Using analog as directional switch

philip jeszeckphilip jeszeck PherupJoined: Posts: 2
i know you can use a analog switch and put in resistors but where do you solder and connect them in to the controller to make it like a directional pad

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  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 4,763 ✭✭✭✭
    what controller, and why would you want to do this?
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  • philip jeszeckphilip jeszeck Pherup Joined: Posts: 2
    im using a old 3rd party gamecube controller and im trying to be able to use the analog stick in the controller in the arcade stick to play super smash bros and the 2nd stick im going to make into buttons to use the charge attacks
  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 4,763 ✭✭✭✭
    You might be better off using a MC cthulhu. There's a smash controller scheme Toodles implemented in the gamecube mode.
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  • GeorgeCGeorgeC Joined: Posts: 2,847 ✭✭✭✭
    Analog control doesn't help with most fighting games. Very few use analog controls to their advantage. I know the old Tobal games used analog controls. The second Tobal in particular had charged energy attacks (fireballs, energy waves) that required you to press down on the analog sticks.

    Frankly, analog control on fighting games has been a mixed bag. The console has enough issues dealing with background and character interaction without getting into overly complicated physics; so far, no system or developer has been able to take advantage of the "throttling" capabilities of analog sticks. Furthermore, analog sticks just don't do "tap-tap" or dash moves as well as digital pads or old-style digital joysticks (what Mad Catz and Hori produce for the most part). The physical realities/components of the DS-style analog sticks just don't let you pull off a lot of classic fighting game moves that smoothly. You end up using the the digital d-pad section of a DS pad or going back to a joystick or more fighter-centric joypad.

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    Gummo's right. Whatever you had planned sounds pretty complicated. Couldn't honestly tell you if it'd work because I didn't understand half of what you were talking about! What I do know is sometimes it's better to bite the bullet and buy a new PCB than mess around with mods that in all likelihood would wreck a perfectly good controller.

    Third-party multi-purpose PCB's like the MC Cthulu are a godsend for backwards compatibility.
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