Converter Compatibility Thread


The game elements converter actually had a problem with a third party PSX controller(It didnt have any analog sticks on it) I had. Inputs weren’t registering correctly (up becomes start bla bla bla).

It crapped out though so i threw it away and got some sony psx pads.

Just a mention.


Yeah, the controllers without analog sticks have problems with almost all of the converters. I probably sound a little biased toward those GE, but I’ve been using two of them on my Xbox for the past 3-4 years.

I’ll go grab an original PS1 controller without the analogs tomorrow from the pawn shop for testing. I had one in storage but I couldn’t find it. My HRAP 2 SA should also (hopefully) be in. I’ll test it on the adapters I have as well.


sweet post, Kyle.


good job.


I can finally test my SFAC (yellow) again thanks to this abomination I tossed together today. :lol: My HRAP 2 SA can’t get here soon enough.


The HRAP 2 SA came in this afternoon and worked with all of my converters so I updated the OP. Unfortunately there was a problem with the PCB and it’s now (hopefully) going back to the seller. :sad: Blah! I’ll order a new one if I get another one of these.

Does anyone know if the HRAP 2 and SA use the same PCB? It sounds like a dumb question because I would assume they do.


You know TL613 had a thread like this already


I thought this would have come up sooner but I’ll gladly address it. Check the last 20 pages of that thread (I continue to post there). My name is spammed all over the place. The OP hasn’t touched it in six months and I got tired of repeatedly trying to convince people that the XFPS is a terrible product. I spent a full two days compiling everything that you see here. I’m trying to establish the converter X works with stick X.


good stuff, the other one was flooded with the same questions over and over.


Thanks. Is that Pelican stick specifically made for the PS2 or is it the Universal with Xbox/GameCube support? I have that Innovation converter and it definitely doesn’t lag.

I picked up an oldschool PS1 digital pad yesterday that I’ll test later today. It sounds like they may all hate it.


I don’t own any wireless PS2 controllers but I’ll get one if they’re cheap enough. What’s a decent one that has rumble? The Logitechs? Wal-mart carried these at one point but I’m not sure if they still sell PS2 accessories. I can check out GameStop as well after work.


OK, I will contribute my 2 cents.

Sumoto PS2->PS3 adapters works on:

PSX (pure) digital PCB
PS2 Dual Shock PCB
Pelican Real Arcade Universal PCB

All lagless using Sumoto.

SmartJoy PS2->DC adapter’s been tested with:

PSX (pure) digital PCB

lagless and no problem

Innovation PS2->DC adapter’s been tested with:

PSX (pure) digital PCB

lagless and trouble free.

I have photos of these on my site. Feel free to use them here to help ID the adapters.


Thanks, I added the info on the Sumoto and Innovation. I hadn’t seen that DC converter before so I’ll see what I can dig up on it later.


this thread is a godsend, thanks OP!


FAIL because the TAC has been proven to lag.

Kyle, are the results of your front page the same tested results from Tl613’s, and you just copied and pasted + rewrote or did you test them yourself/ see the reviews of others. Because there are only a few people I would trust for testing converters and the ones on tl613’s first page are all legit and proven.


Yep, HRAP 1 is the original Hori Real Arcade.

Look at my write-up for the TAC converter. It’s not even recommended and is the last one listed because of MarkMan’s review. I have no reason to doubt that it works fine for the SFAC.

If you see something wrong, tell me and I’ll fix it… even more so if I’ve recommended something that sucks. The countless converters that people claimed lagged or dropped input are not even listed here with the exception of the prominent ones like the XFPS.

Here’s the reason this thread exists:

If I can save someone $90 from buying that godawful thing then I’ve done well.


HVG2 Adapters at Frys are 14.99 + Tax. It’s lag free and it’s a PS2 to PS3 Adapter. Just tested it today and it’s lag free. However I believe it only supports Analog PCBs.


My Radioshack PS2/USB adapter works lag free with the PSX digital pad, and works with SF4. However i did get issues with Tekken 5:DR to register the directional inputs.

My pelican adapter has the digital pad stuck at downright, but all the inputs work.



The hori real arcade ps stick is not the hori real arcade pro 1 stick. Hori Real Arcade PS stick was released during the lifetime of the PS1 while the Hori Real Arcade Pro 1 was released in July 2004 according to hori’s site.


I have TAC and it DOES NOT work with psx digital