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8Bitdo Pro Bluetooth Gamepads

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One of mine died after a year. Buttons seem to press themselves. Won't be replacing it with the same brand/style.
OK so when are we going to abandon mico USB in all its shapes and forms and switch to USB-C.
I dunno if I was just unlucky or if this is a common issue with these as I did 0 research, but I bought one of these on here months and months ago and when it arrived the jack that you plug the USB chord into was broke and it would only recognize that the charger was plugged in when I wiggled it around and would only do it for a second at that... Unfortunately I just was so over it after waiting so long for it to arrive that when this happened I never pursued any type of refund/replacement and looking back at it now I totally should have. Anybody else have this issue before and know of any type of fix? I got it solely to use it on my PC via the chord but even if I used it with my phone it'd end up just dying since it currently can't be charged..
StiffMyWiffBabyy
Same exact issue. Gotta hold the usb cable into the port while playing. My bluetooth doesn't work sometimes either and the only way ive been able to use this thing is by button mapping every game using joytokey. I wish it was plug n play and had more functionality with iOS. I think at one point they had some great software to interface with a tablet or whatever, but it was removed b/c of licensing or something. idk i just would like this to be easier to set up n use. If they had an app to help with connectivity and mapping I'd buy them all. Aesthetically i love it. Functionally its borderline broken.
Is it compatible with the Nintendo switch?
write_click
Yes they are!
If this pro isn’t too small for your hands, it’s a great controller. I have the NES30 Pro and it’s fantastic (but small!).
i bought this exact item from here 2 years ago for 27.99...
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looks the same, has the same name " 8Bitdo NES30 Pro or FC30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad ", the link on my old order confirmation email even brings me back to this same page, as far as i know its the same?
daewootech
weird, i thought they had just come out late last year. even bought one for my bro in law. *shrug*. sounds like you got a solid deal, then. :)
anyone know if the SNES version is able to connect to the Switch?
tyler256
according to 8Bitdo's website and reviews, yep :)
tyler256
Just wanted to update. You have to update it to the most recent software. The whole process is pretty easy with a little bit of Googling. My controller works wonderfully on the switch now.
Ridiculous shipping to AU. I’ll never understand how massdrop works out international shipping
monkeyc
Thanks for the heads up :)
Check it out, shipping got screwed up on the 30pro's again.
Great job!
I was on board to get the PRO versions and they sold out too quickly for me. Hopefully more come down the pipe.
kannedfaru
It's available now by the way.
i mentioned in a previous post that my r2 button broke on one of these. on closer inspection after the r2 button broke on my second one it seems that it's not even a small metal frame actually connected to the board for the shoulder buttons but a small metal facing on the button box just soldered to it in 3 more tiny spots to support it. i'm surprised these things lasted me this long before one of the shoulder buttons broke as i can't say they're really designed to take heavy use or anything more than very light button presses so if you get into your games and occasionally press with a little more force than needed to activate the button you probably should just save your money unless you've got a resoldering oven or are confident that you can microsolder.
whoever designed these things either didn't test them thoroughly enough or did so with planned obsolescence in mind. they simply aren't designed to hold up to use with more passion than a lethargic baby could grip with.
really a shame since they look so nice.
are these compatible with nin switch?
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lol, why complain about someone answering your question and just google next time!?
You really need to not complain about people helping out. Go buy on amazon if you can't google.
It took him barely over 24 hours, how is that late? This isn't his job...
grabbed some of these about a year and half or more from massdrop. just had one of them break on me.
the right trigger (r2) button broke. seems the strain i put on it after playing rocket league heavily over the weekend after a year and a half of moderate wear and tear from normal usage eventually became too much for the button to handle. the buttons on the side are really only held onto the circuit board by 2-3 small thin pieces of metal and the three tiny solder points. the small bits of metal broke and the solder points bent a bit so pushing the button wouldn't actually register rather than just pushing the button box farther off and bending the solder points a bit more. unfortunately for me by the time i opened up the controller the solder points were so weak that it didn't take much for it to break so that ended up happening when i was trying to glue it back in place
i do imagine you'll lose your warranty but opening it up and slapping some hot glue in there around the non functional sides of the buttons that fit along the edge of the controller to hold them in place more securelywill probably go a long way in keeping it in good shape for longer. if you try it just be aware that the screws and plastic columns they fit into are pretty close behind the l2 and r2 buttons so don't put it on too thick on that side or you wont get the cover back on.
DaedalJS
idk how you even managed to play rl on that piece of crap. that was one of the first games i played on it and i immensely prefer a ds4/xbone controller. xbone is my personal preference ergonomically, but either works.
i need legacy firmware for fc30 pro pls
*foams at the mouth*
Just tried it with my Nintendo Switch and it works great! Just update to final firmware and follow the instructions in the manual (on the website). Have fun!
This controller is compatible with the Switch now right? I'd be interested in getting it on the next drop if it is.
Calkingdom
Definitely do it. I bought my controller before I had my Switch, and didn't even realize it would work with the Switch until I saw it mentioned here. Played with it last night and it works like a dream.
The NES30 Pro is actually a very nice little controller. Instructions were absolutely awful though, and while showing how to configure the device for Android, Windows, Mac & Switch modes, it made no mention of the "8Bitdo NES30 Pro" BT & USB modes (POWER+R1) that are needed for RetroArch to properly recognize and auto-configure/map the controller (in Windows). Wasted hours trying to figure that out. Think there's some other info missing as well, since I somehow managed to get the controller stuck blinking green (charging) with the cable removed.
Overall fit and finish is much better than I expected, and the design is quite comfortable to use for moderate sessions (don't experience the same hand cramping that I always get with the tiny non-XL New 3DS). Tried both wired and wireless on some old platformers, and couldn't notice any difference in responsiveness. Buttons, sticks and d-pad all have a nice feel and aren't too clicky, nor too spongy.
Think $29 would be the perfect everyday price for these, but I'm very happy with this purchase and would probably buy one again at $39 if I had to. Also, it would be kinda nice if 8Bitdo stopped including the keychain and ring holder (the latter wasn't included with mine either) and instead, they should included a small folding stand/cradle that you could use to either hold your phone upright while gaming or to hold the controller when you're done.
AFD_0
You can buy a phone holder separately, and you should buy it. It just clips onto the controller and holds your phone, turning it into basically a gameboy. It is definitely worth it.
Did they stop including the ring holder? It's not a deal breaker but it's mildly annoying to be missing a piece.
It's a great controller, been using it to play some RPGs on an Android tablet for the past few hours. Something about the feel of the D-pad and the buttons is just... right. They have a very gentle amount of give to them like my old NES and SNES pads. I'm nuts about the my FC30 Pro. The cold of the metal plate can feel a little odd now and again though. If I ever were to give in to the urge to throw together a retro emulation setup I'd definitely buy another one of these to go with it.
It's light, it has curves in all the right places, it's got a build quality to beat the band, and it's worth every last cent of the full asking price. 8bitdo are miracle workers and I'm gonna be excited to see where they go from here.
OverblownEgo
Yeah, no ring holder with mine either, just the keychain and USB cable (think someone below from the last drop said the same). Guess I can't be too bothered about it considering I had no idea what its purpose was (stick to phone and use as a stand or to hold your phone on your finger?). Wouldn't have worked with my phone anyway, lol.
Wow, just got an email that mine's shipping out already.. almost 2 weeks early!
I got a NES30 Pro on the last drop and I've had it for roughly two weeks. I really enjoy this controller. It's synced fine with my PC, my phone, and my switch. I don't notice the input lag, but I haven't played anything that required that kind of sensitivity. I really hope the next drop comes with the xtander and/or the case. I wouldn't have minded paying more for those.
got me a 8Bitdo FC30 Pro. so much potential wasted by really bad update practices. you need one firmware to use it on the switch(also is the newest version that also came preinstalled and there is a revision already for it), one firmware to use it on ps3, one firmware to use it on wii/wiiu, one firmware to be able to remap buttons. and one more firmware to use it on ios. noticed when i rolled back to the ps3 firmware its got some pretty noticeable key delay. often you have to press the buttons harder than you would expect. but otherwise its a sweet device, looks great, light without feeling flimsy, and nice size. and well in the scheme of things can connect to just about anything.
NeonLightning
There's only 3 available firmware listed at 8bitdo's site, and the v4.01 firmware is supposed to support Android, Windows, Mac & Switch (changeable by holding down power plus another button). So do you have to downgrade firmware to v2 or v1.71 for PS3 and Wii support??
I like the 8bitdo pads a lot, I have a Zero, NES30 and SNES30, however, I will say that they all have a touch of lag, especially the zero, so that most games are fine, but something requiring very fast button presses/reactions (like Punchout) are nearly unplayable, so I will not be participating in this drop.
Can I some how configure this to play PS4 games along with a few other steam titles
I've just received the controller, and tried to connect it with my iPad but it isn't showing up, what should I do? On the manual, it didn't mention anything about iOS even though the website said it supports iOS. Has anyone been able to connect it to your iOS systems?
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What. The. Hell????
Misleading is damn right. I bought this specifically for use with my iPad.
Doughboi
Unfortunately 8Bitdo stopped supporting iOS with the 4.0 firmware upgrade but you can install the Legacy firmware 2.0 to get iOS to work.
Firmware v2.0 (Legacy) http://download.8bitdo.com/Firmware/Controller/N30pro+F30pro/N30pro+F30pro_Firmware_Legacy_V2.00.zip
Manual (Legacy) http://download.8bitdo.com/Manual/Controller/N30pro+F30pro/N30pro_Manual_Legacy.pdf
@basepi
Has anybody tried playing Dark Souls 1, 2, or 3 with one of these?
gigaflop
I just tried it with 1 and it's abit too compact to play comfortably with.
I ordered this on the last drop 2 of them. They just arrived for me yesterday however mine don't have the ring holder accessory. Am I missing something?
Jack87
same here
FC30 scratches easily. The film on the top of them is just flimsy. Both controllers look a little beat up when I got them. Oh well...
drod3763
From everything I've read there is a protective piece of plastic on that one. It's probably just the plastic that scratched. Try removing it.
This is cool, but I just don't know what I'd use it for... is it only for playing games on your phone? If I could use it with Steam games, then I could definitely be talked into grabbing a few.
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DukeOfVandals87
You can use it with Windows, Android, macOS, Steam, the Nintendo Switch, and the Raspberry Pi. It can be used to play all games ranging from Super Mario Bros. to even the Witcher 3. It has all the buttons required to play modern games and retro games.
JediPacman
Awesome thanks
I just joined the drop, is there any possibility of adding the xtander as an option.
ImMage
Either way, you need it. I have it and absolutely love it. The only thing i would say sucks about it is the fact that it make the phone sit so close to the buttons on top that your fingers hit the phone and it can get uncomfortable.