Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

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Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

Post by MentholMoose » 11 Mar 2009, 18:29

Here are a couple of pics of what I have so far... this is a pair of Saturn Twin Sticks, modded with new wiring and a connector that I will connect to a modded Xbox 360 controller. The controller I ordered should be here any day now, so I will possibly have this working sometime next week (although I'm not sure when I'll buy a 360 console, which is necessary to verify functionality). Anyway, stay tuned!!

This shows the PCB with new wiring attached.
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Saturn Twin Sticks PCB
This shows the wiring as well as the new controller.
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PCB and new connector
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Re: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

Post by MentholMoose » 11 Mar 2009, 18:29

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Re: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

Post by Davo87 » 11 Mar 2009, 23:01

heh. all the best. The twinsticks alone is virtually scarce. Luckily 360 have dual analogue, so all hopes its workable. The only qualm I had back then in DC version, is I cannot remap controller buttons. Hopefully they allow this in 360 version. If the 360 dual analogue dont function as twin sticks, there's small chance the mod would work.

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Post by MentholMoose » 11 Mar 2009, 23:39

Davo87 wrote:heh. all the best. The twinsticks alone is virtually scarce.
Yeah, it's unfortunate. Hopefully SEGA will release official Twin Sticks for Xbox 360. Anyway, a lot of people already have Twin Sticks, so they can build custom Twin Sticks very cheaply.
Davo87 wrote:Luckily 360 have dual analogue, so all hopes its workable.
I don't think it's suitable for high level play, although it might depend on the VR and play style. I think a control pad will almost always be a disadvantage, and I won't be playing VOOT without Twin Sticks.
Davo87 wrote:The only qualm I had back then in DC version, is I cannot remap controller buttons. Hopefully they allow this in 360 version.
According to the latest update, it will be allowed.
Davo87 wrote:If the 360 dual analogue dont function as twin sticks, there's small chance the mod would work.
Actually this is unnecessary for the mod to function, all that's required is a suitable control scheme using the Xbox 360 control pad digital buttons. The latest news confirms that custom Twin Sticks will be possible, similar to the PS2 releases. The left stick will be controlled by the directional pad, right stick by A/B/X/Y, and the other buttons are configurable.
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Post by RVR - 42 » 12 Mar 2009, 06:12

Woo hoo! Yea!! I love this. Allt his talk of VO and twin sticks! We can totally nerd it out here, in all it's awesomeness guys. :D
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Post by MentholMoose » 15 Mar 2009, 00:19

The Xbox 360 controller I ordered has yet to arrive, and I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow, so this will be postponed for a few more days. However, I will probably end up modding DC Twin Sticks first, since I seem to have found and ordered the necessary connectors.
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Post by Schooly D » 15 Mar 2009, 01:56

MentholMoose wrote:I think a control pad will almost always be a disadvantage, and I won't be playing VOOT without Twin Sticks.
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Re: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

Post by RVR - 42 » 15 Mar 2009, 06:57

evenpar123 wrote:
MentholMoose wrote:I think a control pad will almost always be a disadvantage, and I won't be playing VOOT without Twin Sticks.
Nancy.

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Corrected. =P Welcome to the boards evenpar123. :D
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Post by circuscommando » 15 Mar 2009, 12:46

eh i prefer twin sticks, makes it much more like the arcade feeling.

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Post by MentholMoose » 17 Mar 2009, 15:56

circuscommando wrote:eh i prefer twin sticks, makes it playable.
Corrected. :P
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Post by circuscommando » 17 Mar 2009, 16:54

MentholMoose wrote:
circuscommando wrote:eh i prefer twin sticks, makes it playable.
Corrected. :P
well it is still possible to play with the controller, it's just a mess though and takes much longer to get used to.

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Post by RVR - 42 » 17 Mar 2009, 17:23

Hahaha! Nice one Menthol.
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Post by MentholMoose » 17 Mar 2009, 20:42

circuscommando wrote:well it is still possible to play with the controller, it's just a mess though and takes much longer to get used to.
I was mostly kidding around, although I think high level play requires sticks. :)
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Post by Schooly D » 17 Mar 2009, 20:45

MentholMoose wrote:I was mostly kidding around, although I think high level Grys-Vok play requires sticks. :)
Fixed that for you. I don't need Twin Sticks to make my Cypher avoid your missile-spamming.
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Post by MentholMoose » 17 Mar 2009, 20:50

evenpar123 wrote:
MentholMoose wrote:I was mostly kidding around, although I think high level Grys-Vok play requires sticks. :)
Fixed that for you. I don't need Twin Sticks to make my Cypher avoid your missile-spamming.
I don't know about that. :) Also, the spamming is only part of the game plan.
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MentholMoose wrote:
evenpar123 wrote:
MentholMoose wrote:I was mostly kidding around, although I think high level Grys-Vok play requires sticks. :)
Fixed that for you. I don't need Twin Sticks to make my Cypher avoid your missile-spamming.
I don't know about that. :) Also, the spamming is only part of the game plan.
Oh, it's on, buddy. Just because you're the national champion and I've never played anyone who knew what the controls were, you think you're cock of the walk. Well I've got news for you: I'm really good at Halo, and that's like the same thing.

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Post by MentholMoose » 17 Mar 2009, 21:15

evenpar123 wrote:Oh, it's on, buddy. Just because you're the national champion and I've never played anyone who knew what the controls were, you think you're cock of the walk. Well I've got news for you: I'm really good at Halo, and that's like the same thing.

You. Me. Spring 2009. Xbox Live.

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Well I haven't played competitively in about 7 years, so who knows how I'll do. :)
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Post by RVR - 42 » 18 Mar 2009, 05:49

evenpar123 wrote:
MentholMoose wrote:I was mostly kidding around, although I think high level Grys-Vok play requires sticks. :)
Fixed that for you. I don't need Twin Sticks to make my Cypher avoid your missile-spamming.
Hahahah! You two are killing me. xD! Cypher's what im talking about though man. Nothing beats a transfigurable mech...come on. This is why I wish I had a 360. Only for this. VO + Non-AI Competition. All i've ever wanted.
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evenpar123 wrote:
MentholMoose wrote:I was mostly kidding around, although I think high level Grys-Vok play requires sticks. :)
Fixed that for you. I don't need Twin Sticks to make my Cypher avoid your missile-spamming.
Hahahah! You two are killing me. xD! Cypher's what im talking about though man. Nothing beats a transfigurable mech...come on. This is why I wish I had a 360. Only for this. VO + Non-AI Competition. All i've ever wanted.
Cypher is cool, although this isn't transformers, so I'm not sure about transfigurableness (sp?) being all that useful. :P There was a good Cypher player in Socal, although IIRC he was mainly into the Socal style (e.g. strong emphasis on CC). I'll see if I can get in touch with him, to see if he's still interested the game.
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Post by RVR - 42 » 18 Mar 2009, 13:37

MentholMoose wrote:Cypher is cool, although this isn't transformers, so I'm not sure about transfigurableness (sp?) being all that useful. :P There was a good Cypher player in Socal, although IIRC he was mainly into the Socal style (e.g. strong emphasis on CC). I'll see if I can get in touch with him, to see if he's still interested the game.
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Hahah well see the trick is to wow your opponent with the awesome of Cypher's transfigurableness* lol. But this guy you speak of was into CC? That's awesome. Cypher's blade only makes himk cooler. Since discovering how to Swallow's Tail[is that the correct technique name...the one where you can use your CC without having double lock] I go around slicing up everything with Cy. lol But yea man...get in touch with this dude. =P
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