I hope we can use the slide pad to play old DS games.

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5 years ago#1
That is all.
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5 years ago#2
Analog pad + Super Mario 64 DS = Instant replayability
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5 years ago#3
Hmm, probably not since the ds games were programmed for the dpad and since there was no dpad on the DS there was no programming in the game card to respond to an analog nub/stick/pad.
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5 years ago#4
unless the analog stick is programmed to send the same signals as the d-pad. it could be done, with the directions on the stick corresponding tot eh same directions on the d-pad. only catch is that older games wouldn't be programmed to be able to let the character walk/run based on the degree to which the stick is pushed. you would still have to hold down a button for that distinction.

I feel like nintendo wouldn't go to the trouble of coding that functionality in though, but I could be wrong.
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5 years ago#5
only catch is that older games wouldn't be programmed to be able to let the character walk/run based on the degree to which the stick is pushed. you would still have to hold down a button for that distinction.

You're probably right...does anybody know if it's possible to still change this?
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5 years ago#6
Well I do remember in the DS, when you played GBA games on the DS, you had the option to use whichever screen you wanted, so perhaps in option mode, it will give you the option to change D-pad to analog stick.

Remember alot of people complained that some DS games needed an analog stick BADLY!
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