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When you play Super Mario World hacks-

Do you use a controller or a keyboard? I'm curious to see how the majority of this community plays. Friends of mine say they would have trouble playing with a keyboard. As of right now I play with a keyboard and get by fine, but I'm tempted to see if a controller would be better.
i use a keyboard. i haven't had much trouble with it. i've set the buttons to what is easy to work with, almost as if it were an SNES controller.
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Keyboard. I do have trouble at times when pressing more than 3 keys (up+left+y+b is not an uncommon scenario), since my keyboard can't seem to detect that many at once. Other than that, though, I don't see either one as better or worse.
Keyboard. I bet if I use a controller I will play really badly. :/
Of course, that's because I play a lot of Indie Games with the Z & X keyboard controls, and I'm used to it.
What I currently use are the arrow keys and Z, X, and C keys. I have C assigned to the Y button, X Jump, and Z spin jump.
Wow, you guys are crazy, I tried playing with a keyboard and I can't deal with like, a one block long jump, and a goomba.

I use controller, needless to say.
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At first, I played with the keyboard layout of:
Spin Jump: Ctrl
Jump: Alt
Run/Carry: Z and X
Up: Up Arrow
Down: Down Arrow
Left: Left Arrow
Right: Right Arrow
Start: Enter
Select: Button Above Enter
L: C
R: V
It worked well, but then I switched to a controller (similar to an SNES controller), because my brother told me to use it. My layout was, according to an SNES controller:
Spin Jump: Where B would be
Jump: Where A would be
Run/Carry: X and Y
Up: Up
Down: Down
Left: Left
Right: Right
Start: Where Select would be
Select: Where Start would be
L: L
R: R
What kind of controller do the two of you use, exactly? I'm actually curious, as using the keyboard can make some things more challenging for me as well.
Originally posted by Dragus
What kind of controller do the two of you use, exactly? I'm actually curious, as using the keyboard can make some things more challenging for me as well.

Well, I think my controller is a Logitech Precision controller or something like that.
Logitech Cordless Rumble Pad, babby!

Yeah, it's similar to a ps2 controller, and it has a lot of extra buttons for rewinds and save states, which is good when you play hard hacks.
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Well, since I've never played on the SNES, I would feel awkward using a controller. Plus, I don't feel like spending money on such a thing, if I'm only gonna use it for gaming (my parents are very strict about conserving money D:) so I'm good with a keyboard. It's actually quite comfortable, though I do believe I have the buttons all wack. (R - left shift, X - Z, A - X, Y - S, B - C, and L - Space :P)
I use a controller. Before getting one, I got bad finger cramps from playing mario world, and it made the game less enjoyable. I'm using an xbox 360 controller with similar setup to a snes controller. I want to get an actual snes one though.
I don't have any experience in soldering, so wiring a Super Nintendo controller to my computer is not likely an option. However, there are surely controllers out there similar to a Snes controller. I should look into this.
I managed to record a few title screen demos using my keyboard.
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I'm too used to keyboard to pick up a controller out of nowhere. It's really easy for me to play with a keyboard, better than on a real SNES.
I use a controller made by whoever. It's black, it's shaped like a boomerang (not as bad as this, though) and it kind of sucks.
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Originally posted by Dragus
Do you use a controller or a keyboard? I'm curious to see how the majority of this community plays. Friends of mine say they would have trouble playing with a keyboard. As of right now I play with a keyboard and get by fine, but I'm tempted to see if a controller would be better.


I use the keyboard. Of course, I don't go by ZSNES or SNESx9's pre-made controls. The game is much easier if you customize your input I find.

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Originally posted by Dragus
I don't have any experience in soldering, so wiring a Super Nintendo controller to my computer is not likely an option. However, there are surely controllers out there similar to a Snes controller. I should look into this.

Yeah, they sell ones like the snes ones, they're almost exactly the same. I dont have any experience in soldering either, so that's my only other option.
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Originally posted by Dragus
I don't have any experience in soldering, so wiring a Super Nintendo controller to my computer is not likely an option. However, there are surely controllers out there similar to a Snes controller. I should look into this.

Yeah, they sell ones like the snes ones, they're almost exactly the same. I dont have any experience in soldering either, so that's my only other option.


I have a SNES USB controller. Works amazingly and feels like I'm playing a real game. For the longest time I was using SNEmulDS to play hacks, but I couldn't play anything bigger than 3mb.

When I play on SNES I use controller.

When on ZSNES I use keyboard. I'm to used to the pre-laydout controlls to change them.