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SubjectPS2 controller USB adapter Reply to this message
Posted byChaotiX
Posted on11/13/05 01:01 AM



Hi,
I'm tired of PC gamepads. Haven't been able to find one I'm comfortable with since my old Sidewinder gamepad (gameport model).
About a year ago I asked for recommendation on this board, and based on those bought a Saitek P880 pad. The Saitek is mostly ok, but there are too many things I don't like about it, such as the digital/analog switch button (why the heck do I need that? I'd love to have it as a standard button), and I find the shoulder triggers very annoying to press (too "loose").

Last week I bought a new computer, and was shocked (ok, ok, not really - it was expected) that it didn't have a gameport jack - so I can't use my trusty old Sidewinder with it (and of course, the Sidewinder itself is worn with old age).

My question is, is there any other comfortable PC USB gamepad you recommend?
Or - some info about PS2 controllers (or perhaps other consoles') and their respective USB adapters.
Is it worth buying such a controller (I don't have any console at home) just for that?
How does the adapter work - do you get to use *all* inputs of the controller (d-pad, analog sticks,...) at the same time? What about force feedback and the analog buttons?
How well and how reliably does it work with PC games, and more importantly MAME and other emulators?
And finally, what are the best such adapter solutions on the market?

Thank you!

ChaotiX


SubjectRe: PS2 controller USB adapter new Reply to this message
Posted byHeimidal
Posted on11/13/05 01:55 PM



> Hi,
> I'm tired of PC gamepads. Haven't been able to find one I'm comfortable with
> since my old Sidewinder gamepad (gameport model).
> About a year ago I asked for recommendation on this board, and based on those
> bought a Saitek P880 pad. The Saitek is mostly ok, but there are too many things
> I don't like about it, such as the digital/analog switch button (why the heck do
> I need that? I'd love to have it as a standard button), and I find the shoulder
> triggers very annoying to press (too "loose").
>
> Last week I bought a new computer, and was shocked (ok, ok, not really - it was
> expected) that it didn't have a gameport jack - so I can't use my trusty old
> Sidewinder with it (and of course, the Sidewinder itself is worn with old age).
>
> My question is, is there any other comfortable PC USB gamepad you recommend?
> Or - some info about PS2 controllers (or perhaps other consoles') and their
> respective USB adapters.
> Is it worth buying such a controller (I don't have any console at home) just for
> that?
> How does the adapter work - do you get to use *all* inputs of the controller
> (d-pad, analog sticks,...) at the same time? What about force feedback and the
> analog buttons?
> How well and how reliably does it work with PC games, and more importantly MAME
> and other emulators?
> And finally, what are the best such adapter solutions on the market?
>
> Thank you!
>
> ChaotiX
>
I have a Super Joybox 4 - do a google on it.

I love it. I got mine a little over a year ago for about 15$. All buttons work. Force Feedback works. I've never had a problem with it. I use it for MAME, FBA/KAWAKS, and everything else for that matter. It's funny actually, I had the sidewinder gameport and had the same problem with no gameport on a new PC. I unfortunatly first got a sidewinder USB, which totally sucked. The responsiveness of the USB version of the sidewinder came nowhere near close to the gameport version.





SubjectRe: PS2 controller USB adapter new Reply to this message
Posted by[seh]
Posted on11/17/05 04:43 AM



I use an EMS USB2 adapter with my PS2 pad. The drivers had a few issues with certain games, but they seem to be updated quite often now (someone mentioned on these boards a while back, that the adapter works without the supplied drivers anyway).





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