You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Steam Deck User Creates Unique Workaround To Play Guitar Hero On The Go

DualShockers logo DualShockers 5/26/2023 Kyle Knight
© Provided by DualShockers

A Reddit user by the name of lacroixlibation has 3D printed a pretty cool peripheral that allows them to play Clone Hero, which is a fan-made clone of Guitar Hero, on the Steam Deck.

The creation is getting a lot of love on Reddit, and rightly so. But it's not the first iteration of the idea, as the user had originally designed a peripheral that was much larger in size, resembling an actual guitar. In the peripheral's second rendition though, things have been shrunk down to fit nice and snug on top of the Deck.

Replay Video

READ MORE: An Ode To Guitar Hero (And Its Many Sequels)

There is a pretty big difference between the first and second iterations of this nifty creation though, aside from just the sheer size difference, of course. In the first design, the peripheral has an actual toggle to strum with, whilst the second design requires the user to either use the analog stick or the Deck's trackpad.

Having to strum with the actual Steam Deck means the user is required to keep it close to their chest, which seems a tad more fiddly than the original design.

Finished printing a clone hero controller for portable adventures! My newest design! by u/lacroixlibation in SteamDeck

When asked about potential stick drift, the creator responded by saying, "I've configured both the joystick and the touchpad in the video. I've tried a few different configurations, though, and the one I'm actually the happiest with is using the right trackpad as a strum and mapping the right analog to whammy/star power. As for wear on the sticks. I don't believe this is more wear than any other game unless you plan on having intense sessions with the controller?"

But it doesn't look like they're done just yet, as lacroixlibation said, "later iterations will be focusing more on ergonomics, but even now, it's impossible to play this without a smile on your face!" The creator has even shared a link to the peripherals printables page for anybody that might want to recreate the design with their own 3D printer.

NEXT: The Internet Is Obsessed With Gollum’s Massive Downgrade In New Lord Of The Rings Game


More from DualShockers

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon