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Tried these controllers?

Post by T2KFreeker » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:42 pm

Yeah, so I obviously need more controllers. Yeah, so anyone tried either the 3DO Fighting Sword controller or the Sidekick Controller from Tommo? The Sidekick almost looks like a six button Genesis controller with turbo buttons. Fighting Sword looks more like a SNES pad with six face buttons. Ant help here would be appreciated.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:20 am

I got a Fighting Sword from a member. It works well.
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Post by T2KFreeker » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:54 am

3DO Experience wrote:I got a Fighting Sword from a member. It works well.
Cool. From the pictures I can find, I can't tell if it has a way to plug in more than one controller. Can you confirm this for me please?
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:46 pm

No daisy chaining. One player only.
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Post by T2KFreeker » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:42 pm

3DO Experience wrote:No daisy chaining. One player only.
Now that is a bummer . . . I wonder if there would be a way to build an adapter . . . :?: Or do you think a Y-Splitter would work?
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:58 pm

I don't know what would would need for an adapter, I can't imagine a Y-Splitter working.
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Post by T2KFreeker » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:56 am

3DO Experience wrote:I don't know what would would need for an adapter, I can't imagine a Y-Splitter working.
Hmm, I need to check into this then because the controller does look nice. Also, the SNES adapters, do they allow for two controllers to be plugged in as well? I am sure that someone here has at least one or two of them to check out . . .
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:14 pm

Only one controller for the SNES adapter.
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Post by Silentman » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:14 pm

And what about this controller?

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Post by BryWI » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:00 pm

:shock:

thats usable?

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Post by Trev » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:12 pm

Hmmm ... I don't recall seeing this one before. Nice ... although it looks a bit awkward.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:30 pm

That looks... pretty hideous.
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:04 pm

What do all the buttons do?

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Post by Austin » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:29 am

I have a feel that controller isn't very comfortable.

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Post by Jones » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:02 am

3DOKid wrote:What do all the buttons do?
This is what I am still wondering about calculators.

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Post by Trev » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:30 pm

Its a 3 button controller masking as a 6 button ... they are all a, b, c :lol:
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:51 pm

Jones wrote:
3DOKid wrote:What do all the buttons do?
This is what I am still wondering about calculators.
I wonder it about computers. Still, them switches on the bottom are intriguing.

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Post by Austin » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:52 am

From what I can guess, the bottom switches make those buttons auto/rapid-fire when pressed. The switches for the top buttons probably makes them activated constantly, even when they are not pressed. That's my assumption, anyway.

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Post by Silentman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:07 am

Two joysticks were sold at evilbay yesterday.

Listing 1: 3DO Rock 3 Joystick. Sold for $109.99 (BIN).

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Listing 2: 3DO Magic Power Joystick. Sold for $109.99 (BIN).

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Post by Trev » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:51 am

Nice. I like them both, but the Rock 3 is beautiful. :)
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Post by JohnnyDude » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:38 am

Trev wrote:Nice. I like them both, but the Rock 3 is beautiful. :)
It's a weird one for sure. That Rock 3 one looks like a nursery toy. I practically expect teeth marks on it. Perhaps you can use it to learn your shapes, colors, and/or farm animals.

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Post by Austin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:39 am

Was this US eBay? I look for 3DO items daily but didn't see them pop up. Maybe they were bought before I checked in yesterday.. It's a bummer, but then again I wouldn't have been able to afford one now anyway. The Magic Power one looks like it would have had the better feel of the two.

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Post by Trev » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:57 pm

JohnnyDude wrote:
Trev wrote:Nice. I like them both, but the Rock 3 is beautiful. :)
It's a weird one for sure. That Rock 3 one looks like a nursery toy. I practically expect teeth marks on it. Perhaps you can use it to learn your shapes, colors, and/or farm animals.
You think? If anything I think the Magic Power one ,with its cheap looking rainbow buttons, is more nursery appropriate. I mean, just check out the colors ... blue, red, green, and ... baby diarrhea? :P
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Post by Silentman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Austin wrote:Was this US evilbay? I look for 3DO items daily but didn't see them pop up. Maybe they were bought before I checked in yesterday.. It's a bummer, but then again I wouldn't have been able to afford one now anyway. The Magic Power one looks like it would have had the better feel of the two.
Yes, it was US evilbay. Next time you must be faster ;-)

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Post by Lemmi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:52 pm

heh i used to have 2 of those Rock joysticks, i didnt like them to much so i sold both
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Post by Trev » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:20 pm

Lemmi wrote:heh i used to have 2 of those Rock joysticks, i didnt like them to much so i sold both
Why didn't you care for them? Did they not control well?
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Post by Lemmi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:55 pm

Trev wrote:
Lemmi wrote:heh i used to have 2 of those Rock joysticks, i didnt like them to much so i sold both
Why didn't you care for them? Did they not control well?
im not much of joystick controller guy, the only one i liked is the huge wooden arcade stick i got, it feels more like an arcade than anything else ive owned

might have to ask that control question to someone who has one and used it more than once :)
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Post by bitrate » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:20 pm

Trev wrote:
Lemmi wrote:heh i used to have 2 of those Rock joysticks, i didnt like them to much so i sold both
Why didn't you care for them? Did they not control well?
In my experience with the Rock 3, the main issue is that the unit is not heavy enough.
The buttons and joystick control well, but the unit does not possess enough mass to prevent it from moving around when you start pushing the joystick around hastily.

To mitigate this problem, it comes with suction feet which do work well when you are using in on a flat surface.

It's also nice that it allows you to hook up a SNES pad to your 3DO.

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Re: Tried these controllers?

Post by ArfredHitchcacku » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:48 pm

T2KFreeker wrote:Yeah, so I obviously need more controllers. Yeah, so anyone tried either the 3DO Fighting Sword controller or the Sidekick Controller from Tommo? The Sidekick almost looks like a six button Genesis controller with turbo buttons. Fighting Sword looks more like a SNES pad with six face buttons. Ant help here would be appreciated.
Believe it or not, the Capcom fighting controller came with the 3DO I ordered. I assume it's pretty rare, and it looks to have a better D-Pad than the Super NES counterpart, the D-Pad on this is one of my favorites ever.

Doing a little research on third-party 3DO Controllers, I stumbled across this holy page:

http://www.3dotoday.com/Accessories.html

Wow, what a website. Did a user here make this? It's something else. Here's a picture of the Fighting Sword Controller for n00bs like myself:

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Looks amazing, I can only hope it has shoulder buttons for games like Samurai Shodown which don't have any other kicking options besides holding R and pressing A B or C. The Sidekick was a little harder to find a good picture of...

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Yeah, I'm afraid I couldn't actually find a picture of the physical thing. It was dumb luck that the former controller had a photograph printed on the box, since apparently boxes are what this guy's all about.

But wow, the stuff I've found on this website. Ever heard of the 3DO Bible? Well, you have now.

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Re: Tried these controllers?

Post by Lemmi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 pm

ArfredHitchcacku wrote:Doing a little research on third-party 3DO Controllers, I stumbled across this holy page:
http://www.3dotoday.com/Accessories.html
Wow, what a website. . .
yeah i submitted a few items to that site along time ago, a few of those pics might be mine, its been so long i forgot what i sent in
great site to get you hooked on 3do items :)
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