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  • iPhone pwns PSP - iControlPad
    ZodTTD, creator of popular console emulators such as gpsPhone, psx4all, NES, SNES, and Genesis has stated that a team of hackers has been busy building prototypes for what's called the iControlPad.


    Pictured above, the new gamepad will give iPhone and iPod Touch users the ability to play games the way they were intended to be played, on a gamepad. On May 17th, the first prototype had been completed. The team gave the controller a psp look. It looks very sleek, and doubles as a protective case. Things are progressing fast and no modifications have to be made to use it. You simply slide in your iPhone and it locks into the controller via the dock connector. There will be full source code and SDK support in the near future! iPod Touch users will be able to buy a seperate controller specifically designed for the iPod Touch providing a snugger fit. The team does plan on manufacturing the controllers, and prices are said to be well worth what it will give to the iPhone.
    A few prototype photos have been posted on icontrolpad.com, but for more news, updates, and ordering info, check out ZodTTD: Home Of Homebrew or iControlPad - Add real gaming controls to your iPhone!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone pwns PSP - iControlPad started by m3thodandr3d View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. jayteez's Avatar
      jayteez -
      one thing i hate about the iphone is the lack of tactile feedback. this will indeed rock.
    1. csta's Avatar
      csta -
      just saying k but y cant sumone make a plugin for the bluetooth and we could sync up our ps3 controllors to the iphone since it has bluetooth!

      id rather that than a stupid modded controllor that looks really cheap
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Treeml View Post
      Come on guys be realistic....

      Firstly except NES and SNES games, none of the other emulators are playable enough to justify spending 50 bucks on a add on device. They are choppy at best.

      Now if they could make PSX or n64 games run at full speed with sound, I would consider getting one then, but its just not going to happen with the limitations of the hardware.
      you forgot genesis and gba and gb
    1. realism's Avatar
      realism -
      with the money you will pay for this control pad you might be able to buy a sweet usb controller and play emulators on your computer and pay for the gas you'll use to drive to the store or better yet buy an nes/snes off ebay with 100 games. I really dont see this being priced at a reasonable amount. Unless they have people in china making it for .17 cents a unit this isnt going to be worth it. But I guess we'll see how many games it supports and the price then weigh out the options..

      If they conformed to the SDK when creating the interface then there might be some value in it....

      They don't really explain much on their site.
    1. m3thodandr3d's Avatar
      m3thodandr3d -
      What I mean, is that I will be using it with my projects when it's released .
      Sorry for the confusion there. Just mis worded myself.
    1. phillipxenxciel's Avatar
      phillipxenxciel -
      this is going to be sweet!!!! yes nes and gba emu are kind of old but look in the future people, the sdk is coming!!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      that is excellent! i'll be getting one for sure
    1. yungfreshgent20's Avatar
      yungfreshgent20 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Treeml View Post
      Come on guys be realistic....

      Firstly except NES and SNES games, none of the other emulators are playable enough to justify spending 50 bucks on a add on device. They are choppy at best.

      Now if they could make PSX or n64 games run at full speed with sound, I would consider getting one then, but its just not going to happen with the limitations of the hardware.
      actually the genesis one i have works the best its the only one i use now i play a ton of different games just dont enable sound its what slows the app down my fav's right now are shinobi 3, street fighter 2, madden 98, nhl 98, nba jam, earthworm jim, ultimate Mortal kombat 3, and road rash which all work great. id buy the controller even if they don't make them public id pay to have on made
    1. starfreak's Avatar
      starfreak -
      looks like a PSP, nice.
    1. bomiz96's Avatar
      bomiz96 -
      Hes lucky apple didn't come out with it before he id
    1. Treeml's Avatar
      Treeml -
      Quote Originally Posted by yungfreshgent20 View Post
      actually the genesis one i have works the best its the only one i use now i play a ton of different games just dont enable sound its what slows the app down my fav's right now are shinobi 3, street fighter 2, madden 98, nhl 98, nba jam, earthworm jim, ultimate Mortal kombat 3, and road rash which all work great. id buy the controller even if they don't make them public id pay to have on made
      exactly my point, you have to disable the sound. Street fighter is nothing without the sound...(ok it's still a cool fighting game :P)
    1. hoby's Avatar
      hoby -
      great
    1. csta's Avatar
      csta -
      Quote Originally Posted by csta View Post
      just saying k but y cant sumone make a plugin for the bluetooth and we could sync up our ps3 controllors to the iphone since it has bluetooth!

      id rather that than a stupid modded controllor that looks really cheap
      hello ppl this is the best idea yet!!! shame the psp doesnt have blutooth
    1. ma5t3rw1tt's Avatar
      ma5t3rw1tt -
      Kind of late on the breaking news there but yeah its true. Can't wait to get my hands on it. I had a feeling someone would do this and I was right on my gut. I also got a feeling other great hardware will be in the works besides this.
    1. intrglctcrevfnk's Avatar
      intrglctcrevfnk -
      I want one!

      I love playing the emu's on my iPhone when im bored! I wouldn't mind keeping it around in my car and pull it out when needed...

      I cant live without it! Sign me up!
    1. NinjaDeFuego's Avatar
      NinjaDeFuego -
      now all we need to see is apple officially support this
    1. csta's Avatar
      csta -
      the ps3 controllor idea is the best yet!!! but ppl j dnt listen...shame!!!
    1. Kaloyan's Avatar
      Kaloyan -
      Cool looks interesting but I am wondering how the emulators work on the phone
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Quote Originally Posted by jvallesteros View Post
      there is just nothing that the iphone can't do.
      Making Pancakes?
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      that is just madness lol hope it won't cost a lot hehe