How to Make a PS2 Controller Work for a PC


One of the great functions of the PS2 was the dual shock controller. The controller, which originated with the original PlayStation, has been a staple of the gaming giant ever since. Those people who also play games on PCs and wish they could bring the controller with them are in luck. There is a way.

Things You'll Need

  • PS2 adapter
  • Purchase the PS2 adapter from the website provided in Resources below.

  • Plug the adapter into a PC's USB port.

  • Plug the PS2 controller into the adapter.

  • Launch the desired game.

  • Click on "Options."

  • Go to "Controller Configuration."

  • Test the movement on the thumb joysticks to make sure the movement is picked up.

  • Select "OK."

Tips & Warnings

  • Because of the PS2's wide controller port plug in, it is not possible to use it on a PC without the adapter.

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