ps1 controller to usb?

Discussion in 'Computers & Gadgets' started by rataiii, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. rataiii

    rataiii n00b

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    hi

    i was wondering.. i have few old ps1 controllers laying around and i'd like to know if it is possible to mod them somehow to work on usb port. i dont want to buy a converter, i already have usb controller, im just bored and i have some free time coming up.

    if any of u have any ideas of have it might be done, do please, tell me? :cool:

    ty
     
  2. DeathPrincess

    DeathPrincess [H]ard as it Gets

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    Heres the pinout for the similar PS2 controller. Theres 5vdc and a ground. (its similar)
     
  3. Radical

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  4. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    You could buy the converter (its about $5) then integrate the converter into the controller if theres space.
     
  5. jack57

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    THe PS/2 provides separate power, ground, clock, and data lines. Data is a single line.
    USB also has power and ground, but uses two data lines, self-clocked, with differential signaling. Power can draw up to 500 mA.

    The low-level wire protocols are between USB and PS/2 are different. USB is a very general design, and includes capabilities for power and speed negotiation, device identification, flow control, etc. PS/2 is more specifically designed for keyboards, with mice as an extension. You might be able to rewire up some PS/2 mouse and keyboards that can be used on USB provided that your computer has USB Legacy support turn on.
     
  6. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    PS1 and PS2 in this case means Playstation 1 and 2, NOT the PS/2 connector.
     
  7. vsboxerboy

    vsboxerboy 2[H]4U

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    I bought some of those $5 converters, tehy're great.
     
  8. mannyman

    mannyman 2[H]4U

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    just get a logitech dual action, it works for me and was like $20
     
  9. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    He has the controllers just sitting there and the converters are cheaper.
     
  10. Cat1yst

    Cat1yst [H]ard|Gawd

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    Which controllers do you guys reccomend?
     
  11. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    If you're getting a new controller, look into a the Xbox 360 controllers. Wired ones should be around $25-30.
     
  12. Radical

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    You can use 360 or Sixaxis controllers out of the box (though a lot of people run into problems with Sixaxis), take your pick.
     
  13. dr.stevil

    dr.stevil [H]ardForum Junkie

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    the ps3 controller can be a PITA to setup for different games.

    OP, if you want a good controller to use on the PC, go with a 360 controller (if you go wireless, you'll need the IR dongle too). Almost every modern game that supports a controller will work OOTB with a 360 pad (including the proper button icons and such). Not only are the easy to setup and use, but they're also built well
     
  14. another-user

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    i use a sixaxis and run 360 emulation on it. not a single problem.

    i actually replaced my ps2 controller and converter for my sixaxis. http://www.motioninjoy.com/download
     
  15. Timmy121

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    yeah i got mine from Ebay for $1.20 with shipping and its a two port, Works great..
     
  16. shawnoen

    shawnoen [H]ard|Gawd

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    I bought a USB NES 8 bit controller from "retrozone". Just checked and am surprised them don't make a PS1 version.