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Compatible game controller for Atari games

Hello. I'm new to Tesla Forum and not sure if there's a way to search the forum for past thread.
Regarding compatible game controller for the Atari games on a Model 3, I've been reading the an XBox 360 wired controller will work.
Besides the XBox 360, does anyone know what other controller is compatible with the games?

Techy James | 2019年5月2日

I bought a USB Microsoft PC Game Controller that resembles the new Xbox One game controller and it works without issue. Other option use the scroll wheels on Steering wheel. I miss Pole Position where you could steer with the Steering wheel.

Jhattonc | 2019年5月2日

I just grabbed one of the controllers from my retropi and it worked fine... about $10 for a 2 pack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJS4ILY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin...

shanipatel93 | 2019年5月2日

My Xbox 360 controller did not work but I tried the Xbox 1 controller, and that did work.

richardcollins2 | 2019年5月2日

That sounds like a great way to keep the kids entertained while waiting. (Time to pull the old xbox 360 out of the closet and steal a controller.)

elecfan2 | 2019年5月2日

I had a no-name, generic playstation USB controller I had laying around in a box, plugged it in, and it worked. Probably most will work, they're cheap, get one from a thrift store and try it.

OrangeinCO | 2019年5月3日

I bought the cheapest option at Best Buy and it works great!

andrewsjra | 2019年5月3日

This is what I purchased to play wireless. It’s pretty much compatible with most main console controllers. I’m using a blue Xbox controller.

8Bitdo Wireless Bluetooth Adapter... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786JC6VW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Xbox Wireless Controller - Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0F0OIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FirZCbVR0FHSG

jball | 2019年5月3日

I used an old Xbox 360 USB controller and worked great.

SYM3 | 2019年6月14日

@Jhattonc I just bought these controllers and it only worked once when connected to the left USB port. However, when I unplugged and tried again, it didn't work. Are your controllers consistently working? If so which usb port do you use?

Mike83 | 2019年6月14日

Does a PS3 controller work? I may try it.

alfred143 | 2019年6月29日

PS# controller works on most games, but not the BB2 game.

tkk | 2019年7月14日

I have tried with a PS3 and a PS4 controller with thw new game BB2. No luck

stebo1 | 2019年7月21日

@Jhattonc

I grabbed those NES knockoffs from Amazon but can only get them to work with games that allow scroll wheel left and right. So Asteroids works, Lunar Lander, Tempest, etc. unfortunately more than half of them do not work (Centipede, Millipede, Super Breakout, and Beach Buggy).

I think with Beach Buggy it’s probably because that was programmed specifically for the Tesla; but the others will not work because their presets are touchscreen instead of scroll wheel. Anyone know how to change the settings and get around this?

stebo1 | 2019年7月22日

Nobody?

david.e.sheets.61 | 2019年7月25日

The ones below do not work for me.

I just grabbed one of the controllers from my retropi and it worked fine... about $10 for a 2 pack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJS4ILY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin...

prosperkenn1 | 2019年7月30日

I grabbed some techie Xbox one wireless version which worked.
You can always look it up on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJS4ILY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin https://techiewiz.com

stebo1 | 2019年8月2日

Right, I was able to get them to work for certain games but has anyone found a controller that will work for Missile Command or Super Breakout? It seems like any of the games that are programmed to be played solely with the touch screen do not work with a controller.

stebo1 | 2019年8月2日

Well, the most recent update seems to have kind of fixed it for some games but not others. Hopefully the next one will be even better

KAM6 | 2019年8月2日

So does Xbox controller work?

acm0045 | 2019年8月8日

@david.e.sheets.61 and @Jhattonc do that controller work for all games?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJS4ILY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin...

ghosty_palo | 2019年8月8日

We tried one of our PS4 controllers with a USB cable connected to it and it worked for Asteroids and we thought we were done. However, an hour or so later we tried again and it didn't work on any game. Tried it multiple times since and it has never worked again... I'm not sure what to buy or do about it.

rxlawdude | 2019年8月8日

PS3 controller does not work.

eric | 2019年8月15日

For me Beach Buggy works with with Xbox 360 (USB cable attached) controller but not with PS4.

Taffy | 2019年8月18日

I got these on Amazon and they don't work. Any idea why? Is there something else I can try?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJS4ILY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin...

mknewman | 2019年8月19日

Anyone get a Bluetooth controller to work?

stebo1 | 2019年8月20日

Taffy - I got those same controllers. After a ton of trial and error - here is how they will work.

The keypad must be plugged Into the one of the front USB slots (left side works best for me).

You must have it plugged in prior to launching Atari from your toy box.

Sometimes you have to exit and re-enter to get them to work.

They will not work with all games, definitely not with the ones that are programmed specifically for touch screen only.

You may have to hit start from the touch screen before using the controller.

Supposedly the newest software will support Beach Buggy, currently there are no controllers that will handle Beach Buggy because it is only touch screen or steering wheel.

The games that seem to work perfectly with a controller are the ones where the scroll wheels can be used with the game (Asteroids, Tempest, etc). Missile Command has recently started working for me with the updated software.

I am getting a software update right now and hopefully that will allow gamepads for Beach Buggy. I have tire tracks in my garage from playing it!

Taffy | 2019年8月22日

Thanks so much! What's funny is I just returned them yesterday!! I will buy them again and try your suggestions!
Thanks stebo1

jebinc | 2019年8月22日

So, after two days, no one can point to a game pad/controller that aligns with the OP’s request. Safe to assume then that nothing yet exists, even from Tesla who put this stuff out. Thanks all for the input. Sadly, it just reinforces my “parlor tricks and gimmicks” working hypothesis.

jebinc | 2019年8月22日

^^^^ Oops, posted in the wrong game pad thread. Sorry about that.

WEST TEX EV | 2019年8月23日

PlayStation 3 with USB cable does NOT seem to work. I think USB cable only charges this remote, doesn’t interface.

WEST TEX EV | 2019年8月23日

XBOX One controller works. (Thru micro USB cable to Left jack). All games seem to work, most recognize “start” button. (Even break out thru analog — very difficult / sensitive). Beach buggy racing too — even has vibration/rumble! I did plug USB in prior to “launch arcade”

jebinc | 2019年8月23日

@Craiglampe
Like only a genuine MS OEM Xbox one controller, and not the cheap Amazon sold knockoffs?

woodbr85 | 2019年8月25日

I bought these that @Jhattonc recommended and they don't work as @stebo1 pointed out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KJS4ILY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin... reading

After reading through this entire post, it seems like only consistent mention of anything working is the XBOX one controller.

PS3, PS4, and XBOX 360 controllers all have people saying it does AND doesn't work.

Is anyone out there using some 3rd party controller that works well?

justin.shields | 2019年8月28日

I could not get Xbox one controllers to work with any game. Plugged them in first, tried rebooting the car and launching the arcade toy over and over but no luck. Pretty lame.

jebinc | 2019年8月29日

Lame is right. Shame on Tesla for this debacle.

Taffy | 2019年8月30日

Craiglampe, How do you plug in a micro USB cable?

woodbr85 | 2019年9月2日

I got two wireless controllers intermittently working. One controller tends to drop within a few min when both are plugged in. But I did manage to get both working when I follow a very strict setup.

Plug in adapter one, and power on/connect controller one.
Keep controller in line of sight of adapter.
Boot beach buggy. (probably not important)
Exit beach buggy. (probably not important)
Plug in adapter two, and power on/connect controller two.
Keep controller in line of sight of adapter.
Boot beach buggy.

WIRELESS ADAPTER:
8bitdo Wireless Gray - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L334WXC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...
8bitdo Wireless Red - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0786JC6VW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

Note: I was trying to match colors to my controllers, but there are differences in both. The original post I got information from, mentioned the red one. Both do work with my controllers.

CONTROLLER:
Xbox Wireless Controller - Red - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4JYY1H/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...
Xbox Wireless Controller - White - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GW3H3U8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

UPDATE:
I updated the adapter and controller firmware and I don't have an issue anymore. However, I keep both controllers in line of sight of the adapter.

I've also bought a usb hub for both adapters to fit into

USB HUB:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PH2WXKT/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc...

I plug it into the right (passenger side) usb port and it holds both adapters horizontal to the right. I have a battery hub plugged into the left (driver side) usb that has fast charge capabilities and my usb for TeslaCam, and everything seems to be working. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075Q5VLGK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin...)

blogthetech | 2019年9月20日

The USB port is located under the phone tray, just plug and play, you can get one of these and see if it works for you https://www.amazon.com/Cypin-Controller-Gamepad-Joystick-Dual-Vibration/... https://blogthetech.com

hillbillytc | 2019年9月21日

Can you plug the controller to the back USB

Just_Ted | 2019年9月21日

Sorry hillbillytc, the back seat USB's are power only.

wanche | 2019年10月1日

I bought this:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MY9K95H/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o...

But not working on Model 3, don't know why. But, if I plug into windows 10 PC, it worked. WHY?

Can Tesla please provide list of compatible game pad please?

bddaughe | 2019年10月1日

@wanche, you keep posting the same thing in multiple threads. Tesla is not going to answer you here, so don't ask Tesla for an answer. But several others have listed controllers that work, so why not pick one of those?

anthdancer | 2019年10月5日

My Logitech Wireless Controller that I used for my PS3 worked with all arcade games (except BB2 which is designed for steering wheel). For Cuphead I was able to start the game and scrolled through the pages. However, I was not able to move the character. So close yet so far.....

anthdancer | 2019年10月5日

Tesla Bjorn was able to find a game controller that works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m_kYYB_ZqA

zangheri | 2019年10月7日

Hi,
I found a game controller that works with all the games and it is a bit cheaper than the original xbox one.
It is called xbox 360.
https://youtu.be/F20asMRi3Ak

anthdancer | 2019年10月7日

I bought the one Tesla Bjorn recommended in his YT video, and I verified that it works.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DJ6D4ZY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

sreis23 | 2019年10月8日

I tried a controller I purchased on Amazon and it seems to work fine, but I have one question. When I’ve Played Centipede, my shooter will not stop sliding to the right. I don’t remember this happening in the original game. It is impossible to have my shooter just sit still, it is always moving. Is this normal? Would someone that has a more official controller please try and let me know if it will stay still while shooting. Thanks.

sreis23 | 2019年10月8日

I tried a controller I purchased on Amazon and it seems to work fine, but I have one question. When I’ve Played Centipede, my shooter will not stop sliding to the right. I don’t remember this happening in the original game. It is impossible to have my shooter just sit still, it is always moving. Is this normal? Would someone that has a more official controller please try and let me know if it will stay still while shooting. Thanks.

ODWms | 2019年10月9日

I’ve heard a poster say the positioning of the steering wheel can have an effect on play in this way. Check and make sure your steering wheel is centered and see if that helps.

sreis23 | 2019年10月9日

Thanks, I’ll try that.

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