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special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« on: June 26, 2011, 07:15:09 AM »
I have been building some cool stuff to make things easier for my younger kids to play and a friend said some of my stuff might help disabled gamers. So I decided to throw my hat into the ring, and offer up my help. I like working with the PS3 but I will work on xbox too.
Some of my arcade stick work I believe will be very beneficial to people with MS or just have problems working their fingers .
I have an idea I would like to try out if any one is interested, it can be for xbox or PS3.
Take an Atari style controller, arcade stick with button on top and turn that into dual analog controls. For FPS games.  Basically My flight stick controller shrunk down to something more controller like.
link to dual flight stick mod. http://www.acidmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,39784.0.html
I will take requests here or PM. If you want to keep our discussions private that's ok. If you want to share with the community that's ok too.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2011, 07:17:13 AM by denali31004 »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 07:39:09 AM »
Denali, i really like the idea of helping out disabled people being able to use it. Once im done working on my project im doing now, im gonna start designing an xbox arcade stick.

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 09:32:49 AM »
You guys are  AWSOME!!! to want to help the dissabled gamers, just imagine if you thought of other things to help them out also, I am not sure how much I can help out, but hey I am willing to give it a shot  :hifive: :tup:

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 01:06:41 AM »
Hi fellow gamers I've been doing some xbox 360 controller modding myself. The thing is I have Muscular Dystrophy and I went 2 years without playing video games. One day I decided that I would learn how to take apart and completely rebuild the 360 controller. Now of course I'm physically unable to make the mods, I do however have a caregiver who does nearly every thing for me. So I taught my caregiver and myself how to build a new controller through trial and error. I currently have a modded controller that I've been using since its creation about a year ago. Importunately its a rough prototype and needs some tweeks as it is getting harder for me to use for certain games. I'm posting here to ask for the help of you more experienced modders to create better solutions. I have a very good idea of what changes are needed, but I am simply to inexperienced.
I can send pictures of my current controller and drawing of ideas I have. I'd greatly appreciate your assistance.

Thank you for all the great things you've done for others with disabilities, I know from experience how frustrating it can be.   

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 06:01:59 AM »
Welcome to AM man. I'd be happy to give some help. Send me a PM with anything you want to send. We'll come up with something to help you.

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 08:11:44 AM »
Yes, welcome to AM bro. Myself and denali will be more than happy to come up with a design for you.

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 11:13:16 PM »
Hey Crazy I started a forum of what I'm needing, so please check it out.

http://www.acidmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,39888.0.html

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 03:32:47 PM »
Hey,

I am disabled and I was looking for someone to mod a controller for me. I am in Canada, BC and could pay shipping and/or other expenses.

What I need is:
- two extra buttons for the left and right joystick buttons as I cannot press them down
- a different d-pad (maybe similar to the gamecube's c-stick)
- different, looser joysticks
- looser triggers or replace them with buttons
- pc input

What would be ideal is a smaller controller but I don't think it would be easy unless I could find a micro Con.

If you could find someone to help me with this. I would be very grateful.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 04:32:21 PM by bladexj »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 04:21:48 PM »
PC input? do you mean you want to control a PC with your controller?

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 04:25:51 PM »
yes, that is what I mean, it can be corded.

Because I can't use keyboard and I want bf3 on pc. I don't know if that's a difficult thing to do. I don't need it but it would be helpful.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 04:31:26 PM by bladexj »

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 04:45:35 PM »
Not very difficult by the sounds of it, coreded controllers can contol a windows pc with no mods, the hardest mod i can see here is the loser analouges

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 05:15:51 PM »
Can you add a cord to a wireless controller?

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 05:17:16 PM »
yes but as far as i know it only powers and charge the controller

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2011, 05:22:25 PM »
Ok, so I would have to get a corded controller? Ive been looking for the wireless receiver but it's hard to find one that's not a ripoff.
Is there any other way to get pc input?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 05:29:40 PM by bladexj »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2011, 07:54:29 PM »
This is a pic of the button placement. And the d-pad is a joystick.(like c-stick)

« Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 07:54:51 PM by bladexj »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 02:49:59 AM »
Ok, so I would have to get a corded controller? Ive been looking for the wireless receiver but it's hard to find one that's not a ripoff.
Is there any other way to get pc input?

Wireless reciever for PC to use with xbox 360 controlller $14
http://www.buytopelectronics.com/servlet/the-82/Xbox-360-Wireless-Gaming/Detail

cheapest i could find just googled it, I think i paid like $24 dollars with mine, sometimes there more , being they come with a controller .works great up to 30 feet range i  believe it is also compatiable with windows.

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 06:25:52 AM »
so....whos going to take this? the button relocation is simple, to make the triggers softer, cut the springs shorter, the sticks clicks can go to buttons, and extension of the sticks will make them seam easier, and the dpad will take a little thinking.

I know this is normally my relm, but its time for others to step up as i have alot on my plate..

anytakers, or will he have to wait a few weeks for me to get to it?

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011, 07:10:02 AM »
I am swamped at the  moment, and  crazy-modder is in the  middle of moving so not sure he would be able to do it i will put a word out to others

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 10:56:27 AM »
Thought about the DPAD: Replace it with a PSP razer nub. That would be alot easier to move.
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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2011, 11:06:08 AM »
Thought about the DPAD: Replace it with a PSP razer nub. That would be alot easier to move.

That for the dpad would work good for me.

so....whos going to take this? the button relocation is simple, to make the triggers softer, cut the springs shorter, the sticks clicks can go to buttons, and extension of the sticks will make them seam easier, and the dpad will take a little thinking.

The sticks can't be very much longer because I can't reach the right stick very well.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2011, 11:11:44 AM by bladexj »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2011, 11:11:02 AM »
I'm 50/50 I'd have to buy new tools

edit: i would but not much point seeing as thought it would cost 50 for shipping
« Last Edit: August 20, 2011, 04:33:40 PM by frenulem - No.5417 »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 03:23:45 AM »
You want me to step in? I am almost done with "Justice box" and I can pitch in on another disabled build.
BTW I got some ideas for dpads. I can pour a custom joystick dpad. I have been thinking about making one anyways. My thoughts about it was a normal xbox dpad with a small joystick coming out of the center.
Let me go through your requests real quick...
What I need is:
1- two extra buttons for the left and right joystick buttons as I cannot press them down
2- a different d-pad (maybe similar to the gamecube's c-stick)
3- different, looser joysticks
4- looser triggers or replace them with buttons
5- pc input

1- your l3 r3 are no problem and I like your placement in the picture.
2- Your dpad issue... try the feel of the psp nub control, if you like that cool, I will still make a stock xbox dpad joystick. You can try that too if you like. That mod can be done by simply removing 2 small screws and swapping dpads, so I could mail that and have you try it out on a stock controller and see how it feels first.
Here is a link to a site that sells modded sticks and modded joystick dpads in complete sets.


3- looser joysticks are a lil tricky... I have a bunch of xbox style stick around and I'll see if any of those are a lil looser.
4- Looser triggers... like matt said cut the spring...
5 - PC input.... a stock wired xbox controller should work fine. Wired xbox controllers can come in handy for either system. They also open up some interesting USB mods. I am supposed to have a wired controller coming, I'll see if I can get 2 . He's probably watching this post , so if you see this PM me please.

Does this cover everything... One thing I have learned is everything is subject to change , so any other ideas are welcome. The more planing we can put into this the better the results can be in the end.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2011, 07:35:29 AM by 1TONpete »

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 11:20:11 AM »
Hey Bladexj, I am a fellow disabled gamer and 1tonpete is deff who want helping you. He's currently finishing a controller for me aka "Justice Box" and he's a great help. I've worked with most of the others in this thread and they are also very helpful.
Also I wouldn't recommend using a psp razer nub, I have tried using them for a d-pad and they are from my experience nearly impossible to move. I'm thinking you should replace the buttons under the d-pad to much easier push buttons and try 1tonpete's d-pad design idea. or ask him to replace the whole d-pad with a micro 5-way switch.

Hope my input help's you.

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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 12:27:43 PM »
Thanks Moose. I am trying to finish up your Justice box. Hopefully soon.
I think the 5ways are the way to go as they are the easiest to use.

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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2011, 09:12:03 PM »
I'm glad to have been of use.lol
I'm looking forward to it, gonna be awesome. :tup:

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Re: special requests taken for disabled gamers...
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 09:46:36 PM »
Hey,

Ya we've decided to go with micro sticks, thanks
Could I see a pic of that justice box? I'm just curious, it might give me an idea.

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2011, 01:19:14 AM »
bladexj here you go... this is the link to Justice box. I will be updating the pics as soon as I find my camera.
http://www.acidmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,39888.0.html
attached is an idea for what your controller will look like...
« Last Edit: August 23, 2011, 07:22:11 AM by 1TONpete »

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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2011, 04:56:58 PM »
bladexj here you go... this is the link to Justice box. I will be updating the pics as soon as I find my camera.
http://www.acidmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,39888.0.html
attached is an idea for what your controller will look like...

About that pic. Can you put the switch in the upper left of the d-pad?
And get smaller buttons, like the size of the old black and white buttons for r/l button.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 04:59:12 PM by bladexj »

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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2011, 05:10:32 PM »
How about start / back buttons? (the ones with the arrows on them) I got a mold of them all ready.I have a set poured in clear right now.
5way location not a problem.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 05:48:39 PM by 1TONpete »