First, I’d like to say this is my first post on Shoryuken after absorbing as much knowledge as I could without making a nusance of myself. However, I’ve come across an issue in which I would like to ask for some opinions/advice. Please forgive me if this is repeated elsewhere- I did as much research as I could this afternoon.
I acquired a pair of saturn pads recently from a garage sale 25 cents bin; both controllers had their cables chewed off by god knows what. So, for all intent and purposes they are useless as actual saturn controllers since I have no replacement ends for them. However I have heard of USB conversion for saturn pads, so I would consider this the best option.
What is the best way to go about this? I’ve heard of Retrozone USB modding; but their chipset causes the dpad to act as button presses at the same time, not to mention they dont use the lowest numerical value for button presses… making it useless for PS3. I know I can padhack a PS3 and make a project box out of it, but then I wouldn’t be able to use them with my x64 OS. The Cuthulu board interests me… but $80 is a bit more than I want to pay for anything besides using them in a pair of custom fightsticks. (which I plan to build sometime this summer.)
I need a cost effective solution to turn these two pads into USB controllers that will work with both PS3 and any PC I plug them into. These can be as technical as they have to be; I’ve been a computer repairman for 15 years and know how to handle just about any tool necessary for the job.