PS2/N64 to PC Adapter -
To install the item, please make sure that you
plug the controller into the adapter, THEN, while the computer is on and
running, plug the converter into the USB port on your computer. Also
verify that the switch on the side is set to either PS or N64 depending on
which controller you're using. When entering the controls in a game or
emulation program it helps to hold the button before pressing accept. For
Example - Hold left on the joystick, THEN press the button in the game
program to enter the input for "left" (while still holding the joystick
Item is completely compatible with windows
COMMON QUESTIONS AND ISSUES!!!!
Users of Win2000 and WinXP need not worry about installing the included drivers. Support is built into the OS,
and installing the drivers from the installation disk is not likely to solve an issues you may face. Users of
Win98 and possibly WinME will need drivers. Simply follow the instructions included on the disk.
MAC OSX 10.2.8 and later
2. Analog stick doesn't work
After installing the adapter you absolutely must calibrate the analog stick. If you notice that your game
character barely manages a walk despite full motion of the stick, you need to calibrate it. This doesn't
seem to be an issue with PSX pads, just N64. Go to your Control Panel and open Gaming Options. Highlight
the adapter in the list. It should be "4-axis 16-button joystick" for Win2000/XP users, and "Monster Gaming
Device" (or similar) in 98/ME. Click the Properties button, then the Settings tab, and finally Calibrate.
Follow the directions and everything should be fine thereafter. Keep in mind that you may need to repeat
this if the adapter is disconnected.
3. When I click Properties in Gaming Options, all the buttons go crazy, like they're all being pressed
This one is a bit mysterious. First, I don't recommend using anything other that genuine, first-party
Nintendo controllers with the adapter. Third-party controllers seem to cause more than their fair share
of problems, and in fact they may not be officially supported anyway. I've also seen some first-party
controllers exhibit the same problem. I can only surmise that the adapter is tempermental with older N64 pads,
even ones that otherwise work fine with the console or other adapters. I bought a brand new N64 controller
with my adapter and have had no problems. Bottom line? If you experience this issue, buy a new controller.
N64 pads can still be purchased new at Nintendo's site. You could also buy an Adaptoid, which seems to play
nice with worn-in controllers.
4. Rumble and/or mempaks don't work
With the lower cost comes the absence of bonus features, namely rumble and mempak support. They simply won't
work. If you really need the features, purchase an Adaptoid.
I personally have experienced no
problems with those that I own using a variety of emulator/plugin combinations. Most issues are controller
and/or configuration related.
Xbox Controller to
HERE for the Windows Drivers for
HERE for Windows HID Drivers (If the above drivers don't work)
HERE for Mac OS Drivers for
For more drivers and detailed installation
directions, please visit the following sites:
a very good program for mapping called ControlMK. This allows mapping any of
the controls to keyboard and mouse functions so you can use it in games with
no joystick support. You must disable joystick controls in the game you're
polaying, and it will act as though it is receiving mouse and keyboard
inputs from the controller you're using.
Note - this WILL work with the S-type controller, regardless of the
instructions included. You may need to try a different driver.
Download and unzip the driver files into a location that
you can remember. Plug in your xbox controller (from the breakaway part of
the controller) into the game controller adapter, then while the computer is
on and running, plug it into the USB port. Most versions of windows will
automatically detect it, and install it, it may ask for the location of the
drivers, if so, point it to wherever you unzipped the files. If you're having
trouble, please try another driver file, or go to Control Panel, and click
game controllers, and try adding it manually from there.