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Title: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: WeebeeGeebee on March 31, 2013, 10:22:12 pm
http://www.mayflash.com/Products/NINTENDOWiiU/W009.html
(http://s16.postimg.org/slhg7f7hh/Wii_U_Pro_USB_Adapter.png)

It looks as though this page is just a placeholder and this device has not actually been released yet. I don't know if I'll be getting one, given the rather steep cost of the Wii U Pro controllers. But still, the idea is pretty cool. They've also got a similar adapter for PS3 controllers.

http://www.mayflash.com/Products/PCUSB/PS3003.html
(http://s21.postimg.org/ukft8oid3/PS3_to_USB_Adapter.png)



As many on this forum have probably seen me mention, I have their wireless adapter for the original flatties (and old Wii Pro) controllers, and I'm pretty happy with its performance.

(http://s24.postimg.org/t6sb7qrkl/Wireless_CC2_USB_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: JCE3000GT on April 01, 2013, 07:18:47 pm
Cool!  I like the PS3 to XBOX360 adaptor myself...I hate XBOX controllers. :(

Anyone order anything from them before?
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: WeebeeGeebee on April 02, 2013, 11:31:00 pm
Anyone order anything from them before?

Anyone besides me, you mean? lol...

Had the wired model CC to USB adapter since Jan 6th, 2010.
Had the wireless mode since Nov. 25th, 2011.

Both are still going, and neither have ever given me any issues.
I figure I can expect the same out of the Wii U Pro controller adapter as well.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: MathUser2929 on April 03, 2013, 08:33:29 am
I dunno why they made a PS3 to PC adaptor. All you have to do is plug your PS3 controller into the PC with a mini USB cord, and then use MotionInJoy (Install the driver on the driver manager first). I've used it to play games on the PC before. There's a 360 controller emulator in MotionInJoy too, I guess that improves compatibility with some games made compatible with the 360 controller.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: WeebeeGeebee on April 03, 2013, 11:26:40 am
From what I gather this adapter (the one for the Wii U Pro controller) doesn't just do what a BT dongle and Glovepie or whatever does, it can sync up to 4 Wii U Pro controllers at a time (in Direct Input mode), those controllers will show up as HID devices which can be calibrated and viewed in Windows Gamepad Setup. If it's still HID, then that means my Joy2Key profiles should still work... I might have to swap zL and zR for L and R (since they switched places on the old Wii Pro and the Wii U Pro), though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VjLI3rNkzk

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r243/kitsune_baka/Wireless_CC_2_USB_HID.png)

I'm going to -assume- that this adapter will operate similarly to the wireless adapter for the old Wii Classic Controllers, ie: Controller enters sleep mode, press button to turn it back on, everything is still synced to the adapter. Windows still treats it like any third party USB gamepad.

Xinput I guess is for those games like Bastion that won't let you have access to the Gamepad mode unless you're using a 360 controller (but then I got around that using x360ce (fools the computer into thinking whatever you have hooked up is a 360 pad, in my case the Classic Controller).

Even though the idea might seem superfluous or stupid, I think it's nice that they make these things.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: Azkadellia on April 03, 2013, 04:15:32 pm
Avoid MotionInJoy. It's crap. It requires a constant internet connection in addition to being full of adware. If you want to use your PS3 peripherals, follow this. (http://arc-nova.org/forum/index.php?topic=211.0)
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: MathUser2929 on April 03, 2013, 05:11:05 pm
Had no idea that MotionInJoy had adware, but I think I noticed some new ads pop up after I installed it. Didn't know about the constant internet connection being required either. So under this other program, won't pressing the PS button to turn on the controller turn on your PS3? Either you'd have to unsync it with the PS3 or turn off your PS3 again each time you use the controller. Both are annoying.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: WeebeeGeebee on April 03, 2013, 09:25:06 pm
So under this other program, won't pressing the PS button to turn on the controller turn on your PS3? Either you'd have to unsync it with the PS3 or turn off your PS3 again each time you use the controller. Both are annoying.

Or just do what I do and don't have a PS3 or a Wii U or even an old Wii because I only care, and have -only- ever cared about using the controllers for playing emulators on PC... (I'm such a terrible person, lulz). Btw, I spotted a brand new black Wii U Pro controller in its box at Goodwill for $29, about $20 lower than retail. Not sure if I like it... it's kinda, ''mleh...'' I mean the buttons all feel mushy, except for the Dpad, which is pretty backwards from the usual for me when it comes to Wii controllers (Wii U Pro, wiggly dpad, loose sticks), also the analogs haven't got a 3rd of the resistance as what my old flatties have. There's no "spring back" When I go to move the sticks on the old flat CCs, I feel it and when I let go, they snap back into position pretty quick. I -do- however like the fact they replaced the clicker Start and Select with rubber.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: MathUser2929 on April 03, 2013, 10:14:35 pm
I don't think getting rid of a $300 PS3 is something I want to do just to use a Dual Shock 3 on the PC. Besides, I'd probably have to get one of those Bluetooth adaptors anyway.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: WeebeeGeebee on April 04, 2013, 12:02:05 am
I don't think getting rid of a $300 PS3 is something I want to do just to use a Dual Shock 3 on the PC. Besides, I'd probably have to get one of those Bluetooth adaptors anyway.

Wouldn't know, since I never had one in the first place. I wouldn't sink $300 into a new system anyway when all I really play is the older stuff. (Once I discovered emulators in Highschool and played Seiken Densetsu 3 and Tales of Phantasia, that was kinda it for me...) The only thing 'new' that piqued my interest was the remake / remaster of the old NES Ducktales coming out. (I remember renting [ remember renting? ] and playing the original DT game and Chip n' Dale at my cousin's house when I was like, eight). But I hear that's getting a PC release too. Yeaaaaah, I'm kind of a bad person. What some would call a "nostalgia-phile," it's not that I don't think new stuff looks 'good,' I just don't really have a vested interest in it.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: MathUser2929 on May 26, 2013, 11:54:06 am
So, is there any signed drivers to make a PS3 Dual Shock work without software? I need one that can be used by being plugged in with USB.
Title: Re: Mayflash's latest adapter (Wii U Pro controller adapter).
Post by: Sliver X on May 28, 2013, 10:04:43 pm
I wrote this a while back about using Tamamy Ikesu's Windows drivers. (http://arc-nova.org/forum/index.php?topic=211.0)

They aren't signed, but that doesn't matter if you're running an x86 flavor of Windows; even with an x64 system you can use DSEO to enable Test Mode and self-sign any drivers you want.

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So under this other program, won't pressing the PS button to turn on the controller turn on your PS3? Either you'd have to unsync it with the PS3 or turn off your PS3 again each time you use the controller. Both are annoying.

A DS3 is a Bluetooth device. It's kind of the nature of those to require pairing to a BT receiver, so once you bind it to a BT dongle you'll have to repair (https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/947/~/pair-and-assign-controllers) it to the PS3 to get them to talk again.