Brook is the way to go, well worth the investment, specially if you have more than one PS2 peripheral.
Padhacking a DC pad is no problem, hacking into the analogue signals…not so bad either and having a memory card port is always a plus. MC Pads have a switch for swaping both D-pad and Analogue stick.
Generic adapters won’t allow for D-Pad/Analogue swap. The innovation DC adapter works great 'cause it allows both PSX and Saturn, it also has a memory card port. You got options if you’re going PS2 to DC, plenty. Total Control is also a decent brand.
Some Brook adapters work with Akishop PS360+ but on USB mode, not with a PS2 RJ45 cable. Incidentally, the MC Cthulu won’t work with a PS2 to DC adapter due to the nature of the PCB looking to find console data.
Brook goes into the DC. The Brook adapter has a crucial “gamepad” mode feature so I can play all DC games and not just the arcade stick compatible ones (controller won’t be recognized in-game otherwise). The RJ45 connection from MC Cthulhu to DC only gives me Arcade Stick mode, hence my problem with games.
What do you think? I’ve asked the folks at Brook but they haven’t responded yet. I’ve ordered the adapter from Focus Attack and asked them too.
The only problem in the equation could be the MC Cthulu. If you got through the compatibility list you’ll see that is missing, however the compatibility seems to go across several makes, maybe you’ll get lucky.
The thing is when a MC Cthulu gets plugged into anything, the first thing it wants to do is send data back and forth to the console for recognition. Adapters like Brook handle this more or less the same way 'causing conflicts between the 2 and the console thus not working.
My advice, get a PS3 six axis adapter and go first party through the Brook to DC, it’ll work flawless and you’ll end up with a fine bluetooth stick and all the features you want with DC.
Awesome advice. I’ll look into that as an alternative.
And for the record and not spread misinformation, it actually does work fine with NFL Blitz. I simply didn’t have the cable connected at bootup (derp). Gamepads are actively detected in-game but not Arcade Stick Cables.