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SubjectEMS USB2 adapter and emus new Reply to this message
Posted byrandem
Posted on03/23/05 02:59 PM



I'm thinking about purchasing this PS2->PC gamepad adapter, but heard that it's incompatibile with several emulators such as WinKawaks.
Since WinKawaks is one of the reasons i'm buying this adapter i'd like to know if this is (still) the case.

Can anyone confirm that this adapter works ok with WinKawaks?

Thanks!




SubjectWell. new Reply to this message
Posted byB. Yuukai
Posted on03/23/05 06:10 PM



In my personal experience, the latest set of drivers from The EMS site seems to work with kawaks, mame and various other emulators. What burns me is the compatibility to the PC itself and the shoddy drivers which don't detect the device itself when installing.


SubjectRe: EMS USB2 adapter and emus new Reply to this message
Posted bypakoman
Posted on03/23/05 06:12 PM



> I'm thinking about purchasing this PS2->PC gamepad adapter, but heard that it's
> incompatibile with several emulators such as WinKawaks.
> Since WinKawaks is one of the reasons i'm buying this adapter i'd like to know
> if this is (still) the case.
>
> Can anyone confirm that this adapter works ok with WinKawaks?
>
> Thanks!
>

I don't remember any trouble with this adapter in several pc games and emulators, but I don't remember to have tryed it with kawaks


SubjectI have delay problems with some of those converters new Reply to this message
Posted byHyperYagami
Posted on03/23/05 06:26 PM



not sure about EMS though, but don't be surprised one way or another




SubjectRe: Well. new Reply to this message
Posted byrandem
Posted on03/23/05 06:58 PM



> In my personal experience, the latest set of drivers from The EMS site seems to
> work with kawaks, mame and various other emulators. What burns me is the
> compatibility to the PC itself and the shoddy drivers which don't detect the
> device itself when installing.
>

I heard your story about install difficulties before (then again i also read a lot of plug-and-play success stories).
But when gotten working,..do you recommend it or not?
As told before i planning on using it mostly with WinKawaks (online on Kaillera and offline playing with buddies; hence the support for 2 controllers).




SubjectIt's worked almost flawlessly for me.... new Reply to this message
Posted byPinto Bravo
Posted on03/24/05 01:54 PM



Only 2 problems.....

In some PC games the rumble feature doesn't work correctly, meaning either it doesn't work at all or it rubles continuously.

The second problem is the driver issue. Every time I restart the computer I have to go to the device manager and enaable then disable the HID (Human Input Device) to get the adapter recognized. Otherwise it gives a Code 10 Device cannot start error.

I just tested WinKawaks and it works fine for me.

Aside from those annoyances I've been very happy with the adapter. Especially since I've heard other types have produced latency problems.




SubjectIts a great adapter new Reply to this message
Posted byPr3tty F1y
Posted on03/24/05 02:19 PM



No lag at all, but it does seem to like having 2 controllers plugged in all the time (get weird interference sometimes if only one is plugged in)

I'd HIGHLY recommend it tho, but DON'T INSTALL THE DRIVERS FOR IT!!!!

WinXP automatically detects it as a 16button pad and the analogue switch works fine with the drivers winxp installs. By not installing the drivers you avoid the rumble problems like it rumbling all the time in some shittily coded EA games. Once you install the EMS drivers, I have not found out a proper way to remove them (eg. get it back to not rumbling like it did in FIFA 04 with the EMS drivers or how it continually scrolled menus in NFS Underground with the EMS drivers, however it was fine after a reformat and just the MS drivers).

overall, i'm very satisfied with it.


_ _ - - = = Pr3tty F1y = = - - _ _


SubjectThe latest driver set fixes those issues, try beta release n/t new Reply to this message
Posted byB. Yuukai
Posted on03/24/05 06:22 PM



> No lag at all, but it does seem to like having 2 controllers plugged in all the
> time (get weird interference sometimes if only one is plugged in)
>
> I'd HIGHLY recommend it tho, but DON'T INSTALL THE DRIVERS FOR IT!!!!
>
> WinXP automatically detects it as a 16button pad and the analogue switch works
> fine with the drivers winxp installs. By not installing the drivers you avoid
> the rumble problems like it rumbling all the time in some shittily coded EA
> games. Once you install the EMS drivers, I have not found out a proper way to
> remove them (eg. get it back to not rumbling like it did in FIFA 04 with the EMS
> drivers or how it continually scrolled menus in NFS Underground with the EMS
> drivers, however it was fine after a reformat and just the MS drivers).
>
> overall, i'm very satisfied with it.
>
>
> _ _ - - = = Pr3tty F1y = = - - _ _
>



SubjectIt's all good...when it works. n/t new Reply to this message
Posted byB. Yuukai
Posted on03/24/05 06:27 PM



> > In my personal experience, the latest set of drivers from The EMS site seems
> to
> > work with kawaks, mame and various other emulators. What burns me is the
> > compatibility to the PC itself and the shoddy drivers which don't detect the
> > device itself when installing.
> >
>
> I heard your story about install difficulties before (then again i also read a
> lot of plug-and-play success stories).
> But when gotten working,..do you recommend it or not?
> As told before i planning on using it mostly with WinKawaks (online on Kaillera
> and offline playing with buddies; hence the support for 2 controllers).
>



SubjectRe: Its a great adapter new Reply to this message
Posted byrandem
Posted on03/24/05 09:05 PM



All you guys thanks for the input!
I'll be ordering one this week.




SubjectOh Man,..Things just got a bit more complicated... new Reply to this message
Posted byrandem
Posted on03/24/05 09:37 PM



I was ready to place an order when i saw this Super Joybox 5 adapter.
This adapter supports 4 PS2 gamepads simultaneously (for only $5 extra) and seems to have all the EMS features too!

Anyone had (good or bad) experience with this adapter?
I really don't know what to go for now...:(




SubjectI have that rumble prob NT Thanks for the tip. Reply to this message
Posted by[seh]
Posted on03/29/05 10:38 AM



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SubjectDoes anyone know if.. new Reply to this message
Posted byEP
Posted on03/30/05 02:13 AM



the EMS USB2 adapter supports the PS2 Logitech Cordless Action? I just got the Super Dual Box and it doesn't. I heard some people that got a few select adaptors to work with the Cordless Action. The only working adaptor that I heard of is the one from Radio Shack. It's called PSX-to-USB Game Adapter with Vibration Driver. I may go get one this weekend but it has only one port where as the Super Dual Box has two ports. BTW: the Super Dual Box is great with my regular PS1 and PS2 controllers just not my wireless Logitech.

So now after my own experience and countless google searches looking for info I came up with this:

non-working with PS2 Logitech Cordless Action
Rockfire USB adapter
SmartJoyPlus USB adapter
Super Dual Box

The PS2 Logitech Cordless Action is a great controller once you get use to it. It is perfect for doing fireballs, dragon punches, and other motions on the weird cross pad. The responce time is great and I still find myself forgetting that it's wireless. The only drawback to this controller is the buttons stick after using it a lot.

So if anyone here can name any that work for sure with the Cordless action please feel free to reply to this post. Thanks

EP


SubjectRe: Does anyone know if.. new Reply to this message
Posted byEP
Posted on04/14/05 01:48 AM



> the EMS USB2 adapter supports the PS2 Logitech Cordless Action? I just got the
> Super Dual Box and it doesn't. I heard some people that got a few select
> adaptors to work with the Cordless Action. The only working adaptor that I heard
> of is the one from Radio Shack. It's called PSX-to-USB Game Adapter with
> Vibration Driver. I may go get one this weekend but it has only one port where
> as the Super Dual Box has two ports. BTW: the Super Dual Box is great with my
> regular PS1 and PS2 controllers just not my wireless Logitech.
>
> So now after my own experience and countless google searches looking for info I
> came up with this:
>
> non-working with PS2 Logitech Cordless Action
> Rockfire USB adapter
> SmartJoyPlus USB adapter
> Super Dual Box
>
> The PS2 Logitech Cordless Action is a great controller once you get use to it.
> It is perfect for doing fireballs, dragon punches, and other motions on the
> weird cross pad. The responce time is great and I still find myself forgetting
> that it's wireless. The only drawback to this controller is the buttons stick
> after using it a lot.
>
> So if anyone here can name any that work for sure with the Cordless action
> please feel free to reply to this post. Thanks
>
> EP
>

I ordered one of these EMS USB 2 adapters on Monday and received it earlier today. I decided to finally get one because I found a guys site, after thousands of google searches, which mentioned he got some wireless Logitech PSX controllers to work with his. So, I got my EMS USB Dual Shooter Gun Controller Converter earlier today.

Getting it to work was a bit of a problem at first but then I realized I hadn't moved the switch on the back to pc. I could have sworn it was already on pc but it wasn't. I simply removed the unknown USB device in the device manager and rebooted. Windows loaded up and found the device properly. I first tested the adapter with my PS2 dual shocks and it works like a charm just like the Super Dual Box. I then crossed my fingers and sure enough it worked with my PS2 Logitech Cordless Action. It makes a great cordless controller for the PC. Now I got to get another controller since it works so well.

EP


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