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Old 23 February 2019, 21:47   #21
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First Impressions. Looks like they nailed the orginal brand quality.


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and the Sega Saturn Pads. Wired and USB.

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Old 06 April 2019, 16:01   #22
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Got my Sega Saturn USB pad today. Pretty good quality, compared to the offiziell Sega SLS USB controller from 2006/2007. The d-pad is slightly more "smooth-running" probably due to a different rubber mat. The shoulder buttons lacks the microswitches but that's not a problem imo. From what i've read these switches aren't available anymore. No big deal.


The cable length is comfortable 10ft. now. So, Retro-bit delivers a good joypad for emulation. I will buy surely buy more from them in the future. The Mega Drive controller with 9-pin plug should be available in a fews days/weeks.
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And today i got the wired 6-button Mega Drive controller. Retrobit got this one perfectly to the point. A real 1:1 replacement of the Sega original. I can't tell the difference which is which anymore.


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More infos about their new 6-button Dreamcast controller (with the replaced d-pad from the Saturn controller and a better analog stick) and 2.4g and bluetooth variants of the normal Mega Drive and Saturn pads.


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I appologise for being off-topic, but I understand there are Mega Drive to CD32 converters (i.e. allowing you to use a six button MD pad and have it mapped as if it's a CD32 contoller). This thread is also about MD controllers so with that in mind: does anyone know where I could find these adapters?
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Old 18 June 2019, 18:41   #26
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Sure, you can ordner the adapter here:


http://melbourneconsolerepros.com/pr...roducts_id=141
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So have these pads been released? I am interested.
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USB and real joypad port MD and Saturn controller versions (wired) have been released. The wireless versions (2.4g and bluetooth) will follow, probably in the 4th quarter.
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USB and real joypad port MD and Saturn controller versions (wired) have been released.
So have you tried them yet? I want your review ;-)

For wireless, the 8bitdo controller MD30 or something looks really good actually, and available now!

Wow USB model has L+R buttons too, Excellent controller layout.
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Check post #22 and 23. There is really nothing more to tell. Retrobit obviously had access to the original Sega molds and used similar (or even exactly the same) parts for the d-pad, buttons etc.
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Check post #22 and 23. There is really nothing more to tell. Retrobit obviously had access to the original Sega molds and used similar (or even exactly the same) parts for the d-pad, buttons etc.
But that doesn't mean they are exactly the same. especially the rubbery things that go underneath the buttons.

That can make or break the pad! But you say is the same. So I will try and order
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Maybe not 100% the same (you can't be sure). I haven't opened the controllers to compare. But the feel and touch, especially of the Genesis controller, is pretty much the same playing some games.

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So have you tried them yet? I want your review ;-)

For wireless, the 8bitdo controller MD30 or something looks really good actually, and available now!

Wow USB model has L+R buttons too, Excellent controller layout.
I got a Mega Sg with a couple of M30 pads. They look great and feel great to hold, but the d-pad is just weird. There's a satisfying tactility when pushing down on the d-pad but no feedback whatsoever when you release it. I find myself thinking, "Did I really let go of that? Or is it stuck down?"

What's worse is that sometimes the d-pad *does* get stuck down and I have to tap it again to release it. I've tried 4 different pads and they're all the same.

It's not a deal breaker and I'm not going to return them, but I wouldn't buy any more of them.

The Mega Sg itself though is superb.

I'm disappointed that Retro-bit didn't make any 3-button MD pads.
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Can't confirm that for my M30 pad. The d-pad slides perfectly fine, it never goes stuck. Imo the best non offical Sega d-pad ever made, besides the Krikzz Joyzz controller. Which has a less clicking (it slides smoothier) feel. Both are great wireless Sega clones.
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Can't confirm that for my M30 pad. The d-pad slides perfectly fine, it never goes stuck. Imo the best non offical Sega d-pad ever made, besides the Krikzz Joyzz controller. Which has a less clicking (it slides smoothier) feel. Both are great wireless Sega clones.
Which version of the controller did you get? I got the 2.4g version.
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Yep, 2.4g too. I also read many complaints about losing connections, never had a problem with that too. The first firmware worked fine (there are firmware updates though). Maybe some production batches had issues. Everything's possible.
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