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Suggestion on controller adaptors?

by fastbilly1 Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:34 pm

Ive ran the gamut on pc controllers and pretty much all of them are trash. The few that are worth using cost to much for purchase in large quantities like I want to. So over the past few years I honed my interest on controller converters. Personally I am fine using the keyboard for most games, granted Goldeneye with a mouse is dastardly, or using arcade controls, Im rusty but have a sanwa balltop and a mspacman/galaga around here waiting on me to figure out that minipac's wiring diagram.

But last weekend at a lanparty we were holding a memorial tournament for an old friend who past away, founder of the alma matta's pc gaming club (oldest in the USA - beat MIT by a year). The game was Atomic Bomberman, one of Sticks favorites, and it supports up to 10 players at once. I had my super joybox 5, super smartjoy, and a crappy controller, while a friend had one of his usb to ps2 single controller converters. So we could do up to 9 at once (2 on the keyboard). Granted we had 12 in the tournament so we had to do it in two shifts anyway. But it got me thinking, I need another input set or two so I can equip 10 people at once for bombing mayhem, and what not. So my question is simply, is there an adaptor out there worth using anymore thats not purely PS/PS2 or a 360 controller?

I would buy more Super Smartjoys, if a certain company didnt shutdown the sole provider for them on the net...And personally I dont like the PSX controller that much, but it worked pretty well in mame so it get points for that - Felt like I was cheating in Robotron though. Anyone have any luck with one of those multis that lets you use a Saturn controller?

And while Saturn Bomberman is the best, Atomic Bomberman has sentimental value, one of Sticks favorite games, and for the next one friends are modding it to allow for massive stages and whatnot. Also if you haven’t realized it yet, I do entertain large groups of people every so often, so I try to have atleast three or four grandiose plans floating in my head at any given time.
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by lordofduct Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:58 pm

I use the 3 in 1 PC Joy Box.

I does PS2, Dreamcast and Saturn. I got mine on ebay for like 4 bucks plus a couple bucks shipping. Damn good, I like it a lot. I've used it for all three controller types and found it to work very well. Especially on PS Universe (though the game sucked).

I now soullily use it for Chankast when I feel like dealing with the crappy sound it has.
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by fastbilly1 Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:55 pm

I was curious as to how good that one was. And that sounds fantastic, exactly what I wanted to here.

Another that I am looking at is the USB Fourscore from Retrozone, but I cant think of enough 4 player two/three button games to justify it.
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by neohx_7 Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:11 pm

Most responsive one for PS2 sticks out there IMHO. I use it with the Saturn PS2 pads and a HRAP stick.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-6m- ... 0-qc2.html
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