Here’s a silly way to jury rig a physical directional pad onto the virtual camera controls in Monster Hunter Tri-G (if you’re not using the Circle Pad Pro/Frankenstick)!
That blue gel-like material is a “shock absorbable pad” commonly used in Japan under furniture, electronics, and appliances to prevent them from tipping over during an earthquake. They’re pretty cheap, too.
On the topic of the Circle Pad Pro, remember those reports about it having a battery life of around 480 hours on a single AAA, according to the Japanese manual? Someone actually tore down the peripheral, examined its innards, measured its power consumption, and found that it could last quite a bit longer — conceivably up to 540 hours of continuous use! That’s a lot of Monster Hunter.
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[Via Tenbatsu, clcjstk10]
That’s like something I would do. One time I replaced my PSP1000 Dpad with my old PSX dpad. It required alot of shaving off the plastic of the psx dpad with heated box cutter :(