can i use a ps2 controller on my powermac?

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  1. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    is it possible to use the ps2 controller for my powermac? if so what kind of a device do i need and can i find it at bestbuy/futureshop or radioshack?

    thanks.
     
  2. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you need a USB adapter. Probably you'd have to buy it online, I'd guess. A google search would turn up lots of sites you could order it from I'm sure.

    --Eric
     
  3. MrCommunistGen macrumors regular

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    When you say ps2 I assume you mean Playstation 2 and not p/s2 which is a wintel connector for input devices. Anyway... you can also get USB PS2 lookalike controllers from 3rd parties... a friend of mine has one from Logitech I think.
    Good Luck!

    -mcg
     
  4. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    there are USB adapters out there that will do it...

    I use an original "duke" XBox controller (Best.Controller.Ever) on my Powerbook through a USB adapter that I bought for $10 online... found the drivers online, then im up and runnin! :D
     
  5. brap macrumors 68000

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    I use one of these. Just plug it in, no fiddling around.
     
  6. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I have the lik-sang, and it works great. You do need USB Overdrive or some similar software. A similar device is available at Radio Shack. (I also have a similar adaptor for Game Cube controllers.)
     
  7. slagonnee macrumors member

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    I have used the Radio Shack model and it seems to work fine. Only use it with MacMAME, so nothing too complex in terms of key config...
     

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