3do Joypads - terrible or just old?

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3do Joypads - terrible or just old?

Post by thornton_s » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:14 am

Looking for some advice with 3do joypads. I have recently gotten back into the 3do and have purchased a few (too many) consoles and about a dozen pads. Now i don't know if i have just gotten lazy with using analogue sticks but the d pads are terrible, they are stiff and difficult to use(found the ps1 the same as well), is this wear and tear or were they always this bad. I also have some fz-10 joypads which are a little better and some sealed 3do speedpads which i have not opened yet.

Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good pad as these are just torture and are putting me off playing a number of games. (i remember having a Goldstar pad a long time ago and i think they were pretty good).

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Post by CrimsonGlory » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:22 am

Im no expert but I believe there are adaptors available on the net that let you use SNES pads with your 3do.

They might be poo.

But they are around, Im sure someone else has more info on them.
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Post by thornton_s » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:26 am

Hi,

yeah, just waiting for some ps1/ps2 adaptors (with analogue support, i think)to arrive hope that aren't rubbish.

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Post by Lemmi » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:48 pm

CrimsonGlory wrote:Im no expert but I believe there are adaptors available on the net that let you use SNES pads with your 3do.

They might be poo.

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they work pretty good if you like SNES controllers to begin with :) i never really cared for them that much
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the goldstar controller has been the one ive used since 1997, mainly because it feels like the Genesis controller, another fav controller of mine

i am just the opposite, i dont care for Analog sticks :)
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Post by thornton_s » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:03 pm

I have just been testing my PS1/2 adaptors as they arrived this morning and although they are a bit cheaply put together they are great, i cannot tell you how good it is to play Wolfenstein 3D with the analogue stick, even phoenix 3 is no longer a thumb breaking exercise, very nice.

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Post by bonefish » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:56 am

Yeah 3do d-pads are crap. The Goldstar one is comfortable but not too responsive. The Panasonic one is not very comfortable but a little more responsive.

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:35 am

Thorton_s, which shop did you buy these from?

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Post by thornton_s » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:47 am

http://www.tototek.com/

Don't expect any confirmation emails, i thought i was getting ripped off for a week, then it appeared on the order tracker and was very impressed with the delivery time, they also do them for many other consoles (I have 2 Neo Geo ones if anybody knows anyone who would be interested).

Simply click on hardware, then scroll down (or search for 3do).

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Post by Trev » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:39 am

I like the wireless pads from Docs.

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Post by dj898 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:41 am

The one I'm using with my Sanyo 3DO works fine too~
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can't recall where I got this new box set though.
I do recall it was one of old stock that I rescued from the shop when they wre closing down quite some time ago

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Post by rcgamer » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:25 am

Isn't there a joystick for the 3do? I would love to be able to play Street fighter 2 and captain Quazar with one.

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Post by dj898 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:18 pm

you mean those chunky arcade style stick for fighting games I've seen few when I was in Tokyo...

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Post by Lemmi » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:16 am

rcgamer wrote:Isn't there a joystick for the 3do? I would love to be able to play Street fighter 2 and captain Quazar with one.
you meam something like this?

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its a MAS 3do stick, a guy in michigan had 2 made for his 3do and he sold one to me
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Post by rcgamer » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:41 am

I was thinking more along the lines of something like the nes advantage stick for the nintendo. But yeah, pretty much.

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:52 am

or indeed this:

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Post by rcgamer » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:38 am

Yeah, that's it. Hate to ask how much you paid? Do you know where I could get one?

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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:06 am

rcgamer wrote:Yeah, that's it. Hate to ask how much you paid? Do you know where I could get one?
Your friend is Yahoo auctions Japan and Azuma trading . Mail order japan also known as.

http://www.aazumatrading.com/

http://list4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/20 ... -leaf.html

all told I paid about a tenner.

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Post by Trev » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:43 am

Um, yeah, I paid too much :oops: ... but it is almost worth it for SFII alone :)

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Post by DragonmasterDan » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:38 am

I have a pretty decent third party pad for Street Fighter, it's an Interact Performance. The only flaw with the pad is it lacks the headphone jack found on the standard pads.
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