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  • dakree
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    I can’t say whether or not that one will work, but I use this (http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Pack-Twelve-Button-Controllers-USB-GAMEKIT/dp/B00EPC23LI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382995208&sr=8-2&keywords=sabrent+controller). They are actually cheaper now, $15 for two is a great deal. They are well made, and I highly recommend them, but there are two caveats. One, the d-pad (which is actually four separate buttons) is okay, but the buttons are pretty stiff. It takes some getting used to. Also, there are no dedicated “start” or “select” buttons. Because of the number of buttons on the controller, this is no issue, just map them to whatever buttons are not being used for whichever system (every system has at least two unused buttons).

    dakree
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    Apparently, you can’t use the buttons above to include hyperlinks. Oh well.

    Triple post ftw!

    dakree
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    ^^^^
    Sorry, forgot the link!

    dakree
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    Let me throw a (very affordable!) alternative into the ring: . I bought this controller on a whim, because it looked like an excellent one for emulators. And it is! It’s layed out just like a Dualshock controller, but with a Saturn/Genesis six button layout (which is the best). It is very well made and sturdy, especially for the price, and I have had zero problems with mine.

    I do have two minor gripes, though. First, the D-pad (which is actually four separate direction buttons) is “okay.” It’s not bad, but the buttons are a bit too stiff and it takes some getting used to. The second is the lack of dedicated “start” or “select” buttons. These have been replaced with “turbo” and “clear” buttons, and they cannot be otherwise reprogrammed. That said, there is no system that requires all the buttons available on this controller. Therefore, it can be set up and reprogrammed to work great with each one (depending on the system, you can just use two of the should buttons for start/select, or two of the six “normal” buttons, or the L3 R3 analog stick buttons)

    Overall, it is a wonderful controller for emulators, and at $10 each, it’s hard to beat price-wise.

    dakree
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    I am sorry all, I take it back. This thread should be titled “general controller woes.”

    While my controller worked for SNES and genesis in image 1.7, apparently it is having issues with this latest version. I can navigate through the retropie overlay with my controller, but as soon as I open an emulator it ceases to function.

    Again, any help would be very welcome!

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