Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Highly Technical

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2001, 05:08 PM   #1
Slickone
Diamond Member
 
Slickone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,105
Default Hack PS2 controller for PC use?

I found a cheap arcade style controller i want, but it's for the Playstation (and PS2?). Can I hack it into a PC gameport (or USB) controller? Is it internally different or is only the connector different?

Edit - changed from PS2 to PS1.

Last edited by allisolm; 01-24-2011 at 02:52 PM. Reason: ancient thread revived by spammer
Slickone is offline  
Old 12-06-2001, 05:33 PM   #2
Viper GTS
Lifer
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 36,942
Default

$14.99, problem solved

Viper GTS
__________________
Display shopping?
Viper GTS is offline  
Old 12-06-2001, 05:37 PM   #3
d33pt
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 5,651
Default

funny that it's a usb device yet it lists NT as one of the compatible OS's
d33pt is offline  
Old 12-06-2001, 07:51 PM   #4
CTho9305
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 9,214
Default

SP6 (or one of them) gave NT usb, i thought.
__________________
*Not speaking for any company
CTho9305 is offline  
Old 12-07-2001, 05:57 AM   #5
Mday
Lifer
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NYC
Posts: 18,641
Default

technically XP and 2kpro use the NT kernel.
__________________
asjf;aiweadflkjblksj;l bkja dfba;s
Mday is offline  
Old 12-07-2001, 02:57 PM   #6
Slickone
Diamond Member
 
Slickone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,105
Default

Thanks, but a $15 converter would really defeat the purpose of me buying the cheaper PS2 controller. Is it not possible to hack it myself to work?
Slickone is offline  
Old 12-09-2001, 12:38 AM   #7
FatAlbo
Golden Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 1,423
Default

PSX controller via parallel port
My guess is that this will work for PS2 controllers as well. I bought a cheap extension cable and spliced the end so I didn't ruin the controller.

[edit]
Messed up links build character
[/edit]
FatAlbo is offline  
Old 12-09-2001, 05:19 AM   #8
pg22
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 2,643
Default

I have that exact same converter..it works great, since the Dual Shock controller is the best controller out there (four shoulder buttons make it better than the nicer feeling GC controller).

but there is one problem:

the PS2 controller SUCKS to use on PC games....I didn't figure out why untill I realize that PS2 games use the PS2 controller's pressure sensative buttons (all of them). So I went and got a PSOne dual shock for $15....best PC gamepad there is =)
pg22 is offline  
Old 12-10-2001, 02:49 PM   #9
Slickone
Diamond Member
 
Slickone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,105
Default

FatAlbo, might want to fix your link.

Isn't the Parallel port to slow for a joystick?
Anyone have the PS2 controller schematics?

I'm also wondering about building an interface to use the same controller on a Dreamcast.

Slickone is offline  
Old 12-12-2001, 02:21 PM   #10
Slickone
Diamond Member
 
Slickone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,105
Default

bump

Also let me re-ask. I'm thinking about getting a PSX arcade controller and hook it to a PSX controller extension cable and hacking that to splice into a PC gameport or USB cable. Will this work? If so, would I be able to hook two of these up to the PC at once?

I also want to hack another PSX controller extention cable to splice in to a Dreamcast controller extension cable to play the same PSX controller on the Dreamcast. Will this work?

The PSX controller I saw is cheaper than getting one for the DC or PC. Also getting cables & hacking them is cheaper than buying the PSX to PC or PSX to DC adapters.

If anyone knows of a better place to ask this, feel free to mention it.
Slickone is offline  
Old 12-17-2001, 10:37 PM   #11
zzzz
Diamond Member
 
zzzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 5,496
Default

here is one hack for the joypad.
zzzz is offline  
Old 01-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
dfuze
Lifer
 
dfuze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 11,936
Default

An almost 10 year necro, pretty impressive, even for a spammer.
__________________
Desktop: ASrock Extreme3 Gen3 || 2500K || Samsung 840 SSD || 500gb WD || 8gb DDR3 1333 GSkill || XFX 6850

HeatWare
dfuze is offline  
Old 01-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #13
DanDaManJC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 776
Default

hah yeah, i was about to suggest just sucking it up and buying an xbox360 controller since you get native game support and microsoft supported drivers
DanDaManJC is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.