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kernzyp
09-01-2021 at 06:45 PM
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Two things...

1. My PS3 controller has a split in the right hand stick. It must be from me pushing hard to go faster! PS1/2 never had that. Also, my right stick turns right on it's own. Can I replace them?
2. I realised I now use my body to turn my car in race games, where I used to be steady. I nearly fell off my chair a few days ago, leaning so far sideways.
Is this a sign of gaining IQ?

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  1. thegamer1185's Avatar

    I've replaced the input pads on one of my SNES and XBox controllers. If they are broke, fix them. Might need to buy some of the proper screw drivers though.

    As for your second issue, I've heard that only bad players do that. Have you noticed yourself getting worse at games?

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  2. Pixe Sukola's Avatar

    Playstation is my favorite brand of consoles but the PS3 controllers are just terrible. I played my PS3 A LOT for probably 8 years and I went through at least 10 controllers in that time. The triggers always break first, then the D-pad.

    The PS4 controllers seem a lot better but to be honest I barely play that console anymore. Lately PC games have robbed me of all my interest in consoles. Games for consoles are expensive and I have aprox 50 games that I've got for free from Epic Games in the last year.

    In my opinion the Wii controllers are the best, they last a whole life, I've never had one that fails even after I accidentaly dropped them on the floor several times.

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  3. RedDawn's Avatar

    Ive had multiple PS3 controllers fail, usually from pressing the buttons too hard I think. Its nearly always L1/L2 and R1/R2

    What sucks is that oem ps3 controllers are kinda hard to come by, nearly all of them I find are chinese knockoffs. There was a guy on eBay who refurbishes them though, so I assume repair is possible if youre good with that sort of thing.

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  4. kernzyp's Avatar

    Thanks guys.
    I too, have fallen prey to the Chinese knock offs. Hard to know. Maybe Sony is the only place to get one.
    I doubt replacing the sticks will stop the intermittent wandering sideways phenomena.

  5. kernzyp's Avatar

    [QUOTE=thegamer1185;bt72265]

    I've replaced the input pads on one of my SNES and XBox controllers. If they are broke, fix them. Might need to buy some of the proper screw drivers though.

    As for your second issue, I've heard that only bad players do that. Have you noticed yourself getting worse at games?

    [/QUOTE]

    Yes, indeed I have noticed.
    I'm no way as decent as I was a couple of years ago. Parts of me do not work properly, and I need glasses.
    I remember decades ago, people were lifting their legs up and leaning around to assist manoeuvres, which I never did. Now I can hardly sit still ! My body is trying to compensate, like I'm riding pinion on a motorbike.
    Subconsciously, it has to help, otherwise I would generally just be, freaking out like it was 1984. :)
    It's almost embarrassing, but quite fun, too, heh...
    Who needs a proper Hang On bike cab, when I have a magic dining chair?
    Woohoo !!!


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  6. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    For me the biggest problem on pretty much all the PS controllers after the original PS1 controller is that the analogue is eventually gonna give out, and tho I imagine they ARE replaceable, I'm sure it's difficult-you Guys know me, kinda fearless about getting inside systems/controllers that I know nothing about, to clean the 80's out of them.

    The inside of a PS controller w/ analogue is pretty gnarly, like opening an original Gameboy(or a cellphone, I guess), everything seems wired together in a way that makes it difficult to deal with.


    I had an aftermarket Retron, it worked pretty good for a while, but the left analogue eventually collapsed inside the controller.

    Not DYING to, but I'd like to get some more Tiger Woods done, but tbh I'm not sure I have a working controller, and if I go thru the trouble to set up the system and don't, it'll just tick me off.


    Kyle-I lean some, lol, I think it just depends on the game(for me).

    I prolly agree, it's sorta from a lack of PROPER concentration-but caused BY concentration, I think.

    I'm only going on remembering for sure that I used to do it, but now I am thinking it's a habit I may have broken.

    Seems like SNES Mario Kart was a leaner.

    :D


    Ya, Kernzyp-what you are describing about the stick-on golf games you'll be playing just fine, just fine, then all of a sudden you'll hit an erratic drive that was nowhere near what you should have gotten, and you can't mess up and recover on Tiger Woods, even once.

    So I assume you drive just fine, then twerk off the road for no real reason, I can actually imagine.

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  7. kernzyp's Avatar

    [QUOTE=Rogerpoco;bt72276]


    Seems like SNES Mario Kart was a leaner.

    :D


    Ya, Kernzyp-what you are describing about the stick-on golf games you'll be playing just fine, just fine, then all of a sudden you'll hit an erratic drive that was nowhere near what you should have gotten, and you can't mess up and recover on Tiger Woods, even once.

    So I assume you drive just fine, then twerk off the road for no real reason, I can actually imagine.

    [/QUOTE]

    Yeah. I was just about to start the last winning lap and my car just took a right turn at full speed at the end of the long straight at Monza.
    It wastes your time and annoys the hell outta you.
    I suppose I should have flown out of my chair, then... ;)

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  8. MyOwnWorstEnemy's Avatar

    Yeah... the analog alignment on the PS controllers (1&2) start to drift after too much use and abuse. I've been playing Tiger Woods 04 the last couple of days and need precise swings to pull of the miracle shots. Just when I think I've adjusted for the analog drift, my 300+ yard drive is off by 1 to 2 degrees. That's all that it takes to make the green in one (par 4) or bury it in the sand. For Gran Turismo 3, I usually have to restart my first attempt as the controller inputs are ultra sensitive to the game. Once I roll the joystick clockwise / counter clockwise, it seems to work well again after the restart.

    As for as physically tilting left and right, I think its a matter of size... and resolution. I primarily game on two TVs. The PS1 & PS2 are hooked up to a 32" tube TV. I rarely (if at all) tilt when I'm playing racing games. My PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360 are hooked up to a high def 60" flat screen. I head tilt to racing games played on those consoles and on that screen all the time. In fact, I prefer to stand-up to play those games, since it minimizes the tilts.

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  9. kernzyp's Avatar

    Stand up? Like the arcade?? ;)
    I started playing on a small screen, actually, and that seems to be the start of it !! For real ! I set up in the other bedroom, and swapped TV's so I could put the tri-pod closer as there is no room. Maybe two weeks ago? I've been leaning like a lunatic ever since. How about that?
    I'm also using this chair for the first time, too. Normally I'm on the couch with my elbows on my knees. Now I'm more free to move around. Like wearing a skirt.
    So I heard...

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  10. MyOwnWorstEnemy's Avatar

    My advice to you is don't get a VR unit. You will definitely hit the floor and maybe throw-up. From what I hear, Gran Turismo with the VR headset causes motion sickness. :)


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  11. RedDawn's Avatar

    2022: Year of the PS3!!! It's happening!!
    Guess we all needa get new controllers first :P

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  12. Barthax's Avatar

    A PS3 controller was the last controller I threw on the floor in a fit of rage: Gran Turismo 5 & it stopped turning left. :(

    Hehe, I lean when I drive in real life: my Dad says it's the biker in me dying in a car seat. :D I definitely tilt my head in the same way when playing simulation racing games but that's more about focusing to fix my eyes on the exit of the curve. As for subconscious leaning, definitely in Hill Climb Racing and HCR2: always to the right, in the direction of travel, to "will the vehicle further". :P

    Updated 09-03-2021 at 02:00 AM by Barthax
  13. RedDawn's Avatar

    Oh Btw Barthax I tried to reply to you about our PS3 conversation but you arent allowed to receive PM's for some reason

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  14. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDawn

    Oh Btw Barthax I tried to reply to you about our PS3 conversation but you arent allowed to receive PM's for some reason

    My fault - you should be able to after accepting the friend request (also answered in the other thread).

  15. thegamer1185's Avatar

    If it makes you feel any better, I tilt my head playing flight simulator games light Rogue Squadron...I have not seen someone do that haha. My personal favorite are people who jerk back and up just before going over a ramp. Laugh every time! I'm usually to busy laughing to pay attention to see if it actually helps launch them better, haha.

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  16. kernzyp's Avatar

    I played some last night, then realised I never leaned once.
    This proves talking therapy works! You guys have cured me ! :)
    Right, who got a problem? Lets talk ;)

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