snes to xbox controller

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by powzoom, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. powzoom

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    I'm trying to use a SNES controller on my original xbox. I understand how the snes controller works and I'm able to read its output. However, I can't find any info at all on the original xbox controller protocol. I know it's usb and I know someone somewhere must have done this before. I'd like to plug in my snes controller into a pic -> have the pic read it -> then have the pic send out an xbox signal to the xbox. Anyone have links to documentation or helpful info?
     
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  3. powzoom

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    thanks for the link. I'm still at a loss as for what to do with that information though. Does the xbox constantly poll the controller? I need to read more about how usb communication works. Any ideas how to implement this?
     
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  5. Dragonblight

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    oh man, that seems so cold. the USB specification sheets are deep as hell and dry to boot.

    I would personally suggest a direct 32 pin button to button mix up, saving time and, well, time. Figuring out usb, much less a console's usb is not the easiest. (I don't know if it's some proprietary data standard or not, but knowing that it's microsoft, if it were a standard ole HID i would be amazed)

    They actually sell snes to USB converterers in different places. I know it's against the spirit of these forums to suggest a commercial device to someone, but hell, i'm way too lazy* to work that one out on a software level.

    http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Smartjoy-Controller-Adapter-Converter/dp/B0009VIZSY

    * = and drunk
     
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