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Dreamcast Fishing Rod Woes

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:17 am
by williamesmith718
Hi All,

I recently picked up a DC fishing rod controller in a system lot and had a hankering to try Bass Fishing and Marine fishing.

Unfortunately the controller (though it is nearly new in box and looks well kept) doesn't seem to work at all. No button response, nothing from the analog stick. Thinking the controller was the problem, I purchased a second one but still no dice.

At this point I've tried 2 different controllers on 2 different dreamcasts. I tried the controllers both in ports 1 and 2 (with a standard controller in the 2nd player port as described in the manual). I've connected with the cord extension and without. I tried two different fishing games (both clean, one was sealed) as well as Soul Calibur. Nothing.

What am I doing wrong? I googled and looked around the forums a bit don't see anyone else with the problem.

Can anyone help? I've never wanted to fish this badly in my entire life.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Both controllers are first party. All the devices + games involved are US NTSC. It's possible some component in the controllers is fried or worn out. I'd like to rule out user or connection error before I buy yet another one though. I am using the DC through the VGA box but (since the fishing games both display) I can imagine that's causing the problem. I can also control the games with a standard controller.

Will
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Re: Dreamcast Fishing Rod Woes

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:50 pm
by williamesmith718
SOLVED! When using a fishing rod controller you need to have a standard controller plugged into the 2nd port for game saves. I was using a 3rd party Interact Quantum Fighterpad in the 2nd port and it turns out that was causing the problems. Switched to a standard DC controller and the fishing rod works! Now for some Soul Calibur.

Re: Dreamcast Fishing Rod Woes

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:29 am
by Alec1382
Strange. Sorry we couldn't be of more help. I wanted to post a reply, but it baffled me just as much as you.

Re: Dreamcast Fishing Rod Woes

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:37 am
by elmagicochrisg
Alec1382 wrote:Strange. Sorry we couldn't be of more help. I wanted to post a reply, but it baffled me just as much as you.

Same here... lol

Anyways, now we know... ^^

Re: Dreamcast Fishing Rod Woes

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:26 pm
by CD AGES
Yes! Keep 3rd party DC accessories to a minimum. Thats the real lesson here.

Re: Dreamcast Fishing Rod Woes

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:59 pm
by dark
Oh my god, the quantum fighter pad is so awful.