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4. Playing Classic Console Games > Use Console Controllers on your PC

Use Console Controllers on your PC

Convert practically any video game controller into a USB joystick.

So you’re running some classic games on your PC, but the feel just isn’t right. You’re not getting the same vibe as you do playing the real thing. Maybe what you need is your old controller.

Thanks to those tireless hardware manufacturers in Hong Kong, it should be possible to use a controller from nearly any console system as a PC joystick or gamepad. For most controllers, you will need an additional piece of hardware: an adapter that lets you plug your controller into your PC’s USB port. The Xbox controller, however, is already a USB device, so we can apply the hacker spirit to connecting it to a PC by making our own physical adapter!


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