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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)12:21 UTC+1 No.1746671 Report

I recently picked one of these up since I heard from multiple places that it was the best thing after an actual SFC controller with a converter.

Has anyone had any issues with getting bad one? One of my buttons went dead after less than 20 mins of playtime and a number of buttons just flat out fail the SFC controller test ROM.

Are there any known issues with fkes? Mine came from Amazon sold by COOL JAPAN 4U.

Going to send it back and hope I just got a dud, since it's flat busted.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)16:09 UTC+1 No.1746960 Report

bump before bed.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)16:12 UTC+1 No.1746962 Report

I've had the same thing for a few months now , and I've had no issues with it so far, I think you just got a bad one.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)16:17 UTC+1 No.1746969 Report

Pretty much all of these newly-made knockoff controllers suffer from a minor quality control issue: the metal contacts on the rubber pads under the buttons are dirty. They have to be clean in order for the controller to work.

Open the controller up, clean the metal contacts on the rubber bits by removing them, running them under cold water, and drying them carefully with a cloth (making sure you never touch the black contacts).

Then clean the contacts on the pcb board (use a dry q-tip; you should only need rubbing alcohol if you can actually see dirt somewhere in the pcb, but that's very unlikely), and here you can really go to town, buff them to a shine.

After that, reassemble and you'll be right as rain. Unless, of course, you just got one of those super-shitty chinese-made controllers where the contacts on the buttons don't even line up with the contacts on the pcb board. Then nothing at all can fix that, and you're SOL.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)17:23 UTC+1 No.1747095 Report

I was looking at a few Saturn usb pads myself anyone got any words for that
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)17:32 UTC+1 No.1747115 Report

>>1747095
I have one of those official "Play Sega" USB controllers. It is awesome for emulation. I use it for every game I don't use my arcade stick for.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)00:48 UTC+1 No.1748378 Report

>>1746969
dont they have a license from nintendo though? and others apparntly havent had this issue with the buffalos.

have you owned one of these?
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)00:51 UTC+1 No.1748387 Report

>>1748378
>apparntly

*Apparently
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)00:52 UTC+1 No.1748392 Report

>>1748387
is this seriously what you do.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)00:54 UTC+1 No.1748401 Report

>>1748387
>and others apparntly havent had this issue with the buffalos.

you're on a phone aren't you
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)03:29 UTC+1 No.1748919 Report

>>1748378
I've heard nothing about a nintendo license, that sounds kind of out of character for them.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)04:56 UTC+1 No.1749337 Report

>>1748401
I've actually wired up a control pad to my pet buffalo. works like a charm. I use the teets for buttons. Get dat sweet milk while gaming!! Dream come true I tell ya
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)06:33 UTC+1 No.1749649 Report

>>1749337
i dont get it.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)06:41 UTC+1 No.1749664 Report

>>1749649

follow the thread
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)07:24 UTC+1 No.1749762 Report

>>1747095
Official SLS USB ones? Hard to come by, and when you do see them you better be prepared to drop $100.

Play Sega pads have a different feel than the originals and the sensitivity is out of whack, even if you do fit in old parts and membranes.

Just get a used Saturn controller and a USB adapter. Save yourself the shit I went through.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)07:28 UTC+1 No.1749771 Report

>>1746671
I had a problem with the cable, it started crapping out after a while.

Not the fault of the manufacturer, though. People that don't know how to properly care for controllers in this house. Also, don't buy this from Amazon. It's $16 shipped if you get it from Feppaspot, who make the controllers, or around $18 from eBay if you use their eBay proxy.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)07:40 UTC+1 No.1749793 Report

>>1746671
I've been using this controller for about a month and it's performing just as well as when I bought it.
Yours seems to be faulty.

I've never heard of that shop, either. I bought mine from Sakura JP on Amazon and it was only $13 with free shipping.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)07:42 UTC+1 No.1749798 Report

>>1749771
who make them? do people even pay attention to the brands of things they talk about?
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)08:23 UTC+1 No.1749859 Report

>>1749771
I got mine from Amazon for $14 with shipping; sold by Wonderland Japan.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)14:29 UTC+1 No.1750381 Report

got mine for 700 yen at yamada denki hahahaha!
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)14:46 UTC+1 No.1750409 Report

>>1746671
>ordered one of these a week ago
>should be getting here any day now

Fuck OP don't scare me like this
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)15:36 UTC+1 No.1750474 Report

>>1750409
ordered one 2 days ago ....
don't make me sad
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)15:38 UTC+1 No.1750478 Report

Mine works totally fine. Got it from a jap seller who also put in a strawberry-flavoured KitKat.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)21:50 UTC+1 No.1751143 Report

>>1748919
Well, Nintendo licensed their brand to some no-name PC accessory company back in the late 90s. I guess licensing their design to another accessory company wouldn't be too far off.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)22:41 UTC+1 No.1751247 Report

>>1751143
nevermind the philips cdi business.
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Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)23:54 UTC+1 No.1751437 Report

>>1751143
Does anyone know the build quality of this thing? If it's made with nintendonium, I'm hunting one of these down.
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Anonymous 07/09/14(Wed)00:11 UTC+1 No.1751515 Report

>>1751143
>nintendo 64 logo
>that cable

I'm confused.
Did Nintendo make this for the PC, or did they let someone use their logo?
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Anonymous 07/09/14(Wed)12:33 UTC+1 No.1752841 Report

>>1750409
This guy here.

It got here today and yep, it worked.
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Anonymous 07/09/14(Wed)21:20 UTC+1 No.1753713 Report

How come we didn't get the superior multi-colored SNES pad in America?
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Anonymous 07/09/14(Wed)21:30 UTC+1 No.1753730 Report

Buying Buffalo from Japan:
Get Buffalo controller most of the time

Buying Buffalo from China:
Get clone controller 100% of the time.
As usual, chime in with your serial numbers. The chinese ones are often all the same.

(I bought 2 Buffalo Famicom controllers from China, same serial.)
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)02:54 UTC+1 No.1754453 Report

>>1753730
op here, the shop i bought from was in japan, but amazon already had it in their warehouse.

sn is A40515
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:34 UTC+1 No.1755350 Report

My S/N: A40110

Did I get a shitty China clone?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:35 UTC+1 No.1755352 Report

>>1755350
From a JP seller on Amazon, btw.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)02:31 UTC+1 No.1757163 Report

well, after putting it aside unused for 4 days and coming back to it, it suddenly passed the sfc controller test just fine and works as intended, for now.

i just want to know i had issues when i first got it.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)02:43 UTC+1 No.1757191 Report

>>1757163
sfc controller test?
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)02:55 UTC+1 No.1757225 Report

>>1755350
That is the same serial number as mine. You better not have copied that from a previous thread just to make me mad.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)03:09 UTC+1 No.1757274 Report

>>1757191
sfc controller test rom. i think it was used internally but dont quote me. it asks you to input a list of commands by pushing all of your buttons with a timer on the bottom. its useful to determine how well your buttons are functioning.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)06:23 UTC+1 No.1757741 Report

>>1757274
thanks
>>1757225
No tricks... it's what the sticker on the back says. Does that mean we got Chinese shits?
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)08:34 UTC+1 No.1757995 Report

>>1757741
Original guy who always brings up the serial numbers in these threads- posting my famicom ones as proof. Not trying to bullshit or rustle anyones jimmies, I just don't want fellow enthusiasts of /vr/ to get fucked over like I did.

I bought these from a Chinese seller on ebay. Ad was the same as the jap ones, but these were marginally cheaper. I guess they rely on people only buying one. Why the fuck would you give them all the same serial instead of just omitting any serial info? If it gets to the point where people compare them it unravels pretty quickly, anyway. Then again, I haven't seen a single post about this anywhere, so I guess it's working.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)08:36 UTC+1 No.1758000 Report

>>1757741
>>1757225
>A40110
https://warosu.org/vr/thread/1621639
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)15:01 UTC+1 No.1758481 Report

>>1758000
>>1757995
I'm pretty sure mine is a cheap clone now. Do authentic ones say "made in china" on them still? I wouldn't think so, and mine clearly does. I'm an idiot.

Another thing I noticed is that instead of the controller saying Buffalo it say 'iBuffalo'. That and well, the Dpad feels like shit.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)15:11 UTC+1 No.1758501 Report

>>1758481
Lesson learned, always get original controlers with adapters.

Does it work fine aside from the D-pad being shit? You could always replace the D-pad and rubber parts with original parts
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)00:20 UTC+1 No.1759906 Report

>>1758481
almost nothing is made outside of china or taiwan, even japanese branded electronics.
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:09 UTC+1 No.1760040 Report

>>1758481
> instead of the controller saying Buffalo it say 'iBuffalo'
How the fuck did I never notice that? It's probably why it's so hard to do diagonals.
S/N:A40410
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)02:05 UTC+1 No.1760181 Report

>>1760040
ibuffalo is the correct name.

how do you people not know this basic shit?
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)02:40 UTC+1 No.1760265 Report

>>1760181
Then why do some of these controller say Buffalo instead of iBuffalo? I'm having a hard time understanding this stuff.
It does say "made in china" on the back, but who knows. Do the originals say that as well?

Mine arrived about a week ago and I hadn't even considered the possibility of it being a knockoff.
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)03:11 UTC+1 No.1760328 Report

>>1760265
almost everything in japan is made in china. i have a jp vita box right next to me and it specifies that it was made in china. you should at least know that by now.

if you had enough sense to check the buffalo site, youd know that they legit use the ibuffalo branding; it says it right there, on the site, clear as day, on the retro SFC gamepad page to boot.

i dont know how youd differentiate a fake other than the serials a previous anon mentioned and making sure you buy from a seller that isnt located in china and preferably in japan.
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)03:20 UTC+1 No.1760357 Report

>>1760328
>you should at least know that by now
I do know that, that's why I said "but who knows" and asked if it was the same for the originals

>if you had enough sense to check the buffalo site
I did, after you pointed it out.
My question is if the ones named just "Buffalo" are fake, or if both are original.
If you don't know, it's ok, the question isn't directed at you.
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