Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by VeteranGamer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 am

fablespirt wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:08 pm
That looks awesome. 6 button version would be awesome.
because of Street Fighter, the plan initially was to do a 6 button PCB....

but after considering which other games would suit the 6 button layout, i decided against it.....

not many games really suit the 6 button layout (only a few at best)
the ergonomics of having 6 buttons in so close proximity to the joystick also doesn't feel or play great (IMHO)
plus i'd have to remove the B & A lettering on the case/shell or have the L1 & R1 before the B & A (just a messy setup, again IMHO)

Moonsword wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:10 am
Interesting build, I haven't seen a joystick pcb for the gameboy before, it looks like it has a 3DS circle pad on there instead of a psp1000.

there hasnt been a joystick PCB for the Game Boy....

thats the reason i came up with my own...
(i've basically ripped off Helder common ground PCB and replaced the Dpad with a joystick :oops: )


the joystick is designed to work with a PSP1000 thumb cap, but even on the PSP it isnt the best
(i've got an after market thumb cap on my PSP)

so keeping with the Nintendo theme i've used a 3DS thumb cap, the feel and play ability is a lot better than a PSP thumb cap
(ive had to combine the two, pretty much the same as Kayumba has done in his CM3 build)


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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by muniosi » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:11 am

Very clean as always. Excellent work! Your builds always inspire me to do my own.
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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by Codemaster123 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:09 am

very nice project, this look like its from factory :D

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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by Lphillimore » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:33 am

This is filth. And by filth i mean filthy good 😎👌🏻 The simplicity of the white, black and grey is great. And i swear every time i do a 'clean' GBZ build i look at your build internals and need another coffee. Great work

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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by px400 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:06 am

Look so cool with stick!
How about the custom pcb with stick? You are selling or it´s only for your build???

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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by tinkerBOY » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:37 pm

This is awesome! I really love what you've done with your dpad.

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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by erik_gee » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:03 am

Awesome dude. I've been off of the forums for a while, just going through all the most recent posts. Glad this is one of the firsts I see haha

I thought the snes Gameboy zero was amazing and you keep outdoing yourself. Keep it up !
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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by Wailer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:39 am

Veteran is raising the bar again...
Congrats on another beautiful and super clean build.

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Re: Veteran's 4th "NO Dpad BUILD" (Arcade Edition)

Post by dirtybeagles » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:49 am

great job veteran, you always have the prettiest builds.

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