Classic controller to USB adapter - V3

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

  •  The adapter
  •  The adapter
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example supported controllers
  •  Example supported controller
  •  Example supported guitars
  •  Example use
  •  Example use
  •  Packaging
  •  Packaging
  •  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. Wiitars are also supported and with its very low latency, this is the adapter of choice for use with Clone Hero.

advXarch This adapter is built using advXarch technology.

  • Supported controllers: Classic controller, Classic controller Pro, NES/SNES Classic edition controllers, Nunchuk, Wii Guitars, Wii Drumkits and Wii Turntables
  • Low latency (Default 6ms, min. 2ms) (more info)
  • 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
  • 2M (approx. 6ft) 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
  • None! Uses standard drivers included with supported operating systems.


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DescriptionClassic controller to USB adapter V3 (w/advXarch)
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Compatibility list

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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.


Q: Can I use multiple adapters for multiplayer games?
A: Yes, you can connect many adapters to the same computer and each one will be recognized as a separate controller.

Q: Is the adapter USB 2.0 or USB 3.0? Can I connect it to an USB 3.0 port?
A: The adapter is USB 2.0. It can be connected to USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0 ports.

Q: I see the adapter has a mouse mode. How does this work?
A: Once mouse mode is enabled using the adapter manager, the pointer will be controller by the joystick on Classic controller, Classic controller pro and Nunchuk controllers. The uDraw and Drawsome tablets can also be used as a mouse.

Q: What are the differences with the old (V2) version?
A: It's mostly a new mechanical design with a built-in connector. Also, the included USB cable is longer and better suited for use with Guitars.

Q: Is the performance equal to the previous (V2) version?
A: Yes, it is exactly the same because this new version runs the same firmware on almost identical electronics.

Download(s) & Link(s)

Adapter management/update toolsView
Beta firmware pagePress here
How to test your USB adapters and controllersVisit page

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