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Controller discussion; N64 controller discussion - collecting/issues/help
Topic Started: Jul 23 2006, 12:29 AM (41,754 Views)
dataDyne
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I've been trying to track down a MakoPad 64 to buy somewhere on the net as I really want one of those metallic joysticks. A guy on the GameFAQs N64 message board apparently took a metallic joystick out of the MakoPad (or maybe some other 3rd party N64 controller) and replaced his normal joystick on his official controller with it. I plan to do the same, as if it is successful then my controller's joystick will never become loose. :D
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dataDyne
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alxbly
Jul 30 2006, 04:17 PM
You don't need to go to all that trouble. Do a search for 'ceramic grease' (it's a type of plastic lubricant), or check for some on ebay. If you put some on the inside of the analogue stick it'll slow down the wear to an unnoticeable level. Then you don't have to worry about using third party sticks which often aren't as sensitive as the nintendo ones.

Mmmonkey.co.uk have all the info you need if you're gonna try this out.

I would do that if I had a relatively new N64 controller, but unfortunately I don't. This means that if I did lubricate my joystick (NOTHING SUSS :blink: ) it would stay somewhat loose, so there is no point in doing that. If Nintendo of Australia sold N64 controllers on their web site (why does the US always get what we don't?) I would buy one in a heartbeat. Then I could apply some ceramic grease to the joystick every year or so and have a perfect controller for years! But that will probably never happen.....
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dataDyne
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That's a pretty nice controller! Silver with black buttons...very nice colour scheme.
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dataDyne
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$7.00 does seem pretty ridiculous to me, especially for just an analogue stick replacement. It is good to see that they are still being sold though.
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dataDyne
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Sep 30 2007, 08:20 PM
Applepieman
Sep 26 2007, 02:08 AM
Man actually how often does this even show up on any auction site?

How much was it going for on ebay?

Not often, and it sold for only £1 + shipping. That's $2.

And I missed it.

;_;

Wow, you'd think a fairly rare accessory would sell for more than a measly $2.
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dataDyne
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I'd choose a Dual Shock over it anyday, but it's still quite comfortable and it gets the job done. My only criticism is the D-Pad and the fact that the controller is incredibly unsuitable for fighting games.
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dataDyne
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Jan 2 2008, 02:37 AM
...is tight or not?

:blink:

Are you kidding me? I used to use astrology to figure this out, but recently I've resorted to microbiology to determine whether or not the joystick is tight.
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dataDyne
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Jan 2 2008, 07:46 PM
Thanks to the people who actually helped out instead of trolling and adding a meaningless post to the topic.

No offense, but what did you expect? You asked a question that didn't need to be answered. The fact that the answer was so blatantly obvious clearly made this topical laughable to a few members - including myself. Would you like us to tell you how to determine whether or not your shirt is buttoned up? How about how to determine when the sun is out?

Your second question was definitely worthy of its own topic, but the first one...just...wow. It's seriously worrying that somebody would need that answered by somebody else.
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dataDyne
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Wow, that was a really interesting article! I can't believe it's taken this long for the prototype controllers to surface, not that I've been sitting here all this time twiddling my thumbs waiting. :whistle:

One thing I found exceptionally odd about the beta prototype was the square-shaped indent in the analogue stick housing. Why would Nintendo even consider shaping the indent like a square, considering the stick is designed to be rotated 360 degrees in a smooth manner?
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dataDyne
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I'm a huge fan of tattoos, but that is repulsive! It looks cheap and nasty. The horrid, electric green background certainly doesn't help either. Though it is a work in progress so I shouldn't make any harsh judgements until I see the final product.

With that being said, it is cool that there are big enough N64 fans out there to tattoo a piece of the console onto their skin for the rest of their lives. ^_^
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dataDyne
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You have no idea how disappointed I was when I read this:

Alxbly (N64 Answers)
 
Letís kill that excitement straight away; this controller canít be used for dual analogue control.


Personal disappointments aside, I really enjoyed that review. There surely can't be any controllers left to review....right?
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dataDyne
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Tokala
Mar 22 2008, 10:42 PM
Also, is there any way to make the joystick tighter?

Unfortunately no, there isn't. Your best bet is to purchase a new/excellent condition controller (if you don't already have one) and lubricate the analogue stick regularly. This will ensure the stick will stay tight for years, even with heavy use.
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dataDyne
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Tokala
Mar 23 2008, 10:21 AM
dataDyne
Mar 23 2008, 05:04 AM

Unfortunately no, there isn't. Your best bet is to purchase a new/excellent condition controller (if you don't already have one) and lubricate the analogue stick regularly. This will ensure the stick will stay tight for years, even with heavy use.

So there's no point in lubricating a loose stick cause it won't fix anything right?

Not really. How loose is the stick? If you really don't want to buy another controller (and your currently controller's stick isn't really all that bad) you may as well lubricate it to ensure it lasts for much longer.
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Applepieman
May 26 2008, 01:07 AM
Well actually someone should try to make a porn, get rare to develope the boob physics. Jet Force Gemini's Vela had some awesome boobage going on. Candy Kong from Donkey Kong 64 had a pretty nice rack. Conker's girlfriend Berri had some nice perky boobs. Plus you can't forget that Busty Sunflower, boobs so big you can bounce on them.

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dataDyne
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xconspirisist
May 27 2008, 02:32 AM
Get a life, seriously...

Easy there, tiger. They're just having a little fun.
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dataDyne
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That poor guy is missing a testicle.
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dataDyne
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I love it. It's probably my third favourite controller after the Dual Shock 2 and Sega MegaDrive six-button pad. I love the singular trigger down the middle, it made GoldenEye that much more fun back in the day.

However, I will agree that the D-Pad was reasonably useless. But if you've ever tried to play Mortal Kombat Trilogy with the analogue stick, you'd be very thankful for its existence on the controller.
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