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    Default GameCube controller on a DC?

    Since the buttons on a GC pad are very similar to a DC pad (ABXY, pressure L+R buttons, D-pad, Analogue, Start) and since you can get PS2 to GC pad cables, does anyone know where i could buy one? or even better how to make one?

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    Sorry i just read that and i missed a bit out (in bold) and theres no edit button, it should say...

    "Since the buttons on a GC pad are very similar to a DC pad (ABXY, pressure L+R buttons, D-pad, Analogue, Start) and since you can get PS2 to GC pad cables,can you get an adaptor for a GC pad to work on a DC? maybe even get a WaveBird to work. does anyone know where i could buy one? or even better how to make one?"

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    Maybe with a GC to Ps and a PS to DC
    The bus used on DC is a bit pecular, I've never heard of homemade maple bus adapters.
    The only controller mods I've seen are made by soldering directly on switches of a real dc controller.

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    http://www.wolfsoft.de

    - they'll do anything u tell them, but it won't be for free
    They do quality work though *8)

    Otherwise I'd try what Semicolo suggested.

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    And you can use the "modify" button located in the upper right corner of your post to edit it, this has been a public service announcement by your friendly mental2k

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    pity that site is in german. I cant read german. gah

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    sorry, didnt notice the modify button as im used to an 'edit' button.

    yeah i may buy a PS/DC and a PS/GC and figure out where each wire connects and make a smaller neater adaptor.

    The DC controller is really weird though as the R+L bottons and analogue use what appear to be magnets, i've never seen them on another controller, hopefully it'll be compatible.

    If the WaveBird works i'll be well pleased, i'll let you know how i get along.

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    Also does anyone have one of those PS/DC controller adaptors like the ones on lik-sang.com? if so does it have any circuitry inside it or is it a direct link between the two ends?

    i dont really wanna spend 10 on something i may not need as if i bought one it would only be to figure out the pin-outs and what goes where, however if theres a board in there then i'll have to buy it.

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    There must be some circuitry inside such an adaptor, ps and dc controllers use very different communication protocols

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    Default Re: GameCube controller on a DC?

    yeah, your probably right. i thought this would be a simple case of joining two sets of wires, now its getting more and more expensive, with a GC extension lead for the GC female, PS to GC adaptor to figure out the pinout, PS to DC adaptor and the only place i can find that sells one is lik-sang and its a tenner - bit much for a simple adaptor for a console thats six years old.

    At least when i get round to it i could write a tut. possibly showing how to make the circuit, i'm guessing it uses mostly basic easy-to-find components.

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