Retrobit DC controller update

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#21 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:15 pm


Hear SEGA officials talk about the Dreamcast controllers from Retro-bit. Watch at 43:15 to hear about their progress. We might get these new Dreamcast controllers before March 31st, 2020! If nothing else, they should arrive sometime during 2020.
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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#22 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:33 pm

call me crazy but i check every month on these. havent mentioned anything dreamcast since that post came out and Q4 2019 is like, now

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#23 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:30 am

I've been waiting for Retro-bit to release their Saturn controllers with added analog sticks, but they've kept pushing back the release date for over a year. The local game store I frequent used to accept pre-orders for it, but meanwhile they've removed it (and several other unreleased Retro-bit products) from their website. Clearly they've lost faith in Retro-bit's ability to make a deadline.

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#24 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:23 am

I'm very impatient for this dreamcast controller.
Hope they can improve the original model.

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#25 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00 am

Roel wrote:I've been waiting for Retro-bit to release their Saturn controllers with added analog sticks, but they've kept pushing back the release date for over a year. The local game store I frequent used to accept pre-orders for it, but meanwhile they've removed it (and several other unreleased Retro-bit products) from their website. Clearly they've lost faith in Retro-bit's ability to make a deadline.


I bought Sega Saturn wireless pad blue transparent 2 weeks ago. The quality is good but somehow have the feeling of 3rd party controller. I believe 8bitdo controllers have more quality and sometimes i feel have original controller in my hand. This company should get rights from Sega.

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#26 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:03 am

fafadou wrote:I'm very impatient for this dreamcast controller.
Hope they can improve the original model.


Me too, but i cant wait anymore and i bought Dreamconn version. I hope new DC controllers not come in 2025 after delays..

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#27 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:38 pm

Complaints on the real remote really

Well suited to its games

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#28 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:15 pm

cant jump on board there, theres a bunch of games i wont play because the single stick makes it so hard. even the n64 controller was easier for me to play the fps games

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#29 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:48 am

I grew tired of waiting for the stick-enhanced controllers and got me some wireless Mega Drive controllers instead. And I love them!
- Great look & feel!
- Both MD and USB receivers are included, supporting a wide range of systems (although I only use it for MD and PC).
- Option to toggle between 3-button and 6-button modes (on Mega Drive).
- Option to toggle between Xinput and Dinput modes (on Windows).
- MicroUSB cable included for charging (I hate it when I have to get such basic parts separately).
- I like that they added some extra buttons while retaining a mostly authentic look.

I did experience some minor issues, though:
- The controller cannot be paired with the MD and USB receiver at the same time, so switching between systems is not effortless.
- The pairing procedure is not correctly described in the user manual, so it took some puzzling to figure it out.
- The button layout in Dinput mode is confusing (something like 236145 instead of 123456).

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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Post#30 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:00 am

poopidoop wrote:Q4 2019 is like, now


That depends on the type of year. If they are talking about a regular calendar year (which is unlikely), then Quarter 4 would be from October 2019 to December 2019. However, if they are talking about a U.S. fiscal calendar year (which is likelier), then Quarter 4 would be from January 2020 to March 2020.
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