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    Classic Nintendo Controllers

    I have a pretty cool nintendo emulator and am hoping that I can start using a standard nintendo controller to play the games with. I know I would have to do some kind of wire splicing, since I would preferably like to make the controller usb compatible.

    I have searched the net a little and come across some relevent info, but the only stuff I find (stuff = one and only source) entails connecting the nintendo controller to an adb(?) board, and then outputting a usb cable. I was hoping it would be simpler and a little more portable than this.

    If anybody has some information on this topic, such as related hacking experience please let me know. Thanks

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    I've looked into this a little (and this will be a very crude explanation) and found that they don't operate like you imagine a controller with buttons would. The buttons operate in sort of timer arrangement. I think the solution you found earlier may be the best one.

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    This may help you out...
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    I use a playstation controller with a usb adapter from Radio Shack. This way you can play games from all the different consoles.
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    So the question then becomes:

    Will I use only the nintendo emulator, and do I love the original controllers enough to go to the hassle of making an adapter?

    By the way, how much is the usb play station adapter?

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    $9.99 works great!

    I've got 2 of them, one for the car, one for my laptop. I keep forgetting to try using them both at the same time for 2 player action
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    Does Sony have a RF wireless adapter for thier controllers? That would be wicked to mount under my dash!
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    Well, they have IR ones I think.. I'm not so sure about RF.

    If you're feeling especially um.. insane.. you can try hacking a RF keyboard into a psx controller. Much props if you pull it off
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    GAH! And toast a perfectly good RF keyboard! Those things are expensive.
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    Originally posted by Skippman
    GAH! And toast a perfectly good RF keyboard! Those things are expensive.
    err.. i uh .. wouldn't know anything about that

    (note: I don't recomend trying to hack your RF keyboard.. though I have absolutely no experience with that at all what so ever, nope, never tried it.)
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