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Old 1st October 2017, 02:34 PM
Freak5 Freak5 is offline
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Default Recommended N64 Style Controllers

Statement before: I like the original N64 controller and I didn't like the GameCube as much. I think it was harder for me to do very slight and precise movement. The spring force mechanically encouraged binary input - Nothing or more than 50%.

as my original N64 controllers already wore out back in 2002 and the old games tend to look terrible, if resized badly on LCD Screens, I would like to switch to emulation without having to get used to different controllers.

I searched the internet a lot. What I found out that apparently there is a lot of wrong or at least controversal and not backed up information. Some really like specific controllers, but it is obvious that their 3D sticks lack a lot of precision and seem to be worse than used 20 year old original controllers.

In this video a guy compares an wireless 8bitdo controller, which is claimed to be good although having an horrible deadzone.
The other "Classics" controller seems to be not that bad (only terrible, not horrible). Does someone know where to buy it (is it aviable in Germany?) and which company produces it?

The Retrolink controller seems to be widespread and people say it doesn't have a deadzone (some say it has and it is horrible). Considering the people playing Mariokart always go full tilt, I guess it had a big deadzone, so I wouldn't like to try it without a trustworthy person confirming the quality.

I would really look forward playing some 4 Player Egoshooters or Mariokart again.

Edit: Is the "Retro Power Classics" a rebranded Retrolink controller? In opposite to the 8bitdo controller it seems like 25% compared to 50% of deadzone.

Edit: Finally bought the Retrolink Controller. Didn't really use it yet, but when calibrating using Win7 it looked, as if everything is working fine. At least I can use the 3D stick to position this little cross everywhere but the corners (which is correct, I assume).
Small input registers and the cross does not seem to jump. So I guess the "deadzone" people talk about is a software problem? I can't say, if there is lag, but on the first glance, I guess it works better than old original controllers and new originals died out, I guess.

Last edited by Freak5; 6th October 2017 at 11:51 AM.
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