SNES USB controller work for both S(NES)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thumb, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005

    I am very very new to the wonderful world of NES emulation, AND I LOVE IT.

    kicking a$$ on mike tyson, and i havent been in training for over a decade.

    my shift and option keys are getting a pounding, so i need to find a USB controller.

    any recommendations? I have seen these SNES original controllers with USB, will they work with both NES and SNES emulation (I imagine you just calibrate A B only ...)

    or are there other non-original cheap usb pads that are easy to find.

    and how does one find games? this is only a borrowed powerbook and has jsut a few game on it. i want to add this to my mbp in the fall.

    i feel 12 again.
  2. NightLord macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2005
    If you have a spare Xbox controller, you can turn that into a USB Controller, just splice the plug off on the end, and cut a good length of a USB wire, strip both leads, and twist the same coloured wires (green-green, red-red, etc), but ignore the yellow wire, it doesn't do anything.

    But if you want the authentic experience, use this guide.
  3. sb58 macrumors 6502a


    May 14, 2006
    or get a wired 360 controller... no work needed.
  4. thumb thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005

    360 controllers are already USB?
  5. x86 macrumors regular


    May 25, 2006
    Dearborn, MI
    The wired controllers have always been USB.
  6. thumb thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    oh, ok, thanks. the snes is probably the last console i have actually ever used :)
  7. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    An SNES -> USB converter exists, and works great under OSX. I purchased mines through Lik-Sang.
  8. Taracove198 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2016
    I purchased mine from best usb snes controller. This blog have explained all controller deeply and I can buy as per my requirements.

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