SNES controller to parallel port adapter

The SNES controller to parallel port adapter is a classic solution for using an SNES controller on a PC.

$19.54 CAD
(approx. $14.65 USD )

Product Description:
The SNES controller to parallel port adapter is a classic solution for using an SNES controller on a PC. Best suited for older machines without an USB port running DOS or Win9x.

Works with the following software:
  • Windows XP with PSXPad. (Instructions)
  • Windows 2K with PSXPad. (Instructions)
  • Windows 95/98 with Direct Pad Pro. (Instructions)
  • Linux 'gamecon' driver. (This one also supports the SNES mouse)
  • Zsnes DOS version native support.
  • Possibly SNESKey.
Pitfalls (Read before buying!)
There are a few risks of incompatiblity (see below). We can therefore not allow exchanges or refunds should one of the hereafter mentionned situations occur:
  • Some parallel ports are not able to provide enough power to the controller. This happens mostly on laptops and PCs with non-standard parallel ports working at 3.3 volts instead of 5 volts!
  • Special SNES controllers with potentially higher power requirements may not work.
  • Some controllers simply won't work. But this is very rare.
  • Windows Vista support status is unknown.
  • Win64 support is unknown.
This adapter is built according to the instructions on this website.

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Description Snes controller to parallel port adapter
Price $19.54
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  • The transit time varies according to the country of destination, but between 4 and 10 business days are typical.
  • Business days are Monday to Friday, with the exception of holidays (Canadian or in the destination country).
  • We ship from Canada
  • Orders shipped outside Canada may, depending on the destination country, incur additional import duties, taxes and charges. Those are not included and are the buyer's responsibility. Be aware that for some countries, the additional fees can be very significant (eg: Over half the product price). It is your responsability to research prior to placing an order.

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