Do you change button prompts in retro games for one specific button layout?

While it's nice to see different console buttons from different eras it gets a bit overwhelming to me.
It's not that I confuse them, I just want to see a single type of button prompts.
I wish button prompt romhacks were a thing. At least retro PC game patches adds them.
Xbox is the one that makes most sense. Only things I don't like are menu and especially view buttons.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not even I'm that autistic. Jesus Christ.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >do you get triggered by button prompts
    No, I'm a mentally stable grownup.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't play retro games. i just play games without being a guy about it.

    sometimes i set circle to confirm and X to cancel

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No I use the original controller.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      you're not really playing the hardware if you don't have it
      I hate to be the bearer of bad news you're just pretending otherwise

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only hardware OP is playing on is his daddys PC. He's looking for someone to do romhacks for mario and zelda games that change the graphics to match his 8bitdo controller.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Doesn't make sense considering 8bitdo controllers use the Nintendo layout, so any change wouldn't be necessary. What would be, is if he's trying to play a game with a modern x-box layout with such a controller.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If anything about OPs drug induced neurosis ever starts to make sense just an hero. It's actually a sign of good mental health that you don't understand what he wants to do.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >wanting icons to be consistent is neurosis
              do you really?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >wanting to modify old games so that pictures of buttons match some controller the game was never meant to be played with because it's the only way I get the voices in my head to stop telling me to hurt myself is not neurosis

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah controllers change and improve with time just like every other technology.
                Do you learn older alphabets when trying to read older texts as well? There's a reason people find Chinese alphabet crazy.

                >Xbox is the one that makes most sense
                As someone who grew up with NES and SNES, Xbox ruined letter prompts for me. At least PlayStation has unique prompts.

                I can't be arsed to go through the effort of changing the prompts, but I wish every game had prompts like this.

                This is a coping mechanism invented because every console have different icons.
                When I was playing 360 nearly exclusively for a few years I never had any issue with button prompts like this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >When I was playing 360 nearly exclusively for a few years I never had any issue
                gee
                wonder why

                honest question are you a frickin moron or somethin?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All face plate buttons icon is used as an argument because all consoles have different icons. You still can't follow what I'm saying?

                >Chinese alphabet
                Chinese doesn't have an alphabet
                >Do you learn older alphabets when trying to read older texts
                Yes
                It's seriously not hard to adjust to what button is where, just give it a few minutes to sink in!

                I already know where the buttons are on all retro and modern consoles.
                I have to think for 1 second to remember which X game is telling me.
                I'm saying that second is unnecessary.

                How many alphabets and languages do you know?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I have to think for 1 second to remember which X game is telling me.
                Only because it's new to you though, all I'm saying is if you give it a little time you'll have it down naturally without the 1 second of thought.
                >How many alphabets and languages do you know?
                I guess it depends on what you mean by know, but not including my native language and alphabet, I'd say I know 1 other language, 2 alphabets, and 1 syllabary. Used to be 3 syllabaries but honestly I've forgotten almost all of Hangul and Mongolian.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Chinese alphabet
                Chinese doesn't have an alphabet
                >Do you learn older alphabets when trying to read older texts
                Yes
                It's seriously not hard to adjust to what button is where, just give it a few minutes to sink in!

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >let me prove how sane and not neurotic I am by trying to make some ridiculous language analogy and outing myself as a completely ignorant fool in the process.
                Fricking epic
                >Do you learn older alphabets when trying to read older texts as well?
                Of course. I'm sure it's inconceivable to a brainlet like you who can't remember 4 colors for 4 buttons, but it's really quite common
                >There's a reason people find people who talk about a Chinese alphabet crazy.
                Indeed there is

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I have to think for 1 second to remember which X game is telling me.
                Only because it's new to you though, all I'm saying is if you give it a little time you'll have it down naturally without the 1 second of thought.
                >How many alphabets and languages do you know?
                I guess it depends on what you mean by know, but not including my native language and alphabet, I'd say I know 1 other language, 2 alphabets, and 1 syllabary. Used to be 3 syllabaries but honestly I've forgotten almost all of Hangul and Mongolian.

                >Do you learn older alphabets when trying to read older texts as well?
                >Of course. I'm sure it's inconceivable to a brainlet like you who can't remember 4 colors for 4 buttons, but it's really quite common

                >I guess it depends on what you mean by know, but not including my native language and alphabet, I'd say I know 1 other language, 2 alphabets, and 1 syllabary. Used to be 3 syllabaries but honestly I've forgotten almost all of Hangul and Mongolian.

                >older alphabets
                >Hangul and Mongolian.
                Hangul and Mongolian script are not historic. They are still in use.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I was just listing in general. I know some 4th century Greek from church but the alphabet is the same.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Church language is ceremonial in someways, so I'm not sure it counts.
                The specific reason I meant older scripts are because for some languages they change with time, and people can't read older alphabets. Turkic languages are like that I think.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He didn't say they were no longer in use. That was the voices in your head.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then his response is wrong and he can't read any older scripts. I specifically mentioned older scripts that were no longer in use. Just like older button icons. People change scripts and can't read older scripts. Why should we use obsolete button layouts and standardize it?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The correlation is pretty tenuous. Besides I thought it was pretty clear hyperbole. Unless I misunderstand the issue here, it's that you're trying to change the UI in old games instead of just getting used to it, which is a lot of work to get around a pretty minor issue. And in your specific question of how many languages and alphabets I know you didn't specify ancient, so I figured you were just making conversation. Anyway, this is just a silly video game image board, so it's not a big deal.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok, fine. I wasn't very serious to begin with.
                I thought it could be an interesting idea, maybe in the future people would want something like this. Even then it would be more of a thing for decompilation projects rather than romhacks. It's too much work for no gain. QTEs are not even a problem in retro games.
                I wanted to see people's arguments for it. Whether anyone would actually support it, or am I the only moron.
                I'm not sure I'd even change the icons to begin with even if they were available.
                It looks like I'm the only moron.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have an autistic friend who has definitely used mods like this for more recent games, but he's also the guy who got a SNES controller and a converter to use it on his PC (for non SNES games [he doesn't own a SNES])

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Those mods can be fun sometimes. I use them to change buttons if I replay a game a few times for breaking up the pace. (Which goes against this entire thread I know)
                I used to care about using certain console's icons for certain game series, but that idea feels stupid to me in the hindsight. Some titles felt more attached to certain consoles I guess.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How many alphabets and languages do you know?
                >I specifically mentioned older scripts that were no longer in use.
                Cope harder little man. And the ones that come before and go after that.
                >Why should we use obsolete button layouts and standardize it?
                "We" don't do anything. You schizo post and everyone else laughs at you.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's an easier coping mechanism than me owning a ton of controllers to match the emulators. Sure, switching the controller helps, but I hate some of the controllers with fiery passion. I don't give a shit about "authenticity", I'd much rather use a single controller.

                The older I get, the more the prompts and the differences between western and Japanese menu navigation frick me up. I grew up with Nintendos, but the moment I play PlayStation and go back to Nintendo, it's like I've never used a Nintendo console in the first place.

                Thankfully, having important prompts is quite rare in the games I enjoy, and the confusion only matters in menus and QTEs, and I despise games with QTEs anyways.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh I agree. When you play a game for a week it's hard to get used to another console's prompts.
                I think eventually everyone reaches to same conclusion regarding all this. We have too many zoomers that are trying to fit in.

                I used to care about authenticity in the past, but when you delve deeper into it there's no such thing.
                There were always different revisions and manufacturers just used parts from whichever company they could find cheapest materials.
                There's more to a controller than just how it looks on the outside. You can't create the same controller. Not to mention even if you could, why would you when you could use something better?
                Even SNES had an slightly improved second controller revision.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Using screen buttons to play retro games is highly autistic.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Xbox is the one that makes most sense
    Most gay

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In the beginning there was SNES
    And it's not ABXY, it's YELLOW-RED-GREEN-BLUE (sorry you fat 'Mmmmuricans, you were so edgy and manly, you couldn't have childish colors, so you got lame purple buttons LOL)
    Then it came PS1, it was X-Circle-Square-Triangle.
    Xbox is lame and gay, sexually the opposite of SNES

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PlayStation
      X means yes.
      O means no.
      Makes no sense.

      >Nintendo
      Red means yes
      Yellow means no.
      Red is eye catching so let's say that's fine, which isn't. Red should mean no.
      Why is yellow no? Yellow is used for caution. Yellow is never used as main color on things like this. It doesn't even exist on Playstation.
      It doesn't make any sense at all.

      >play ff8 on PC
      >fail everything 10 times
      >never complete a zell limit for entire playthrough

      Yeah when you switch consoles a lot or emulating there's always one second thinking about which button game is talking about.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not about "making sense".
        They were standard. There was no thinking into saying "Press Green to launch fireballs in SuperMario". We didn't even care about letters. Each button was identified by its color.
        Then the shapes on PS1 joypads became the new standard. And some American homosexual decided that they had to switch O and X in the menus from Japan to America. I wonder why....
        Maybe in Japan they (used to) write in columns, from right to left, and but it's not like people in the West (now mostly gay) really needed to confirm with X.

        >play ff8 on PC
        >fail everything 10 times
        >never complete a zell limit for entire playthrough

        Ouch, this sucks!!!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Saturn and Dreamcast had different buttons too.
          There were no standard.
          Microsoft set out to create a standard with Xbox and succeeded. It's the only one makes sense.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >play ff8 on PC
    >fail everything 10 times
    >never complete a zell limit for entire playthrough

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I usually swap B and A for RPGs on SNES

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah bottom position is the most comfortable.

      This is one of the stupidest fricking issues I've ever seen. It's four face buttons in a diamond pattern across all the consoles. Jesus fricking christ.

      When you switch consoles a lot or emulating there's always one second thinking about which button game is talking about.
      That's the issue.
      When you use a single console for sometime it's comfy.
      Mostly a QTE issue.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is one of the stupidest fricking issues I've ever seen. It's four face buttons in a diamond pattern across all the consoles. Jesus fricking christ.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony's symbols make most sense to me tbh. I only wish start and select were still called that instead of fricking option and share but at least it's better than "three lines" and "couple squares dunno".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd agree, but it stopped making sense when X became accept.
      Which was a good idea because bottom position comfiness for accept button.
      I'm also not sure about L1 2 3. Bumper and trigger are better descriptions.
      I agree about start and select. + and - are the only good ones nowadays and they are still inferior to start and select.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Xbox is the one that makes most sense
    As someone who grew up with NES and SNES, Xbox ruined letter prompts for me. At least PlayStation has unique prompts.

    I can't be arsed to go through the effort of changing the prompts, but I wish every game had prompts like this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah controllers change and improve with time just like every other technology.
      Do you learn older alphabets when trying to read older texts as well? There's a reason people find Chinese alphabet crazy.
      [...]
      This is a coping mechanism invented because every console have different icons.
      When I was playing 360 nearly exclusively for a few years I never had any issue with button prompts like this.

      Thanks Sega

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And thanks Microsoft for improved color scheme

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only play Nintendo and Playstation games so it's easy for me to get used to it

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no
    i just fail at QTEs on consoles i didnt grow up with
    i can live with that

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my brain switches automatically to the mode of the controller I am holding,
    I thought that everyone could do that?

    Like I am not actually looking at the controller, I press the button from location memory, always.
    If I am using a 360 controller, and playing a PS1 game and the game asks me to press O, then my brain automatically knows that O is the right button.
    I am just an average person, I'm sure other anons do the same thing as I do.

    OP I am so fricking sorry for your mental disabilities....

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