Classic controller to USB adapter - V2

An adapter for connecting a Classic controller (or other Wiimote accessories, such as guitars) to an USB port.

  •  The adapter
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example supported controller
  •  Example supported guitars
  •  Adapter manager


This adapter brings high quality modern Nintendo controllers to your PC. The Classic controller has plenty of buttons and axes making it an excellent option for a wide variety of games. And the minimalist Nunchuk controller, also supported, allows one to play simple games (eg: NES, SMS) single-handedly!

This is an old version (V2) which is no longer available. Instead please check out the new version. This new incarnation has equal performance, is more compact and we've doubled the length of the USB cable.
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  • Supported controllers:
    • Supports the Classic controller
    • Supports the Classic controller Pro
    • Supports the NES/SNES Classic edition controllers
    • Supports the Nunchuk
    • Supports Wii Guitars
  • Supports official and 3rd party controllers
  • Low latency
  • Works under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
  • Updateable firmware
  • Some aspects of the adapter are configurable:
    • The D-Pad can act as buttons or axis
    • Nunchuk accelerometers can be enabled as axes
    • Left/Right joysticks can be swapped
    • The analog triggers can be disabled (new in firmware 2.1)
    • Mouse and joystick modes
    • Configurable polling rate
  • Has support for direct controller communication
  • Each adapter has its own serial number.
  • USB cable included.
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
Total Latency information: (more info)
  • Default setting: 6ms
  • Minimum setting: 2ms
  • None! Uses standard drivers included with supported operating systems.

Cable color may change without notice. In particular, the white connector and cable may become black at some point in the future.


This product is discontinued

It has been replaced by: Classic controller to USB adapter - V3

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
Classic Controller (RVL-005)raphnet.Yes
Classic Controller Pro (RVL-005(-02))raphnet.Yes
Nunchuk (RVL-004)raphnet.Yes
3rd party wireless Nunchukraphnet.Yes
Classic controller pro (cheap clone)raphnet.Yes
NES Classic Edition Controller (CLV-002)raphnet.Yes
SNES Classic Edition Controller (CLV-202)raphnet.Yes
Hori Pokemon Battle Pad for Wii/Wii U (WIU-079)raphnet.Yes
PDP Wired Fight Pad for Wii U (Wario) (085-006)raphnet.Yes
Wii U fightpad (Gamecube-shaped)UserYes
Tatsunoko Vs Capcom Arcade Stick U fightpadUserYesDirectional control stick recognized as analog stick
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 'S' for Wii UUserYes
Wireless Turbo Controller for NES Classic edition (no brand, no part number)raphnet.YesSupport added in firmware v2.1.1
8Bitdo SN30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for SNES Classic Editionraphnet.YesSupport added in firmware v2.1.1
8Bitdo SF30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for NES Classic Editionraphnet.YesSupport added in firmware v2.1.1
8Bitdo N30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for NES Classic Editionraphnet.YesSupport added in firmware v2.1.1
RedOctane Les Paul Controller for Nintendo Wii (Guitar), model 95125.805raphnet.Yes
RedOctane Wireless Controller for Nintendo Wii (Guitar), model 95455.805raphnet.Yes
Activision Wireless Guitar Controller for Nintendo Wii, model 95911.805raphnet.Yes
Logitech Wii Wireless Guitar ControllerUserYes
Warriors of Rock guitar (96158.805)UserYes
NYKO Front Man Wii GuitarUserNo
Hyperkin Xtreme 2 Guitar for WiiUserNo
Guitar ManiaUserNoIf someone could provide one for testing, we may be able to add support for it.
RedOctane Wireless Drum Controller for Nintendo Wii (95521.805)UserYesSupport added in firmware v2.1.2
Logitech Wireless Drum Controller (R-R0004)UserYesSupport added in firmware v2.1.2
Club Nintendo SNES Wii controllerUserYes
Fake Classic SNES controllerUserNoDetected as a Nunchuk and non-functional

Tested Systems

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SystemTested bySupportedComments
Windows 11raphnet.Yes
Windows 10raphnet.Yes
Mac OS Xraphnet.Yes
macOS Big SurUserYesTested on a 2020 MacBook Air with M1 Apple Silicon chip
Raspberry Pi (Linux)raphnet.Yes
MiSTer FPGAUserYes
Nintendo SwitchUserNoThe switch does not support standard USB HID joysticks
Playtation 2UserNoWe do not know if there are games which would recognize the adapter, but even if they did, unless they also provided a way to configure the buttons, the buttons (such as the frets on a guitar) could be in a scrambled order.
NVidia ShieldUserNoHas been reported as not working properly, details not known.

Download(s) & Link(s)

Adapter management/update toolsView
Beta firmware pagePress here

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