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Gamecube to USB converter

PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
edited June 2007 in Games and Technology
So, I'm looking to buy a converter so I can use my Gamecube controller on my PC. I'm looking at this one, but before buying it I'd like to know if any of you people has a reason I shouldn't get this one or get another one.

From what I've seen on another site, it appears it comes with drivers on a floppy disk, but are these drivers really neccesary?

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  • AlejandroDaJAlejandroDaJ Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Don't get that. I bought one, and yes, the floppy is necessary. Some of the games I own can recognize it (EA FIFA games, for instance) while others simply can't (Marvel Ultimate Alliance). Just spend the extra five or ten bucks to pick up a regular PC controller, which'll net you a couple more buttons and an actual second thumbstick. Trust me.

  • DaveTheWaveDaveTheWave Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I kind of agree. It works OKAY. It's really cheap, too. Well, I got mine for $20 AUD. But I never really used it a lot because it didn't work well with newer stuff. The only problem with getting a PC gamepad is that they all seem to suck. Maybe I just never found a good one. Anyway, I'm sure others here know more than me about them....

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  • Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Don't get that. I bought one, and yes, the floppy is necessary. Some of the games I own can recognize it (EA FIFA games, for instance) while others simply can't (Marvel Ultimate Alliance). Just spend the extra five or ten bucks to pick up a regular PC controller, which'll net you a couple more buttons and an actual second thumbstick. Trust me.
    Isn't that essentially what that Joy2Key program is for? Anyway, I have a handful of those PS2 dongles that do the same thing and never had a problem. But I don't know squat about that product, but as for my experiance with dongles, go for it!

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    and yes, the floppy is necessary. .

    In that case I definitely shouldn't get one. I don't have a floppy disk drive.

    Anyone has any experience with this or this?

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  • SealHammerSealHammer Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Why would you want to use a GC controller on the PC?
    I mean, why not use a PS2 controller or a Logitech gaming pad.

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    SealHammer wrote: »
    Why would you want to use a GC controller on the PC?
    I mean, why not use a PS2 controller or a Logitech gaming pad.

    I have a GC controller. I don't have a PS2 controller. And all of the PC gamepads I've seen has a design that's almost the same as the PS2 controller, but I prefer having the left analog stick and Dpad arranged in the way it is on the GC controller.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    SealHammer wrote: »
    Why would you want to use a GC controller on the PC?
    I mean, why not use a PS2 controller or a Logitech gaming pad.

    Because the WaveBird is the greatest controller ever made.

  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    According to This site, it looks to be just about your only option for Gamecube to USB

  • AlejandroDaJAlejandroDaJ Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Oh, I forgot to mention, the SuperJoy Pad or whatever it's called flat out doesn't work with Wavebirds. So drop that idea.

    Seriously, just get a PC USB joypad. I know you prefer the GCN controller's layout, as do I, but personal preference should not supercede performance and reliability. It's a different layout. I'm sure you'll manage to cope.

  • SushisourceSushisource Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Xbox 360 controller. Best PC Joypad around.

    'nuff said.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Xbox 360 controller. Best PC Joypad around.

    'nuff said.

    I think I'll look into that too.
    I guess you people are right. Maybe it isn't worth it trying to use my GC controller on my computer.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    SealHammer wrote: »
    Why would you want to use a GC controller on the PC?
    I mean, why not use a PS2 controller or a Logitech gaming pad.
    Because the DualShock has horrible analog sticks and PC gamepads tend to suck horribly. Unless Logitech have done a 180 since last I got burned with their gamepads.



    How does the Wii classic controller work out as a PC gamepad?

  • rogueleader92rogueleader92 Registered User
    hey, guys, if you don't mind sorta switching gears, i have the exact opposite problem from peewi. I have a usb joystick that i absolutely love for flying games. i am looking at rogue squadron 2 and 3, but lucasarts only made them for gamecube. ive been searching the web for a converter from usb to gamecube or wii, but i havent seen anything. thots?

  • DritzDritz Registered User regular
    Glal wrote:
    How does the Wii classic controller work out as a PC gamepad?

    It works fine, I've never done it on Windows but I doubt you'd have much trouble setting one up. You'd have to use a Wiimote along with it though.

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Dritz wrote:
    Glal wrote:
    How does the Wii classic controller work out as a PC gamepad?

    It works fine, I've never done it on Windows but I doubt you'd have much trouble setting one up. You'd have to use a Wiimote along with it though.
    Nope.

    Classic Controller to USB, supports two controllers. Let's you switch whether or not the d-pad should report as a POV hat or analog stick (good if you like doujin games). Also pretty cheap ($13 right now, eligible for free shipping).

    EDIT: Works as a standard USB controller, you don't have to install the software that comes with it.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Registered User regular
    You just performed thread necromancy on a 4 year old thread. :-P The only Gamecube converter I've ever used was a PS2 to Gamecube, and it worked wonderfully. There are inherent problems with trying to hook up a USB Flightstick to a Gamecube, though, as most flight sticks have non-standard inputs. This is looking into custom-mod territory.

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  • rogueleader92rogueleader92 Registered User
    lol. i didnt realize it was that old :D anyhoo, thanks, guys. when hansoo used the term "flight stick" i tried looking through the web with that terminology and got a google search chock full of what i wanted! :D

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