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Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:15 pm
by Nz17

Hear SEGA officials talk about the Dreamcast controllers from Retro-bit. Watch at 43:15 to hear about their progress. We might get these new Dreamcast controllers before March 31st, 2020! If nothing else, they should arrive sometime during 2020.

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:33 pm
by poopidoop
call me crazy but i check every month on these. havent mentioned anything dreamcast since that post came out and Q4 2019 is like, now

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:30 am
by Roel
I've been waiting for Retro-bit to release their Saturn controllers with added analog sticks, but they've kept pushing back the release date for over a year. The local game store I frequent used to accept pre-orders for it, but meanwhile they've removed it (and several other unreleased Retro-bit products) from their website. Clearly they've lost faith in Retro-bit's ability to make a deadline.

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:23 am
by fafadou
I'm very impatient for this dreamcast controller.
Hope they can improve the original model.

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:00 am
by DarkSynbios
Roel wrote:I've been waiting for Retro-bit to release their Saturn controllers with added analog sticks, but they've kept pushing back the release date for over a year. The local game store I frequent used to accept pre-orders for it, but meanwhile they've removed it (and several other unreleased Retro-bit products) from their website. Clearly they've lost faith in Retro-bit's ability to make a deadline.


I bought Sega Saturn wireless pad blue transparent 2 weeks ago. The quality is good but somehow have the feeling of 3rd party controller. I believe 8bitdo controllers have more quality and sometimes i feel have original controller in my hand. This company should get rights from Sega.

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:03 am
by DarkSynbios
fafadou wrote:I'm very impatient for this dreamcast controller.
Hope they can improve the original model.


Me too, but i cant wait anymore and i bought Dreamconn version. I hope new DC controllers not come in 2025 after delays..

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:38 pm
by mistamontiel
Complaints on the real remote really

Well suited to its games

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:15 pm
by poopidoop
cant jump on board there, theres a bunch of games i wont play because the single stick makes it so hard. even the n64 controller was easier for me to play the fps games

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:48 am
by Roel
I grew tired of waiting for the stick-enhanced controllers and got me some wireless Mega Drive controllers instead. And I love them!
- Great look & feel!
- Both MD and USB receivers are included, supporting a wide range of systems (although I only use it for MD and PC).
- Option to toggle between 3-button and 6-button modes (on Mega Drive).
- Option to toggle between Xinput and Dinput modes (on Windows).
- MicroUSB cable included for charging (I hate it when I have to get such basic parts separately).
- I like that they added some extra buttons while retaining a mostly authentic look.

I did experience some minor issues, though:
- The controller cannot be paired with the MD and USB receiver at the same time, so switching between systems is not effortless.
- The pairing procedure is not correctly described in the user manual, so it took some puzzling to figure it out.
- The button layout in Dinput mode is confusing (something like 236145 instead of 123456).

Re: Retrobit DC controller update

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:00 am
by Nz17
poopidoop wrote:Q4 2019 is like, now


That depends on the type of year. If they are talking about a regular calendar year (which is unlikely), then Quarter 4 would be from October 2019 to December 2019. However, if they are talking about a U.S. fiscal calendar year (which is likelier), then Quarter 4 would be from January 2020 to March 2020.