PS1/PS2 controller to USB adapter

An USB adapter for Playstation 1 and 2 controllers, featuring low latency, multitap and memory card support.

  •  This product
  •  Controller connector
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example: Memory card + Multitap
  •  Adapter manager
  •  Adapter manager (reading a memory card)
  •  Supported memory cards example


This adapter lets you use PS1 and PS2 controllers on your PC. The multitap is also supported, enabling simultaneous use of up to 3 controllers. Memory cards connected to a multitap can also be read and written to, making it possible to backup, share or transfer your games to emulators.

  • Supported controllers: Digital controller, Namco Negcon, Dual Shock, Dual Shock 2, Dance pads, Analog Joystick (SCPH-1110), Mouse (SCPH-1030)
  • Supports official and many 3rd party controllers
  • Supports multitaps (up to 3 players)
  • Low latency
  • Works under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
  • Updateable firmware
  • Has support for direct controller communication
  • Each adapter has its own serial number
  • USB cable included.
  • advXarch This adapter is built using advXarch technology.
Management tool: (more info)
  • Easy to use user interface able to manage several adapters.
  • Adapter firmware version display
  • Firmware update function
  • Type of connected controller display
  • Adapter configuration
  • Read and write memory cards (connected to a multitap in port A)
Total Latency information: (more info)
  • Default setting: 6ms
  • Minimum settings: 4ms (single-player mode), 5ms (dual-player mode), 6ms (three-player mode)
  • None! Uses standard drivers included with supported operating systems.
  • PS3 and PS4 controllers are not supported.
  • Multitap not included. Without a multitap, only one controller can be connected.


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DescriptionPS1/PS2 controller to USB adapter
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    Compatibility list

    IMPORTANT: This is not a complete list. If something does not appear here, it simply means that we did not get the chance (or the idea) to test it, or that no one let us know that it works.

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    Tested Controllers

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    ModelTested bySupportedComments
    Original Digital controller (SCPH-1080)raphnet.Yes
    Dual Shock controller (PS-One) (SCPH-110)raphnet.Yes
    Dual Shock 2 controller (blakc) (SCPH-10010)raphnet.Yes
    Namco Negcon (NPC-101)raphnet.Yes
    Analog Joystick (SCPH-1110)raphnet.YesSince firmware 1.0.2
    Mouse (SCPH-1030)raphnet.YesSince firmware 1.0.2
    Namco Volume Controller (NPC-102)raphnet.YesDetected as a Negcon.
    The volume knob is mapped to the X axis (left/right).
    Button A = USB Button 5, Button B = USB Button 3
    Horipad (HORI SLPH-00033)UserYes
    Horipad II (HORI SLPH-00103)UserYes
    GamePad Colors (performance CP-107G)raphnet.Yes
    Konami beatmania (25047-CON)raphnet.YesSeen as a digital controller.
    Dance pad (No brand, no part number)raphnet.Yes
    Guitar controller (redoctane, Model PSLGH)raphnet.YesGreat for playing Clone Hero!
    SG controller (redoctane, Model PSLGH)raphnet.YesGreat for playing Clone Hero!
    Densha de Go! SLPH-00051UserYes
    Konami Guitar Freaks (Konami RU018)raphnet.YesDetected as a Digital controller with the Left and Right buttons continuously pressed. The strum bar is only mapped to one button, regardless of the strumming direction.
    Neo-Geo Pad 2 for PlayStationUserYes
    Kramer Striker GuitarUserNoDoes not work correctly. We could probably support it if someone could provide one for testing...
    GenericasterUserNoReported not working, with similar symptoms as the Kramer Striker
    AWS-001 GuitarFreaks PS1 ControllerUserNoDoes not work. We could try supporting it if someone could provide one for testing.
    IR Receiver (Sony SCPH-10160)raphnet.PartialOnly the buttons also present on normal controllers work (i.e the lower part of the remote, excluding the ENTER button). The polling interval must also be set to 16ms or longer.

    Supported multitaps

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    ModelTested bySupportedComments
    Multitap (SCPH-1070)raphnet.Yes
    MultiPlayer Adapter (Performance)raphnet.Yes
    Multi-Player Adaptor (Intec G6210)raphnet.PartialOnly controller and memory cards in port A work
    PS2 Multitap (SCPH-10090)raphnet.NoOnly controller port A works and memory cards are not supported.

    Supported memory cards

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    ModelTested bySupportedComments
    Memory Card (SCPH-1020)raphnet.Yes
    Mega Memory Card (Performance P-1110AE)raphnet.Yes
    Memory Card (Performance)raphnet.Yes
    Pocket StationUserYes


    Q: Does this adapter support rumble/vibration?
    A: Not yet, but it will be available in a future firmware version.

    Q: Why are only 3 of the 4 ports on the multitap supported?
    A: Due to technical limitation (maximum number of USB endpoints in the chip the adapter uses). But we have a workaround for this that will be part of a future firmware.

    Q: Can I connect more than one adapter to the same PC?
    A: Yes, as many as you want, within the limitations of your OS and USB bus topology.

    Q: Is the neGcon fully supported?
    A: Yes. The two analog buttons (I and II), the left trigger and the twist axis are all reported as analog axis. The D-Pad functions as buttons.

    Q: How can I use the memory card read/write functionality?
    A: We wrote a short guide: PSX memory card operations.

    Q: Are the DualShock2 pressure sensitive buttons supported?
    A: Not at the moment, but we could support them with a future firmware. Please let us know if you are interested.

    Q: Are PS2 memory cards supported? Will they be supported in the future?
    A: No, PS2 memory cards are not supported. Maybe it could be done, but unfortunately we do not have any information on how PS2 memory cards communicate.