Modding a PS2 gamepad to make a PS3 arcade stick for SFIV


#1

I recently got a PS3 and SFIV. I’d like to build my own arcade stick by modding an existing controller, but don’t want to drop $50-60 on a Dualshock3. I understand you can use a PS2 controller with a PS3 with one of the many adapters on the market. That would lead me to believe, I can use a PS2 controller as a starting point to build my arcade stick.

Has anyone been successful doing this? If so, then that’s my green light to start buying the parts.

Please let me know:
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[]Were you successful modding a PS2 controller for a PS3 arcade stick?
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]If so, what PS2 controller did you use? Any recommendations?
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I’m pretty sure the answer is “yes” it’s possible to do this, but I just want the reassurance that someone has been successful.

Thanks everyone.


#2

Come hang out over here for help with this. The PS1 Dual Shock is the easiest pad to hack for a PS3 converter. The PS2 controller is apparently considerably harder but doable.


#3

If you get the solder less ps2 controller that would be cool…but yeah easiest ones are ps1 pads…cuz theyre like 5$ i think


#4

Kyle,

Thanks for the quick reply. The screenshots in that thread seem pretty straightforward… much easier than a PS2 or PS3 controller.

http://arkadesticks.com/hackedpads/PSOneDualShockH.jpg

I didn’t know you could use a PS1 controller in the PS3 with the same USB adapter. That will save a bit more money in this project.


#5

Well, I’ve started shopping for the parts. I’ll start posting my progress here.
http://spamvswild.blogspot.com/