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Hey,

I'm looking for a PS2 to USB adapter. Preferably under 20 bucks, although I would be prepared to pay more for quality. Also, if possible, I would like to have the controller recognised as an xbox 360 controller (xinput) so that it is supported by a lot of games.

Can you help?
 

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To be honest mate, your best option would be to just go out and buy a PS3 controller which is already USB and is fully supported by windows.

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I have one I purchased from Radio Shack back in the day. Ended up buying 2 so friends could play! It even supported rumble.

Of course this was before the Xbox 360 came out...

There's no functional difference between a PS1 and PS2 to usb adapter, because there's no support in the DirectX APIs for button pressure sensitivity. The PS1 and PS2 controllers are forwards and backwards compatible.
 

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I have one I purchased from Radio Shack back in the day. Ended up buying 2 so friends could play! It even supported rumble.

Of course this was before the Xbox 360 came out...

There's no functional difference between a PS1 and PS2 to usb adapter, because there's no support in the DirectX APIs for button pressure sensitivity. The PS1 and PS2 controllers are forwards and backwards compatible.
Lol, i think OP is from Aus.
I hear so much about this "Radio Shack", its like you can buy everything from there.
Never seen a USB to Playstation 1/2 adapter at any game shop in Australia, i picked one up off ebay for a few bucks once, when i first began PC gaming.
 

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Saw an aftermarket wired xbox remote for $23 at EB Games in Melbourne CBD the other day. You're better off just getting something like that
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Thing is, I've already got the Logitech F310, and it works great for racing games, but when I play Assassins Creed, the triggers can leave your index fingers quite sore. Otherwise, its a great gamepad. :)

I might end up just getting a PS3 controller as long as it works. Will it work with xinput?
 

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Thing is, I've already got the Logitech F310, and it works great for racing games, but when I play Assassins Creed, the triggers can leave your index fingers quite sore. Otherwise, its a great gamepad.
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I might end up just getting a PS3 controller as long as it works. Will it work with xinput?
Should be fine if you've got a PS3 remote already, this might help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffl-c5ibG9U

Game use to have a Wireless PS3/PC Remote some time back before they closed down in my area, i bought them a couple times for $10, have a look at Game if there's one in your area.
 

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PS3 controller with the USB cable and motionjoy makes it appear as an xbox controller in Windows http://www.motioninjoy.com/
That or a wired 360 controller is your easiest/best option. The wireless 360 controllers need a bluetooth receiver on the PC end to work, even with the charging cable. The charging cable doesn't actually transmit any data other than "there is something connected."
 

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Thing is, I've already got the Logitech F310, and it works great for racing games, but when I play Assassins Creed, the triggers can leave your index fingers quite sore. Otherwise, its a great gamepad.
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I might end up just getting a PS3 controller as long as it works. Will it work with xinput?
Should be fine if you've got a PS3 remote already, this might help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffl-c5ibG9U

Game use to have a Wireless PS3/PC Remote some time back before they closed down in my area, i bought them a couple times for $10, have a look at Game if there's one in your area.
GAME has left Aus entirely... Sucks right? They were in financial trouble so they just packed up and left.

Meh... in the mean time, I'll just keep an eye on EB and Gametraders to see if they put one on sale.
 

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PS3 controller with the USB cable and motionjoy makes it appear as an xbox controller in Windows http://www.motioninjoy.com/
That or a wired 360 controller is your easiest/best option. The wireless 360 controllers need a bluetooth receiver on the PC end to work, even with the charging cable. The charging cable doesn't actually transmit any data other than "there is something connected."
You can buy the Wireless XBox 360 Controller for Windows, and it comes with a usb receiver. You can pick em u off ebay for around $15 aswell.

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GAME has left Aus entirely... Sucks right? They were in financial trouble so they just packed up and left.

Meh... in the mean time, I'll just keep an eye on EB and Gametraders to see if they put one on sale.
I knew of 2 in Northwest Melbourne where i am, within a couple years they both shut down. They were priced decently compared to EB Games sometimes.
But yeah ebay should have them adapters for the PS2 controller for a couple bucks, you need to download an application to map the buttons or recognize the controller too.

If you plug in an XBbox remote into Windows 7 or 8 it should be fine out of the box, or else drivers are on the Microsoft website but i think you only need to install them for the wireless Windows XBox Remote.
 

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PS3 controller with the USB cable and motionjoy makes it appear as an xbox controller in Windows http://www.motioninjoy.com/
That or a wired 360 controller is your easiest/best option. The wireless 360 controllers need a bluetooth receiver on the PC end to work, even with the charging cable. The charging cable doesn't actually transmit any data other than "there is something connected."
You can buy the Wireless XBox 360 Controller for Windows, and it comes with a usb receiver. You can pick em u off ebay for around $15 aswell.
Ah alright, didn't know that. Is it a Microsoft one? Seems very cheap if it is. I was talking about the actual console remotes, of course, and never bothered to check if they made any for PC. Makes sense that MS would make them, though.
 

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Ah alright, didn't know that. Is it a Microsoft one? Seems very cheap if it is. I was talking about the actual console remotes, of course, and never bothered to check if they made any for PC. Makes sense that MS would make them, though.
When you buy this one it comes with a console remote + a usb receiver (to make it work on PC) and costs around $70+ in stores last time i checked, it's all genuine Microsoft too.


Aftermarket USB receivers can be bought off ebay for around $15, only buy it if you already own a wireless XBox 360 Remote.
If you own a wired 360 remote then you can plug it in to your pc and it's good to go automatically.
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