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NEW NES MAX MOD Add a D-Pad Fast and Easy NES D-Pad, screwdriver and Sandpaper

Jul 24, 2017 at 8:44:37 PM
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I know may of you like myself love the max because of its form factor and turbo buttons, but hate the cycloid disc thingy.

In the past we have used Xbox 360 thumbsticks and some have super glued gamecube d-pads (really super glue?)

I had a thought and it worked add a NES D-Pad to it.

First we sand the back of the NES D-Pad to eliminate the bump in the back and make it flat



Once is all nice and Flat we move on to the ring of the Max where the arrows are and we start sanding and test fitting



Remember we are looking for a tight fit, Sand and Test Sand and Test until it pops right in



Im planning to mod another one in the next couple of days for a local buddy so I will take more pictures then.

I will try to record a video, it feels very natural LIKE IT BELONGS THERE

TWO PAIR;


I have modded a new one this one is sporting a Black D-Pad


This poor guy was abandoned as non working, and its shell is cracked on the corners so much so that two of the internal posts where broken, I said well no pain no gain, so I decided to step up my mod with a SNES D-Pad in it and I am still testing it, it feels good so far.

NEON GREEN


NEON PINK

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE


Edited: 04/26/2018 at 10:30 PM by A2600

Jul 25, 2017 at 8:59:36 AM
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This was my only gripe with the Max controller. If I ever score one in the wild I will give this a shot for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 25, 2017 at 11:05:31 AM
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looks nice man

Jul 25, 2017 at 3:55:10 PM
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Nicely done !!

Jul 25, 2017 at 7:40:45 PM
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How does it play? Does the outer ring get in the way? Seems like a perfect use for a MAX if it plays (nearly) as good as a standard controller.

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Jul 25, 2017 at 8:09:14 PM
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It feels great the ring does not interfere at all as your thumb is always on the dpad like the standard nes controller

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Jul 25, 2017 at 10:41:33 PM
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My only gripe and maybe this applys to some of us, is that we are grown ups now and the max feels a bit small to the hands

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Aug 7, 2017 at 11:28:35 PM
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Has anyone else given this mod a go or a try?

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Aug 8, 2017 at 11:00:56 AM
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Originally posted by: A2600

My only gripe and maybe this applys to some of us, is that we are grown ups now and the max feels a bit small to the hands


Yup, I just use snes controllers with adapters on my nes, hori turbo controllers if needs be.

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Apr 17 at 1:51:46 PM
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Sold the one I made to YOSHI and made a new pair for UKWildcats, here are the pictures of the outcome

https://imgur.com/a/Auq19...

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Apr 17 at 9:50:40 PM
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I wanted to chime in and let everyone know that I'm a big fan of this mod. It has handled everything I threw at it, including diagonals, beautifully. I'll do more gameplay testing here and there, but its been great so far.


Edited: 04/17/2018 at 09:50 PM by Yoshi

Apr 17 at 9:55:21 PM
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Nicely done man! I'm considering the mod and I would love to see you post a video of this.

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Apr 17 at 10:15:21 PM
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Thanks Yoshi, I am very happy I could bring the max into view and make it more accesible to all

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Apr 17 at 10:58:57 PM
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Originally posted by: sunsetflip84

Nicely done man! I'm considering the mod and I would love to see you post a video of this.
PM incoming

 

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Apr 20 at 9:56:24 PM
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I have made two more, one to sell and one to keep as it was too beat up to sell

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE


Edited: 04/20/2018 at 10:20 PM by A2600

Apr 22 at 11:14:01 AM
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I have gone wild, I am going to mod three more...

 

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Apr 23 at 1:45:55 PM
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I just had him mod two for me and I love them! He did a great job and was very fast!!!

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Apr 23 at 10:38:19 PM
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thanks Ukwildcats, I am really enjoying making these, glad to see you are enjoing them very much

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Apr 24 at 6:53:47 AM
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How much is one, Bryan?

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Apr 24 at 10:34:16 PM
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Originally posted by: j1eazy

How much is one, Bryan?

PM incoming
 

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE


Edited: 04/24/2018 at 10:35 PM by A2600

Apr 26 at 10:31:09 PM
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Made two more today, I feel great makibg these for you guys to enjoy

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

Apr 27 at 2:06:39 PM
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NEW NEON ORANGE

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

May 03 at 4:11:59 PM
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Looking to improve the mod by going super Nintendo d-pads but it gets tricky because of the size

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE

May 03 at 8:15:43 PM
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Ooh, SNES D-pads does sound interesting. Count me in for one.  

May 04 at 10:37:53 PM
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I have to admit SNES D-Pads open a new world of possibilities but it is waaaaay harder to install as the tolerances as way higher and there is too much sanding to do plus it presents the oportunity to mess it all up.

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Ah, so you found the secret room, eh? Bask in the glory of a Mario Trilogy, a Pair of Zeldas and a Sextet of Megamans. Yes this is the little grey box that could and continues to do. What lies ahead is entirely up to you. YOU DECIDE