USB converters for console controllers

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by podunk1269, Apr 4, 2008.

Apr 4, 2008
  1. podunk1269
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    I am building an emulator bix for my apt, pretty much a pc next to the TV lol. I have everything from nes up to N64 and the sega consioles in there too. Where can I find the USB convertes to use the actul controllers on the pc? I need them for every system lol
     
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    I don't know if you'll find them for EVERY system, but, eBay is a good place to start ... as are Hong Kong based retailers, like Renchi & Play-Asia.
     
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    dealextreme.com would sell them ultra cheap
     
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    xbox 1: but a quick solder away. http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=197 or any combination of xbox pc controller mod in a search engine will do. Failing that the same colours are used in the xbox controller as a USB cable.
    360: as far as I know they have drivers
    Wii: homebrew drivers but they work.

    PS1/PS2, I rate Jandaman http://www.jandaman.com/
    N64: see above
    Earlier: they might do them there but most PC pads are ripoffs of them.
    Failing that a search should drag up something:
    http://jengajam.com/r/NES-Controller-PC
     
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    all older console controllers (snes, nes, master system, atari, genesys, ...) can be connected to your parallel port with a very simple circuit (basically just need to connect the right pins, plus a diode or something). this is super cheap, since the only cost is basically the wire. USB is a little tricker since you need some kind of USB processing circuit.
     

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