Converter Compatibility Thread


Here’s tl613’s original post for reference:

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:

  1. Using a key on your keyboard to run through the program once and record down the input lag time from your keyboard.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Random Notes

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.

PC Compatibility discussion thread
Modding X-Gaming adapters for other systems?
PS1 to PS3 Joypad Converter , any good ones out there?
Some questions about that PS2 Arcana Heart Stick and a few online retailers
NuckleDu's equipment
Adapter to use PS2 stick on Windows 7/8 PC?
What Stick/Controller Should I Buy? Read the Guide on Pg 1 Before Posting
How Bad is a X-Arcade Tankstick? / Custom Stick Questions

So… then they work PS3 as well?



That question immediately sprung to my mind when I saw that. The SFAC stick is so hit and miss (doesn’t work on InPin) that it would be nice if people could get a $5 Xbox to USB adapter and be done with it.

My problem is that my SFAC is now using a PS1 DS and 360 PCB. I may order one, hook my original PCB back up and test it.

Here’s an eBay link for an example. This guy has a ton of them for $7 with free shipping.


acutally it won’t work, the original xbox controller requires drivers.


Good to know. Thank you. I’ll update the original post to say as much.



You win this round Microsoft.

And every other round, too.

Except for that round about you being a monopoly, and getting broken down.


so the inpin will not work with both the green and yellow pcbs on the SFAC?


Why i always get ~16 ms input lag regardless of which device i used?

I tried my keyboard, PS2 Controller connected to PC via adapter and the Logitech G5 and i always had ~16 ms input lag.


i guess you have a TFT with 60hz ? cause 1/60hz = 16ms
try it on a crt or try to disable ?vsync? <- i hope it was the vsync or some other option within your graphic driver


Awesome, thank you. I hadn’t seen this. He waited forever to receive it.

I’ve seen three or four posts saying that it did not work. It’s possible they all had the green pcb. Hopefully someone can confirm this.

Thanks. Can you double check this:

It sounds like it would lag with a Shoryuken. Can you confirm that you haven’t experienced any screwiness like that? Could you also test it with a PS2 controller, PS1 DS and an old PS1 Digital pad if you have them? There wasn’t much information on it.


Thank you, that was the case! I will post results of my adapter later.


How about a PS3 to Xbox 360 Converter…like hacking a 360 wired PCB & adding USB port to it…to allow it work with HID Controllers like the USB Saturn Pad


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.