Rudeism on Twitter modified the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller to actually work on PC and they even played elden ring in order to.
rudeism shared footage of Elden Ring being played with the fisher price toy, which he effectively turned into an Xbox controller. He also explained a bit about how he modified the controller while keeping many of the toy’s original sounds intact.
Here’s the Fisher Price Xbox controller in action!
let me know what games you would like to see me play with
— Rudeism (@rudeism) May 1, 2022
One of the biggest challenges was the fact that the controller didn’t have a proper analog stick. To get around this, Rudeism used the mode switch on the controller, which changes the mode from music to numbers.
When you switch modes, the left joystick turns into a right joystick. It also changes some of the face buttons to perform other actions as well. The joystick can even be depressed like a normal Xbox controller. There are two bumpers on top – one with a wheel and one that acts as a kind of light switch – and they make up LB/LT and RB/RT.
This project was inspired by a “casual joke” Wario64 tweeted on April 15th. He shared a link to a discounted Fisher Price controller and said it was “perfect for Elden Ring.”
Speaking to IGN, Rudeism said it was a “suuuuper tight fit — I had to get a Stanley knife to trim the USB connector just so I could push it in there.” However, this resulted in one of the cleanest builds ever rudeism.
It was also one of his simpler builds, as he simply “piggybacked off the existing circuit board”. Fitting everything into the controller was the hardest part, and they had to “put in a whole new thumbstick and 3D print a mount for it, and add new electronics for the shoulder buttons.”
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