I heard Tototek adapters are good if you have a PS2 or PS1 controller and want to play SNES, NES, and a few other systems. Delay times are low enough where a speed runner would be the only one who could possibly notice.
One problem, the default mapping are optimized for a Dual Shock 2, and not for a fight stick. Twice I sent an order to Tototek with custom button mappings that are more in like to a Street Fighter 15th Anniversary stick going to a 3x2 matrix, and twice I’ve been refunded.
Gory details most readers can skip
The default PS2 arrangement assumes the following:
Converts to on SNES:
which makes perfect sense for a pad.
Genesis is a little more difficult:
A little compromised, btu that’s what modern consoles do for the Genesisi
By the way the start and select/mode map where they should to start and select.
And OS buttons toggle things like raid fire.
My SF15 stick has the following arrangement
^ R1 L1
X O R2 L2
which it were button mapped like a joypad would be on SNES
Y X L R
B A OS2 OS1
I would not prefer this layout. I’d prefer the one used in Street Fighter games as well as platforming games with a joystick, namely
L X R OS2
Y B A OS1
(but how would that wrk for most other games, like Mortal Kombat, and Killer Instinct? But you have to admit if you’re going to pick one base arrangement for most games, the above would be it. Right?)
Genesis is even worse literally button for button mapped on my SF15:
A X OS2 Y
B C OS1 Z
My preferred arrangement, which probably most back-in-the-day Genesis owners would agree would be:
X Y Z OS2
A B C OS1
Then there’s the complications for it being right handed, but my solution is most games work when mirrored horizontally with you index on the light attacks, but I’ll compensate for that on my own.
Now there are 2 questions at play? Can a typical “joystick pad-hacker” easily hook up the appropriate pins on a DE37 cable to the appropriate actuators on a real SNES and Genesis joypad? How easy is it? Is $1.50-$2 a pin a reasonable cost for a pad hacker? thast’s about 13 or 14 wires, so that’s $17-$28 a stick for SNES and Genesis complexity.
The other issue is the Tototek. They sell for $22 each plus shipping from China. First of all, are the Tototeks easy enough for someone like me to get it working thew way I want, meaning someone who never handled a soldering gum, and doesn’t know programming except for some second college semester C++, and whose computer is a macintosh and is afraid to go into terminal mode?
If I’m going to have my guy do it I’d pay for the adapter plus his tinkering, add to that that Tototek adds what some would call “cheat features” like rapid fire, is it just worth getting it pad hacked on my new controller, and forget about my SF15 for SNES and Genesis?
Is it also possible to get the SF15 DE37 modded with both a right and left handed arrangement, and just take out the default Nuby PCB and use hand wired PBCs for the PS1 (plus extra adapters), and the other PCBs I get hooked up, that come in and out with a pull?
I think I talked myself out of Tototek adapter and talked myself into getting the SF15 DE37 modded instead of the default Nuby PS2/Xbox controller scheme. Anyone else think that’s smart?