Rudeism on Twitter has modified 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 the Elden Ring being played with the Fisher-Price toy, which he actually 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!
tell me what games you would 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 used the mode switch on the controller, which changes the mode from music to tracks.
When you change the mode, the left joystick turns into a right joystick. It also changes some of the face buttons to perform various actions as well. The joystick even pushes in as it would on a normal Xbox controller. There are two bumpers on the top – one with wheels and one that acts as a kind of light switch – and they stand for LB / LT and RB / RT.
This project is inspired by one “off-hand joke” that Wario64 tweeted out on April 15th. He shared a link to a reduced Fisher-Price controller and said it was “perfect for the Elden Ring.”
In a speech to IGN, Rudeism said it was a “suuuuper tight fit – I had to get a Stanley knife to trim the USB port down just so I could squeeze it in there.” However, this made for one of Rudeism’s cleanest buildings.
It was also one of his easier builds when he just “took the piggyback out of the existing circuit board.” Mounting everything in the controller was the hardest part, and they had to “mount a brand new thumbstick and 3D print a mount to it, as well as add new electronics to the shoulder buttons.”
Rudeism is no stranger to unique controller creations, which he recently beat Dark Souls 3 with Morse code, and once played Overwatch with a lot of bananas.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Rich.