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retrogott

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2016, 12:09:33 am »
Update: So after playing a while with the new D-Pad and Gameboy rubber membrane it's getting a bit better. I was able to do some Hadoken circle moves in Street Fighter, but it's still very hard to do them and most of the time I fail doing them. On the other hand I dont have any problems doing charging moves (for example Guiles Sonic Boom).

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #101 on: August 05, 2016, 06:11:52 pm »
I'd love to replace my d-pad and buttons, but I'm terrified to open my Zero.  :(

Mar8

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #102 on: August 05, 2016, 08:39:40 pm »
I'd love to replace my d-pad and buttons, but I'm terrified to open my Zero.  :(

Dude... Right there with ya, Man.


retrogott

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #103 on: August 09, 2016, 12:34:51 pm »
Yesterday I opened my GCW again and put back the original GCW Zero membrane under my D-Pad. And now I think everything is fine. The controls feel precious, the diagonal inputs work fine and I am also able to do Special Moves and Hadokens, Shoryukens etc in Street Fighter. The 3d printed D-Pad is still far from perfect for Street Fighter games but for most other games it's good. Overall I am happy with it now :-)

By the way: I don't recommend the original Gameboy rubber membrane for the GCW Zero D-Pad. The inputs feel too hard with it and I also got problems with diagonal directions. But it's good enough to use it for the GCW Zero Buttons. The buttons feel really good with it.

retrogott

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #104 on: August 09, 2016, 12:37:35 pm »
I'd love to replace my d-pad and buttons, but I'm terrified to open my Zero.  :(

Dude... Right there with ya, Man.

Well after openeing my GCW Zero for 4-5 times now I can say: It's not that hard to do the 3D Buttons and D-Pad mod. You just have to be carefull and patient.

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #105 on: September 20, 2016, 08:26:39 pm »
My buttons have arrived in the mail, now I just need the balls to open my Zero...   :o

TimeDevouncer

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #106 on: September 20, 2016, 08:57:57 pm »
Ok. I need to update my opinion.

After a few months, my buttons (all of them) are loosing the colors and turning white... Incredible and sad, I'm tired of open my Zero. :'(

Tomorrow I upload my photos to show this problem.
Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #107 on: September 20, 2016, 09:54:27 pm »
That...a problem.  I hate to think I wasted $20

congusbongus

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #108 on: September 21, 2016, 12:51:26 am »
That's interesting; according to their forums https://www.shapeways.com/forum/t/water-and-coloured-strong-and-flexible-plastic.54565/ the material (strong and flexible plastic) has a problem with fading colours from water and wear. Perhaps a different material should have been used? Someone also suggested lacquering it first.

Mar8

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #109 on: September 21, 2016, 02:04:54 am »
 That's a bummer, but I would say the quality of the feel and how they work matters most ? I was never a fan of the colors anyway.
  I've seen people paint them, which looks amazing :)
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Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #110 on: September 23, 2016, 09:34:11 pm »
I wonder if there's some clear stuff I can paint on them to protect from wear.  Any ideas?

Surkow

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #111 on: September 24, 2016, 12:10:23 am »
Ok. I need to update my opinion.

After a few months, my buttons (all of them) are loosing the colors and turning white... Incredible and sad, I'm tired of open my Zero. :'(

Tomorrow I upload my photos to show this problem.

Please contact Shapeways support for this problem. If more people experience colors degradation they might be able to offer a solution. Contacting them via social news networks will generate awareness.

Eliwood_san

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2016, 12:06:53 am »
Dont say that :( now im afraid of my purchase on Shapeways....i buy in that site 4 buttons and dpad for my GCW Zero...

gamefreak_joey

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2016, 06:35:30 am »
Dont say that :( now im afraid of my purchase on Shapeways....i buy in that site 4 buttons and dpad for my GCW Zero...

I love the Shapeways buttons. They've breathed new life into my GCW.

superfenix2020

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #114 on: September 25, 2016, 10:26:30 am »
I said, they were rubbish.
I already said it in his moment, they were rubbish.

no comparison (D-pad classic controller Wii, ABXY buttons SNES controller & rubber silicone pads wii classic controller & GBA classic)





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Surkow

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #115 on: September 25, 2016, 02:54:18 pm »
Lacquering the 3D printed parts is probably the way to retain the colors.

Mar8

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #116 on: September 25, 2016, 09:04:13 pm »
@superfenix2020 I thought recently you updated to SNES buttons and a DS d-pad?... Did you switch back to the Wii classic controller Dpad?

Do you prefer one over the other?

Eliwood_san

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #117 on: September 25, 2016, 10:37:17 pm »
Lacquering the 3D printed parts is probably the way to retain the colors.

I have some doubts about this lacquering so i will make some questions:

?Do i need to brush every 6 months lacquiring the 3d printed for the GCW Zero or perhaps its permanent?

?Where i can find a good Lacquering to my 3d parts to my GCW Zero?

Thats all the questions i need,Thank you so much and waiting for you reply.

superfenix2020

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #118 on: September 26, 2016, 01:37:30 am »
@superfenix2020 I thought recently you updated to SNES buttons and a DS d-pad?... Did you switch back to the Wii classic controller Dpad?

Do you prefer one over the other?
yes, d-pad wii classic controller is better than to DS d-pad

Mar8

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Re: Announcing new, completely redesigned 3D printed DPAD and ABXY buttons
« Reply #119 on: September 26, 2016, 04:06:05 am »
@superfenix2020 I thought recently you updated to SNES buttons and a DS d-pad?... Did you switch back to the Wii classic controller Dpad?

Do you prefer one over the other?
yes, d-pad wii classic controller is better than to DS d-pad

Thank you!

 

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