Buttons - Opinions?

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Buttons - Opinions?

Post by infinitLoop » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:07 pm

i've done a few different button options now, and i'm just curious what others think - if anyone has a current favorite, or hated, button type/style/maker currently.

here's my thoughts:

retromodding nes style - concave top. my hands-down favorite currently - great play feel and awesome look
handheld-legend two-piece -- not very comfortable to use for a/b, but the taller, rounded aspect works ok for x/y and they are used less. they look pretty nice, generally, but i haven't enjoyed using them as much as the nes style
"original" gameboy style, various - very much "adequate" / center of the road - not terrible, but not amazing. functional
kitsch-bent all-silicon -- i have a set of these for a planned build, but i haven't used them yet. initial impressions are that it could prove to be my new favorite for comfort and looks, but i'd be worried about how well the rubber holds up over time and use though - like grime and discoloring maybe, which would be harder to wash off than plastic
3d printed -- actually not terrible if you sand them with fine grain a bit and give them some coats of clear-coat. they actually can stand their own against inject-mold ones, and you can do some unique options.

are there other styles that are out there, different than those above?

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Re: Buttons - Opinions?

Post by MintyJam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:03 am

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I would recommend you to look at this:
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So I've finished my video tutorial on how to make "3D" Game Boy buttons with embedded images. I hope some will find it useful! If anyone ends up using this guide and makes some of their own, I would love to see them. I ended up making quite a few different sets of buttons in the video, and was thinking of possibly doing a giveaway for a few of the GBZ four button sets I made. I don't think I'll end up building enough custom Game Boys/GBZ's to use all of them myself (unless of course I was rodocop! :mrgreen: )

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Re: Buttons - Opinions?

Post by infinitLoop » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:57 am

MintyJam wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:03 am
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I would recommend you to look at this:
i have seen that but haven't tried making any myself yet. have you tried them? do you like using them?

for looks, they are certainly neat and unique.

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Re: Buttons - Opinions?

Post by MintyJam » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:05 am

infinitLoop wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:57 am

i have seen that but haven't tried making any myself yet. have you tried them? do you like using them?

for looks, they are certainly neat and unique.
To be honest, I don't have any modded retro-gaming system... :? I only have an original GBSP and a DS, not modded, and I definitely don't have stuff for making buttons like this... :(
From what I red about it, it feels nice and smooth at the top, and depending on what button you use to make it with, you can choose which one feels best in the console itself.

PS: And if I had to choose pictures for on the buttons, I would pick Pokéballs in the SNES color scheme... :)
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