My ASCII Pad 64 Collection

ddr2nite
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6:54 PM - Nov 14, 2010 #1

For those of you who don't know about the ASCII Pad 64, click here to read Alxbly's review of this controller.

:n64: My ASCII Collection as of 01-08-2011



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Let's do some comparisons of the colors to the regular N64 controllers... :eh:

Silver ASCII vs. Millennium 2000



Gold ASCII vs. Gold/Nintendo Power 100



Clear Blue ASCII vs. Grape/Ice/Japan Clear Blue



Clear Red ASCII vs. Watermelon/Japan Clear Red



Clear Black ASCII vs. Smoke/Jusco 30th Edition



:n64: What Other Colors Are There?
I am currently missing only 1 color that I know exists - a (metallic) black. The picture below (left) is from Alxbly who has 1 of that color. The picture on the right is from PlayAsia. There is no way for me to confirm/deny this, but I want to say that there is 1 more color that hasn't been found. The reason is because I believe the last color would have a red plug, so that there is an even number of controllers. Currently there are 6 ASCII controllers with blue plugs, and another 5 with red.

UPDATED COLOR LIST HERE.


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Coorsy101
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9:19 PM - Nov 14, 2010 #2

:omg: LOVE IT!

Do you know why the silver and mauve controllers have a blue port? and the gold one has a red port?

-Corey
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Controllers: 12/19 (9/15 Boxed/Sealed)
Systems: 1/9 (1/9 Boxed)

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Controllers: 7/18 (6/18 Boxed)
Systems: 1/10 (1/10 Boxed)
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6:10 AM - Nov 15, 2010 #3

Yeah I noticed that as well. that is pretty odd lol but cool!!!
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6:20 AM - Nov 15, 2010 #4

Wow that is so odd! I wonder if it is easy to replace those cords if we wanted. I do not remember if it would be easy as the last time I opened a controller up I did not pay attention to the port cord.
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6:38 AM - Nov 15, 2010 #5

Yeah i too find it odd. But you think if someone was going to paint it and make it seem more rare they would remember to paint the port as well. That way it would look more official.

And as for replacing the chords, i think the only way to do that is to replace the whole motherboard (Or whatever that things called) The only way to remove the actual wire is to rip it off this board.

-Corey
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Controllers: 12/19 (9/15 Boxed/Sealed)
Systems: 1/9 (1/9 Boxed)

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6:46 PM - Nov 15, 2010 #6

Coorsy101 wrote:Do you know why the silver and mauve controllers have a blue port? and the gold one has a red port?
The cord + plug on the ASCII controllers is a very distinctive part of these controllers, and is worth discussing. First, the plugs come in 2 colors: blue and a red/pink. There are no other colors, and every ASCII controller has one of the 2 colors. Second, from all of the pictures that I have seen of the ASCII controllers on website and auction pages, the color of the plugs stay consistent with the controller - that means a Silver ASCII controller will always have a blue plug and never a red/pink.

Here is a list of the controllers and what color plugs they have:
Blue:
- Silver
- Mauve
- Black
- Clear Blue
- Clear Black
- Blue Marble

Red/Pink:
- Gold
- Clear Red
- Clear White
- Red Marble
- White
lithium017 wrote:Wow that is so odd! I wonder if it is easy to replace those cords if we wanted. I do not remember if it would be easy as the last time I opened a controller up I did not pay attention to the port cord.
It is NOT possible to replace the cords. As with any regular N64 controller, the cords are attached/soldered to the motherboards that are inside the controllers. While it is possible to change out the controller motherboards to swap it with a different color, it is actually MUCH more difficult on the ASCII controllers because there is a 2nd motherboard inside the controller. The 2nd motherboard is responsible for the turbo functions of the controller, and is attached/soldered to the main motherboard. So because of this, it is impossible to swap out the motherboards + cord/plug of the ASCII controllers.

I will take a picture of the next ASCII controller I open up to clean, and show you this 2nd motherboard - although you can kind of see it already behind the turbo buttons on the clear controllers.
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7:01 PM - Nov 15, 2010 #7

Awesome! Thanks for clearing that up Glen! I didnt even notice how they are either blue or red on the other controllers.

And im sure if your talented with soldering you could carefully remove the wires and replace them. You would need a very sharp eye and even a steadier hand. To me, the risk outweighs the reward.

-Corey
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Controllers: 12/19 (9/15 Boxed/Sealed)
Systems: 1/9 (1/9 Boxed)

Japanese

Controllers: 7/18 (6/18 Boxed)
Systems: 1/10 (1/10 Boxed)
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12:29 AM - Dec 06, 2010 #8

Collection has been updated (12/4/10) and the current ASCII count is at 8.

#9 and #10 are on the way from Japan. The total number of different color ASCII's identified in the world stands at 11 as of right now.
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N64 Controllers: 30/30 Completed | ASCII Controllers: 15/15 Completed
N.A. Boxes: 8/8 Completed | Japan Boxes: 21/21 Completed
Full NTSC-J CIB Set: 198/198 Completed


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otakuzoku
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5:37 PM - Jan 07, 2011 #9

Hi all,
I've just purchased two of these from Japan, a clear pink (which I assume is the red one pictured above) pad, and one which is two-tone, clear white on top and clear navy blue on the bottom. This latter one doesn't seem to be listed above - I assume it isn't the clear white one (as that one does not appear to be two-tone in the picture of the boxed unit above)?

Can anyone help me to identify it?
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Coorsy101
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6:03 PM - Jan 07, 2011 #10

My only assumption would be that someone switched out the back. The solid colors all seem to be 2 tone, yet the clear versions seem to be straight thru.

Does the clear navy blue bottom match the color of the clear blue controller pictured above?

Pictures would most likely help in confirming :yeah:

-Corey
American

Controllers: 12/19 (9/15 Boxed/Sealed)
Systems: 1/9 (1/9 Boxed)

Japanese

Controllers: 7/18 (6/18 Boxed)
Systems: 1/10 (1/10 Boxed)
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