USB converters for console controllers

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

  1. podunk1269

    podunk1269 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 26, 2007
    United States
    West ByGod , USA
    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
  2. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

    Sep 27, 2006
    Out of the corner of your eye
    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.
  3. nephdj

    nephdj GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 13, 2007 would sell them ultra cheap
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    xbox 1: but a quick solder away. 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
    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:
  5. jeklnoo

    jeklnoo GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 20, 2006
    United States
    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.