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    Definitive Answers about Classic Controllers

    As some of you might know, I've picked up three fake Classic Controllers so far in Egypt -- one of which simply broke after a while. A friend is coming from the US and can bring me official ones, but a question still lingers: should I buy the pro or original version? I keep reading conflicting things about the original controller being more compatible overall. The ones I have now go haywire in emulators, the Homebrew Channel, and USB Loader GX although they work once the games have loaded.

    If the original controller is the winner, I guess I'll get two of those or one of each. I honestly like the feel of both.

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    I have the pro and it's fine. If its going crazy are you sure the wiimote pointer isn't pointing at the tv?

    i think the pro is a better designed controller but I have not used the original. There should be no difference between the 2 functionally, the wii can't even tell which one you are using.

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    Functionally they're identical, which is better comes down to preference. For me? I say go with the original classic con...but I'm a lover of the SNES design it's based off (you can tell from my name lol), if you like the PSX/PS2 style than you'll probably want the CC pro instead.

    You can't go wrong either way. I have both...for some reason, and they're both good.

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    I guess there was some issue where the original controller used analog side buttons and the new one uses digital ones, which initially caused some problems with Homebrew apps but was fixed in most apps. Whether there's still enough apps that rely on the original style controller to make avoiding the pro controller a good idea, I'm not sure. I'm not even sure if there's any truth to what I just wrote at all.

    The instability is definitely from the controllers. It's not just erratic movements, but plugging the controllers in often causes Homebrew apps to crash. Virtual Console, games loaded from USB Loader GX, and games from discs are fine.

    EDIT: Yeah -- I have a slight affinity for the original style controllers too. Something about them just feels more right in my head.
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    I've played Not64, FCE Ultra GX, VBA GX, SNES9X GX and Genesis Plus GX all using both my classic cons and my GC controller. None had any of the issues you described. Perhaps the people who cited those problems were unlucky?

    Edit: I've test many other Homebrew apps with these controllers as well. The only one I ever had issues with was Wii's DS emulator but that barely works at all anyway.

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    I've used both and prefer the Pro. The original has a SNES feel, but still isn't quite the same since it's taller than SNES, and the connection cord comes out the bottom instead of the top.

    The Pro feels more like a Dual Shock controller.

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    Maybe the REAL Classic Controller Pro feels like a Dual Shock. In that case it might not be so bad. One of those adapters with an SNES controller might be nice too -- assuming they play well with Homebrew.

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    I tried the "SNES Classic Controller" that I bought from thinkgeek. It was garbage. I returned it.

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