Is there a mod to add a PS (home) button to joysticks/controllers for use on PS3?


#1

Hi folks,

Is there a mod or a way to add PS (home) button functionality that is found on SIXAXIS/DUALSHOCK 3 controllers to older joysticks or controllers for use on PS3? I know the pelican adapter has a PS button, and I would like to add that type of button/functionality to my ASCII stick and just use generic adapters to connect to the PS3. I can’t seem to find any mod info for something like this!

Please include links and mod info.

Thanks so much for your help! :pleased:

Dan


#2

The REAL adapter from my carryingcase makes Up+Select your home button, if that can help you out.


#3

Thanks, but I was hoping to add a button to the joystick itself so I can bypass using fancy adapters. I would like to use generic adpaters if possible, and add functionality to a button ON the stick. Is there a mod or info out there to do this? I don’t want to break apart a SIXAXIS to do this either, I want to just solder another button on the controller if possible.

Just curious- Does this method of UP/SELECT work for other adapters as well?


#4

I don’t think what you’re doing is really possible without just soldering up a PS3 controller or using a converter. I don’t know what you mean by “generic” adapter either. If you’re considering using just any old Ps2->USB adapter, you really should read the controller adapter/converter thread…


#5

Yes, I was hoping to use any old PS2>USB adapter and putting the PS button functionality on a stick. I’m surprised there isn’t some kind of way to do this without destroying a PS3 controller for parts?

Or maybe there is a way to put a PS button on an adapter like the Pelican one has?


#6

The short answer is, that doesn’t work.


#7

You have TWO valid options for doing this…

  1. Get a Pelican converter… gut your stick and put an Analog (PS1), DualShock1 (PS1), DualShock2 (PS2), Sixaxis (PS3) or DualShock3 (PS3) controller into your stick. With the PS1/2 controllers, the “analog” button on the center of the controller will act as your home button. With the PS3 controllers, the home button will act as the home button…

  2. Get a REAL converter… make a button that hits UP and SELECT at the same time… done.


#8

Jaxel beat me to it.

The PS3 PCB is substantially more complex than the PS1 and PS2 PCBs, and does not use the same structure or compatibility.

The Dual Shock 1 or Dual Shock 2 analog button will turn into the PS button when using a Pelican PS1/PS2 to PS3 converter.

And listen to Jaxel too on the REAL converter.


#9

Hate to sound dumb, but what is a REAL converter?


#10

http://mycarryingcase.com/PS3-PS2-USB-Adaptor-Cable-for/M/B000YGH3RS.htm


#11

Wow… I never knew that. How was this discovered? lol.

But yeah… Just got this converter and it roooockkkkksss!!!


#12

Will the REAL adapter work fine with PS2 games on the PS3?

I couldn’t find this answer on the controller converter/adapter thread, it was unconfirmed.


#13

yes, i dont have one but i hear it works just as well as the pelican converter.


#14

It does. I have 2 and they work marvelously.


#15

is there a particular psx controller pcb that would work the best with this converter, and other converters in general. whats the best universal psx pcb. I am having a stick built, and I want to use a psx pcb as the base, and then convert using the REAL converter for the PS3.

Sorry, not trying to hijack this thread.