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8Bitdo N64 Style Bluetooth GamePad

SKU: CE04647

$64.00 AUD, inc GST
$58.18 AUD, exc GST

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8Bitdo N64 Style Bluetooth GamePad

SKU: CE04647

$64.00 AUD, inc GST
$58.18 AUD, exc GST
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Want to know what's awesome? N64 style vintage gaming controllers that operate wirelessly over Bluetooth with any Bluetooth device. BOOM! That's what's awesome!

Introducing the N64 Bluetooth GamePad from 8Bitdo. If you loved the feel of these original gaming controllers, you'll be blown away by this one. It's a completely authentic N64 style controller that has a built-in 480mAh rechargeable battery (via microUSB) and is compatible with any Bluetooth device from RetroPie to Android and iOS, even your laptop or desktop computer! You can connect it to your computer to update the firmware for even more features in the future.

The RB8-64 remembers the connection and, depending on the host device, will automatically connect when it's powered up, so say goodbye to messy wires and get Gaming!

**Note that some remapping of the controller is required beyond the standard configuration. We've detailed to process in our Configuring 8Bitdo N64 Controller Mapping tutorial**

So what's in the box?

  • N64 GamePad controller
  • microUSB cable
  • Getting started booklet
  • Awesome 8Bitdo keyring

Here's a complete list of specs for the N64:

  • Support for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Approx 20hrs battery life
  • Firmware updates via USB
  • Authentic feel and control
  • 5 different operating modes for different devices
  • Programmable buttons

The quickest and easiest way to get the correct N64 RB8 Controller Mapping for RetroPie onto your system requires a few things:

  1. A working internet connection on your RPi running RetroPie
  2. A Keyboard connected to your RPi
  3. An 8BitDo N64 Controller connected via bluetooth to your RPi

If you have those 3 things the good news is, you are about 2 minutes away from playing 007 with your controller. Just grab out your internet connected Pi and keyboard and follow these simple steps.

Step 1: From the Emulation Station home screen press the F4 button on your keyboard, this will open a terminal window where you can pass commands to your computer

Step 2: In the terminal we are simply going to download our working config file for your controller and place it where your emulator looks for controller information. To do this all you need to do is type in the following command, exactly as it appears below.

wget http://coreelec.io/2e -O /opt/retropie/configs/n64/InputAutoCfg.ini

(That's a capital o in that command by the way)

That's it! You've now got the correct controller mapping for your controller!

Step 3: To get back into the emulation station from the terminal, simply type 

emulationstation

and hit enter. You are now free to use your N64 controller as the retro-gaming gods wanted you to!

For more info, check out the N64 product page at 8Bitdo.

**Note that this controller isn't an MFi certified controller so the Bluetooth mode is only supported in iCade for iOS**

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