Sega Saturn pad question


#1

I use Nubytech controllers for SF4 on my PS3 via PS->USB-adapter (Speedlink).
Chicken Wings and Flamekicks are no problem - but the Rekkas are very hard to perform.
They’re much easier to do with the Dualshock 3 - but that one doesn’t have the 6 face-buttons.

So I thought about getting a Saturn-pad.

What do you suggest of the following options:

  1. buy a Magic-box-converter and use a real Saturn-pad (does that result in input-lag?)

  2. buy a USB Saturn pad and be happy

  3. buy a USB Saturn pad and replace its dpad with an original Saturn-dpad

  4. buy a PS2-Saturn pad and use it with my PS->USB-adapter (problem: couldn’t find any PS2-Saturn-pads)


#2

1) buy a Magic-box-converter and use a real Saturn-pad (does that result in input-lag?)
I’ve heard that the Start button doesn’t work, so no pausing the game.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=943711&topic=48885227

2) buy a USB Saturn pad and be happy
From what I’ve heard of the dpad breaking off, you won’t. I used mine for maybe a day but the dpad just feels like garbage compared to genuine SEGA dpads.

3) buy a USB Saturn pad and replace its dpad with an original Saturn-dpad
This would be the way to go if you can’t do option #4.

*4) buy a PS2-Saturn pad and use it with my PS->USB-adapter (problem: couldn’t find any PS2-Saturn-pads) *
Best option right here. Keep checking ebay; there were a few just a few weeks ago.


#3

This is the cheapest option of your four. The PS2 Saturn controller regularly sell for $150+

Buying a USB pad and a real Saturn pad shouldn’t set you back more than about $45.


#4

Thanks for the replies.

150$ are indeed too much.

Hmm…I don’t really need the Start-button because I don’t play the CPU anymore.
For configuration in the training mode I could still use the Dualshock 3 (a bit tedious to change the controller numbers but I wouldn’t mind that).

So maybe I’d buy a MagicBox + genuine Saturn-pad. Or - if that should result in input-lag - I’d go for option 3.

Btw., I could buy this genuine Saturn-pad in Germany:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Saturn-Original-Sega-Controller-Pad-NEUWARE_W0QQitemZ300311107485QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPC_Viedeospielzubehr?hash=item300311107485&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1229|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318

Can you tell by the screenshot if it’s the Japanese model or if it’s identical to it (I mean the “good one” - the one everyone praises)?


#5

^That’s the good one.


#6

Nice. Thanks!