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Windows 7: Dual PSX-USB Adaptor not properly recognised

19 May 2011   #1
daplayaschamp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Dual PSX-USB Adaptor not properly recognised

I have a playsation controller adaptor which will not connect properly with windows 7.

I can see that this is a fairly common problem as there are quite a few threads on other forums about this particular issue. Unfortunately having read through all of them the solutions offered (and seemingly successful for adaptors of other makes) do not work for me.

A little history: worked perfectly on the machine I am using before upgrading from XP to 7. I didn't have to install specific drivers as the drivers XP provided were sufficient.

Symptoms: pad/Controller is not recognised in "game controller settings" (joy.cpl found in system32 folder) which on XP allowed me to configure the pad. (There is no pad showing in the window under controller) The controller does show up in the control Panel's "devices and printers" but as "HID-compliant game controller" (it also doesn't show in the device manager under "sound, video and game controllers" only in the Human interface devices tree) The pad is therefore not recognised by, amongst others, pro evolution 11.

Checks: I know the hardware I have works as I have a clever little piece of software called joytokey which substitutes buttons pressed on the pad for keys on my keyboard. Indeed I have typed this entire post using the offending pad. (I haven't really but the point is that I could have done showing that the controller is recognised to a degree and working).
Why don't you just use the joytokey software to play pro evo? I hear you ask. I do, however as good as that software is it can't mimic the two joysticks on the PS2 pad which limits the functionality I have in that game. (Like going to war and only being able to use a pistol)
The most damning piece of evidence I have to prove that the hardware works fully is that I have microsoft's very own flight simulator X and without the trickery of joytokey or any type of manual configuring I am able to control the vehicles using my playstion 2 pads. (For those of you who have never played the game, everything important is controlled using the two joysticks on the ps2 pad).
Just get an Xbox controller they are not that expensive, in fact in the time it has taken you to create this thread you could have earned enough for a few of them! My, you're a talkative fella. I could buy one but I really prefer the layout and feel of the PS2 pads.

So there we have it. The pad and adaptor work perfectly but only on games that don't require win7 to see the pad in the game controller settings.

I have tried the closest thing I could find to the manufacturers driver and one I found at another forum, (http://reabo.co.uk/_tutorials/usbadaptervista.aspx ) neither worked properly for my particular adaptor. (Pad still did not show up in joy.cpl and also caused the pad to vibrate uncontrollably and most functionality stopped in games I tested it in)

I'm fairly sure all I need is the driver windows developed for windows XP but if this is microsofts way of forcing people to buy and use one of their XBox controllers then I'll have to admit defeat.

For your information the make and model number of my adaptor are: joytech - JS-909A

Thanks for your help and sorry this is so long winded I just wanted to save you from providing any solutions I have already tried and any questions regarding information I might not have supplied


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19 May 2011   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Your device may not support Win7. That was in issue I had with my original setup. What model and manufacture is it?
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19 May 2011   #3
daplayaschamp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

wow that was a quick response

Surely it's the OS that supports the device right?

Manufacturer: Joytech

Model:JS-909A
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19 May 2011   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

As much as I hate to say this I think the Company went out of business.
And the forums noted below is people trying to get the same device working in Vista.

Sorry mate

PS2 Controller To USB Converter Driver - boards.ie
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19 May 2011   #5
daplayaschamp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yep, I tried looking for Joytech to see if they had any new drivers for win7 but could no longer find them.

However Microsoft are very much still around and if they had a working driver on XP there is no reason they can't make a working driver for win7.
I'm sure this is a minor oversight on their part and if only they knew about it they would correct it. The problem is letting someone who could do something about it know about it. In the meantime I'm just hoping someone will have worked out a way around this problem.

Also it seems to be the same problem for Vista users therefore I'm sure the solution would be the same for both OS'
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19 May 2011   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

"microsoft" drivers are generic drivers. they will not work for everything and while it may "work" it may not function properly. Much like my Webcam, in XP the picture was perfectly clear, in 7 with the generic driver the picture is grainy and dull.

There was a major change between XP and vista drivers which is why Vista took as big of a hit as what it did.

And not to make a rude comment, but do you seriously thing Microsoft will buy EVERY device and make a driver for them?
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19 May 2011   #7
daplayaschamp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I certainly don't think they will buy every device, but the fact that they had this device running perfectly on an older OS makes me wonder why it can't work correctly on the new OS. P.S. thanks for all your effort
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19 May 2011   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

As I said before When Vista came out the way drivers are handled was changed from XP. This is why Vista drievrs work with 7, but XP drivers will NOT work with Vista while they are backward compatible. Since the Manufacturer of that device is out of business unless you pay someone to make you a driver I think you may be out of luck. Honestly you can buy those for less then 4 dollars shipped off Amazon and get one thats Win 7 compatible.
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