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.

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."


  • 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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