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Topic: Wii Remote d-pad, pressure sensitive?

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PloXyZeRO

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I was playing Animal Crossing Sweet Day with some friends on Nintendo Land today, and I noticed something
A d-pad normally only allows 8 axes of movement, right? Up, down, left, right, up-left, down-left, up-right, and down-right.

But when I was running around as one of the animals in the game, I noticed that if I was running right and slightly pressed up on the d-pad, I would run at like a 15° angle from the horizontal axis rather than 45....or at least it seemed like it. This wouldn't be possible unless the d-pad is either pressure sensitive, or could detect a full 360° range of movement (like a circle pad on a 3DS...but in d-pad form?)

Maybe I'm just crazy. I'm going to try again tomorrow and maybe even make a video if that's actually the case, I wasn't really paying attention too much because I was having so much fun, lol

Anyway, has anyone else noticed this? Try it out for yourself! I was using a wii remote plus, by the way, not sure if that has anything to do with it.

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SCAR392

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No it doesn't. Like you said, it will go at a 20°(maybe 15) from the original direction you're going. It's impossible to go at a 45° angle in the game. I just checked, and I never noticed I couldn't go in exactly diagonal.

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DudeSean

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Ever since the NES controller, I wish the d-pad was pressure sensitive.

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PloXyZeRO

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Yeah you guys are right, it's not pressure sensitive, Nintendo just did a good job in programming the d-pad to move your character and camera at just the right angle to make it feel like you're getting a wider range of control

Oh well, even though it's not pressure sensitive, Nintendo still has the best d-pads out there! I can't STAND playing games with the d-pad on a PS3 or Xbox (especially on my PC...), it's just awful

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WildMan

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Yeah Nintendo does make the best dpads. Sony's aren't too bad though, but I agree that the Xbox's dpad is awful..

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