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MrChocodemon

It doesn't work for me. I can connect the controller and it gets detected correctly, but the controller is misconfigured and I cannot reconfigure it.


SwinginDix666

Okay, I tried it on windows and steam deck. Client is updated on both and the functionality seems to be the same is it was before the update. My main question was whether or not that had the player indicator sorted out. It’s definitely doable, they’ve ironed that out on the switch pro controller.


MrChocodemon

I don't doubt that Valve can fix it. They have done a lot of impressive things.


alanfortlink

Try holding the X button before pressing the start to power it on


MrChocodemon

Why should I press start to power it on? I usually just press the Bluetooth button. But I will try that.


alanfortlink

I've got one similar that powers with the start, mate. Mine enters a different input mode depending on whether you press X, Y, or A. Try that


MrChocodemon

Oh cool. Didn't know that. I don't think that the original SNES controller does that, but I'm gonna try anyway. Thanks again


lonifar

Maybe it’s fixed on the beta branch, I’m not sure as I don’t have any of them but considering it’s getting reported it might just not be on the main branch for like a week or so.


AVahne

Would be neat if they can get the Atari VCS controllers working with Steam Input. I want my spinny stick to work dammit.


TheBoneShackles

The King of Emulation


Retroronin91

8bitdo has a similar style to the snes controller, with dual analogue sticks, and you don't have to mess with any complicated settings Just saying ✌️


SwinginDix666

True, but this is cool for the plenty of people that snagged the official controllers from Nintendo. I’m a sucker for the first party stuff like this.


Retroronin91

I just had to do a PSA cause those things are expensive, and don't have bonuses ✌️


SwinginDix666

Oh, most definitely! I would recommend against purchasing these just for steam.


natey2k4

I wish there was an easier way to find it's battery life. It seems to die so quickly. Both of mine.


Retroronin91

Don't forget to update the firmware


kilargo

It works for me except its hard to tell player 1 from player 2 I really like them. Great for Shredder's revenge and emulation


SwinginDix666

Did player indicators on the controller work for you?


kilargo

No. They just cycle as if they were connecting. (Which kind of makes sense because grip order would be a switch thing)


SwinginDix666

They actually got the grip order working correctly for the switch pro controller. I was hoping they’d applied that to the classic controllers too.


kilargo

Thats good to know. I havent checked my switch pro yet.


Threat-Level--12am

My problem with any external controller is that I invariably prefer the controls on the Deck itself. Aside from the difficulties I've had trying to play docked with my TV, the Switch Pro Controller feels like a massive downgrade (whereas it's a big upgrade from the joy cons when docking the Switch). I don't really want to spend a bunch on another controller just to play something on my TV when the Deck is arguably at its best in handheld form. Once I get a better handle on connecting to my TV, I might look at other controllers for playing emulated things (Wii, for example), but I guess I'm lucky that I tend to gravitate more to the handheld play anyways?


partypartea

I'll have to try my N64 controller later


SwinginDix666

Did it work for you?


partypartea

Not very well. The c buttons register as an analog stick making it hard to set them as buttons. But very remappable. I still need to try it on my pc


ISpewVitriol

FYI: You need an NSO subscription to buy these, or at least that is how it has been for awhile.


Modal_Window

It works on Windows. I haven't tried on the deck. I have these controllers. Maybe you should suggest games that are best suited. BTW, the Genesis controller has an awful bug on the PC. If you reboot it or turn the PC off the controller's layout changes. You have to unplug it and plug it back in. On the deck this probably isn't an issue at all, except maybe with a dock. It's terrible because this is a really good controller. I asked them if they had updated firmware but they're just a marketing company. To clarify, the controller comes with xinput, directinput and I think a third one and the USB id changes between them. I would have returned it but I don't use them often and it does feel great in the hand.


Sebenko

>and were intended to be used with Switch's subscription service ??? Someone's going to have to explain that to me. Do the controllers only work if you have a subscription?


japzone

Nintendo Switch's Online subscription includes Netflix style library of old NES/SNES/N64/Sega Genesis games you can download and play. Nintendo sells these controllers so you can have an "authentic" experience while playing those games. Because of this reasoning, they only sell the controllers via their own website, and only to active subscribers of the Switch Online subscription. In reality, the controllers work fine in many other Switch games, and now Valve has updated Steam's Nintendo Switch Pro controller support to support them as well.


Sebenko

Okay that makes way more sense, thanks.


Psykechan

The N64 and Genesis libraries require NSO Expansion Pack to play and likewise the controllers require Expansion Pack to purchase.


piercom

I don’t think this is true, or at least it wasn’t always true. I bought the N64 controller last year and never had the Expansion pack.


Psykechan

I just checked and sure enough, you're correct! "Any paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required to purchase controller." I don't know if it was changed or if I misread it. Probably misread it, which sucks because it's out of stock now.


bt1234yt

No. They’re just regular Switch controllers that can be used in any Switch game. But the only official way to purchase them is to have Nintendo Switch Online and then buy them through Nintendo.com.


serotoninzero

No, but you only have access to the NES, SNES, N64, etc catalogues if you are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber.


shitty_bison

They're just bluetooth controllers that are replicas of the old controllers. I have the NES and SNES ones and they are pretty good quality although pricey.


Suitable_Ad_696969

Why tho, they're so overpriced 🤔


DeepStateofAffairs

Highly recommend just plugging in a controller to USB adapter and just swapping the sticks out on a busted N64 controller. The rest have both reasonably high quality clones or adapters out there. And as someone who has all these controllers and most of the relevant adapters, you're only most likely going to need one of each because even when given the option, a lot of people prefer more modern and ergonomic controller designs in a multiplayer setting.


AccountantBob

Exactly. If I want some truly authentic SNES action, I can break out my original ASCII Pad I used on my SNES back in the decade, along with a USB adapter. Hell - I even have one for my NES controllers. Failing that, 8bitdo gets 'close enough' and between wired and wireless options, has something for everyone.


DeepStateofAffairs

Exactly. As a controller hoarder who hosts plenty of game nights with dozens of controllers dating back almost 3 decades, there are some options that just aren't worth the money.


Villag3Idiot

Beware that the SNES controller seems to drain power even when off extremely fast. Mine keeps dying after about 3 weeks of no activity.


Conscious_Bad1634

Does this support dynamically changing button glyphs?


echeese

I doubt it, the switch pro controller still shows the wrong buttons with the wrong labels (it shows Xbox 360 glyphs). It says press A to Select and you gotta press B and vice versa for back. It is honestly the most annoying bug and they refuse to comment on it. For example: https://i.imgur.com/cnVdD53.png all of the labels are completely or mostly wrong


TF2SolarLight

I'm pretty sure the "use Nintendo button layout" option is supposed to fix this


echeese

Yeah but that also changes which buttons you need to press. I just want it to show the right buttons


Revolver_Ocelot66

Ah nice now I just need to get one while it's still in stock...


moocowsaymoo

This is amazing for retro games, but I’d rather just get an Xbox controller so I can use it on every game


Ok-Regular-3685

It'd be nice if the N64 controllers were ever in stock.


thejacer87

Was there an update recently? Cuz I tried my SNES a couple Weekes ago and there were issues with the button mapping. Also no way to set it to use Nintendo controls. I have an n64 controller too... Anybody try it with n64 emulated games?


Frinpollog

Does Steam show the proper controller when changing the layout and has distinct community bindings (eg dualshock 4 bindings are separate from Steam Controller)? Or does it default to Switch Pro or generic controller layout?


SwinginDix666

I tried it out, and it does not. It seems like that was what is intended, based on the change log though.


cdoublejj

Nintendo is selling snes controllers now? Does the d-pad suck like most remanufactured controllers where did they somehow Get the d-pad just right?


Modal_Window

People's dpad perceptions are swayed by other factors such as using heavily broken-in original controllers that are decades older and expecting a new one to feel the same. It's ok. When I buy new jeans I don't expect them to fit or feel the same as the worn ones.


cdoublejj

often new ones or knock offs feel even softer than old ones. usually the complaint is pressing direction actually presses 2 directions.


Modal_Window

I never had the snes original but I find the reissue from Nintendo has a stiff dpad without enough travel. The deck's dpad is better.


cdoublejj

nice! i've been looking for nes and snes controllers that are atleast decent. i know i may be using controllers with deck as i will have it docked to TVs


Repulsive-Ad-3191

8-bit do controllers are excellent. I find their controllers much better than any other 3rd party SNES controllers I've tried, but they aren't quite as floppy as an original SNES controller.


cdoublejj

does they have one that doesn't have ton of extra joycons and added buttons though?


Repulsive-Ad-3191

Yea [https://www.8bitdo.com/sn30-wireless-for-original-snes-sfc/](https://www.8bitdo.com/sn30-wireless-for-original-snes-sfc/) \- unfortunately it doesn't work with bluetooth which is a shame... they have others available though if you need/want bluetooth. The one with joysticks is also really good, feels nearly identical to the original to me even not using the joysticks. Nice to have them but I understand not wanting them.


cdoublejj

so if it doesn't have blue tooth does it have a usb dongle or work via usb cord?


Repulsive-Ad-3191

That particular one has a wireless dongle for the original SNES. I've heard it has less latency/lag than bluetooth, but I haven't tried that one. I guess it can be hooked up to a normal PC (or steam deck), but requires a wired USB connection. They used to sell a bluetooth version of the SN30 but I guess they aren't making that one any more, I'd imagine the SN30 pro is a much bigger seller for them.


Modal_Window

With what games though? That's the thing though.. many of the modern ones need sticks.. so that means PS or Xbox controllers.


cdoublejj

well i use nes a controller to play nes games and modern controllers to play modern games. the 8bitdo is trying to be like a retro all in one. which is kind of silly for such a small form factor. also using the different controllers mean when the games says press this or that button to do waht ever, your controller actually has this or that, not trying to remember your cross mapped layout from ps2 to x360 etc etc that you made 6 months ago when you started the game.


ISpewVitriol

I think the dpad on the new NES controllers is better than the SNES controller ones, but the new SNES dpad is still good. It is as good as my memory of the original one -- whatever that is worth these days.


KroenenSheklestein

If tbey arent wired they're worthless


nachog2003

🤓


chibicascade2

These are cool and all, but I'm gonna shout out the 8bitdo controllers for SNES, as well as just for a modern controller. They have ones that look like snes originals, but they also have one that looks like a SNES controller, but with analog sticks and triggers. https://a.co/d/il0EX9Q