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What's your favorite pad?

Post by T2KFreeker » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:16 pm

Yeah, when you play 3DO, which pad do you sport with? I go for the Panasonic pad, which mine is falling apart, or the Capcom pad. I like the 3DO pad itself except that the D-Pad seems to have no give and I hate that.
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Post by Lemmi » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:25 pm

ive been using the same Goldstar controller since 1998

edit make that 1997

since i suffer from CRS
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Post by Trev » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:25 pm

I like all the pads, but I actually think the Goldstar one was the best feeling. I like the original Panasonic pads w/the headphone jack, and the wireless ones from Docs are actually quite reliable also. And, I have a joystick in the mail :D Can't wait!

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Post by Mobius » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:31 am

Funny, I've been meaning to ask this question for like a month now, and when I finally did in another thread, I find this one!

http://cdinteractive.co.uk/3do/forum/vi ... =1557#1557

In the post above, I asked about the Logitech controller. Has anyone used it? Do you recommend it?

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Post by Lemmi » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:40 am

Mobius wrote:Funny, I've been meaning to ask this question for like a month now, and when I finally did in another thread, I find this one!

http://cdinteractive.co.uk/3do/forum/vi ... =1557#1557

In the post above, I asked about the Logitech controller. Has anyone used it? Do you recommend it?
i have that controller it came with Zhadnost, and i find it kind of small and cramped, the D pad is nice, its raised up off the controller and feels good, but over all i find it small in my hands
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Post by Mobius » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:43 am

Hm, considering I think the Panasonic pad is too big, I think I'll take that as a plus. I put an offer in.

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Post by Lemmi » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:56 am

Mobius wrote:Hm, considering I think the Panasonic pad is too big, I think I'll take that as a plus. I put an offer in.
well its about the same size as i think the panasonic pad is to small also

check out the pics

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ ... 1/3do1.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ ... 1/3do2.jpg
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Post by Mobius » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:58 am

Oh, that's the smaller Panasonic pad. I've never actually used that one.

Also, what the hell is this?! I might just get it for the sheer novelty of it!

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Post by T2KFreeker » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:59 am

Yeah, that is the 3DO pad. I like the Pad, but I hate the fact that the D-Pad seems to have no give to it at all. If not for that, I would so love it.
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Post by Lemmi » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:01 am

Mobius wrote:Oh, that's the smaller Panasonic pad. I've never actually used that one.

Also, what the hell is this?! I might just get it for the sheer novelty of it!
i think thats the one they call the batwing controller, but i dont have that one
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Post by Mobius » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:27 am

Well, the seller took my offer on the Logitech pad. I guess I finally have some new 3DO stuff to play with! I've got my eye on a few other auctions, too.

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Post by Dryden » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:03 am

The Zhadnost pad is my favorite, but mine is in the shrinkwrap still, so I'm using the original JP1X that came with my FZ1.

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Post by Trev » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:13 am

Yeah, that is the 3DO pad. I like the Pad, but I hate the fact that the D-Pad seems to have no give to it at all. If not for that, I would so love it.
This was a widely reported problem with the first batch of 3DO pads. Not much of a problem really, except for some of the fighting games that require rotating it for moves & such.

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Post by Gir Draxa » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:07 am

Probably the MadCatz 6-button for actual 3DO controllers, but I would rather play with the Genesis 6-button pad for most games.

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Post by Mobius » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:50 am

Anyone have any experience with this pad?

http://www.gameexpress.com/product_deta ... K&Section=

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Post by Lemmi » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:38 am

Mobius wrote:Anyone have any experience with this pad?

http://www.gameexpress.com/product_deta ... K&Section=
nope, but it does look like an after market controller that wasnt made during the 3do's lifetime, ive seen it before

anyone have a good experience with those guys buying old stuff?
ive read tons of unhappy people that have dealt with them after my bad experience

i wanted 4 games that said they were in stock and after they told me they had them and after they got their payment, i got an email saying they didnt have those games, and offered me other games instead, i said no thanks, and it took 5 months to get my payment back, because they said they couldnt send my Money Order back and kept trying to get me to sign up for paypal so they could send it that way, at the end i told them im getting a lawyer and they he would contact them unless i got my MO back, and BAM 1 week later i got my original MO back
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Post by Gir Draxa » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:43 am

Surprizing,

I've never had a problem dealing with Game Express.

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Post by Mobius » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:40 am

I got the Logitech control pad in the mail today, and I think it outclasses the Panasonic pad in every way.

It's more comfortable to hold, I like the smaller/clickier face buttons, the shoulder buttons are a nice improvement, and I love that the connector for additional controllers is at the end of the cord, rather than on the back of the controller. The D-pad still isn't perfect, but it's much better than the standard pad.

Its form factor reminds me a bit of the revised (and awesome) Saturn pad. All around, highly recommended.

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Post by fish » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:28 pm

It's a shame the 3DO pads got so much stick in the gaming press. I agree about the d-pad, they should have improved on that with the smaller JPX-2, but wasted that opportunity. I liked the Goldstar ones quite a lot, but the Panasonic ones always felt sturdier. The headphone jacks were a genius idea and I think the daisychain feature was pretty nifty and unique. I remember when I got a PSX afterwards and felt ripped off: you had to buy a multitap and memory cards, which was never an issue for the 3DO.

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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:53 pm

The Japanese pad is good bit smaller than EU/US pad. And it's not to bad.

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Post by T2KFreeker » Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:06 am

Mobius wrote:Anyone have any experience with this pad?

http://www.gameexpress.com/product_deta ... K&Section=
Nope, but it does look rather interresting, doesn't it? Kind of resembles the Genesis 6 pad.
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Post by bitrate » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:30 am

Mobius wrote:I got the Logitech control pad in the mail today, and I think it outclasses the Panasonic pad in every way.

It's more comfortable to hold, I like the smaller/clickier face buttons, the shoulder buttons are a nice improvement, and I love that the connector for additional controllers is at the end of the cord, rather than on the back of the controller. The D-pad still isn't perfect, but it's much better than the standard pad.

Its form factor reminds me a bit of the revised (and awesome) Saturn pad. All around, highly recommended.

I agree. The Logitech pad has a very nice feel to it.
Of course, it depends on which game I'm playing, but I also like the Capcom pad and the FZ-JP2X as well.

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Post by bonefish » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:02 pm

Goldstar FTW but sometimes the Panasonic pad can be nice. The directional pad on the Panasonic seems to be a bit more responsive, probably due to its smaller size.

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Post by benny32 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:55 pm

Capcom 6 button all the way :). Whenever I look at a picture of the Goldstar unit I think of a bathroom. Easily one of the ugliest looking consoles ever made. I prefer the jags design over that unit.

Dont forget you can hook up Snes pads with a converter. I'm hoping my capcom snes 6 button controller works through the adapter.

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