Thinking about buying pic related for playing emulators and also Switch and Steam, would?

Thinking about buying pic related for playing emulators and also Switch and Steam, would Ganker recommend this gamepad?
I want to know how durable they are and what common issues do they have, currently have Logitech F310 and its shit triggers are driving me nuts (but other than that, a solid gamepad). Never had any wireless ones, don't know what to expect.
From what I see, this is nearly the only good offer on market.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an original Pro and it's fine.
    Works just as good as it did when I bought it, with one exception.
    The face buttons can stick. I don't know if that's been fixed in the Pro 2, but the almost nonexistent gap between the shell and the buttons makes me doubt it. I'm sure you could apply some lithium grease to prevent it, but it's something to be aware of.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > The face buttons can stick.

      It's because of rubber membranes. They're shit and can get torn easily.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should be good, though the back buttons need a separate app, so those are gimped for one of the applications (steam).
    bit other than that, can't see why not.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are pretty good, but...

      I have the xbox edition of that one. When I use it with Super Mario World (The usual test I apply to every d-pad on top controller), the buttons have too much travel distance compared to the snes mini gamepad or the DS4) and I end not jumping in time , or I struggle with multiple quick presses. Maybe it will improve after I "break" it.

      For the rest of games that I have tried it with, it's great. I played the entirety of TMNT: Revenge of the Shredder on it and even Halo Infinite on it. The back buttons are a life savior when rsi has fucked your thumb's ability to
      press L3 and R3.

      >though the back buttons need a separate app

      I think with the current firmware you can map them using one of the special buttons. They have a bluetooth receiver to do the mapping from the phone, without needing to configure it on PC witht he ultimate software.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        still more of a pain than it needs to be, steam support would be so much better.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another shill 8bitdo thread
    JANNY!

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy a PS4 or PS5 controller.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have an early gen one that got discontinued and its garbage. supposedly it got axed cause the colorscheme but its fucking shit. stops being recognized randomly when i turn the comp on and off. random joystick drift or stuck inputs. spend more time trying to get it to work properly than actually using it.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are you sure ergonomics peaked with a snes controller with little legs??
    it looks shitty, that dpad specially

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The shape feels a lot more comfortable when holding it. It's like it has the back of a DS4. It's not exactly a 1:1 snes gamepad with legs.

      The d-pad is accurate, although it does not produce the tactile "feedback" of others gamepads, much less the clickyness of the Xbox series X d-pad.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an SN30 Pro+. I've been using for about 2 years without trouble, I replaced the contact pads with SNES ones and it's been pretty great, although now one of the analog sticks is worn out, as in there's some silicone at the top missing. I'm not sure if I should just replace the stick, which is relatively cheap, or just outright buy a new gamepad.

    I've seen the Pro 2, I think it would be fine, but I heard people preferring the first one and the face buttons seem a little different. I'm afraid of practically buying any other gamepad now, the last gamepad I loved was a fucking Sixaxis before this one. I bought a DS4, terrible, terrible battery life, shenanigans with DS4windows because it wasn't compatible with Steam, the d-pad was stiffer and it didn't feel that great. Bought an Xbox one gamepad not long after, the buttons were pretty fucking tactile and deep (which I define as sticky, because that shit doesn't come back up unless you fully release your finger), the left analog drifted after 6 months and I came to notice that the d-pad being clicky was not actually that good for me and I missed your average rubber pad. And its Xinput exclusivity made me have to use third party tools with a few old games, and it had zero functionality past the basics other than some stupid trigger rumble that only worked with some racing game or another.

    In the end, I got the Pro+ and I didn't fall instantly in love, but the included battery is already better than what the DS4 v2 had and being able to swap parts was nice, because I was getting used to an SNES pad with an adapter for emulators before I got this (since the Xbone gamepad didn't suffice). Now I don't know what to look for. I don't like stiff or ubertactile shit, analog drifting or like relying on a shitty battery I can't replace. And I also enjoy having extra features, my Pro+ has an extra button if I use switch mode I can use to bind something in RetroArch, for instance, and gyro.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      uh. I did the exact same thing when I got one of the early SF30 that were almost exact copies of the nintendo originals. With the time the pads have softened enough that I use it as my main snes gamepad with the 8bitdo snes bluetooth receiver.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's how soft those pads get that make me skeptical about buying brand new stuff. It feels much better when there's no stiffness or too much tactility. My SNES rubber pads are definitely worn out, it's been decades after all, but they're not broken. The 8bitdo one gives me the option to open it up and replace the stiff newer pads with my old ones, but I'd rather get a somewhat stiff d-pad than fucking snap domes under. I'd only want a clicky d-pad for classic JRPGs, I'm not doing the same mistake again.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you use a particurlar brand / store for replacements? I really could use a few ones for the original snes controllers.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nope, I bought some through ebay to test them out and see if I could get anything similar, but all I got were stiffer pads, except one that was so soft even fucking blowing on the controller would press the buttons. I looked for a middle ground, which is what my SNES pad had, and I found nothing, but I guess it really is a result of it being worn out.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have one, it's great even for non-emulation needs. Played through Metroid Dread twice last year using it, since my Switch Pro died on me right when that game dropped, and I had nothing to complain about when using it. I still use it now for Monster Hunter Rise on PC, where it still works perfectly well.
    I also have the earlier version without the handles that I also used for emulation. It's the one that has that d-pad issue where you put on 1-2 donut stickers around the contact points to fix it, but other than that I still liked using it for emulation. I just stopped using it altogether when I got a NSO SNES controller, and the Pro 2 pretty much killed it entirely afterwards.
    Either way, it'll be way better to get one of these than to keep using the shitty logitech. I know this because I also used to have the F310, and it was only good for the DInput/XInput switching, which is completely pointless nowadays. I have no idea why logitech made the triggers so pronounced and angled outwards, but what's even more baffling is that the d-pad rests on top of a bunch of plastic 3/4" rods to hit the rubber membrane contacts. Just chuck that shit in the garbage already.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I own the SNPro+ and I 100% recommend it, also get the 8bitdo dongle.

    It's a pleasure to use it with Emulation.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I heard input latency on these is just a bit of a lottery. This video shows someone doing a test with 2 pro 2's getting different results:

    It seems to happen even with the same models, some will have less or more input lag. It might be a firmware thing. My pro+ is good enough for me on those terms but I haven't measured it up myself, so I don't know if this could be bad. I'd go with the xbox one if it weren't for the fact the pro 2 just has more features overall and wired is annoying.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's my favorite gamepad currently, works with anything and customizable profiles are godsend, I guess it's not that relevant to emulators where you can configure everything in the emu itself but it saves my ass in crusty old doujin games where you can't configure shit and in playing on real hardware with blueretro.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another 8bitdon't shill thread
    Fuck off.

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