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Old 20 July 2018, 21:21   #1
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8bitdo Mod Kit for original Sega Mega Drive 6 Button, NES and SNES controller

Really nice idea and very good for emulation. Especially the PCB for the MD 6-button controller. Finally wireless (besides the very expensive Joyzz from Krizz for real MD consoles)

https://shop.8bitdo.com/products/mod...-md-controller
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Old 20 July 2018, 22:34   #2
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I saw. All sold out though, when I checked. All we need now is a bluetooth receiver for the Amiga/CD32 and we're all set!!
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Old 20 July 2018, 23:39   #3
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Yep, that would be great. I would install the PCB into my Honeybee CD32 controller.
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Old 20 July 2018, 23:45   #4
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I don't know if you know or not, but there is this too:

https://www.engineering.com/Designer...II-Gaming.aspx

I have no idea if the 9pin receiver is Atari/Commodore compatible though. (And it's expensive)
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Old 20 July 2018, 23:51   #5
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Have seen it but never noticed the 9-pin receiver. You are probably right. Surely not compatible, especially not with the CD32 button layout.
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Old 26 July 2018, 04:51   #6
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I'm quite surprised none of the reviews I read before buying two SF30 Pro controllers mentioned this:
[ Show youtube player ]

Playing platformers can be a frustrating, very frustrating experience...
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Old 26 July 2018, 12:05   #7
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I have the SFC30 and SFC30 Pro controllers and no problems at all with the D-pad. First time i heard about it.

edit: Ah, pretty new review. I guess this isn't a global issue with the pads.
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Old 26 July 2018, 14:52   #8
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That could be poison for certain parts of Super Metroid.
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Old 26 July 2018, 15:45   #9
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I'm certainly not the only one with this problem.
https://www.reddit.com/r/miniSNESmod...terrible_dpad/

https://www.reddit.com/r/8bitdo/comm..._inaccuracies/

https://www.reddit.com/r/8bitdo/comm...e_dpad_sensor/
I'll try the tape fix, just need the mailman to deliver the needed Torx T7 to take the controller apart.

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Old 26 July 2018, 17:30   #10
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Only nitpicking. I tried to force it on the SFC30 pad. No chance to hit the diagonals accidently.

It can happen on the SF30 pro. But as i said, you have to force it. But only if you press the edges (and only the edges) for a longer time. This is not the way i play. Unless you have a thumb of a giant.

edit: But this is OT in this thread. It's about the Mega Drive PCB from 8bitdo.
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Yes I know, I was just asking if the bad d-pad design on the pcb was fixed.
Apparently it's not from the pics in the link you posted, too bad.
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The tape fix definitely improved the d-pad on my SF30 Pro, no more diagonal misfires.
Here's what I did (not my pad):


Be careful when you take the SF30 Pro apart, there's a small ribbon cable connecting to the PCB on top with the analogue sticks, don't remove it unless you want a headache connecting it again.
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Isn't it easier and cheaper to just get an USB adapter?
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Old 23 August 2018, 20:12   #14
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It's a bluetooth pad.
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Speaking of sega pads sega/retrobit have announced a load of official megadrive/saturn controllers coming soon (Bluetooth and wired)... http://retro-bit.com/blog/post/retro...sega-products/
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8bitdo Megadrive/Genesis controlers coming in 2019

I'm not sure this has been posted on EAB already, but I recently saw an advert for wireless Megadrive controllers from 8bitdo coming in February 2019. This is not a mod kit, but a full controller.

Since these might be (partially) compatible with the Amiga, I figured people might want to know.

https://www.amazon.com/8Bitdo-Wirele...07HB1XFQW?th=1
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Yes, has already been mentioned.

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Awesome. Looks like they're going to sell the Retro Receiver separately, which is great as the Megadrive pad is not my favourite. Any risk of damage to the Amiga with this?
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the Megadrive pad is not my favourite.
As a kid I put up with it and thought I was real clever for realising it would work with the Amiga...

...But when I recently bought one thinking 'yeah they're great' I was bitterly disappointed. I mean compared to a comp pro for example its hardly even usable.

So its not just me? Or a bad example? This has the red start button, my original had the grey - i dunno maybe it was better.

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Old 16 October 2018, 14:38   #20
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Original 3 Button Sega Megadrive pad is very good, one of the best joypad regarding the directional hat.

I dislike six button model, i prefer the supernes joypad.
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