Improve d-pad responsiveness with PSP button accessory

One complaint I do have about the Dingoo is that the d-pad is quite low set into the case.  There is not always enough “travel” or movement on the d-pad, which makes diagonals or quick movements in games difficult to pull off.

I mentioned using these things to fix the problem here.

Well, mind came in the mail the other day.  It’s black, but my Dingoo is white; ah well, never mind.  Black is cool.

I installed it – the back of the button has some sort of sticky pad which simply sticks on - and it looks like this:

DSCF4672

DSCF4670

 DSCF4671 

 DSCF4669

As you can see, this “raises” the d-pad.  It really works, too!  I find all games easier to control.  And the button extender has stayed on so far as well; that sticky pad is something special!  I recommend this without reservation, if you find the d-pad too low.

Comments

  1. I never hear that complain before, and now your d-pad looks awful

    ReplyDelete
  2. its a problem for sure - the dingoo supports systems with an utter bounty of fighter games that require things like quarter turns on the d-pad - virtually impossible with the built in pad - see how you go at street fighter!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's extremely ugly. Couldn't there be a hack where the REAL d-pad is raised somehow? Then again, I've never seen the d-pad outside of the case before.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've examined the dpad and how it sits from the inside after opening the dingoo before ( http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2009/03/dingoo-exposed.html ). There's not a lot of plastic to shave off, if you start to mess with it to raise it from the inside. I think any such mod would be very difficult, and might result in the dpad never sitting properly again. Be creful if u try it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nevermind the above comment. I was suggesting a d-pad replacement, but the DS Lite has a bad d-pad too. It's probably even worse.

    ReplyDelete
  7. dude... I wonder if I can just open my dingoo up take out the d-pad peice and just make a replica of it out of polyclay (that really cool clay that they sell in every art supply store that bakes rock hard in your oven)

    ReplyDelete
  8. man i wish i had one of these they seem so cool!!!
    :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Dingoo A380 Review

An interview with the creator of the Tauon PC-1, Volodymyr Mishin

Dingoo representative at a320.freeforums.org !

Tauon PC-1 review

How to show all your 17,083 c64 games from the c64 romset (archive.org) on the C64 Mini or C64 Maxi loader

Mancala for Dingux released (Mandingoo was released in 1975)