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jer_33, on 23 Oct 2015 - 12:34 PM, said:snapback.png

These are the best. It is like 1990 all over again.

The controllers are like new.

I now have 2 like brand new 6 button controllers and 8 like brand new 3 button.

I highly recommend these.

Hey coach, I just bought a whole box full of busted up gens pads and I have the rubber pieces shown above. Did you reference any video in particular that helped you out the first couple times you were fixing your pads. By the way, I watched 1 vid and saw they added foil tape to the contacts... did you go that route by any chance?

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Nope, I just unscrewed the 6 screws in the back, pulled off the old stuff and stuck the new stuff in the exact same spots.

It was really simple.

I did clean the insides up with alcohol as jer suggested but mine were really all pretty clean.

As I have experimented with each of my "new" controllers I will say some are better than others, so issues do sometimes run deeper than just these rubber pieces, but they are all improved and most feel like new.

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Sorry to hijack thread jer, but this inspired me to try and custom paint some controllers. Here's the result of my first two projects. While the designs could be better, crisper, I wanted to see how difficult this really was. Learned a few things, and they're definitely fun! I may try another if I get inspired again!

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Looking good raph!

I've tried a couple of things with my 6-button Gens controllers, including wrapping the d-pad in hockey tape.

Next going to try a give the d-pad and underside a spray of rubber coating.

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you could sell those.

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Sorry to hijack thread jer, but this inspired me to try and custom paint some controllers. Here's the result of my first two projects. While the designs could be better, crisper, I wanted to see how difficult this really was. Learned a few things, and they're definitely fun! I may try another if I get inspired again!

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Vive la France.

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This looks interesting - I've never seen a 6-button SNES controller before. 

http://www.gametronex.com/dreamGEAR-Arcade-Fighter-Classic-Pad-for-PS3-p/ps3-a1013.htm ($19.99)

Mixed reviews on Amazon.

 

 

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55 minutes ago, clockwise said:

There are officially licensed repros of the Saturn and Genesis pads by Retrobit on Amazon. These two came in the mail today:

I bought them to train for the King of 94-4. They feel sturdy so far.

Wow, those look pretty damn legit.  Even the box is the same!  Curious how they play.  $15 is also around the going rate for the original 6-buttons, which may need to be cleaned and updated with new pads.

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5 hours ago, clockwise said:

I bought them to train for the King of 94-4. They feel sturdy so far.

Really?  They have a solid weight, and the plastic is sturdy?  That is a surprise.  Hopefully you can give a followup report in a month or two? (Cheap crap shows its shoddiness pretty quick.  Need to know if these are the real deal or not?)

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21 hours ago, clockwise said:

There are officially licensed repros of the Saturn and Genesis pads by Retrobit on Amazon. These two came in the mail today:

I bought them to train for the King of 94-4. They feel sturdy so far.

Hey Jesus!  Thanks for posting this, I was wondering about these pads.  May have to pick up a couple myself.

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Dumb newb question... I can use my PS4 controller, but the input gets screwy. Players will stop moving and angles are hard to cut. Is that the setting inside the emulator or because the PS4 controller doesn't have that diagonal D pad input? I might just go ahead and purchase one of the Retro-bit ones if it's the latter. 

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4 minutes ago, Lockdown said:

Dumb newb question... I can use my PS4 controller, but the input gets screwy. Players will stop moving and angles are hard to cut. Is that the setting inside the emulator or because the PS4 controller doesn't have that diagonal D pad input? I might just go ahead and purchase one of the Retro-bit ones if it's the latter. 

FWIW,  the game does not have diagonal input, it's only up/down/left/right.  Diagonal is a combo of two presses.  Not sure if that helps at all.

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31 minutes ago, kingraph said:

FWIW,  the game does not have diagonal input, it's only up/down/left/right.  Diagonal is a combo of two presses.  Not sure if that helps at all.

Yes it does help thanks! I guess when I was a kid, the D Pad on the genesis felt like diagonal the way it was one piece and not separated. 

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2 hours ago, Lockdown said:

Yes it does help thanks! I guess when I was a kid, the D Pad on the genesis felt like diagonal the way it was one piece and not separated. 

I think they did that just to avoid a patent on the nintendo + shape (unless that's a myth)

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7 minutes ago, smozoma said:

I think they did that just to avoid a patent on the nintendo + shape (unless that's a myth)

Huh that makes sense though. 

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Nice to see an old thread pop-up again!

Looks like my image links have all expired from the old dropbox, will have to upload them to imgur.

 

Oh, and those Saturn reruns look really sweet. May need to get an American KO94 attendee to deliver one to Toronto for me. Will gladly swap for good beer.

 

[edit] - just looked at my join date. 2009. A whole damn decade.

 

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Update:

The Saturn pads are the best pre-analog stick pads ever created, and I don't judge cheap knock-offs of this legend kindly. I've had a few over the years as well (humble brag).

 

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They Saturn pad is really good and hard to distinguish from the original. The d-pad isn't quite the same feel, but the Saturn d-pads are like a good pair of leather shoes: they wear better after being broken in. So, I'd have to play more to give a final verdict. Nice thing is you can swap parts with an original Saturn pad.

This Gen pad is far superior to the model-3 Gen pad and on par with other 6-button versions; Sega CD for example. 

EDIT:

Just want to clarify if there is a bit of confusion, I was referring to the Model-3 SEGA console, not a controller of some sort. It's the 6-button pad that came with this:

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I had this system. It feels one of those balsa wood paper air planes we used to get at the hobby shop as a kid. Also, the cable is really short. Which was intended, because if it was any longer you'd try to hang yourself with it once you realize how bad the build quality actually is.

Some are a fan of the batwing Genesis pad, and I do respect it for just being iconic built like a tank, but I don't like it. Thankfully the repros from retro-bit are more than serviceable.

Good buy.

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This video appeared in my Youtube recommended. Good review for the Retro-Bit controllers for anyone still on the fence. 

 

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