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Old 04-25-2020, 08:20 PM
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would this homemade raipid fire system actually work on a playstation controller ?


ok on revisiting ratchet and clank one for the ps2 i came across this set in a GameFAQs FAQ for the ps2 :


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This was brought to my attention by the very Ratchet-esque Dreamerv3, a very
talented reader of mine who has provided this incredible tip for those that
are talented outside of gaming, as well. He has included a set of pictures in
a zip format to show you what he means. If you would like these pictures,
please feel free to e-mail me. I will forward them to you. If you have any
questions, please don't look at me, as I'm definitely NOT smart enough to
pull this off! I couldn't place this anywhere else, and it's definitely
noteworthy, so enjoy this random section made for all of your smart cheaters
out there! -David

"I read over the Faq and found the underpass in metropolis Kerwan - That's a
great way to make tons of bolts easily.

The only problem is the constant button pushing for the flying wrench.

Here's a real solution that unfortunately for mechanically uninclined
individuals won't work. For the real life Ratchets out there this is a novel
way to make moola!

Parts:

1.) One 6-12 volt dc motor (you can use a little dc motor found @ radio shack
or pulled from toys.

2.) A constant power supply (no batteries) for the motor.
(wall adapters or pc power supplies are perfect!)

3.) A variable resistor (available @ radio shack very cheap $1-3 bucks)

4.)Lots of strong tape.

Instructions:

Strap controller down onto a stable base with the tape.
Make sure it can't move a millimeter!

Now position the motor so that the shaft of the motor is resting over the
square button (the one that sends the wrench flying in first person view).
Make sure the motor is securely fastened to a sturdy base preferably the
controller and motor should site on the same base with some sort of spacer to
position the motor.

Hook up the power supply to the motor, but only hook up one terminal either +
or - not both. Run the other power wire to the variable resistor (the
variable resistor looks like a knob on a flat base with three terminals
coming out, one of these is irrelevant so you'll only need two to make it
work) the power comes from the supply and connects to one of the two
terminals on the variable resistor, the other terminal should be connected to
the motors' other terminal so that the resistor sits like a switch between
the circuit of the power supply and the motor, you might have to experiment
to find which power line to run to the motor straight and which to run
through the variable resistor, also you'll have to experiment to find the two
terminals on the variable resistor that let power flow through. (Turning the
knob will control the power in volts and this controls the speed of the
motor.)
Set it slow 120rpm is good.

Make a cam by rolling up some paper and strapping it to the side of the motor
shaft NOT balanced on the center, it should be lopsided so the button can
reciprocate up and down.

You should have figured it out by now, place the motor with the cam attached
on top of the square button and turn the knob, you'll have to tape button L2
down so the view doesn't change.

There you go, the motor rig will make the wrench be repeatedly tossed towards
the cars (Oh you have to aim the view at the cars too!) And bolts will flock
to you indefinitely.

Go out and watch a movie, have some coffee read a book take a nap, etc... the
bolt rate I'm getting is 200 bolts per minute, this will depend on your
position in the tunnel of the underpass, as you'll never hit every car with
every shot so there is an efficiency loss but I estimate the wrench toss (and
miss, thus no bolts) to car destruction (bolt generation) ratio to be at
6/10, that is @ 120 rpm I'm getting 60% car destruction..."

Thanks for that amazing section, Dreamerv3!


I'm sure people here could do this in a less ponderous way ...............

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Old 04-26-2020, 08:07 AM
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It'd rattle and buzz like crazy, and it's probably wear out both itself and your controller very quickly, but sure, it'd work.
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Old 04-26-2020, 08:27 AM
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I can't see much reason to do it mechanically, to be honest. Back when I was a kid there were controllers/joysticks with a switch you could toggle to repeat the button signal so you'd get autofire in games that originally didn't have it, so probably something like that exists for the PS2 too. They sold like 150 million of them so there has to be third-party peripherals somewhere.
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well seems the problem is you have to hold 2 buttons down at once the turbo would just throw the wrench it's holding the trigger to put it in the aim mode is something the autofire couldn't do also

I think it was actually done just to say you can lol but yeah seems like a lotta work .......but there's an even easier cheat this would work better on in the game that you wouldn't need the wrench to do .......

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It's not easy to get any old motor from a toy to run at 120-200RPM. If you wanted to try this out find a small variable speed drill driver or cordless screwdriver. You just strap down the trigger with a twist tie or something simple like that once you find your speed. Positioning a cam to reliably press that button when you want it to may take you some time, and wear out that controller button pretty fast.
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well seems the problem is you have to hold 2 buttons down at once the turbo would just throw the wrench it's holding the trigger to put it in the aim mode is something the autofire couldn't do also
That's not exactly rocket science, all you need is a basic macro function. Here's a programmable PS2 controller, judging by the description it could probably do it: https://www.amazon.com/Stormchaser-G.../dp/B00004U8R2
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