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Connecting Playstation Controllers to your PC Emulator on the Cheap
If you are not interested in Vibration Support then this is the blog entry for you
Following on from my last blog post I decided to create a tutorial for one of the best selling cheaper options that I mentioned in my last post outlining the adapters that allow for vibration feedback @ http://theisozone.com/blogs/emulation/connecting-playstation-controllers-to-your-pc-emulator/

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You can pickup a Venom PS2 to PS3 Convertor cable for about £3 on ebay and all it takes is a bit of setting up on the PCSX2 emulator however if you want it I have uploaded my LilyPad config file. The only problem is that it has no vibration support but if you can save a tenner it's worth getting one here is the UK 3 page manual giving you all you need to know for the PS3 although for the PS2 Emulator you don't need to know any of this.

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All you need to know that it is working if all four numbered 1 2 3 4 LED's are illuminated and Windows 7 has installed the pad as a DX PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller if not try another USB port on your PC. Windows 7 should find it as a Plug and Play and install it for you even without the DualShock 2 plugged in.

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When installed all you need to do is program the pad bindings you will need 23 in total here is a list of all the buttons and joysticks it's also a good idea to save the bindings to a LilyPad config file if you can't be bothered I have uploaded mine called PS3_LilyPad_23_Bindings on my PS2 public sky drive folder @ http://sdrv.ms/193g1XW

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And that's it your DualShock 2 PS2 Pad will be working on your emulator all you need to do is load and ISO from TIZ and click ReBoot CDVD (fast) on the System menu as normal thanks for reading and enjoy your retro gaming experience.... I'm off to play my old favourite ZX Spectrum game Chuckie Egg from the PS2DreamSpec image all you need to do is load the Nero Image NRG using the ISO Selector you can get this from DC Emulation @ http://classicgaming.dcemulation.org/PS2DreamSpec.zip

Use the DualShock2 start button then the circle (0) button to pass the 1,2,3 or 4 Players ? screen. However I still remember using QAOPM on my membrane keyboard to move this little Mexican around the screen....

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If you have any problems with my LilyPad config file however I don't think that you will then I found this regtweak on another blogspot somewhere for a Logitech Twin USB Vibration Gamepad I have not tired it myself as I got mine to work first time and didnt need to got looking through the registry It all depends upon which adapter you buy though I would add it just in case.

The Venom adapter I used when analyzed in USBDeview is classified as a Batoh Device / PlayStation 3 Controller with an instance ID for the USB folder of VID_054C&PID_0268\5&2f808fa4&0&1 I searched the Windows 7 registry and it had an two entries in the joystick registry under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\DirectInput I have added these to my SkyDrive public folder if you need them remember to backup your registry if you decide to import them......

Logitech Gamepad
1. How to make it work look in this reg folder with reg tweak.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System,ControlSet001\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\Joystick\OEM
You might see a folder called VID_0428&PID should be USB GAME PAD if its PS2 it will say something like "Twin USB Vibration Gamepad" When you see you controller, double click where it says OEMName to the left of where its says the name of your controller, change it to "Logitech Rumblepad 2 USB".

2.How to flip the axis
Whilst still in the registry editor, expand the Axes folder and find folders 2 and 5, they represent axis Z and Rz respectively. In folder 2 (the Z axis), find "Attributes 01 81 00 00 01 00 32 00" and change it to "Attributes 01 81 00 00 01 00 35 00" And then in folder 5 (the Rz axis) find "Attributes 01 81 00 00 01 00 35 00" and change to "Attributes 01 81 00 00 01 00 32 00"
effectively you just swap existing numbers.
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