English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08 April 2004, 20:11   #1
tin
eezeenow!

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: chester
Posts: 407
official - CD32 better than dreamcast

Me CD32 and DC have been on for a couple of days testing a new CCTV DVR i got.

2 days on the CD32s still chucking out anims and stuff, the DC has given up - the fans bizzing like it's innards are on fire and it won't read any discs. Looking back at some of the recording it looks like it rebooted about 4 million times as well.

Shite. Long live the CD32!!!!! (commodore would be proud if they weren't run by dickheads)
tin is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 09 April 2004, 10:11   #2
th4t1guy
Registered User
th4t1guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Posts: 543
I have both a cd32 and a Dreamcast as well, and they are my favorite consoles. Both have their pros and cons though. The thing I absolutely love about the cd32 is the fact that you can run Workbench on it (let's face it, DC linux sucks). However, the big problem I have with the cd32 is the controllers (as well as the NTSC - PAL compatibility issues). The standard Commodore one is complete shit, and I've yet to shell out the cash for a couple competition pros.

Speaking of, has anyone ever bought the cd32 pads that are being sold by Lik-Sang? Are they any good? I've been ripped off once already trying to buy a cd32 pad, so I'm a bit skeptical.
th4t1guy is offline  
Old 09 April 2004, 11:19   #3
tin
eezeenow!

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: chester
Posts: 407
Yeah I bought 4 and they took a little longer than play-asia takes to get the stuff over here, but they did arrive and in good nick.

They are the competition pro ones and are excellent value at something like 4 - it's the postage thats the killer. And I am not sure about import tax - i think it depends on if customs decide to pick you this time round to sting you for it!!!

I might get some more soon for spares cos i've given all the others away to my mates (why does everyone only ever have 1 pad for their 32? )
tin is offline  
Old 09 April 2004, 15:57   #4
th4t1guy
Registered User
th4t1guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Posts: 543
That's good to hear. I bought the cd32 pad from amigagames.co.uk, and they sent me a Sega controller. I couldn't really do anything about it cause of the fine print they have on their website.
th4t1guy is offline  
Old 09 April 2004, 21:25   #5
tin
eezeenow!

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: chester
Posts: 407
Hmmm. yeah i see what you mean. AFAIK there are only a genuine commodore CD32 pad and the competition pro ones that look *exactly* like the one you see on lik-sang available for the amiga CD32. I dont *think* that there are any other types at all (obviously as you found a megadrive one will work but the buttons arent all there). The one on amigagames.co.uk looks like neither (looks like it might be a snes one? dunno) so I suppose they got you by the short and curlies but it's not good customer relations!

Also AFAIK amigagames.co.uk is that vincent pike fella isn't it? Not a good person to be dealing with IMHO! (please correct me if I am wrong!)
tin is offline  
Old 09 April 2004, 22:42   #6
Mick_AKA
crusader of light

Mick_AKA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stone, Staffordshire.
Posts: 1,136
ya not wrong! amigagames.co.uk are never getting any of my god damn money again!
Mick_AKA is offline  
Old 16 April 2004, 07:42   #7
Adeptus
epun umop ap!sdn
Adeptus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 285
My current electronics project...
I bought a cheap SNES stick ('Score Master' stick, Aus$7 secondhand, best price I've seen until now was $15-20) and am going to build the encoder circuit for CD32 (plans from Aminet).
So for under Au$20 (maybe under $15?), I will have a CD32 stick!
Adeptus is offline  
Old 16 April 2004, 22:43   #8
tin
eezeenow!

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: chester
Posts: 407
I got the same project!!!

I got a cheap gamecube arcade stick (tenner) and am just going to butcher me knackered old C= CD32 pad and wire it into the microswitches (cheapo bastard alert)

Should have a nice CD32 arcade stick for 10 notes!
tin is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sega Megadrive official 6 Button Pad on CD32/A1200?!? Ebster support.Hardware 41 06 September 2017 03:08
Official CD32 Demo CDs Djay project.EAB File Server 0 27 July 2011 23:41
CD32 Emulation on Dreamcast? Generale New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 04 August 2005 03:54
Dreamcast killergorilla Retrogaming General Discussion 25 19 December 2003 13:57
Dreamcast, PSO2 etc gaterooze Retrogaming General Discussion 3 17 December 2003 05:28

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.20797 seconds with 11 queries