Acidmods custom FPS controller


Yet another custom X Box controller has come out of the acidmods foundry. This one, specialized for FPS games opts for two analog sticks up front, and complete removal of the D pad and buttons. They break down the process quite nicely with very detailed pictures of how to modify the case and move the analog stick.  Check out the video of it in action after the break.

As you may recall, this isn’t the first FPS specific controller mod we’ve seen from them.

[thanks Mark]


  1. panthar says:

    You have the link pointing to the WordPress admin page O.o

  2. fail says:

    now what is the admin password? damnit, these writers are noobs

  3. Caleb Kraft says:

    thanks for the heads up guys.

  4. J S says:

    It looks to me like the buttons weren’t completely removed (that wouldn’t do much good) – they were just moved under and inside the handles.

  5. madhouse says:

    it looks like there are “finger sticks” (as opposed to thumb sticks) on the bottom.
    pretty intuitive…

  6. ant says:

    this controller is fail. most fps games uses the right buttons and directional pad for special operations. useless piece of hardware for fps.

  7. rasz says:

    HAHAHA FPS games on pad … HAHAHA

  8. mark says:

    The directional pad is still there.. it is mapped to a stick on the bottom for easier access..

  9. PocketBrain says:

    shoot another video with the lights on, please? I can see you are manipulating something on the bottom of the controller, but your video is way too dark. And you didn’t shoot the bottom of the controller for the still shots. Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s kind of important to actually show something when you are, you know, showing something.

  10. nihilocrat says:

    Putting the left analog stick next to the right one eliminates one of the great advantages of the x-box controller; having one thumbstick be off-center. Ever played an FPS with a Playstation-style controller? Horrible sensitivity aside, having the sticks so close together led to a great deal of discomfort (Sorry I can’t give a good reason, the Xbox-style layout just “feels right”), though part of that is due to the rest of the controller design.

    Still, the fingersticks are an excellent idea. One of the (many) problems I have with console FPSes is the need to sacrifice your aiming thumb whenever you want to press an X/Y/B/A button.

  11. NX Generator says:

    Stunning site, loads of quality content.

    Subscribed :P

  12. raith says:

    looks like a pretty good hack, wasn’t expecting it because removing the buttons seemed like a sacrifice of functionality but the finger sticks seem like an excellent replacement.

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