Rudeism on Twitter has modded the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller to actually work on PC, and they even played Elden Ring with it.
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 modded the controller while leaving many of the toy’s original sounds intact.
here’s the Fisher Price Xbox controller in action!
let me know what games you’d like to see me play with it
— Rudeism (@rudeism) May 1, 2022
One of the biggest challenges was the fact that the controller has no right analog stick. To get around this, Rudeism utilized the mode switch on the controller that changes the mode from music to numbers.
When you switch the mode over, it turns the left joystick into a right joystick. It also changes some of the face buttons to do different actions as well. The joystick even pushes in as it would on a normal Xbox controller. There are two bumpers on top – one with a wheel and one that acts as a light switch of sorts – and they account for LB/LT and RB/RT.
This project was inspired by an “off-hand joke” that Wario64 tweeted out on April 15. He shared a link to a discounted Fisher-Price controller and said it was, “perfect for Elden Ring.”
Speaking to IGN, Rudeism said that it was a “suuuuper tight fit – I had to get a Stanley knife to trim down the USB port just so I could squeeze it in there.” This made for one of Rudeism’s cleanest builds, however.
It was also one of his easier builds as he just “piggybacked off of the existing circuit board.” Fitting everything in the controller was the toughest part, and they had to “fit a whole new thumbstick & 3D print a mount for it, as well as add new electronics for the shoulder buttons.”
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