Dreamcast Controllers

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#11 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:55 pm

I have a Quantum Fighter Pad and really like it.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#12 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:34 pm

So far every 3rd party controller that seemed to look cool so I took a chance with it turned out to be a cheaply made, badly designed useless piece of crap. So OEM for me.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#13 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:23 pm

I find the madcatz the most comfortable. But the quality has never really wowed me.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#14 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:56 pm

I've tried a few out. Some of them seemed slightly better than the DC pad in a minor respect, but the main DC pad wins out for me for all around quality.

-Madcatz pad - had a very good joystick, but the dpad was mushy and terrible and the buttons were kind of mushy
-astropad - I disliked how the joystick could "spin" on it (maybe it was just my friend's that was broken?), the design was also comically bulky but maybe that makes it cool in retrospect :lol:
-quantum fighterpad - I didn't care for the bulky design and the triggers seemed rather odd shaped and like your fingers could slip off of them when trying to press them in without making them register the input

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#15 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:15 pm

this guy on reddit.com got an xbox1 controller working on the dreamcast with 2 dongles... Maple is badasss
https://www.reddit.com/r/dreamcast/comm ... ource=link

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Expensive setup but hey the real guys to blame is on Microsoft for not making all of the hardware they put out Dreamcast compatible!
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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#16 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:30 pm

HOW-TO Quake 3 Online!

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#17 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:35 pm

Though I own some 3rd-party controller(s) which I haven't tried, of all of those that I have tried, the white and blue MadCatz Dreampad is my favorite. The extra texture of the pads on the sides and the analog are really nice (one might even say luxurious) and help to prevent sweat-slip.

However, I wish that the MadCatz Dreampad's D-pad was properly aligned like other controllers instead of being turned something like 15 degrees off from a North-South alignment compared to the controller's mid-center. I also wish its face buttons were arranged in arcs like a Saturn game-pad instead of being like a standard DC game-pad yet with C and Z added at an odd steep angle.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#18 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:11 pm

deluxux wrote:HOW-TO Quake 3 Online!
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it is bad option
This adapter is passive, it is only suitable for dual-mode mouse
Dual-mode mouse are very rare

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#19 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:15 pm

Ive seen that! Im trying legacy hardware like a madman! ALLBUSH is kiillin it on Q3! we need a 1 UP!!!
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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#20 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:54 pm

They do make, or did make, a ps2 optical mouse.

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