So this is what I've got so far. That wooden box I found at the thrift store was a real disappointment... it looked like it was built from quality parts, but punching into it with power tools revealed that it was a made from LIES. Also plywood and cardboard. Man, that shit splinters in a hurry. The velvet inside the box complicated matters, too. I'm tempted to hit reset and put it in a different box, but damn the torpedoes... I've already got it working, so it's too late to turn back now!
Questions. The encoder I bought included wires that were entirely too short. The situation is so dire that the encoder is just floating inside the box, hanging by the wires... I can't actually anchor it to anything. Where can I get longer ones? Also, the clips on the ends of the wires hold the microswitches in a death grip. If you make a mistake or need to replace the wires for any other reason (like, because they're too damn short...), it's nearly impossible to remove the clips. You dudes have any tips for loosening them without ripping out the wires?
Ladies and gentlemen, it's the incredible disposable game system!
I found this in the free box at the local church thrift store. The lady running things that day was convinced that it was a mistake, and suggested a donation. I gave her two bucks, and everybody was happy. That makes three Wiis in my collection so far!
I have a starplex ebay watch, but they always want more than I'm willing to spend. They look a bit flimsy too--a custom would certainly solve that.
Mine's more of a referb/conversion of the world's worst psx controller, into a neo geo conversation piece.
I didn't go with the usual scantily-clad anime girl theme that many do these days. Seemed gay. Nothing less gay than a dudestick, though, amirite?
A suave, handsome dude, who oils up his throbbing, veiny muscles in the cool evening breezes of summer.
A dude who, incidentally, didn't sell out his best friend, but rather tried to save an entire city in the clouds for the low, low cost of 'some space farmer.'
A dude who has responsibilities now, and a passion for classy malt beverages.
Lando makes the tough decisions.
huh, where was I?
I have kind of strong opinions about button feel, and went with IL-convex units and cherry switches. I like to feel exactly when the switch engages, so I don't have to beat on the thing like I do with japanese buttons. Stick is an IL eurostick with cherry switches. I like the shape and heavy spring--besides, I don't really have a choice if I want to match the color of the buttons.
Fun fact, that awful blue grid pattern was actually painted directly on the back of the clear plexy and was a pain to get off.
There were two spots along the bottom where glue(!?) melted the plastic, and the paint couldn't be removed.
This really was the worst psx controller ever.
So you're the Colt 45 controller guy? Wow, that thing is legend. I've seen it pop up around other forums, particularly Cheap Ass Gamer. I... honestly wouldn't have thought about putting Billy Dee Williams on a joystick, but hey, whatever works!
I had a Red Octane joystick; one of the later models for the PS2, with the black case and red buttons. It wasn't as terrible as you're describing this one to be, but it felt a little less than arcade perfect. Also, the edge of the plexiglass needed to be sanded down. IGN wasn't kidding in its review... those damned edges really will do some mischief to your wrists if you let them.
And here's how that headline is displayed on the front page of the forum!
But seriously, I didn't like the PS3 much at first, but I've made peace with the system. It ultimately proved its value, and it's been more receptive to alternative controllers than its competition. (Ahem, ahem. Xbox 360.)
Broglia does decent work (aside from Neo. Emu, which has noticeable lag), but I tend to default to cheaper emulators if the option is there. John emulators are a no-frills but effective means of playing games for Nintendo systems. They're also compatible with Android TVs, so that's a big plus.
The cut off point for emulation on Droid seems to be PSOne. N64 has always been tricky to emulate and while Dreamcast and PSP emus are available, they're far from complete.