Playstation 2 Controller and Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kolax, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Heres the problem. My flat mate has two Playstation 2 controller's and a USB adapter so we can plug them into our laptops. Trouble is, the adapter allows both controllers to be plugged into just one USB port.

    For some reason, my Mac only sees one controller, not them both as separate controllers. The software my flat mate got with the adapter is Windows only, so I'm kinda stumped to get them both working on my Mac.

    Has anyone found a work around to get this working? I'm missing out on playing multiplayers on my N64 emulator!
  2. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
  3. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    Redlands, CA
    Well, if the software is Windows only, it seems impossible for even one controller to work.

    I hate to be Captain Obvious here, but if it's Windows only, they you will need to install Windows to make it work.:) You could use Parallels or Fusion so that you don't need to dual boot. Or you could try Crossover Mac which doesn't require Windows, but only supports a limited number of apps. I think they all have free trials available so you can try Crossover first and then go from there. Here is some more info regarding Windows on a Mac:

    But the fact that you say one of the controllers works is pretty puzzling. You could just buy another adapter and plug one controller into each one.
  4. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I find it strange how the controller worked - all functions were reconised by the Mac.

    I might just have to buy another adapter.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    what adapter? i may want to get one as well

    they do sell the usb ps2 controllers too
  6. darren8448 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2010
    i have a ps2 contoller and converter, but my imac wont recognize it.
    does anyone know where i could find the driver for it

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