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· No sir, I don't like it.
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On the converter:

One thing I've noticed is that most converters don't have 64bit driver support. This means that if you upgrade to a 64bit version of Windows in the future, your converter will no longer work properly (if at all) I have 2 Radioshack PSX to USB converters and they work great, but now that I'm running Windows 7 64bit, I've been able to see firsthand the troubles in going 64bit. There are no 64bit drivers available and there won't ever be any because Radioshack no longer makes that converter any more.

Instead, you might want to look at getting a PSX look-alike controller like the Logitech Rumblepad 2. A wireless version is available and it has much better driver support (including 64bit) unlike most of the crappy drivers that often come with a converter. ;)

Rumblepad 2

Cordless Rumblepad 2
 

· No sir, I don't like it.
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The Rumble Pad 2 is nice, but still takes some time to get used to. The analog sticks are a bit "taller" than the ones used on a PSX/PS2 controller, so you have to move them a bit more to equal the same travel distance on an authentic PSX/PS2 gamepad.

On the other hand, you can pick up that converter at Walmart for $10 and just reuse your PSX/PS2 gamepad. No need to get used to a new gamepad by doing this.;)
 

· No sir, I don't like it.
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Not really. The PS3 controller only works via USB. Even so, it's only through unofficial drivers that are only available for 32bit OSes.

Besides, they're expensive.:p
 

· No sir, I don't like it.
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Nope.

Sony is, afterall, one of the least consumer-friendly brand names out there. Even if they did offer official drivers they would likely suck. I don't know of any Sony brand software that I can honestly say is good without biting my tongue.
 

· No sir, I don't like it.
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No difference in performance. A converter is desirable because instead of trying to get a near match, you can just use the original controller.
 
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