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    Default Dreamcast controller with good dpad?

    Looking for something with a good dpad. The default Dreamcast controller dpad is a bit meh, especially compared to the awesome Genesis 6-button controller dpad and 2nd digital Saturn controller.

    <EDIT> Oh yeah, actual Dreamcast controllers only, please. No adapters for using controllers from some other system.
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    The Ascii FT pad. You can usually find them on ebay

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    Total Control 3 adapter plus a saturn controller works well enough.Yeah i said adapter,but i can't think of any good third party dc controller that has a good d-pad.

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    Sorry, but the true fact is that you'll need to use an adapter and another system's controller if you want a good Dreamcast pad. For digital, that means Saturn; for analog, PS2.
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    ^Have either of the above posters ever held the Ascii FT pad in their hands? It's d-pad is easily as good or better than the Saturn controller's, I have both consoles and the FT pad makes pulling off quarter and half circle motions in Capcom and SNK games a cinch

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    As good or better than a Saturn dpad? That's really good to know.

    Here's the next challenge. Is there a standard 3rd-party controller (analog stick and shoulder buttons) that performs better than the first-party controller? I mean, better button layout and better (doesn't have to be perfect, though) dpad?
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    I think theres a joypad accessory where you can attach a saturn controller to your dreamcast.
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    iirc Interact and Mad Catz's 3rd party standard pads weren't bad, but I don't own one. The only 3rd party controller I have other than the Ascii is the "Astro Pad" which is shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankSerpico View Post
    iirc Interact and Mad Catz's 3rd party standard pads weren't bad, but I don't own one. The only 3rd party controller I have other than the Ascii is the "Astro Pad" which is shit
    Well, the company that made the Astropad (Performance) is just Interact with a different badge (much like Ultra and Konami back in the day) so that is rather odd. Looks like the Interact-branded controllers for Dreamcast are all rather oddly shaped. I will look into the Nyko ones when I get the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaWolf47 View Post
    As good or better than a Saturn dpad? That's really good to know.
    But it isn't true.

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    Pulling off quarter and half circle motions in Capcom games is easier for me with the FT pad on the DC than it is with the Saturn pad. I do have abnormally shaped hands with giant fingers, though

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