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    Dreamcast converter

    Does ANYONE currently make or sell some sort of adapter that plugs into a DC and then lets you use a non-DC controller??

    I want to use one of my fight sticks but dont want to convert it just for the DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neccros007 View Post
    Does ANYONE currently make or sell some sort of adapter that plugs into a DC and then lets you use a non-DC controller??

    I want to use one of my fight sticks but dont want to convert it just for the DC.
    Of course. What kind of controller are you using? I use a Saturn pad with my dreamcast.

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    I have a PS3 Mad Catz TE fight stick that I'd rather not gut to put a Brook or similar board hence the want to use a plug in adapter

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    They make plenty of PS2 to Dreamcast converters. What I am not sure is if you can link them. Brook makes a PS3 to PS2 converters

    https://www.focusattack.com/brook-su...2-ps1-adapter/

    From there you should be able to chain 2 together to play on Dreamcast.

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    i've seen ps2 and saturn ones on ebay bit pricey whats wrong with the dc controller?

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    1. It's set for 4 button when a lot of fighters are 6
    2. Most old timers are used to smaller pads then the DC it feels awkward in general. Coincidentaly the original xbox had that same problem with it's 1st gen controllers
    3. The op wanted to use his PS3 joystick on the dreamcast. The sticks for DC are not as good as the PS3 gen joysticks.

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    You probably should get a ps2 stick as those have the most adapters available. If you plan to just have one stick, get yourself a ps360+ or Brooks universal. That way you just need to change the cable for which ever system you plan to play your stick on. Don't have too worry about lag w convertots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDRchampion View Post
    You probably should get a ps2 stick as those have the most adapters available. If you plan to just have one stick, get yourself a ps360+ or Brooks universal. That way you just need to change the cable for which ever system you plan to play your stick on. Don't have too worry about lag w convertots.
    I have 3 sticks and the one I want to use w/o a brook or PS360+ is a mint condition Round 1 TE...

    I prefer not to hack it up and I thought about the PS360+ originally but the damn ethernet to DC cables are out of stock all over... So I am fine with a converter.... Im not concerned with lag since Im a casual player and just want to pick up some shmups and fighters for my DC. Its not my main focus console, I just didnt want to buy another stick and use what I already have.

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    I am starting to debate about just doing a pad hack

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    It would be cheaper. I'm debating hacking up a f'ed up DC pad and a Hori RAP VX with a shitty cord.

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    better to use a 3rd party controller or an OG DC one for a pad hack?

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    I'm probably not one to ask but as long as you can wire it up and the quality you're putting in isn't too shitty (see Hori USB cables) it shouldn't really matter.

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    Slagcoin has tutorials on pad hacks for DC and Playstation controllers

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    Pad hacks are fucking easy as long as you have average soldering skills, doesn't take much to make it work but it might if you want to share your mod work here.



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    finding a common ground pcb can be a pita. The madcatz Dc controller is hit or miss. THere are some that are common ground and there are some that are not, its 50/50. Wont know until you open it up.
    Honestly i suggest using a multi console Cthulhu board.
    https://paradisearcadeshop.com/fgc-c...c-cthulhu.html
    You can just replace your current pcb with this. It will work on ps(1/2/3), pc, dc, etc. YOu just have to make/buy the rj45 cables to go with it. Or you can dual combo it with a brook ufb and be able to play on Next gen and legacy systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    Pad hacks are fucking easy as long as you have average soldering skills, doesn't take much to make it work but it might if you want to share your mod work here.
    I am pretty good at licking the hot end of a soldering iron... I just need to figure out what matches what on the standard game pad to the "official" DC stick. That is what I am going to be re-creating with my Mad Catz TE stick. Does the DC fight stick map the stick to the analog or D-pad? etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJtheMishima View Post
    finding a common ground pcb can be a pita. The madcatz Dc controller is hit or miss. THere are some that are common ground and there are some that are not, its 50/50. Wont know until you open it up.
    Honestly i suggest using a multi console Cthulhu board.
    https://paradisearcadeshop.com/fgc-c...c-cthulhu.html
    You can just replace your current pcb with this. It will work on ps(1/2/3), pc, dc, etc. YOu just have to make/buy the rj45 cables to go with it. Or you can dual combo it with a brook ufb and be able to play on Next gen and legacy systems.
    I tried finding DC cables for these boards and everyone is sold out... Haven't looked into making a cable. Need to find pin out info if I try...

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    Do not use the official DC pads, they are trash for padhacking, believe they have lag on the triggers or something, i forget. If you deadset of padhacking the madcatz dc pad. If you lucky and you can find somebody that has the pcb to the agetec dreamcast stick you can hack that one, and very easily. Plus its a small pcb compared to the madcatz.

    yeah, the stores are out of dc cables. Try to find somebody local, if not i can have my local friend that does my cables make one for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJtheMishima View Post
    Do not use the official DC pads, they are trash for padhacking, believe they have lag on the triggers or something, i forget. If you deadset of padhacking the madcatz dc pad. If you lucky and you can find somebody that has the pcb to the agetec dreamcast stick you can hack that one, and very easily. Plus its a small pcb compared to the madcatz.

    yeah, the stores are out of dc cables. Try to find somebody local, if not i can have my local friend that does my cables make one for you.
    Do you know how the agetec stick is mapped? analog or d-pad?

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    i wanna say analog but im not positive, sure if you google it you can find out though.
    One thing to keep in mind, which might not be that big of a deal for you, but you will have 2 cords coming out of your stick.
    Once you find out about the pcb lmk if you need any help with anything else
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJtheMishima View Post
    i wanna say analog but im not positive, sure if you google it you can find out though.
    One thing to keep in mind, which might not be that big of a deal for you, but you will have 2 cords coming out of your stick.
    Once you find out about the pcb lmk if you need any help with anything else
    the DC one and the stock USB? I was going to remove the stock PCB and stick it aside since I want to keep this stick as stock as possible...

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    oh, so your just going to have one pcb in there at a time?
    only issue with that is the turbo panel. But i believe you can just unplug it from the pain pcb. you dont need home for the dc anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJtheMishima View Post
    oh, so your just going to have one pcb in there at a time?
    only issue with that is the turbo panel. But i believe you can just unplug it from the pain pcb. you dont need home for the dc anyway
    Currently its a PS3 TE but since I have 2 other sticks already with Brook boards, I decided to dedicate this one to my Dreamcast. Was thinking about selling it since I didn't need 3 sticks but since Mad Catz went bye bye, I decided to keep it and keep it stock or reversible if modded.

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    Got ya, thats def doable then man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJtheMishima View Post
    Got ya, thats def doable then man.
    Now to find the time to dig into it and not start and leave it like the 90 other projects I got going... LOL

    BTW, what would your friend charge me to make a RJ45 > DC cable?

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