So I just bought the Mega Man Legacy Collection for Steam and I was getting annoyed with using my Xbox 360 controller to play so I did a little research to see the best way to hook up my old controllers. I decided the bliss-box was the best solution.
This is a driverless adapter that lets you use just about any controller all the way from Atari to PS2/GCN using custom HDMI connectors. You just need to buy the right adapter. Keep in mind this isn’t a USB hub. The only USB connection is from the blissbox to the computer. It’s able to use aspects of controllers that I haven’t seen in other USB adapters, like VMU and Rumble compatibilty in Dreamcast controllers. I was surprised when it worked with my wireless RetroUSB NES controller.
It’s a little pricey at $55 for just the base board and about $120 for a bundle with 18 cables, but you definitely get what you pay for.
This item isn’t very well known, so I figures you guys deserved to know.
I bought two Raphnet Saturn adapters about five years ago. Great adapter that’s compatible with a lot of different Saturn peripherals but kinda fragile. In fact, I’m down to one now… Raphnet hasn’t stocked the things in over a year, so this might be a worthwhile alternative if my other adapter goes.
I had two of the official SLS ones. They seem to wear down a lot faster than original pads (at least they did for me anyway). The d-pads lost percision over time and the shoulder buttons stopped working altogether.
I own one too. The box claims it works with the Saturn 3D pad, but that’s not quite the case. The analog stick does register analog input, but the triggers only register digital. If you’re only buying one for digital pads, it’s sturdy and works well. Just don’t expect it to work 100% with the 3D pad.
Thanks for the info on this and the other ones mentioned. I was thinking about building a cabinet for C64 and Amiga once my current cabinet is finally complete. Maybe building in a joystick connector won’t be the worst thing of the build with something like this:)