8Bitdo FC30 Bluetooth GamePad Manual

Thank you to buy FC30 GamePad, It’s the best for fighting, shooting, action and emulator games.FC30 has Multi-mode, it supports PC, Smart phone, Pad, Notebook, Android, iOS, Windows. All popular systems and devices support.
Mode1 Mode2 Mode3 Mode4 Mode5
  Joystick Bluetooth Keyboard iCade Emu-Touch Screen USB Joystick
Power ON (Hold down key for 3 seconds) START START+B START+A START+X Auto connection
Blue LED 1 times per second 2 times per second 3 times per second 4 times per second Can be ignored
Support system Windows, Android Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS Windows
memo PC can use Bluetooth Adapter. Exclusive support FOUR players Input method should be English. Need ROOT,Need Jailbreak Also charge FC30 battery.

Firmware upgradable for function expansion in the future.

Expansion Mode Bluetooth Keyboard(2P) Wiimote Mode Development...
Power ON (Hold down key for 3 seconds) START+B+R START+Y ???
Blue LED 2 times per second 1 times per second ???
Support system Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS Nintendo Wii ???
Memo Multiplayer on iOS with Dual keyboard code system. wiimote Exclusive support FOUR players ???

The most common situation:

  • 1. For Android devices, use Mode 1.
  • 2. For iOS devices, use Mode 2 or Mode 3.
  • 3. For pure touch screen games, use Mode 4.
  • Power OFF: Hold down START for 3 seconds.

    The below conditions, you need to clean pair info. in the FC30. Holding SELECT for more than 3 seconds, both LED will blink once, then you can connect FC30 to any devices again.

  • 1. Cennect FC30 to aother device.
  • 2. Change work mode between mode 1, 2 or 3.
  • 3. Asking input pair code, if not "0000".
  • Manual in detail: (Note: Make sure the GamePad battery is NOT empty! If empty, use USB cable charge it.)

    Mode 1,2,3 Bluetooth connection:

  • 1. Turn on the power in mode 1,2,3.
  • 2. Scan Bluetooth on Android or IOS device, and tap the “8Bitdo FC30 GamePad” to pare.
  • 3. Map the keys in the App or Emulator you will be playing.
  • Mode 4, Emu-Touch Screen mode: (Android need ROOT, IOS need Jailbreak.)

  • Android/iOS:(Need ROOT,Need Jailbreak)
  • 1. Download FC30 App from the official website at www.fc30.com. (iOS user can add source http://app.fc30.com in Cydia)
  • 2. Turn ON power in Mode 4.
  • 3. Run FC30 App and scan Bluetooth device, then tap the “8Bitdo FC30 GamePad” to pare.
  • 4. If asked for pairing code, enter “0000”.
  • 5. In Emu-touch screen mode, press hotkey SELECT+START to activate FC30 App
  • 6. Now, just drag and drop, map the keys to the right place on screen, press SELECT+START to finish.

  • Important: Andoird: After use Mode 4, and want to use mode 1,2,3, you need to Unpair FC30 at system Bluetooth setting, and then pair it again. iOS: After use Mode 4, system Bluetooth is unavailable. Now, run FC30 app, and make sure FC30 app Bluetooth OFF, then wait 20 seconds, system Bluetooth will be available again.
  • Mode 5, Windows USB cable mode:

  • 1. Connect to USB port with USB cable, computer will recognize it.
  • 2. Map the keys of the Game you will be playing.
  • For two players:

  • iOS/Android/Mac OS/PC::1P START+B power on(LED blink twice). 2P START+B+R power on(LED long blink once). Both FC30 work in Bluetooth keyboard mode with different key code. Then mappnig keys in the game.
  • Wiimote Mode:

  • 1. Added Wiimote mode, press START+Y power up. And added three motion operation. (emulate), it’s shaking, leftist, rightist. So play Super Mario Bros.Wii perfectly.
  • 2. Added automatically connect to the devices. (After paired, FC30 will be connected automatically when power up, especially for Win7 and Win8)
  • 3. Added unpaired function, hold down SELECT 3 seconds, FC30 will be unpaired. Then FC30 can pair new devices.
  • 4. Redefine Wiimote mode button mapping, FC30 ---> Wiimote
  • X -> B
  • Y -> One
  • A -> A
  • B -> Two
  • select -> Minus
  • start -> Plus
  • Upgrade firmware from PC

  • 1. Turn ON: Hold down  START+L+R for  3 seconds. Green+Blue LED will be flashing.
  • 2. Connect FC30 with PC’s USB port with a USB cable.
  • 3. Download the FC30 upgrade software from official website and run update.exe file.
  • 4. Select firmware file bluetooth_firmware.dat and update.
  • LED Light Status:

  • 1. Blue light flashing: Bluetooth disconnect.
  • 2. Solid blue light: Bluetooth connected.
  • 3. Green light flashing: Battery charging.
  • 4. Green OFF: Charging completed.
  • 5. Solid red light: Battery low.
  • 6. All lights off: Power OFF or Sleep Mode.
  • Restore factory settings: Hold down START for 12 seconds.

  • The firmware of FC30 GamePad can be upgrade, functions will be changed or added, the final feature can be checked on the official website.