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PlayStation to USB Adapter Compatibility

PlayStation to USB adapters are the most common kind of adapter. Use these adapters to hook up a PlayStation Dance Pads to your computer.

Some users report that this works with StepMania

Some users report that this doesn't work with StepMania

No information or incomplete information about StepMania compatibility

Adapter Notes

  • All information comes from users and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
  • All adapters listed as "Compatible" will work with Windows XP, 2000, 98, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • Most adapters will work in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux without installing a driver. If an adapter requires a driver to function properly, it will be mentioned in the comments section.
  • All adapters are compatible with regular PlayStation/Xbox/GameCube gamepads.
  • Some adapters do not work with some dance pads because of voltage issues. All information we have about incompatibilities is mentioned in the comments section for each adapter.

PlayStation to USB

Many PlayStation to USB adapters have a Joystick Axes Problem. Some adapters have a Dance Pad Code that will fix this problem.

It is also possible to make your own DIY Playstation to USB adapter


EMS USB2

RECOMMENDED

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: EMS Production
Comments: A few shipments starting in July 2003 are incompatible with pads that have LEDs. This problem was corrected in mid-August 2003, and all new units are again compatible with most pads.
Comments: Automaps in StepMania 3.9 and newer.
User Report: This adapter worked with about 0.1 second lag in StepMania CVS 4 when used with a BlueShark Metal Pad and a BNS Foam Pad at the same time.
User Report: This adapter worked with MyMyBox BlueShark Deluxe Soft Pad 2008 version
User Report: Some report that the latest version of this adapter does not work when using 2 pads at the same time. This is likely because of the higher power requirements when using two pads. Beware.
User Report: The EMS USB2 adapter is incompatible with the TX1000 pad series. These same pads do work correctly with a Super Dual Box though.
User Report: This adapter did not work with my Naki foam dance pad. The pad does work with the SmartJoy Plus adapter though.
User Report: Numerous people have reported that these adapters have significant latency, especially when connected to beatmaniaIIDX (or beatmania US) controllers.
User Report: I bought a EMS USB2 recently and I tested 2 pads (include with a DDR game on PS2) and with 1 pad include and one Intect Dance Pad for PS2 without problem.
Buy: Play-Asia | Play-Asia (VAT included) | FL-Games |

EMS Trio Linker Plus

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: EMS Production
User Report: It works perfectly with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, without any driver and does not lag at all, and does not need a dance pad code in order to work. Tested on several soft pads and metal pads (LED pads like TX and Cobalt Flux).
User Report: Got a couple of these. Worked great on XP with React Univ. Dance Pad. No driver install, seems to have no lag, but I've not much experience with Step yet. Bought them from Games-Than-a-Mug eBay user store. Prompt delivery via USPS (ships from Houston, TX area).
User Report: I bought 2 units two years ago, and used them with Cobalt Flux platforms. Worked great. Haven't used them for the past 6 months. After that, when I first time plugged the platforms back in, they were both no longer working (one Trio Linker, one Trio Linker Plus). Will not buy again from this company.
Buy: Play-Asia | Positive Gaming | Games-Than-a-Mug|

EMS Trio Linker Plus II

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: EMS Production
User Report: I thought it was like the regular Trio Linker Plus, but only better. I was wrong. Since the Trio Linker Plus II allows 3 controller to work at the same time, the adapter cannot handle Up+Down or Left+Right. The code can't fix it and it cannot be fixed with a driver. Do not purchase if intending to use on stepmania, because it won't work. Buy the regular Trio Linker Plus, I have talked to the manager of the company, and they said the regular Trio Linker Plus does not have an axis problem.
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RedOctane Universal PS/PS2 Controller Adapter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
User Report: This adapter works fine. First install the driver, then when the driver is done installing, go to Control Panel -> Game Controllers and activate the DANCE MODE option. If it doesn't work, try holding UP+START+SELECT for 3 seconds.
User Report: Works great! Nice design AND it works correctly. The drive you must install is on a FLOPPY DISK, and this may present a problem to people with newer computers.
User Report: The driver is available on RedOctane's website. I have tested and confirmed that this adapter works with the MyMyBox BlueShark Xpert Pad 2007 Edition and MyMyBox BlueShark Deluxe Pad 2009 Edition (I was sent an advanced model for testing and review)
Buy:

SmartJoy Dual PLUS

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: MayFlash?
Driver Download: http://www.jandaman.com/Merchant2/files/smartjoydualplus.zip
User comments: The owner of the Smartjoy brand (Lik-Sang) is out of business so support for the device is null. However i have placed a link to the driver above for people who need it.
User comments: Works in Linux, with my off-brand PS2 DDR pad. No code is required; it mapped the arrows onto buttons automatically.
User comments: Works in Windows XP, after installing drivers there is an option to change the controller to DDR mode under Gamepad properties (Control Panel), which remaps arrows to buttons automatically.
User comments: This adapter works with two Redoctane Ignition pads.

USB Converter for PS/PS2 & N64 joypads) (teal or blue)

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Boom
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem
Comments: I've never had any axes problems, but after having this adapter for about a week or two, the bottom and left arrows started malfunctioning, the most common being "delays". I know it's not the pad because all three work fine on a Playstation.
Buy: Electric Quarter |

PS-PC USB Converter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Boom
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem
Buy:

PS-PC USB 2.0 Convertor

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: XINGA
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem
Buy:

Super Joybox 3 / Titanium S-Joy / Super Joy Box 3 Pro

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Boom, JoyTech
Comments: Before using in StepMania, you must enter this code:  Hold Up, Start, and Select for three seconds (at any time). This causes the PlayStation D-Pad (UDLR) to map to USB buttons.
User Report: With a generic, soft dance pad with LEDs, all the shape button panels work just fine, but the direction panels don't work as work as well. Only certain combinations register: up arrow, or up + left, or up + right. Nothing else is recognized by the PC.
User Report: To get it to remap for stepmania, hold start select and up for 3 seconds, or go into the driver, click configure, and on the second drop-down menu, choose DDR. There is absolutely no lag that is noticible.
Buy: Play-Asia | Play-Asia (2nd model) | FutureMax | NetPCDirect |

Super Joybox 4

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Boom
User Report: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

PS-USB Dual Converter (teal, blue, or green)

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: ???
Buy:
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem

Kiki Joy PlayStation to USB Gamepad Converter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Soyo
Buy:
User report: A couple users report that these adapters do not work at all. The device is not recognized when plugged into any PC.

Kiky X-Series Playstation to PC Adapter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Soyo
Buy:
User report: Two users report that when left+right are held, the adapter quickly alternates between triggering left and right, making is very hard to hit jumps with accuracy. The same goes for holding up+down.
User report: Bought from Fry's. No problems with installation and did not have to do anything special to get both keys to press at the same time. I have a CypherGames metal dance pad with LED lights and had no problem working it at all.
User report: The adapter works fine if you install the driver from the website.
Buy: Outpost.com
User report: Does not work even with above mentioned driver. When left/right is pressed it alternates and causes you to miss.

Super Dual Box

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: May Flash
Comments: Recent models are compatible with a code. Hold Up, Start, and Select for three seconds at any time. This causes the PlayStation D-Pad to map to USB buttons.
User Report: I purchased this from BuyNShop and cannot get the Up+Start+Select code to work.
User Report: This box does not work with 2 pads even with the included drivers installed. Run under Windows XP + Windows 2000.
User Report: When used with a Konami dance pad all the buttons work fine, except for the down arrow and the left arrow. The pad works fine on a PS2, and other soft pads work fine with this adapter, so it there must be a problem just with this specific combination.
User Report: I am running Mac OSX, and it does not work with 2 dance pads. The adapter will work great with one dance pad, but not two, even with the dance pad code. When two pads are plugged in, the adapter generates a rapid stream of false input.
User Report: I have the clear BNS version of this adapter, and it works perfectly on Linux (Gentoo, kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r6), though I had to use the hotplug.functions hack found here.
User Report: Some of the inputs were "shared" between the two pads with this adaptor, making the game unusable for 2 players. I'm using MacOS 10.
User Report: Beware of the Dilong pu203 adapter which looks exactly like a Super Dual Box except that the Super Dual Box has a red LED (although the old ones don't have any at all) and the Dilong has a blue LED. The Dilong doesn't have a dance pad code, so it won't work with StepMania.
User Report: With the supplied drivers, 2 pads are recognized as just 1 pad, making the 2nd pad useless. If I don't install the driver, both pads work separately, but joy axes problem.
User Report: I was able to get it to work fine with two pads. However, if you shut down the computer with the adapter still plugged in usually you need to reset to configuration on the drivers.
User Report: I can get this to work fine with two RedOctane Ignition 2.0 pads on my old desktop (Windows XP SP1, USB 1.1, PIII 700MHz, 128MB RAM). However, for some reason, my laptop does not recgonize any button presses with the same adapter & pads plugged into it (XP SP2, USB 2.0, P4 3.4GHz, 128MB RAM). At one point though, it used to work just fine; I don't know what went wrong. UPDATE: Apparently the problem was not with my adapter, but rather with the motherboard in my computer (DELL Inspirion XPS Gen 1 Laptop). Getting the mobo replaced solved the problem; I am now able to use my dance pads without manually installing drivers.
User Report: The driver can be found here: http://mayflash.com/pc/pc013/pc013-1.htm
User Report: The Dual Super Box pro driver works too.
User Report: I'm havin' the same 2 player problem, I get auto-fire-like input and both pads respond as player 1. I have one Konami official soft pad and a Naki DPR2 soft pad. Tried mapping, Up+Start+Select code, etc.
User Report: I ended up getting the Dilong pu203 adapter and it works just fine on my computer, windows xp with sp2 installed. i had to hold the up arrow with my foot and use my hands for start+select. works wonderful though
User Report: I use a Pelician Universal Dance Pad alot of the time I can't use my down when my up is pressed, and I can't use my right when my left is pressed.
User Report: I tried to install it but it won't work. I tried to plug it in and nothing happened.
User Report: My Super Dual Box advance from Amazon works well. I do not have a second pad as of now, but the first pad works fine. the code to go into dancemat mode does not work, but i just use control panel to switch it.
Buy: 'PC Dual USB' not found. ThePlayCom BuyNShop | Tablet Samsung |

Super Dual Box Pro

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: MayFlash.com (China)
Support OS: Windows 98/ME/ 2000/XP/Vista / Windows 7/8 (32&64 bit)
Support OS (unofficial): Linux / OSX
Comments: The drivers included also let you set Dance Pad mode.
Buy: Play-Asia | Aliexpress

User Report: winxp - Works fine with one pad, but with two pads, steps on pad 1/player 1 register as well on pad 2/player 2; although strangely enough, steps on pad 2 do not register on pad 1.
User Report: Confirmed working in OSX
User Report: Do NOT plug the pads into the adaptor while it is plugged in. Plug your pads into the adaptor and then the adaptor into your computer. If you want to unplug or replug one, unplug the adaptor from the computer first. We just wrapped a ball of tape around the adaptor and pad plugs to forgetting. Failure to do this will fritz the adaptor. After purchasing our replacement, we did notice that there's a footnote caution about this in the instruction manual.
User Report:I'm using WindowsXP and the provided drivers and it has worked flawlessly without any problems. It also works 100% under MacOS 10.3 and 10.4 on a PowerBook and PowerMac.
User Report: The adapter works fine with one pad in either port, but it fails to work correctly with two pads plugged in. The P2 port reports presses on both the P1 and P2 lines for some reason. These are BNS soft pads with LED lights.
User Report: Works well with 1 dance pad, but does not work with 2 dance pads. With 2 dance pads, pad 1 and pad 2 both map to the same buttons. Tested under Windows XP Pro SP2 with both AMD and Intel CPU's.
User Report: Same story. Using WinXP Pro SP2, works great with one pad, yet doesn´t distinguish beween pads when two are plugged in, so Stepmania sees both as one.
User Report: I'm having the 2 player problem: I get auto-fire-like input and both pads respond as player 1. I have one Konami official soft pad and a Naki DPR2 soft pad. Tried mapping, Up+Start+Select code, driver settings, etc.
User Report: Confirmed working in Linux.
User Report: same thing
Single player: works perfectly
Two player: doesn't work. a) 1 adapter & 2 softpad, b)two identical super dual pro adapter with 1 softpad on each adapater
It works great as long as you play alone.
User Report: I got this adapter off eBay, and although it worked quite fine the first 5 days I had it, it croaked the 6th. It was resetting my PC whenever I plugged it in, and my computer no longer recognizes it. As far as I can tell, the USB controller died. I did everything correctly, including plugging in my dance pad before plugging the adapter in. I cannot recommend this because it failed so quickly, however, besides the reliability issues I had with it, it handled single player just fine.
User Report: Detects 2 dance mats as 1. Would not recommend.
User Report: This Adapter functions properly with the MyMyBox BlueShark Xpert 2007 Edition Pads. It does NOT function properly the BlueShark Metal Mat (The down arrow doesn't work)
User Report: 20 august 2013: I have tested in RetroArch emulator on Windows 8 x64 with TWO Dualshock 2 controllers and multiplayer WORKS good with TWO pads! And in OS device detected has one gamepad but included TWO controllers!

Super Joy Box 5 Pro

[http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=160&products_id=3172&lsaid=200674

PlayStation ports per adapter: 4
Manufacturer: May Flash
User Report: The START and SELECT buttons go into some sort of auto fire mode making them overly sensitive which makes choosing songs difficult. See [1].
User Report: Supports multiple ways of mapping the directions to buttons: 1) The Start+Select+Up code to set "DDR mode" just like the previous version. 2) Install the driver and set the adapter to "DDR mode" in the adapter configuration; however, seems to cause a slight delay, unlike the code for it. 3) There is also an option that will change the directions into buttons 13-16. This doesn't seem to cause the delay I noticed with the option for "DDR mode" 4) Also allows manually remapping buttons and remapping axes to buttons. I used two Red Octane Ignition pads (version 1) with it and they both worked fine. To get more than one controller to be detected, they must be plugged in before plugging in the adapter.
User Report: On my pc with one player, without drivers it works great. On pc with out drivers multiple player is very faulty. On PC with drivers, supports 4 player flawlessly. I took a chance and plugged it in my mac, without using the drivers, and so far it supports 2 players with perfection. I'll recommend it.
User Report: Works fine with one dance-mat, but when I try to use two, something goes wrong. One of the Game controllers in Control Panel seems to get its input from both mats. It looks like a defect in my adapter, but I just bought 4 and they all have the same problem. I use windows XP, and my mats are logic3 mats.
Buy: Play-Asia | FutureMax | NetPCDirect |

SmartJoy PLUS

[http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=23&products_id=3833&lsaid=200674

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: Before using in StepMania, you must enter this code: Hold Up, Start, and Select for three seconds at any time. This causes the PlayStation D-Pad to map to USB buttons.
User Report: This adapter is not compatible with the MadCatz Beat Pad PRO.
User Report: I've tried it with different computers and different brands of dancepads. Using a Konami pad the left and down arrows don't respond at all. Using a Topway pad and all the buttons responded but the response was delayed. Putting the adapter into dance mode made no difference.
User Report: This adapter had worked flawlessly with everything I have plugged into it. There are some posts about compatibility problems with wireless controllers and dance pads though. Lik-Sang recommends buying the SmartJoy Dual Plus over the SmartJoy PLUS because of it's newer features and increased compatibility.
Buy:

PS Joy Converter (USB)

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Boom
Comments: No changes needed.Works with either setting for "Ignore Joy Axes".  This adapter works even with pads that have LED lights.
Buy:

PC Magic Box / PC Joybox 3in1

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Mayflash
Comments: 1 user reports that this adapter does not work with pads that have LED lights.
Buy: Play-Asia |

3in1 Magic Joy Box


PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Mayflash
User Report: The adapter does not work with the pad that comes with DDR Suprnova for PS2, pad model number: RU041.
User Report: At first, the adapter will not register simultaneous buttons, but you can just use one of the work around techniques and it will work just fine.
Buy: Play-Asia |

Super Joy Box 5

PlayStation ports per adapter: 4
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem
User Report: This adapter maps the D-Pad only to axes, there's no Up+Start+Select code for it, and the dance pads I have (with LED lights) don't register at all when connected.
User Report: Newer units do have a code for dance pad mode. Hold Start+Select+Up for 10 seconds.
Buy:

Rockfire PS-USB Converter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Rockfire
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

Madrics Super Box 3

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Madrics
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

Play.com USB Dual PS2 to PC Converter XP

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: Play.com
User Report: This adapter handles simultaneous presses of Up+Down, but not Left+Right. Buy:

Radio Shack PS->USB converter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. (Joystick Axes Problem) Works ok under linux using the patch found here Buy:

Nexxtech PSOne and PS2 to USB Adapter / RadioShack Playstation to USB Adapter (26-304) with Vibration Feedback / Sector 7 (Orbyx Electronics) Model 5810257

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Nexxtech/Sector 7/Wasaki/GreenAsia
Driver download: http://www.radioshack.com/graphics/uc/rsk/Support/SoftwareDownload/2600304.exe
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem. No dance pad code available.
User report: The box says it supports dance pads. I just started to use it and have not run into any problems using dance pads with LEDs.
User report:Can only use one button at a time. For example, Up+Down will register as either Up or Down only but not both. Avoid this product. (Tested on a 32-bit PC with ASUS motherboard running Windows 2000 SR4 with USB 2.0 ports and redoctane's in the groove controller on 3 June 2006.)
Buy:

Smart Joypad 3

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1 or 2, depending on model
Manufacturer: ??? Buy:

Xinga PS-PC USB 2.0 Converter V

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PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Xinga
Comments:
User Report: Works in Windows. You must install the driver and select "dancing mat" mode in the Game Controllers Properties window. In Linux and MacOS, the adapter will map the arrows to axes. Buy:

PS/PS2 to USB Converter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
User Report: "This adapter is compatible with dance pads."

RedOctane Metal Pad Control Box for PC

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: RedOctane
User Report: Hold Up, Start, and Select for three seconds at any time. This causes the PlayStation D-Pad to map to USB buttons. User report: I ordered this off of the RedOctane website and got a more updated version with USB/Xbox/PS2 connectors and was able to rewire my Cypher Games Metal Pads to work with it (the connectors also came with a 9-pin connector that I clipped off and connected in) - two of these work flawlessly on Mac OS X 10.4.4 with no issues (didn't need to enter the code for it to work, either). Recommended for Mac
User report: It seems that this also works with any metal pad that uses the serial port to connect to the control box, I've tried it on my pad as well as my buddies off brand pad. As stated before, you need to enter the dance pad code and it works wonderfully. Another thing is that it seems that Stepmania automapped it. Buy:

ST-6502 PSX2 Gamepad Converter

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PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Speed Link
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

ST-6507 2in1 PSX gamepad to PC/Xbox-Converter Gamepad Converter

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PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Speed Link
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

Playstation2 control pad USB adaptor

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

Dual BlueBox

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: GreenAsia Electronics
Comments: For using it in StepMania, you have to hold the keys Up+Select+Start for three seconds.
Buy:

PS-PC USB 2.0 Convertor

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem Buy:

Super Box4

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: Requires a code for "dance pad mode": Hold Up+Select+Start for 3 seconds.
User Report: Dance pad code does not work. Simultaneous Up+Down works, but simultaneous L+R only generates one press. The controller seems to be doing something special for fishing rod controllers that's causing it to not work.
User Report: Some versions of this adapter ship with a special driver that replaces the microsoft driver. within this driver you may switch between dance pad and game pad. now up/down and right/left work at the same time.
Buy: DDR Station |

Dragon PC Powerbox (SAM-PCPB)

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Dragon?
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem

Dragon PC Double Powerbox 2 (SAM-PCDPB2) / HVG PS2 to USB Converter

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: Dragon? / HVG
Comments: It works great with both my dance mats (included the metal one which has led light too). The model is similar to the previous one but has two ports and the compatibility with dance mats is written (and confirmed by me) among its features.
Comments: My version of this adapter has a black logo in the center instead of a blue one. It works without a driver, and it is about 10ms faster in response time in a side by side comparison with a EMS USB2. Greatly recommended.
User Report:I got this bundled with 2 playstation pads from eBay. What a piece of crap!! No drivers were included, the instruction manual was poorly written, and the device still did not work after finding and installing drivers (of which, I was directed to get by the seller from his website). My computer did not detect the device, and the LED did not even turn on. Save yourself some trouble; if you are going to buy the cheap $30/2 DDR pads off eBay, just pick up an EMS USB2 as well.
User Report: Works great. Only tested with one pad. Dance pad arrow map to buttons 13-16 without any need to start+select or configuring drivers. The model number is SAM-PCDPB2.
User Report: Confirmed working with WinXP and 2 pads. No joystick Axis problem. Just plug the pads in, map the buttons and it's good to go.
User Report: HVG2 adapter is a repacked version of the Dragon adapter. Only cosmetic difference is the packaging and the logo in the center. Included documentation still calls it the Dragon PC Double Power Box2. Works perfect with dance pads ONLY IF the included drivers are NOT installed. Without the drivers, it will map the arrows to both X-/Y-axes and digital buttons 13-16. With the drivers installed, buttons 13-16 do not exist and the arrows will only be mapped to the X-/Y-axes.
User Report:I got this bundled with 2 playstation pads from eBay, The model number is SAM-PCDPB2 No drivers are needed! Just plug the pads in and map the buttons, can handle 2 playstation pads simultaneously, No joystick Axis problem, working great - RECOMMENDED!

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PlayStation 3-in-1

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Hama
Comments: When using a Dance pad on the GameCube, you must first use a normal Gamecube controller (or a PSX controller) to turn off the rumble function; otherwise, no signal from the pad is detected. When using with a computer, the pad and adapter work okay with each other; there is no special code necessary to make the adapter sense signals from two arrows at once. The only problem is that there seems to be a delay in the signal when using a pad. I am currently using a different GlobalOffsetSeconds value to fix this.
User comment: The adapter does not work register Up+Down or Left+Right simultaneously for me.
User Report: Everything on this works for me with the controller perfectly. I do however have a problem with the metal pads. Windows makes the USB device disconnected sound and the pad stops functioning. After a few seconds it makes the device connected again noise and begins to work. This happens about every 100-200 steps.
User Report: This adapter doesn't work well with dance pads at all. My BlueShark metal pad only stays connected for a few seconds/few presses before it stays disconnected for over 15 seconds. My RedOctane ITG soft pads also disconnect, though not as frequently. The input lag is also very obvious, and I can't get the adapter to take the arrows off the joystick axis because the code doesn't work.
User Report: Support is discontinued, hama doesn't want to know about it,Device is operating as Generic USB HUB, so it needs minidriver to map inputs to HID virtual Device.Driver is working on WinXP besides manufacturer claims that it supports also Vista but it doesn't.analog rumble inputs are not supporting dead band for zero point, so then no input is detected from analog pad, in a game still can be triggered input as joystick is not returning preciously to zero point
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USB PSX Hub - 2 port

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: Vastech
Comments: This controller seems to be the same as the GreenAsia Electronics Dual Bluebox (see above). At the very least it ID's this way.
User Report: Bought this at Fry's for free with rebate. Haven't tested it out very much, but it seems to work alright.
User Report: I also bought it at Fry's and it works great (at least with on dance pad) as long as you remeber to enter the dance pad code (Up+Start+Select for 3 seconds). I'm testing with StepMania 3.90 on Mac OS X 10.4.4
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Wind Spirit

PlayStation ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: ???
Comments: This adapter does not work at all with the MadCats MCGroove BeatPad Pro, a softpad with LEDs. It doesn't register any buttons at all, and the dance pad code does not work. Buy:

PU120T


PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: Dilong
Comments: Readily available on ebay UK. It is claimed that it is DDR controller compatible but unless there is some missing code or driver, it suffers from the Axes problem. However, I am using it to good effect with my homebrew pad :)
User report: Although it suffers from the Joystick Axes Problem, I managed to get it working under Linux by writing a patch.
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Universal PS2 Controller Adapter

Number of Xbox ports per adapter: 1
Manufacturer: Mayflash
User Report: Works fine after pressing dance pad combination Up+Start+Select. (no need to hold down for 3 seconds) Dance Pad Combination registers arrows as both X/Y-axises and buttons at once. When setting up in stepmania, registers as buttons.
Buy: Play-Asia |

Dilong pu203 adapter

Number of PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: Dilong
User Report:Confirmed to work: I bought this on ebay, and it works fine! perfect everything, i think someone said that it doesn't work with 2p on 2pads? well as long as you do the joystick mapping in options on stepmania 3.9 it works... me and my bro play it all the time on pad and contoller. oh... i would like to tell all those who are new to stepmania that it is the best game ever and look forward to playing it e-mail me at el_shanana@yahoo.com if you need any help or want one of my few songs that i've made!
User Report:Confirmed to work: I bought this on ebay a month ago and got it in the mail, I plugged it in and installed the drivers that came with it in the package. After that, I plugged in my dance pad PRESSED UP + START + SELECT, which mapped the arrows as other buttons, configured my keys in stepmania, and it works pefectly. Definitely a good buy =]
User Report: Works. Bought it and did the dance code (start+select+up) and it worked flawlessly, worth the money. Recommended.
Comment: First I installed the drivers and tried to play Stepmania, but the left and right arrows would not work. After this, I TURNED OFF the auto joystick mapping in the options menu. When I do the new joystick mappings for my pad, The pad seems to work well.
Comment: Yah I've got the pu203 adapter and with a controller it works great. But I go to use my pad and despite what above says, my left and right wont work simultaneously. Neither will the up or down. I dont recommend this product at all because I haven't found a solution.
Comment: To the poster above: I have this adapter, the price was right as I got it for about $10 shipped on Ebay. With a single controller it can be made to work by holding down START + SELECT + UP for 3 seconds which puts the adapter into Dance Pad mode. You then will be able to press right and left simultaneously. I have not tested it with 2 Pads at once.
Comment: I bought this adapter of ebay and at first was conserned that this cheap thing wouldn't work. Well ir does! you have to use the UP+SELECT+STAT code it works with two pads simultaneously plugged-in how ever you have to do the code on the second mat after inserting it. Tested it with two redOCTANE pads and a "really cheap gamestop pad wich worked and i stopped because it slid like a butter over a bald monkey!
Comment: I bought this off of ebay and it seems to work fine, but like one of the other posters i cannot get it to do the up and down, or the left and right arrows simultaniously, i have found no solution. i havent found any help either off of the stepmania site. i would not say not to buy it since it works for other people, just not for me
Comment: Like the above folks, I purchased this adapter off of ebay, but the dance code does not work and I cannot press left/right or up/down simultaneously. I've installed the drivers and yet it doesn't work using WinXP SP2. Perhaps the people for whom it worked had XP SP1? Though, it doesn't work in Linux either...
Comment: This adapter works perfectly. Same problem with jumping though, but that's easily fixed by disabling auto joystick mapping in the options menu. Highly recommended!
comment: yeah i bought one of theese and whenever i start up stepmania 3.9 it does not load stepmania but when i play stepmania cvs 4.0 it works fine.
Comment: The drivers that came with the adapter gave me the axes problem. The START+SELECT+UP code doesn't work for me either. I got it to work by using a different driver- one that you can configure as a dancepad in the Control Panel(Game Controllers). Check the forum for a download link for the driver. OS: WinXP Home SP2.
Comment: Let me make this perfectly clear. This adapter does NOT work at all. The code doesnt work, it doesnt matter what drivers you download for it. Do not buy this adapter. Stepmania forums have more info about how much this adapter sucks.
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Wholesales PS2/XBOX/USB Control Box

http://www.fundepots.com/link/control.jpg

  • Used for TX3000, TX4000, TX5000 and TX6000;
  • Easily convert to your favorite PS, PS2, XBOX or PC by the 3 in 1 PS/2/XBOX/USB Control Box.
  • The XBOX and USB cables are designed with a breakaway port.


Buy: Fundepots

Steren USB/PS Controller

Number of PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
User Report: I bought this adapter and I got the Joystick Axes Problem. I was never able to fix it.

Buy: Steren |

König PS2 to USB converter

http://www.koniggaming.com/images/GAMPS2-USBCONV.jpg


Number of PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
User Report: I bought this adapter and just had to install the drivers that came with the box. Works like a charm. (WinXP & PS420N PS Dance Mat)
User Report: Just have to install the drivers. Works with a Joytech Dancepad. Dont know about playing with 2 dance-mats.
User Report: 2 dancemats do not work.. when pressing Control 2 it will respond as control 1.. Driver issue !! in hand control mode it works perfect but in dance-mat mode the problem appears
Buy: Spectravideo |

3-Port USB Hub Two-Player Adapter PSX PS2 to PC

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Number of PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Buy: DDRGame

3-in-1 PS2 / PS / GameCube / Xbox Game Controller Adapter to PC

http://dts.ystoretools.com/2628/images/200x200/game-accessory-dual-usb-adapter-hub.gif

Number of PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Buy: DDRGame

Teknos PowerGames CONVERTER FOR PS/PS2/PC P2108

Manufacturer: PowerGames
Support SELECT + START + UP combination.
Dilong PU203

ATOMIC PC PAD CONVERTER PCA.13 (CODE: 212945)

PlayStation ports per adapter: 2
Manufacturer: Atomic Accessories
Does not support SELECT + START + UP combination
User Report:the other version (code:212767 same model) supports the UP+START+SELECT combination(you need to install the driver first (it's in a floppy disk that come with the converter when you buy it or you can download it from the website.)

RockCommandos Universal Ps2 to Ps3 (usb) Controller Adapter

Manufacturer: The Ant Commandos
Comments: Can't handle simultaneous presses of Left+Right or Up+Down. Joystick Axes Problem This is using the Sixaxis PS3 Win32 Driver for PC running on Vista.

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