Dreamcast Controllers

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#21 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:36 pm

The-Amazing-Mr_V wrote:They do make, or did make, a ps2 optical mouse.


Yeah i still have a few of them

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#22 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:46 pm

I just wanted to share the controller I used to use for Bleem games exclusively until megavolt85 released Bleemshell making analog and L2, R2 and Select mapped to D-pad on games.

I got this controller in 2015 after reading Tom Charnock's article over at Dreamcast Junkyard reviewing these things. Sure they lack analog, and any VMU port or rumble, but it makes up with it for having a Saturn style 8-way D-pad which is really great for arcade games, fighters and emulators. They are referred to as the Game Heaven only. Nobody knows if that is the brand or what? The controller is really rare and only pops up from time to time on eBay. It is solidly built though and I love mine to death. It was discovered that they have the same shells as the Logic3 PSX style controllers, and they made many other colors so if you want to mix and match to customize one if you have it, it can be done.

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Here is what one looks like compared to an official PSX pad.

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For my full impressions, check my thread here.

https://dreamcast-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7630

And Tom's full article here.

http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2 ... oller.html
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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#23 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:31 pm

Now that is something I need to get my hands on
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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#24 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:10 am

The guy who originally sold it to me from eBay had tons of new old stock of them. After I posted about getting mine for $13 and getting about 5 other people to buy it, he hiked up the price of the controllers and listed them a few more times. I believe he didn't sell them all but you might can contact the seller and ask him if he still has them. I am sure he would like to make some more cash from these rare controllers.

Ok, after spending 30 minutes going through emails I found who I got the controller from. It was purchased on eBay but the old link doesn't work and I can't find their eBay page. So maybe if you call the store and ask them to list the controller on eBay and sell one to you that way maybe they can work out a deal with you?

https://hidden-realms-ashland.business.site/

This is their physical stores web page. So give it a try and check out their contact info page.

Alternatively maybe try their facebook profile?

https://www.facebook.com/HiddenRealms.Ashland/

I distinctively remember the guy saying he bought the lot from another store who had them as new old stock. He might have had up to 30 of these things. So it would be worth it to give the store a call or message.
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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#25 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 pm

According to their facebook, that store closed back in September due to a fire.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#26 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:39 pm

Oh damn! That sucks! I deleted facebook a few years ago so unable to read groups on there without logging in. I just linked it thinking it would help. Damn that is a shame if they lost all of those controllers... :/
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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#27 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am

I don't have Facebook either but can still read their last announcement. According to that, they lost 95% of their stock due to the fire. It's terrible.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#28 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:21 pm

All of that crap, happened to them? Well that sucks.

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#29 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:31 am

I use the total control 3 and a jaturn model 2 controller for about 90 prcent of my gaming

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Re: Dreamcast Controllers

Post#30 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:01 pm

Does anyone with a RetroFighters Striker DC controller have a problem with the analog stick?
I tested a lot of games and in a few I have a strange problem with moving e.g. in LOL Lack of Love - the character only moves in one direction..
In Time Stalkers there is a problem with moving the character in the upper-left direction..
It's a new controller and that's enough strange problem that does not occur on org. joypad.
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