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Takes some fiddling but can always get it to work!,
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I recently purchased this adapter and was wary from other reviews, but it has worked extremely well for all purposes so far after a little configuring! I use the adapter for the following 3 purposes on Windows 7 64-bit.
Controllers for Project64 1.6:
Plug the controllers into the adapter BEFORE plugging the adapter into the computer
Go to Devices and Printers, right click on USB GamePad and click Properties. Click Properties on either of the game pads and use the calibration wizard.
During the calibration for "X" and "Y", move L and R trigger in and out without clicking them all the way down (this registers as a digital button press).
You should only have to do this once per machine you use the adapter with. I've found that controllers of various ages respond differently to calibration so remember what port you calibrated which controller on.
Open up Project 64, switch your input plugin to NRAGE if not already using it. You can now configure the controller any way you want. To assign the L and R shoulders as digital buttons, have the trigger clicked in almost all the way when you press the button to assign, and then click in all the way.
Controllers for ZSNES:
Essentially the exact same setup as above, no issues here.
Donkey Kongas with Ableton Live 8:
[...] maps the USB GamePad to keyboard strokes. I mapped the Buttons 1,4,10 to A,S,D on the keyboard and then used Ableton's computer keyboard MIDI function. The controllers trigger sounds with surprisingly low latency. Cannot figure out how to configure the microphone on the controller to trigger sounds.
Hope this helps. There may be some scenarios where configuration is impossible but I have not encountered any yet. It's possible that some PC games (not emulators) may be difficult to set up. Overall the adapter is very responsive (calibration screen is proof) and functions as expected. Considering buying another soon! Four stars instead of five because of the lack of instructions and online support.
Update 6/20/13: Still enjoying this product. It should be mentioned though that it won't power the receivers for wireless GC controllers (Wavebirds) so you cannot use them with this product.
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Initial post: Jul 27, 2013 8:12:42 AM PDT
"No driver needed, just plug and play" When I ordered this awhile back, it did come with a cd. I believe there ARE drivers needed for this for windows to recognize the axis of the gamecube's yellow C stick. I've tried the adapter with 3 different controllers. In many different uses (snes , sega, gamecube (dolphin), steam, all of which the C "joystick" is not mapped correctly. Even when using window's built in "usb gamepad calibration" the c stick/yellow stick does not have the option to be calibrated.
The manufacturer's website as well as the internet has no drivers for this product.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2013 12:29:19 PM PDT
E. Belcher says:
You obviously didn't look hard enough. http://www.mayflash.com/Support/Download/
7th one down.
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