Tomee SNES USB Controller for PC/ Mac

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Tomee SNES USB Controller for PC/ Mac

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2019.28.x Software Update Megathread [R]

7 months, 4 weeks agosnklkjnqqe posted submission on teslamotors.
Aug. 5, 2019

Version 2019.28.x began its larger roll out on August 1st, 2019

Welcome to the latest software release megathread! This megathread was created now because the current version of this release reached approx 5% of the general userbase on TeslaFi. Remember to turn off Sentry Mode before updating. If you want to learn more about Tesla updates, how they work, or more, check out these links below:

Discover anything? Such as new Autopilot capabilities, minor changes in the overall UI, or known bugs that have been fixed, share your findings here!

Reminder: This thread is NOT intended to share how you do not have this version yet. It is for discussion of changes in the version. Thanks for understanding!

7 months, 1 week agosnklkjnqqe posted comment on teslamotors.
Aug. 21, 2019

I have these. Very retro and small

Tomee SNES USB Controller for PC/ Mac

Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year • [R]

2 years, 11 months agoTheWorstPossibleName posted submission on Games.
April 19, 2017

NES Mini sells as many units in 30 days as Wii U in six months [R]

3 years, 3 months agoSubjectiveHat posted submission on gadgets.
Dec. 16, 2016
3 years, 3 months agoSubjectiveHat posted on gadgets.
Dec. 16, 2016

Those work, and i have read play station controllers work well, too.

NES Mini sells as many units in 30 days as Wii U in six months [R]

3 years, 3 months agoSubjectiveHat posted submission on gadgets.
Dec. 16, 2016
3 years, 3 months agoSubjectiveHat posted on gadgets.
Dec. 16, 2016

Those work just fine, but i read play station controllers work really well with the RPi system. Ive got some old ones im going to try out next week.

Questions about emulators on PS4 [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOct. 21, 2016

Hey guys, I don't know if this is the right place to post this question. If not, please let me know what subreddit would be more applicable.

I have a fat PS4 running firmware 4.01 that I'd like to run emulators on (Snes, etc). After doing some digging, it looks like I need custom firmware for any kind of home brew software. I found a jailbreak over at ps4portal that claims to allow that, so I'm thinking about trying it.

Can I trust it? Have any of you used it?

Will it get me banned from PSN?

They claim to have a free game store which allows you to download and play any PSN game for free. That worries me because it's bound to get sony's attention.

If this jailbreak isn't legit, can you point me to one that is? I don't want to do anything non-standard but run a few emulators for nostalgia.

Lastly, if any of you are more technically savvy, can you tell me how this jailbreak works, how it avoids banning (if that's the case), and any possible gotchas I might not be aware of? I'm very technical, so the more detailed the better! Logically, for these guys to release an update that the PS4 will actually install, it would need the signing keys that Sony uses. Were those leaked at some point?


Edit: the jailbreak in question:

Need some help/friendly advice or suggestion [R]

3 years, 6 months agoRoundCat posted submission on snes.
Sept. 7, 2016

I'm a huge video game collector, and collecting for the SNES is one of my most favorite consoles of all time. I started playing and collecting for my NES and SNES when I was about 4 and 1/2, the consoles were passed down from my mom, I am 20 now and they both still work perfectly. After all these years of gathering SNES cartridges, there are a couple of games I've never been able to acquire, and I'm sure everyone here knows what a couple of them would be. So here's my question. I've always wanted to play through earthbound and Chrono Trigger, but I've always been severely against experiencing them on something besides the original hardware, well today, I've realized I'll probably never have the money, nor the "luck" to find a cheap copy out in the wild (especially where I live), so... What is the closest I can get to playing and experiencing these games, that isn't much different than playing them on the SNES itself. WiiU virtual console maybe? Thanks in advance!

3 years, 6 months agoRoundCat posted on snes.
Sept. 7, 2016

Seconded on the iBuffalo controller. It's probably one of the best PC controllers I have ever owned, and is certainly a good SNES replica.

Also, avoid the Retro USB SNES controller. I see it all the time in Hastings and other stores, and the D-pad is simply garbage, and the plastic used is very brittle. My R button broke when I finally decided to throw it away.

What SNES games are you playing this week? - August 22, 2016 [R]

3 years, 7 months agoThisIsNotOurHome posted submission on snes.
Aug. 22, 2016

Please use this thread to discuss whatever games you are currently playing.

Please include comments with the names of the games you are playing.

Tell us some thoughts on the games you are playing.

Writing the names of the games in bold is preferred.

3 years, 7 months agoThisIsNotOurHome posted on snes.
Aug. 25, 2016

They must be tricky! I'm playing on PC (I know, shame on me) and games like this are hard to move diagonally without a controller! Especially jumping in a specific direction! I bought a Tomee SNES USB controller and it's a piece of garbage. (Hence ANOTHER reason I want a 3DS.)

I really don't want to look at a guide but I think I will jump over to Gamefaqs and see if there is anything special I'm not finding that's hidden!

Tuesday Jayly [R]

3 years, 8 months agoDanger-Moose posted submission on himynameisjay.
July 19, 2016

What's up, what's going on, what's new with you? Entertain yourselves here.

3 years, 8 months agoDanger-Moose posted on himynameisjay.
July 19, 2016

Yes, that controller is freaking sweet. I just can't justify spending that much on it. This is a little cheaper, but I don't like the design as much. [Wired} is cheaper and still cool, but I need more buttons. This is even cheaper, and I might switch to it at some point. Right now I have two controllers which is enough.

Did you see this? It's essentially what I'm going for, but with more games. You can pack a LOT of games into the Pi version.

This guy. [R]

4 years, 5 months agotakmsdsm posted submission on gaming.
Oct. 24, 2015
4 years, 5 months agotakmsdsm posted on gaming.
Oct. 24, 2015

At least get one of these, works pretty well on my RetroPi setup.

Daily Hangout Thread 2015-09-23 [R]

4 years, 6 months agonomscookies posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Sept. 23, 2015

Welcome to today's thread! If you haven't been around before here is a quick explanation of these threads for you to enjoy!

The Daily/Nightly thread is a place for you to enjoy the company of your fellow RAOAers in one place! This thread is for many aspects of communication such as:

  • Ranting
  • Squeeing
  • Venting
  • Chatting

Plus many more fun things!

So come on in, take your shoes off, relax and enjoy the company.

Coke, Pepsi or Dr Pepper?

4 years, 6 months agonomscookies posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Sept. 23, 2015

Yup! This one is the one we have two of. It's really nice! And there's a lot of other USB game controllers too :D

RetroPie: Speed test on N64 games on Raspberry Pi 2 [R]

5 years, 1 month agoJomesmo0293 posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Feb. 7, 2015
5 years, 1 month agoJomesmo0293 posted on raspberry_pi.
Feb. 7, 2015

Hey anyone know if a controller like this will work for playing with n64 games? Not sure if i need to buy a n64 usb controller, the one in the link or a wired ps3 controller.

SNES controller for PC? [R]

5 years, 2 months agoniggejdave posted submission on nintendo.
Jan. 2, 2015

I know there are quite a few out there, but does anyone have experience with any of them? I'd like to know if any of them actually feel as nice, mainly the D-pad, as you'd expect from a Nintendo controller. Or am I better off just making my own from an original?

5 years, 2 months agoniggejdave posted on nintendo.
Jan. 3, 2015

Bought this one and when I got it I compared everything. It's all the same size and placement, the start and select are hard plastic and the controller itself feels like a different material but no difference in play feel. Overall extremely happy with it.

Looking to buy a Super Nintendo? [R]

5 years, 3 months agosengoku posted submission on retrogaming.
Dec. 30, 2014

Hello everyone,

So I've been wanting to buy a SNES for some time now, and I came across a site (lukiegames). I noticed they have Super Nintendos, and some systems similar like the Retron 2 System.

I know that the SNES is over 20 years old now, but is it better to get a regular Super Nintendo, or are these other systems like the Retron 2 just as good/better?

5 years, 2 months agosengoku posted on retrogaming.
Dec. 31, 2014

My vote is for getting the original hardware, then an emu PC, and lastly a clone system.

There are some pretty cool USB controllers out there, like this one:

SNES Retro USB Super Nintendo Controller by Tomee

I made Retro Game Consoles for Christmas Presents. [R]

5 years, 3 months agoemusteve2 posted submission on DIY.
Dec. 15, 2014
5 years, 3 months agoemusteve2 posted on DIY.
Dec. 20, 2014

Thanks for the reply!

The controller I am using is the same one op bought (I pretty much bought everything exactly as he suggested).

Link here:

I tried to add a configuration to the end of the retroarch.cfg file, but for some reason I can't type quotation marks ". The pi changes quotes into an @ symbol. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

I also ran into an issue when I tried to follow the post you shared (thanks btw). When I hit F1 inside the emulator and saved a new config, the notification that it had been created ran off the side of the screen, so I was unable to find out what the file was named.

Can someone please explain to me what SSH is? I ran an HDMI cable from the pi to my monitor so I can switch back and forth from my computer to the pi using the monitor input, is that the best way to do this?

Thanks for your help, sorry for the noob questions. =)

Edit: I don't know why I ask questions before using Google-Fu. Got SSH to work using Putty. Ignore that question =)

RetroPie Controllers: Simple Setup Guide [R]

5 years, 3 months agoYorn2 posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Dec. 19, 2014

With so many people seemingly having difficulty setting up their gamepads with RetroPie / EmulationStation, I thought I would share how I managed to get mine up and running.

Note: This may not be the most effective way, but it worked for me and I have had no problems since.

A little background first...

There are dedicated user forums specifically for people using RetroPie / EmulationStation over at PetRockBlog. I highly recommend searching there before requesting additional help, as you will more than likely find what you need there.

Also, RetroPie / EmulationStation runs a variety of different emulator cores. Each core is used for emulating different consoles, however RetroPie uses a global configuration file, called retroarch.cfg, to keep things simple (i.e. so you don't have to set up your controls each and every time you launch a different console). However, it is important to note that some controls may need tweaking depending on the console as the global configuration may not be 100% correct.

So... In order to get your controller working the way you want, the assigned commands need to be tweaked in your retroarch.cfg file. There are a variety of ways to do this, but for the purpose of this guide I'm going to talk about the way I did it. If you want to do it differently, then that's fine.

Not many people seem to know that within each emulator (i.e. when you are playing a game) there is a menu accessible usually by pressing F1 on the keyboard. This menu is essentially a GUI version of the retroarch.cfg file. This menu is simple to follow and it means you can configure your controller by pressing the corresponding button rather than guessing what number the button is by manually editing the file.


When you have loaded a game, press F1 on your keyboard. You should see a green tinted menu pop up. Scroll down and select "Settings" then scroll down and select "Input Options".

You should then see a new menu called "INPUT OPTIONS".

Under Device Type, choose "Joypad" (obviously if you are setting this up) or select the option most relevant to you. I use a PS3 controller so use the "Joypad w/ Analog" setting.

Next, scroll down and you should see all the different commands ("B button (down)", "Select button" etc. etc.). This should be self explanatory, but this is where you configure your input to match what you want. i.e. select the command and then press the button you want to be that command.

Pay close attention to the options further down the page. Specifically, "Quit RetroArch" and "Enable hotkeys". On my setup (PS3 controller), my "Enable hotkeys" is assigned to my L3 button and the "Quit RetroArch" is assigned to the PS button. This means, I press and hold L3 then press the PS button to quit the game and go back to EmulationStation.

I also have the "RGUI menu toggle" as my R3 button. So if I press L3 + R3, I can access the menu without a keyboard being connected.

Once you have mapped your buttons, go back to the main menu screen and then select "Save New Config". MAKE NOTE OF THE FILE NAME! We will need to rename this later.

Ok, now your controls should work within your game. However, when you exit the game and restart it, you will more than likely find that none of the settings have stuck. This is because the emulator is using "retroarch.cfg" instead of the newly created .cfg file you just created (remember that file name I told you to take note of?).

To fix this, we need to SSH into your Pi and then navigate to the folder of the emulator you were just in (something like: "/opt/retropie/configs/[WHATEVER EMULATOR YOU WERE RUNNING]"). In here you should see the "retroarch.cfg" file and the new .cfg you created with your correct button mappings (look for the name I asked you to make note of). You may find using something like WinSCP easier for this task as you can browse with an explorer GUI rather than having to navigate using command line commands.

Now before I do anything else here, I copy the existing "retroarch.cfg" and the newly created .cfg file to my computer as a backup (I put them in separate folders - OLD and NEW). It is also worth copying the new .cfg file anyway as we'll need to put this in a different folder to get it to work universally anyway.

Ok, now rename the new .cfg file (the one you made note of - you can also check the creation date on the file if you can't remember as it should be showing today's date and should only be a few minutes old!) to retroarch.cfg.

Now you will need to copy the newly renamed retroarch.cfg file to "/opt/retropie/configs/all" - it may ask you to overwrite the existing file, so agree (you did back it up didn't you?) and then it's time to test it out.

Reboot the Pi (for good measure) and then load up a game. Hopefully, you should now have all the controls mapped to how you wanted them across all the emulators!

FYI - MAME has a different menu and is a bit more tricky and for the purpose of this guide, I will not go into this now.


I get a permission denied message when saving a new .cfg file: This is down to the folder permissions - see this article to fix this before trying again:

I hope this makes sense! There are probably other ways to do this, but this is how I did it and it was much easier to follow for people who aren't 100% confident diffing around in text files!

5 years, 3 months agoYorn2 posted on raspberry_pi.
Dec. 19, 2014

I used these, but they don't qualify for Prime. It worked fine but I was mostly playing NES and SNES games. For some Genesis games you might have to map L & R to Z & C.

Making a gaming emulator [R]

5 years, 5 months agotroutb posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Oct. 9, 2014

Hey guys, I recently got a raspberry pi and saw some ideas of making a gaming emulator out of it. I cant find a tutorial that explains it really well. I was wondering if you had any anythinng that could help me thanks!

5 years, 5 months agotroutb posted on raspberry_pi.
Oct. 9, 2014

And I bought this one which I used with RetroPi. Both good options.

The BEST Way to Play Shovel Knight! (simple guide inside) (x/post from /r/gaming) [R]

5 years, 5 months agotimrbrady posted submission on macgaming.
Oct. 8, 2014
5 years, 5 months agotimrbrady posted on macgaming.
Oct. 9, 2014

If you don't happen to already own a bunch of SNES controllers, there's always this.

I'm frustrated and just need to vent. [R]

5 years, 6 months agoragingprostate posted submission on SCBackstage.
Sept. 27, 2014

Today's my birthday, so I drove home to see my parents. Before I left for school, I had put most of my stuff in boxes and set them outside my bedroom, believing it would be put in storage. When I asked my dad about the things that were put away, he had no idea what I was talking about and told me it was all donated or thrown out. To be fair, the boxes were right next to the things I actually wanted to donate or throw away and he had no way knowing which was which, so it wasn't his fault. It just makes me want to cry that he also got rid of my Super Nintendo and all the games I had for it. I hadn't used it in a while, but I just know that one of these days I'll want to play Super Mario World or Donkey Kong Country 2 again, and now I won't be able to because they're gone. As if the fact that I'm now officially a 22-year-old virgin wasn't bad enough, I've lost a huge part of my childhood.

5 years, 6 months agoragingprostate posted on SCBackstage.
Sept. 28, 2014

Get one of these, then get a few of these, put a SNES emulator on this bad boy along with your favorite games, and you have a modern-day SNES.

I know it's the same as inserting a cartridge into the console, but as quality as emulation as nowadays (especially for 32-bit consoles and older), you won't be able to tell the difference.

Edit: I wanted to add that if you don't mind using a controller layout that isn't identical to the SNES layout, you can use a Nintendo DS and PSP models to play SNES games on the go. Alternatively, if you have an old console, you can softmod them. I did that with my Wii, but if you really want a powerhouse emulation machine, an original Xbox is the way to go. If you have any questions man let me know, I've done my fair sure of emulating so I can give you a few pointers if needed.

Raspberry PI and electronics supplies in singapore [R]

5 years, 6 months agoOverTalker posted submission on singapore.
Sept. 11, 2014

I've been struggling to find stores in Singapore that sell electronic goods, like raw PCB boards, switches, resistors, dupont lines, etc. etc.

I went to Sim Lim Square but the stores are more targetted at phones/pc parts. Is there any store in Singapore with basic electronics stuff?

5 years, 6 months agoOverTalker posted on singapore.
Sept. 12, 2014

Thanks! I'll share mine: I purchased some USB retro video game controllers from Amazon like this one:

Good zombie games [R]

5 years, 6 months agoBy_Design_ posted submission on gaming.
Sept. 9, 2014

Are there any good zombie game that have a good story and have fun gameplay? Preferably and FPS I have a PC WiiU and an xbox360

5 years, 6 months agoBy_Design_ posted on gaming.
Sept. 10, 2014

these work really well!

BUT!!! the Zombies Ate My Neighbor rom file is NOT the North American release and is missing some enemies like chainsaw wielding maniacs. Do not rom Zombies Ate My Neighbor if can avoid it

You and me both! [Pokemon] [R]

5 years, 9 months agoJuan_Too_3 posted submission on gaming.
June 20, 2014
5 years, 9 months agoJuan_Too_3 posted on gaming.
June 21, 2014

Being able to use your smartphone as a controller to play games on your computer makes it feel like the future.

But, really, buttons are where it's at. I know it's hard to argue with free but since it sounds like you don't have a 360, PS3 or Wii controller handy I would strongly suggest you pony up $10 for something like this. It's a USB SNES controller and is perfect for DS/GBA emulation. And it's only $10.

Finally had time to get my Super Nintendo Pi up and running [R]

5 years, 9 months agoOliveman6 posted submission on raspberry_pi.
June 4, 2014
5 years, 9 months agoOliveman6 posted on raspberry_pi.
June 5, 2014

I bought these USB controllers. They work well, but feel slightly lighter than the real thing. 8/10.

[Contest] My first contest! [R]

5 years, 12 months agoApril 3, 2014

Edit: Closed. Picking winner at random ~

So I read through a little of contests, and decided to do one of my own! Link to me the cheapest item on your wishlist, and link something else that you want (preferably less than $60, I think.) On Monday I will gift the winners (:

5 years, 12 months agoGoldenSights posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
April 3, 2014

The cheapest (as long as it stays marked down). That's pretty much it!

Thank you for the opportunity!

EDIT: Removed second item. Decided I don't need it.

Anyone using your Pi for video game emulation; What controllers are you using? [R]

6 years agoYorn2 posted submission on raspberry_pi.
March 20, 2014

I've got a Pi in my home theater setup running RetroPie, and I've been using some old Xbox 360 controllers. However, they're a bit of a pain to get setup right it seems. Are there any other alternatives that work really well?

6 years agoYorn2 posted on raspberry_pi.
March 21, 2014

I've been using these cheap SNES controllers from Amazon. I mostly do SNES and Genesis emulation, so they work great for that.

I want to buy a SNES and super mario [R]

6 years agoMarch 10, 2014

Super Mario world*

Ouya as Emulation Device [R]

6 years agoMoonlight-Games posted submission on ouya.
March 5, 2014

Hi there :) Is the Ouya worth a buy as a simple Emulation Device? I want to play Nes, SNES, psx, N64 and Sega Genesis Games. Thank you guys

6 years agoMoonlight-Games posted on ouya.
March 5, 2014

Well you could just buy a Raspberry Pi, follow the instructions to turn it into an emu device, and buy a USB game controller for cheaper than Ouya. Ouya makes it a lot less complicated, but you will pay a premium for it and the controller isn't exactly worth the $100 ...

Here's what you'd need to do the RPi setup (I use one myself, works amazingly):

Raspberry Pi Model B Console ($35) :|pcrid|33870392901|plid|&CMP=KNC-GPLA

4GB SD Card: $8

USB Controller: (Found these USB SNES controllers for cheap on Amazon)[referrer|[type|link[postId|498561192[asin|B0034ZOAO0[authorId|5716493564230329059


Here's a full tut,

I'm not trying to bash Ouya, however from personal experience I think that it's important you weigh the two options and figure out which is best for you :)

6 years, 1 month agoobamunistpig posted submission on ouya.
Feb. 18, 2014
6 years, 1 month agoobamunistpig posted on ouya.
Feb. 19, 2014

I have this one, and it works :)

retro pie USB she's controller [R]

6 years, 1 month agojeffcagney posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Feb. 18, 2014

Are there any issues I should look out for when ordering this usb controller with the setup or functionality?

edit: added link and i can't change the title now so you know...sorry about that not saying auto corrected that

6 years, 1 month agojeffcagney posted on raspberry_pi.
Feb. 18, 2014

I purchased a pair of retro SNES controllers (these: back when I got my first Pi a while back, and I was immediately disappointed. The D-pads were far too sensitive (when trying to push up or down, I'd frequently push left or right inadvertently... which was a colossal pain when using the RetroPie menus), then they stopped working altogether. Retro controllers seem like a good idea, until you remember that the technology inside these controllers has advanced a ton in the past twenty years. I just ended up using some leftover PS2 controllers, which work great.

Best of luck to you, though.

retro pie USB she's controller [R]

6 years, 1 month agonocturnalBadger posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Feb. 18, 2014

Are there any issues I should look out for when ordering this usb controller with the setup or functionality?

edit: added link and i can't change the title now so you know...sorry about that not saying auto corrected that

6 years, 1 month agonocturnalBadger posted on raspberry_pi.
Feb. 18, 2014

Probably not. I have one very similar to this with which I've been very happy. (Specifically this one) You may have to figure out the key mapping manually, but that's not too bad.

Are there any cheap controllers that work through an OTG cable? [R]

6 years, 2 months agoTeeDubb1 posted submission on Nexus7.
Jan. 6, 2014

So not long ago I've bought an OTG cable and lately I've been wanting to play some NES games on my N7. I've rooted my device and tried out a few emulators. My only problem is that I don't have a controller that is compatible with the OTG cable. So what are my options?

6 years, 2 months agoTeeDubb1 posted on Nexus7.
Jan. 6, 2014

I use this one with my NES/SNES emulator - works great!

[CONTEST] Overly Apologetic Gifts! [R]

6 years, 3 months agobookishgeek posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Dec. 4, 2013

This contest is closed.

Here is the thing I have been saving for forever to do. I have saved up $120 since I received the Wii U from you wonderful people a while back and now I can finally give a special Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/holiday gift. :)

I apologize in advance for being so weird with these rules.


1) You need to have made an intro before the end of the contest.

2) You need to have gifted at least once. An mp3 is fine. A Steam game is fine.


  • Simple. Just tell me what you want that is either $100 or less. Explain why you want this or need this.

  • Tell me someone on the sub who is deserving of a gift. :) Someone who is mentioned will get a smaller $20 gift.

  • Somehow work in a couple "sorry!"s or "I apologize" into your comments. That will get you extra points in my book. :)

  • Please choose PRIME-eligible gifts so that they arrive in time. :D

  • The contest ends on December 18th 2013 (in two weeks). This will give enough time to buy the gifts and have them shipped to you in time before Christmas.

I apologize for taking forever to respond to each of you. Also, I love all the apologies. Makes me happy for some weird reason. Haha.


6 years, 3 months agobookishgeek posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Dec. 5, 2013

I need two of these - my boyfriend and I love to play classic video games on the TV with an emulator, and these would be perfect. They're not that expensive, but they are just not in my budget right now. I'm sorry for not naming something more expensive!!

/u/pygmypuffle is deserving of a gift. I apologize for the lack of explanation. :(

So, I'm new to gaming... [R]

6 years, 3 months agomiyakohouou posted submission on GirlGamers.
Dec. 3, 2013

Background: I was in the hospital a lot as a little girl and my parents brought me books. My older brother never let me use his game systems either. Got to university never even playing Mario Bros. Started to date a guy that grew up on games and now I want to join in on Game Day.

So I'm really new to it all.

I've played Minecraft (enjoy it, PC and Xbox), Skyrim (~5 minutes on a friend's account/boyfriend's account but stopped because holyshitdragonrun, PC and Xbox), and Twilight Princess (I've stopped at the Zoras due to school, Wii). I have access to PC, Wii, Gamecube, Xbox 360.

Are there any games from your childhood that you deemed to have good learning curves? Any classics that you think I should try? Any general advice for someone like me?

6 years, 3 months agomiyakohouou posted on GirlGamers.
Dec. 4, 2013

If you're looking for a good way to checkout classic games I would suggest emulation. Although a lot more classic games are available these days through the PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo eShop, and Steam, a lot of times these games are pretty expensive if you want to experience the breadth of classic gaming, and there are still a lot of missing games.

I'd suggest starting with higan which will emulate NES, SNES, Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance, and mame which emulates classic arcade machines. You can also check out muppen64 for the nintendo64 era. There are playstation and playstation 2 emulators but I'm not sure of any that are available from non-sketchy sites and you'd need to track down BIOS roms, it's kind of a thing and maybe not the best place to start with emulation. I'd suggest starting with higan and picking up a USB SNES Controller which will also work great for NES and gameboy games.

The emulators themselves don't come with any games, you'll need to download ROMs of the games. These are kind of legally in a gray area depending on your country, but I'm not sure that there is a lot of risk for the older nes/snes/gameboy era games (companies are a lot more active about stopping piracy for games that are within the last generation or two). You can probably download a huge bundle of roms for every game ever relased for your system of choice on TPB or other website of choice.

Thinking about buying a game controller for use with RetroPie. Will this work? [R]

6 years, 5 months ago[deleted] posted submission on raspberry_pi.
Oct. 27, 2013
6 years, 5 months ago[deleted] posted on raspberry_pi.
Oct. 27, 2013

I bought a couple of these.

They work perfectly, pretty decent build. I love them.

Has anyone tried those suction cup joystick on the N7(2013)? [R]

6 years, 6 months agolarge-farva posted submission on Nexus7.
Sept. 9, 2013

I'm debating purchasing one these:


Gaming controls


Has anyone tried any of these? How well do they work with the N7(2013)? Does anyone have a better recommendation?

6 years, 6 months agolarge-farva posted on Nexus7.
Sept. 9, 2013

Just buy a snes style USB controller. They're like $10 on amazon.

but in general, you'll never be all that satisfied with touchscreen add ons. here's why

[Contest] What have you done to make a stranger smile? (5-10 dollars via Paypal) [R]

6 years, 7 months agoarea88guy posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Aug. 29, 2013

So I know it's not Amazon, but I do not have a credit card and would still like to gift. Just leave your best story about making a random stranger smile for whatever reason. (Link an item to amazon in that price range and I will gift accordingly.)

6 years, 7 months agoarea88guy posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
Aug. 29, 2013

Item linky!

So, at a Christmas party for my then-girlfriend's Hospice agency, it was one of those parties where everyone brings a gift, then names are drawn out of a hat. You can then either select a new gift or take someone's old gift, and if your gift is taken, you get to choose again immediately. Not spiteful at all...

...except another nurse/nurse aid's boyfriend brought a completely wrapped brick of coal as a gag gift. Some folks found it amusing, others did not, but whatever. The game began. Well, a very, very elderly worker's turn came up, and she inadvertently picked up the coal block. She was visibly saddened, and didn't think it was all that funny, but them's the breaks. I distinctly remember hearing the boyfriend laughing his ass off.

I then decided to ruin his fun.

When my turn came up, I strolled right over to the woman. "I could really use that coal, ma'am. Hand it over."

You'd think I offered to pay for her childrens' bills and her own at the same time. Tears in her eyes, she gave me the block of coal and gave me a huge hug. Tons of "aww" sounds came from everyone except the boyfriend, and as the elderly lady went to pick her own gift, I strolled back to my girlfriend, taking a route past the boyfriend.

"Take that, asshole."

Got back to my girlfriend, big kiss received, and turned to see what the elderly lady picked out. It was from the CEO.

$500 gift card to Walmart. No one took it from her.

Anyone try a USB SNES or NES controller? [R]

6 years, 8 months agojietzer posted submission on ouya.
July 13, 2013

Curious if anyone has tried any of these out to see if the work.

6 years, 8 months agojietzer posted on ouya.
July 13, 2013

btw heres the one i have Tomee Snes Retro

[CONTEST] I'm eight months sober today! Time to celebrate with a contest! [R]

6 years, 8 months agoarea88guy posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
July 7, 2013

Yay for no drinky-drinky kitchen sink-y.

Also you guys are great.

Anyway, link me an item off of your wishlist that is fun, childish in some way, for your actual kids, for your animal kids, or is just some form of whimsicle fuckery. Preferable around $10-15, as I do not make very much money hooking on the street corner since the "incident".

I may pick a winner based on whimsy. I may pick two winners if I get a hair up my ass. I may use reddit raffle because I'm mentally not all there and deciding things is hard, so please PLEASE include the raffle phrase "HAPPY BIRTHDAY HDATZ" because his birthday is Monday and I can't think of anything else.

Contest will close tomorrow night (july 8) at around 11 PM central time.

6 years, 8 months agoarea88guy posted on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
July 8, 2013

>hooking on the street since the "incident"

>> << This is a joke right?

Whimsical fuckery, go!

Received an item different from what I ordered, seller says it is ok since it is "aftermarket". Is this true? [R]

6 years, 8 months agomastaace posted submission on amazon.
July 8, 2013

I recently ordered a SNES usb controller from amazon, and I ended up receiving one from a different brand than the one shown on the product page. I filed a claim and the seller responded (in part) by saying: "I truly apologize about that. Just to let you know, Tomee, Retro-Link and Hydra are aftermarket or generic products and could be posted under the same listing as long as they are not posted under the original SNES controller by Nintendo." I have searched through the amazon help pages and I cannot find anything that backs this up or goes against this. Does anyone know if this is an actual policy? Thanks!

6 years, 8 months agomastaace posted on amazon.
July 8, 2013

Here is a link to the listing: link. I don't see anything suggesting a generic controller and the description clearly states the brand name of the product.

Since a lot of the emulators were removed from the play store. What are the best ones that are available? [R]

6 years, 9 months agoMcShizzL posted submission on Nexus7.
June 8, 2013
6 years, 9 months agoMcShizzL posted on Nexus7.
June 9, 2013

I bought a off-brand USB Snes controller. It works great for Cave Story.

Best USB NES and SNES controllers? [R]

6 years, 9 months agojunkit33 posted submission on patientgamers.
June 8, 2013

Anyone have an opinion on the best quality usb controllers? I've seen some made from original controller and some made from or made to look like the original but I'm worried about the quality.

6 years, 9 months agojunkit33 posted on patientgamers.
June 8, 2013

I've been using this one for a couple of years:

It's actually quite decent, and for $9 you really can't go wrong with at least giving it a shot. As you can see it is reasonably popular on Amazon (255 reviews) and gets 4 stars.

The D-pad is a hair on the stiff side, but not bad, and certainly no worse than your typical knock-off controller. I was able to play Dustforce with it, so that should speak volumes to its responsiveness. Face buttons are pretty good, shoulders acceptable.

It has held up for 3 years or so with light-to-moderate use with no issues.

Best USB NES and SNES controllers? [R]

6 years, 9 months agorecoculatedspline posted submission on patientgamers.
June 8, 2013

Anyone have an opinion on the best quality usb controllers? I've seen some made from original controller and some made from or made to look like the original but I'm worried about the quality.

6 years, 9 months agorecoculatedspline posted on patientgamers.
June 8, 2013

I don't have any personal experience with it, but when I researched this a while back it people seemed to recommend the Tomee branded SNES controller over others

RetroPie/Emulation Station - Setting Up Controllers [R]

6 years, 10 months agosidartha posted submission on raspberry_pi.
May 31, 2013

Hey all, Google has failed me... I have a cheapie 'Tomee' PS2 USB controller I was planning on using for RetroPie/Emulation Station. Unfortunately I can't get it to be recognized by my Raspberry Pie or the Emulationstation.


I have everything loaded, ROMs work great... Now I just need this damn controller to work LOL
6 years, 10 months agosidartha posted on raspberry_pi.
May 31, 2013

I haven't tried the PS ones, but these configure easy and work great.

A broken NES turned into a living room emulation machine with a Raspberry Pi. (x-post from r/Raspberry_Pi) [R]

6 years, 10 months agoreap3rx posted submission on gaming.
May 15, 2013
6 years, 10 months agoreap3rx posted on gaming.
May 15, 2013

Well since it's USB you could always just get USB controllers for each one. I have the SNES and NES ones. There are also N64, Sega Genesis, and even Atari 2600 controllers. Just go on amazon and type in (console) usb controller and you'll probably find it.

Any Controller better than Xbox 360 for 2D Games [R]

6 years, 11 months agoGuru_of_Reason posted submission on emulation.
April 11, 2013

Most gamers agree that the Xbox 360 controller is the best except for its horrible D-pad which makes it hard for playing emulated games. Personally I feel it is only as accurate as a joystick rather than having four directional keys. I prefer to play more of SNES games on an emulator in a PC.

Could anyone suggest good alternatives that are not too expensive? Currently, I am looking at Logitech F510, which also seems to have great software and a floating D-pad with four inputs. So any feedback on this would be also welcome, as well.

EDIT: Looks like PS3 controller is everyone's favourite alternative. Logitech's F510 seems to have PS3's layout and quality, while having better software for Windows. Thanks for the inputs everyone. I learnt about some really cool controllers!

6 years, 11 months agoGuru_of_Reason posted on emulation.
April 12, 2013

Amazon sells these and I have one working with zsnes.