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I'm looking for something odd. I know they have USB dongles for PS2/Gamecube/Xbox controllers to USB conversion, But does anyone know if anyone makes a Expansion bay for PCs? Maybe one that would let you connect controllers and memory cards? I still have all my old console memory cards, and some controllers. I really dont want to have to buy all this dongles and have them hanging off my PC. I've been searching and searching, which makes me believe one has never been made, buy maybe someone here knows an odd site with such things.
post #2 of 6
Dont think ive ever seen one but i know that i could make one up
post #3 of 6
If you've got a spare xbox plug, and a spare usb plug, cut off the tips of each (with enough wire to use on each side), then splice them together. Pretty simple match the colors, red to red, green to green, black to black, etc, etc, it's all the same in each (the xbox controller is essentially just a modified usb plug).

Voila` one actual usb xbox controller. I haven't tried a ps2 controller but i'd assume it's the same, or close to. clicky Looks like it could work with some thinking.
Edited by Shrak - 3/28/12 at 7:45pm
post #4 of 6
If you ever what you're looking for make sure to update us.

I'd definately pay for a 5.25" drive bay with controller ports for PS, SNES, NES, Genesis, and N64 on it. This would be total awesome for "immersion" in a nostalgia sense. Lately been just using my F710 gamepad. mad.gif
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I found a youtube video of a guy that made one. I bought a PS2/GC/xbox controller to USB adapter. I think im going to try to make a 5.25 inch expansion bay from some spare bay covers I have, just glue the ports to the bay cover and re-solder them to the PCB with extened cables.

Port Emulator Bay Device: Nintendo 64 PlayStation Controller for PC


Jsut gonna try to copy what he did, but Im not gonna mod it to plug into the MB. Just gonna run the USB out the back and plug it in.
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Instead of running it out of the back, if you have extra pinouts for USB ports on your motherboard, get one or two of those cables that have the pin block on one end and a USB port on the other: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Motherboard-4-Pin-Header-USBMBADAPT/dp/B000IV6S9S/ref=pd_cp_e_3 That wouldn't require any soldering or wire stripping. Then just connect each adapter to one of those.
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