As shoo has requested, here is the thread that will list the best adapters/converters for the most commonly asked about and used systems. At this point in time this is by no means the definitive thread about this topic, but hopefully with the help and combined knowledge of the SRK community we can turn this into one.
If I have missed anything or made any mistakes feel free to post or PM and I will update this as soon as I can. So enough talk let’s get the ball rolling…
PS1/2 to PS3
inPin ~ $20 + Shipping
No website, send a pm to SRK member laugh
Pros : Works just as well as a Pelican (MarkMan), is not discontinued, much cheaper and easier to get
Cons : Only available in Korea of from laugh (but he is cool so don’t worry :tup:)
Pelican ~ $???
Pros : Works perfectly, backwards compatible, also with PC
Cons : Discontinured and extremely hard to find.
Real (Jaxel) ~ $15 shipped
Pros : Works as well as a Pelican with all types of PCBs
Cons : Does not work well with PS2 Dualshocks (MarkMan).
DragonPlus ~ $8.95 + Shipping
Pros : Cheap, lagless (Demonbird, Ex0dUs27)
Cons : Mixed reviews on Play-Asia, ships from China, struggles with multiple inputs (Hiroshirou)
PS1/2 to XBox
Magic Box ~ $30
Pros : No lag
Cons : Trying to find one
DreamBox (Yead Dood 120%) ~ $15 + Shipping
Pros : Works with Sony PCBs, has headset jack.
Cons : Compatibilty with other PCBs? ie. HRAPs, SFACs, T5s, etc.
X Connection (JubeiNinja69) ~ $9.99 + Shipping
Pros : Works with almost all fighting games
Cons : Doesn’t work with Capcom Fighting Evolution (which sucks anyway)
PS1/2 to XBox360
XFPS 3.0 Sniper Plus ~ $90 +Shipping
Pros : Lagless (stupid_nerd, Markman) unless PCB is digital only (Markman).
Cons : Expensive
PS1/2 to Dreamcast
Dream Connection II ~ $30
Pros : No lag
Cons : Trying to find one
Total Control Plus ~ $18.90 + Shipping
Pros : Readily available
Cons : Multiple SRKers reporting this does not work with recent MAS sticks.
PS1/2 to PC
PC Joybox 3in1 (Cheesey) - $14.90 +Shipping
Pros : Also works with Dreamcast and Saturn controllers
Cons : Some users report noticeable delay
Super Joy Box 3 Pro ~ $8.90 + Shipping
Pros : Works flawlessly with many PCBs
Cons : Does not work on PS3
PS1/2 to Older Stuff
Saturn : Tototek (Cheesey) ~ $15 + shipping
Pros : Works perfectly
Cons : Odd button mapping
NeoGeo : Tototek (Pablo_the_Mex) ~ $15 + shipping
Pros : Works with Sony PCBs
Cons : Does not work with SFAC, other PCBs may be questionable
Gamecube : Cube Joybox Pro - $7.90 + shipping
Pros : Works with Sony PCBs, works on Wii
Cons : Works well ONLY with Sony PCBs
Test Your Adapter!
colac has come up with a program that will show you how many ms it takes for the computer to respond to your controller on the PC. Multiple SRKers have tried it already, so don’t worry about a virus or spyware. Here is the direct link to download it:
Note from colac:
To accurately test your adapter/converter, you need to:
Using a key on your keyboard to run through the program once and record down the input lag time from your keyboard.
Plug your gamepad and stick through the adapter that you want to test into your PC. Then, use programs like (xpadder) to map a button on your gamepad or stick to the SAME key that you tested in step one. Run the program and record down the input lag again.
Subtract the two results you got from previous steps. If the difference is less than 2 ms (i.e., stick input lag - keyboard input lag <= 2ms), then your adapter can be considered as lag free.
As of right now there is nothing that will let you use PS3 controllers of any sort on a PS1 or 2. This also pertains to anything with a USB connection.
Not all USB items are compatible even if there is a USB plug. PS3 and 360 controllers will work on a PC, but PS3 or any other controller WILL NOT work on a 360.
Keep in mind that performance of some adapters also depends on the PCB of your stick. For example, some adapters will work perfectly if you are using an official Sony PCB, but if you are using a HRAP or SFAC for instance, you may experience lag or other problems.
If there is an adapter you are interested in that is not in this list, please post here instead of making a new thread! Don’t make shoo mad! If there is enough interest in it PM me and I will add it to this post.