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April 12, 2010 // 10:55 pm - I did this cheap PS2 to PS3 Guitar Hero 3 adapter a few months back, but only about a month after I bought my PS3.

So, I bought my ps3, with GH3+guitar. I made a custom PS2 guitar a while back so I thought it would be nice to use with the PS3. A cheapoo PS2-usb adapter worked with the controllers, but not with the guitar.

To not start from scratch, I found a PS2-USB adaper at http://vusb.wikidot.com/projects2usb but needed some "finetune" to work as a guitar.

First: mine only support one controller/adapter

Second: the HID descriptor had to be modified (copied what was possible - due to limitations of slow USB device class)

I've dumped the descriptor of my guitar so you can experiment with it, if you want. Download: USB HID_gh3_n2.rar

And at last: added a code to switch the controller to analog mode, so the whammy should work too. (you can connect before or after the adapter is powered, no special combo needed)

Source, binary and etc (avs include absolute path!) Download: Source.rar

Results: the adapter works great, fast, virtually no lag BUT i was unable to identify why the star-power is in constant active state :s

P.S.: it only works with PS2 GH controller (or analog controller with constanly pressed left D-Pad)

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#14 - kidkadian - April 29, 2010 // 10:51 am
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thanks for the link as well, i have been looking for somthing like this!

#13 - caixaveloz - April 29, 2010 // 7:07 am
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Quote Originally Posted by CodeKiller View Post
I used the tutorial on this page: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-PS2-Guitar-Hero-controller-out-of-sc/?comments=all to my ps2 guitar. The only difference, you don't have to build the body, just replace the electronics.

thanks i will give a try, but i dont have much skills.

#12 - Marmazon - April 27, 2010 // 3:17 pm
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Nice work, thanks! Im definitely going to try this out, gonna save me a lot! Although would be interesting to know if it could be done by wired connection also hmmm...

#11 - CodeKiller - April 27, 2010 // 7:47 am
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Quote Originally Posted by caixaveloz View Post
can you make a tutorial for me? you have a lot experience...

I used the tutorial on this page: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-PS2-Guitar-Hero-controller-out-of-sc/?comments=all to my ps2 guitar. The only difference, you don't have to build the body, just replace the electronics.

#10 - caixaveloz - April 27, 2010 // 7:32 am
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Quote Originally Posted by CodeKiller View Post
well.. as far as the star power problem doesn't bother you...

can you make a tutorial for me? you have a lot experience...

#9 - CodeKiller - April 27, 2010 // 7:23 am
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Quote Originally Posted by caixaveloz View Post
my wireless receiver is broken, will be possible make a wired guitar based on a dual shock controller? is this possible?


well.. as far as the star power problem doesn't bother you...

Quote Originally Posted by maxman94 View Post
this is pretty nice, i'm looking forward to getting some more use out of my ps2 guitars. does this also work for rock band/ guitar hero world tour drum kits?


Sorry, but i don't have infos about any of these 'instruments'. If you can find/provide me the the HID descriptors and PS2 button-assignment of these, i can do a modified verison of the code.

#8 - caixaveloz - April 24, 2010 // 9:19 pm
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my wireless receiver is broken, will be possible make a wired guitar based on a dual shock controller? is this possible?

#7 - maxman94 - April 24, 2010 // 6:50 pm
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this is pretty nice, i'm looking forward to getting some more use out of my ps2 guitars. does this also work for rock band/ guitar hero world tour drum kits?

#6 - d3adliner - April 13, 2010 // 4:51 pm
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The Universal PS2 to PS3 Adapter from TAC works perfectly. The one from Pelican is garbage.

http://www.theantcommandos.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=43

#5 - laggmaster - April 13, 2010 // 11:55 am
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Codekiller i wish i could give you a metal for this because thats awesome (i wonder if we could wire over ps2 controllers over the same way?) if i hadnt imported the adapter along with the memorycard reader when i first bought the ps3 i would probably be jumping all over this and trying it out myself.