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Old 20 June 2016, 13:06   #21
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Was very nice for me until checking Chaos Engine. I think it's not bad joypad, just not for every kind of game.
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Old 20 June 2016, 17:49   #22
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It's too wide, the D-PAD is garbage that tends to do accidental diagonal input, and it's not compatible with anything else. The shoulder buttons are pretty uncomfortable too.

The original Megadrive pad is also garbage, but the 6 button one is just perfect and has no competition.
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Old 31 July 2018, 19:32   #23
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my dpad when i had mine in the usa back in the 90's had a REAL d-pad
so it wasnt bad for me either just cheap feeling like many 3rd party controllers back then
so the everyone hating that controller are i bet talking about the flat disc version
im guessing only NTSC came with that type above
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Old 31 July 2018, 19:40   #24
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It's too wide, the D-PAD is garbage that tends to do accidental diagonal input, and it's not compatible with anything else. The shoulder buttons are pretty uncomfortable too.

The original Megadrive pad is also garbage, but the 6 button one is just perfect and has no competition.
i prefer SNES stock over that any day
having 6 button for 1 thumb is ridiculous you dont play that way in arcades and you will never beat me in a fighter cause of that either
with 4 button you can easily control with a thumb like you do a dpad cant do the same on a 6 button layout like that your thumb has to travel
which was even worse on the 3 button due to huge button laid out straight line like that
tbh nintendo is the only who can get a dpad right everyone else fails till just recently
talking about you microsoft that 360 was just the worst
also hate companies that make huge dpads for some reason
im a big guy and dont have small hands and yet have controller dpads that are too big like on my JXD-7800B

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Old 31 July 2018, 22:55   #25
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my dpad when i had mine in the usa back in the 90's had a REAL d-pad
so it wasnt bad for me either just cheap feeling like many 3rd party controllers back then
so the everyone hating that controller are i bet talking about the flat disc version
im guessing only NTSC came with that type above
I have an NTSC unit, and the dpad that came with it was flat, although it came with an adhesive disc that raised the axis on it.

I had problems with the buttons and wires shorting on it, so I just use a TOM adapter with a cheap snes style gamepad.
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Old 31 July 2018, 22:57   #26
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I like it,I don't find a problem with it,I find the mega drive controller gives me pain in my left hand(well I do have arthritis in it),one controller I don't like is the PS1/2/3 controllers,hate L2 and R2,your finger slips off the buttons and it way to small for my hands,glad they finally redesigned it.
Don't know what the PS4 one is like never had a PS4..

Is everybody the same,don't like the CD32 controller..? I can't use a joystick anymore so have to use controllers,easy on my hand.

I give it a thumbs up And the prices on eBay,£25+ for the controller is ridiculous,The old the Amiga stuff gets the more it is..
the d-pad is one of the worst in any controller.
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Old 31 July 2018, 23:10   #27
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Yeah the Amiga CD³² pad is horrible both aesthetically and usability wise IMHO.
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Old 31 July 2018, 23:13   #28
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I had 2 or 3 of those competition pro 32 pads, they were so good.
I need to find out where all my 1999 Amiga stuff went, I had accelerator cards, everything.
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Old 31 July 2018, 23:39   #29
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I don't mind the design so much, but I don't like the D-Pad. It's just not good.
Makes those cheap 3rd party controllers I got for the Mega Drive much later on seem like great D-Pads.
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Old 31 July 2018, 23:41   #30
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We need a wireless CD32 pad. Anybody working on a PCB for that? Should fit into a real SNES or Mega Drive 6 button case.
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Should have been bundled with the Amiga 1200 with low level.library so that AGA games would support 6 buttons. It's nice and symmetrical so that's a bonus. I remember using it but the games on the CD32 were... Any one got the schematics of the Competition pro one??
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I have an NTSC unit, and the dpad that came with it was flat, although it came with an adhesive disc that raised the axis on it.

I had problems with the buttons and wires shorting on it, so I just use a TOM adapter with a cheap snes style gamepad.
odd mine was 1 whole piece like normal
and the shoulder buttons work fine for pinball fantasies
not saying i loved it but the shape wasnt bad and i had the decent dpad my issues with it were more the cheap buttons and the hard pressed play button
back in those days i had 2 controllers that and a 3 button sega gen and i used the cd32 over it
cause its more like snes which was great

not much longer after that i used to mod my extra snes controllers to parallel port to be used on computers

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Old 01 August 2018, 07:09   #33
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We need a wireless CD32 pad. Anybody working on a PCB for that? Should fit into a real SNES or Mega Drive 6 button case.

I've been thinking of doing a Raspberry Pi Zero (w/ bluetooth) connected to the same hardware shifters used in the CD32 pad. Then use a PS3 bluetooth controller (libraries already exist for the PI).
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I meant something directly for Amiga hardware. We already have CD32 controller PCBs for wired controllers, or e.g. the Rys MII adapter.

But a decenct wireless CD32 controller is still missing. I don't like PSX/Xbox style pads for classic 2D games. High Quality Sega/Nintendo pad cases or nothing.
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We need a wireless CD32 pad. Anybody working on a PCB for that? Should fit into a real SNES or Mega Drive 6 button case.
I was, a few years ago (actually, it was a wireless box you could plug anything into - mouse, joystick, CD32 pad, keyboard), and a matching box at the Amiga to apply all the signals as expected)... But I just didn't have the time to dedicate to it, and got distracted by 500 other projects so it got shelved.

If I could only get someone to pay my wages but not require me to go to work...
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Old 02 August 2018, 21:15   #36
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I'm not sure why anybody looking for a gamepad for his Amiga/CD32 would be looking any further than here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore...IAAOxyOlhStDmY

coupled with a wireless psx pad with analog sticks.
Bought 2 of those years ago and they were 2 of the best items I've ever bought for my miggy.
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I never liked the D-pad on PSX controllers, but it's an improvement over the bumps on the CD32 pad.
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Old 02 August 2018, 21:42   #38
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https://shop.8bitdo.com/
they are selling modkits to turn your oem controllers NES/SNES/GEN into bluetooth
they have the bluetooth adapters for the consoles too
could cut up a SNES to fit CD32 and use the Gen adapter
wouldnt be hard to cut the pcb and just solder cable reconnecting them
if you were real handy you could even have it turn the CD32 on/off when you turn the controller on/off depending on how the adapter works

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I'm aware of the 8bitdo Modkits. But what Gen adapter do you mean? And yes, PSX D-Pads are horrible for 2D games.
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I'm aware of the 8bitdo Modkits. But what Gen adapter do you mean?
guess they dont have one odd i just seen these today
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