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Old 02-01-06, 08:50 AM
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Playstation-USB

Ok, guys its time for another way out there question Is it possible to take a Playstation 1 or 2 controller and make it USB? Now i have several of the store bought Playstation to USB converters, but Im just wondering if it is at all possible to make my own? Im 99.9% sure you can't cut the end off and just stick a USB end there, that much I understand.
 
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Old 02-01-06, 09:32 AM
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you would need to "Pin Out" the Playstation controller connector to determine which wire is connected to which pin and then "Pin Out" the converter to determine which plug on the Playstation side goes to which pin on the USB side.
 
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Old 02-01-06, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Death Touch
you would need to "Pin Out" the Playstation controller connector to determine which wire is connected to which pin and then "Pin Out" the converter to determine which plug on the Playstation side goes to which pin on the USB side.
Well I have 14 spare controllers to play with. How would you suggest I go about doing this?
 
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Old 02-01-06, 08:43 PM
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I don't even think PS2 controllers are USB (I could be wrong though). The adapter would need to have a microcontroller logic interface.
 
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14?

Geez...14 controllers I don't know how you would make them USB, but you seem to have plenty of opportunities to make a mistake or two...or 12.
 
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Old 02-01-06, 10:13 PM
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Geez...14 controllers I don't know how you would make them USB, but you seem to have plenty of opportunities to make a mistake or two...or 12.
HA HA I know, there was a guy near my house having a tag sale a few months ago and there was a box of misc wires and what not, and he wasnt even sure what was in the box, but I saw a cable in there I needed so I bought the box for $2.00 and it turns out there was alot more in there then myself and he knew. I got the controller, a bunch of monster cables, and 5 optical mice. The real surprising thing is EVERYTHING WORKS!!!! So Yeah I think I made out pretty good I think
 
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Old 02-02-06, 04:46 AM
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Google is a wonderful thing http://www.hartsunlimited.com/plcoadforpcu.html

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PlayStation Controller Adapter for PC (USB Version), 4-Player - Convert PSX/PS2 controller to be used on PC - Support Real Vibration Function on supported games - Support all buttons on both Digital and Analog modes - Compatible with WINDOW 98, WINDOW ME, Window XP
 
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Old 02-02-06, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Davejb
Google is a wonderful thing http://www.hartsunlimited.com/plcoadforpcu.html

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PlayStation Controller Adapter for PC (USB Version), 4-Player - Convert PSX/PS2 controller to be used on PC - Support Real Vibration Function on supported games - Support all buttons on both Digital and Analog modes - Compatible with WINDOW 98, WINDOW ME, Window XP
Yeah I already have plenty of similar adapters, what Im trying to do is get away from using any adapters. I want to see if I can have a Playstation controller with a USB end instead of the Playstation plug in, so there is no longer a need for any adapter.
 
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Old 02-02-06, 08:12 AM
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Unlike the Xbox controller, the PS controller is not USB, there is no way you can plug a non USB device into a USB port and have it work without an adapter or converter.
 
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One ideal is to sell off the PS2 controllers and purchase either X-box or PC controllers.
 
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Old 02-07-06, 12:07 AM
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I understand what your up to as I am in the process of converting old NES/SNES controller into a USB PC controller. Unfortunately, I gave my controllers away and it is quite difficult finding one at a store to experiment with. Though there are places that discuss how to go about making your own conversions so it is certaintly possible. I've heard someone say he took an old PC controller; opened it; snipped the USB wires and used the USB cord to seemlessly replace the old controller adapter with a soldering iron. Other people have bought kits with instructions on how to do it yourself with the correct parts provided. Sounds cool as they become just plug-n-play on PCs. I haven't looked, but I'm sure there are people doing the same with Playstation controllers.
 

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