I'm having trouble hooking up an old Playstation 2 controller (actual PS2, not a knock-off) through an adapter to my HP laptop. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. My laptop makes the customary two-tone sound that denotes a new USB connection and when I press the button between the 2 sticks ("analog") the red light comes on. So, it's being detected. However, in the game, in the utility on the disc, and in the Windows 7 controller utility, I can't get it to respond when I press ANY button or move ANY direction with the D-pad or the 2 sticks. So, I can't calibrate it or get it recognized by games.
Note: I've only tried it on MVP 2004 (I know, almost a decade now), but will keep testing as often as I can.
I've attached 5 photos for your reference
1) The dekcell (seller or brand) blue triangle thing is the PS2 --> USB converter.
2) A legit PS2 controller
3 & 4) Packaging from the Dekcell converter
Disc" included with the package
Product information can be found HERE
I know it was cheap, but I didn't find any alternatives than buying a brand new gamepad. I'm ok with that, but figured why waste two ps2 controllers.
I appreciate any help. I've been on this forum before and got some great info, so of course, I'm expecting perfection here.
Thanks to any and all who chip in.