket replacement. I'm pretty sure I've seen Cube-like thumbsticks before (though saying that I can't find any like this on Ebay or Amazon right now).
     
  17. derekb

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    if customer photos are accurate then http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Cont...placement/dp/B000F7V2GO/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header is actually the gamecube style stick

    Nintendo Repair Shop also sells the GC styled ones
    http://www.nintendorepairshop.com/p...21-New-N64-Controller-Thumbstick-Repair-Part/

    I wish someone was selling original style replacements personally, I used to buy them off ZTNet

    there is flashable code which can be used with a microprocessor setup to use a real Gamecube joystick which will automatically adjust the output values to valid n64 ranges (or you can go beyond the n64s standard range limit, which can cause issues in some games)

    http://code.google.com/p/n64-joystick-translator/

    I can't find the original source forum thread about this project, they had some videos of various games reacting to being fed ranges over the original controllers maximum ranges though. Turok would bend your player view farther than normally able, Blast Corps would wig out and not handle it properly at all though.
     
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