Following up on yesterday's report on using Dance Dance Revolution pads with your computer for music, we've got more on PSmaX from its creator. PSmaX is an applet developed in Max/MSP that lets you hook any PlayStation controller to your Mac or PC via USB. Here's Mike Chames:

The input in PSmaX is handled through  the Max/MSP
'hi' (or human interface) object.  Whilst it has been in beta
production for some years (by others in the Max/MSP community), it was
included as a standard object with the release of Max/MSP v4.5.1.

The Joytech Dual PS2-to-USB Converter that PSmaX uses supports many
different types of controllers (including the fishing rod thingy?!),
these can be setup (easily) on the packaged Joytech driver on Windows
XP (Mac OS X does not require this driver, just the device).

I've only managed to test a few controllers so far with PSmaX, but I
add that due to the hardware side of PSmaX, it tends to favor official
Sony, or Joytech products.

Thanks, Mike! And thanks, Chris @ Pixelsumo
who's in the Medialab Arts course with Mike. If you're ready to play,
hit Google and eBay and look for "ps2 fishing rod" and "ps2-to-usb."

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    I have read a link about this and certain people having lock ups when using the Joytech usb/ps2 joystick adapter.

    Unfortunately I couldnt find the answer I was looking for :no:

    I get lock ups when using it. I took it to a mates house and checked it on his PC and it was fine so started to think the problem must be the retail drivers as i didnt install them on his machine but did on mine.

    I cant find a way of uninstalling the driver which came with the disk. I have emailed Joytech loads of times but not even an attempt was made at a half arsed excuse

    Does anyone know if a third party driver is available? Or if i install the Mayflash drivers will they work with a Joytech product? or simply to uninstall the original drivers?

    Its driving me mad!!

    I play a lot of BF2 on the pc and play pro evo and driving games on the ps2.

    It would be great if I could use the ps2 pads on my pc.