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If you ever get around to buying another adapter, I cannot reccomend the Mayflash brand adapter enough. I own and use one. My friends all have one as well. The cord is extra long. The quality is solid, and its also PC ready for when I wanna bust out some luigi's mansion on dolphin. By the way, i'd be writing some nasty emails to the company and demand reimbursement, as well as taking it back to the store.
[link] If you don’t want to wait until 2019 to play smash with GCC you can get this adapter, which works just as well as the official Nintendo one, and even works for pc. I’ve owned it for almost 2 years now and haven’t had a single issue
If you want to use your gamecube controllers this adapter works pretty well. However, it works as DirectInput, so you'll need to run an additional program to get it working with games that only support XInput. Since you mentioned using it for fighting games though, I wouldn't recommend using the GC controller for most of those. The dpad on it is pretty awful, and very few people play fighting games on analog stick (with the exception of stuff that's designed around actual analog input, but that's not most 2D fighting games). If you're not too used to playing them with controller and don't mind learning something new I'd highly recommend just playing on keyboard. It sounds weird to a lot of people for some reason, but it's much closer to an arcade stick than a controller is (and is almost identical to a Hitbox if you know what that is). If you're interested in playing on keyboard and want more info on that I'd be glad to share more.
Sorry. I'll try to add some more detail.
It was this adapter, [link].
When I first plugged it in the driver installed and I could see the 4 ports in dolphin, but it didn't recognize any controllers actually being plugged in. After I tries installing other drivers and such through other sites and tutorials, dolphin no longer sees any ports.
Buy this adapter. Everyone raves about how good it is. I have one on the way so I'll be able to comment about it later this week.
That's a different adapter than what everyone else is talking about. This is the one they're referring to.
I do own the one you linked though and it works well with no input lag. Works with any game compatible with the classic controller pro as well. With that being said, the other adapter is much more convenient to use when playing smash 4.
Not sure, but it isn't the first time the adapters have gone up on EB Games.
In terms of 3rd party adapters, there's a lot of talk about the Mayflash one.
TBH, your post would probably get better answers on /r/smashbros
I recently bought this adapter, and plugged it into my PC running Windows 10 for some Melee Netplay. It makes a noise that something has been plugged in both times, but even after installing drivers from their website and trying both PC and Wii U mode w/ driver replacement, the GC controller is not showing up. Is the use of Windows 10 the problem, or am I missing something obvious.
Also of note, the ports I am using definitely work, as they were previously used for my keyboard and mouse, and having both grey and black port do not help, although plugging in the gray adapter does not make a noise.
EDIT: Some possibly helpful information. Looking at my Device Manager, I notice a new USB Input Device with the error
"This device cannot start. (Code 10)
A top level collection was declared without a usage or with more than one usage."
I highly recommend the Mayflash 4-port as it is capable of using Native Support on -5886 like the Official Wii-U Adapter except it's only ~$20. There were rumors about it being less accurate or not calibrating as good but those are false - I asked skid and JMC about it personally on IRC (Dolphin Devs).
The other thing besides what adapter is what monitor. You can get a $170 refurbished BenQ and OC them to 75Hz to play with lag equal to CRT (technically 1ms faster) or you can get a CRT monitor for less than $50 and get a VGA -> DVI passthrough.
Without a proper monitor, you're potentially adding another frame of lag. You might be able to look up your monitor on displaylag.com. Just remember those numbers they use are only for mid frame readings so you have to double the lag they say and subtract 16.67ms to figure out the additional lag you're getting compared to a standard 60Hz CRT.
I've read somewhere that the Mayflash adapter would work on Mac with Dolphin, but I want to avoid using it as I already own the original one. My question was more about how to make that one work. I might as well buy a Mayflash but it's kind of a waste of money since I already own the other one... I'm a programmer myself, so I could in theory hack my way through it, but I would like to hear from somebody who knows better which point did we reach in the input conversion... or if it's a Dolphin problem and not an adapter/driver problem.
Edit: is this the one you mentioned?
(Reposted from yesterdays thread as I got to it pretty late)
I just installed Dolphin and I'm having problems getting my controller to work correctly.
I'm using this Mayflash adapter set to the PC setting and everything works fine except the L and R buttons. In game the R button doesn't respond and all and L works maybe every third or forth press, every other button works as programmed and I used the controller and adapter on a Wii U just now without a problem. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could try to fix it?
Hope it's not too late to get in on this thread. I just installed Dolphin today and I'm having problems getting my controller to work correctly.
I'm using this adapter from Mayflash set to the PC setting and everything works fine except the L and R buttons. In game the R button doesn't respond and all and L works maybe every third or forth press, every other button works as programmed and I used the controller and adapter on a Wii U a couple weeks ago without a problem. I don't have a second controller to test at the moment but does anyone else have any ideas of what I could try to fix it?
I also have the older, 2-port Mayflash adapter. I have not experienced significant lag with that adapter, but apparently the new 4-port Mayflash and the official adapter for gamecube to Wii-U both have lagless, native support with the newest version of Dolphin. So if you're getting an adapter, I suggest going for one of those two four-port adapters. You'd have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Alright, since I can only play with the buddies once every week or two I'm thinking of setting up the dolphin emulator and using melee in netplay, does this sub have anything to say about that?
Looking into this adapter
thanks for the reply btw!
My smash club at my school had a lot of help from another club (Leadership) in planning the events. It's important to have the sign ups for monthly tournements at a place people can easiily reach during the school day. For me they have it during lunch at our school store. I would keep the admission fee to 3$ for members and 5$ for nonmembers. Try to advertise with posters and look at your time constraints to determine the max amount of people allowed to enter. Instead of using all the money for the prize pool, you could use it for food at the event. A lot of the time, a big prize pool would attract too much attention and be called "gambling". Try to make a bracket and order of games that will be played without leaving people waiting an hour to play their round 2 game.
At my school we actually do 4 man FFA the first 2 rounds of our 48 man tournies where 2 move up and 2 go to losers in order to help with time constraints. Make sure you have a bracket that works.
edit: multiple setups is good too
if you need gamecube controller adapters buy the mayflash adapter
Wait, the adapter affects lag? I ordered this adapter, is this one good for netplay?
[Edit] switched brackets and parentheses, lol.
Do you just not know how to search the internet or something? It's all there...
I'm actually glad that they were out of stock for so long because I gave in and bought the 3rd party adapter by Mayflash. It does the exact same thing as the Nintendo one and it has a PC mode to use Gamecube controllers on the computer. It's also cheaper.Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U and PC USB
That's a mouthful but I'll give you a brief answer and you can look up the rest:
> How do I get melee on my laptop
You need to download and install Dolphin, which is an emulator for GC and Wii. Good tutorials for this, they are everywhere.
> how do i play online
Haven't done this myself, but you'll need to look for melee netplay and run it through dolphin I believe
> get a controller to work with my computer
You'll need an adapter like this one. You can also look up guides on how to set this up on your computer and how to configure controllers. There are youtube videos.
Hmm if I remember correctly the official Nintendo adapter can only be used with Dolphin. I have a Mayflash third-party adapter that has a switch between Wii U and PC. When I use Dolphin, I switch to Wii U mode. When I use as a general PC controller with x360ce I use PC mode
You buy a normal one, and then you buy an adapter. The best adapter out there is the Mayflash for $20. I would cancel f310 unless you have any other uses for it. If you need help setting up anything feel free to PM me.
Alright, I'll give it a shot. So just to make sure. Slot one will Calibrate Slot two instead of one? and sometimes the other way around? and don't worry I'm in the same boat. Should have been in bed like 5 hours ago. This really makes me want to go back to windows 7. Also would the new mayflash 4 port adapter work well with windows 10??? I might just fork over the $14 if this doesn't work.
Hey! Looking to buy this Mayflash adapter for my Surface Pro. Just wanted to confirm if it works with just the one USB. It says that the other one makes it so it vibrates or something, but I just want to make sure it operates okay with one usb because the Surface only has one usb input.
How can I use a Mayflash GameCube Controller adapter with Steam? Can anyone give me some comprehensive steps. (Going to get the adapter soon)
Do not think so, but there's this: [link]
Supposedly works on Wii U and PC. I don't have it, been planning to get it at some point, so I have no way of confirming how well it works. The reviews seem good though.
Not sure of model, but I bought this one: [link]
I just noticed that it says that the adapter works with mac under the PC mode. Does this mean I have to run my mac through bootcamp? It works fine with one controller, just nothing more than that.
The wii u GC controllers work, yeah
There isn't a universal adapter, but they're only two main choices
1) the official GC/Wii U adapter, from Nintendo
2) the four-port Mayflash adapter. This has the advantage of potentially being able to work with non-smash things but I'm iffy if the details here.
This is what I use, so I can vouch for it personally
Just play on your PC, it's super easy to use and theres virtually no input lag. Much more convenient because you can load up PM instantly rather than waiting forever on the Wii, plus you can play vs others online
Although Xbox controllers are certainly 'plug-and-play' (as you might expect, since Microsoft owns both Xbox and Windows), if you get the Mayflash 4-port Gamecube adapter, Gamecube controllers will also require no setup. The official Wii U adapter also works, but I think you have to install some drivers first (which is still really easy).
Netplay is a function of Dolphin Emulator that lets you play against anyone who has the same version (everyone is using version 7840 right now). If someone is within your state or coast, you guys can play with relatively low lag. This is definitely the way to go if you want to play with people from other colleges. You will need an adapter, and you'll need a somewhat decent computer. If you want good connection, you need a wired connection.
If you have a 1st party nintendo brand controller, you should be good to go. Just get a CRT and a wii and you can get started playing locally.
The Nintendo adapter is only meant to be compatible with the WiiU, and it is a godsend that Dolphin supports it natively. Unless you are using the Mayflash adapter which can switch to PC mode instead of WiiU mode, there is no other use for such an adapter.
I would strongly recommend getting the Mayflash adapter, here
Mayflash 4 port as seen here
When I say it did not work, it simply produced the same results as when I have the PC mode enabled.
I have a few GameCube controllers each for 15 shipped.
I also would highly recommend the mayflash 4 port adapter: [link].
This adapter allows for a great feature on dolphin where there is no input lag going from the controller to the pc. You can also find these on ebay as well for about the same price
I didn't know that thing existed. This is what everyone uses: [link]. It's cheap and gets the job done perfectly and you don't even need a Wiimote. Always go with wired everything when it comes to fighting games.
No, not multiple adapters. Multiple controllers from the same adapter. I would be using the 4 controller supported adapter shown here which would have multiple controllers from the same USB port, basically.
If you already own the WiiU, the Mayflash GCN conroller adapter works with both PC and the WiiU.
> Crypt of the Necrodancer (2) - I haven't actually managed to rope any of my friends into trying the co-op with me, but I can attest that the single-player is phenomenal.
So, I have. It's really fun.
What's even more fun (or possibly more horrifying, depending on your group of friends): Mayflash GameCube controller adapter ($16) and 1-2 Wii dance pads ($15-$20 from your local used game store). It's incredibly difficult to play but fucking hell it is fun.
I start it before, then load the game. Try both modes of input if you can't get it working.
I personally use a Mayflash adapter, so I have a dedicated PC Mode on the adapter. I'd suggest using that if you can't get it working at all.
Some people like hooking up other controllers, another great thing about gaming on PC. The Steam Controller works amazingly well for Wii motion games for example. Or you could hook up a GameCube controller using this to play Melee or Brawl.
Ah, that's a shame. I'm pretty sure only the mayflash one works.
It's not particularly expensive, so if you really want to play with gamecube controllers, you should get it.
(By cheap one that works on the wiiU, do you mean the official nintendo one? I'm unaware of any that work on the wiiU aside from the mayflash one and nintendo's official one)
So nintendo's official gamecube adapter for wii U doesn't work on pc. Something like this will though: [link]
If you're coming from smash like I did you could buy an adapter for your game cube controller
This adapter works wonders. Cheaper than the "official" one too.
As for controllers, look on /r/gamesale or craigslist, or ebay.
Assuming you mean this adapter, it 100% works with multiple controllers on the Switch, just like on Wii U. You just have to set the toggle to Wii U mode, not PC. I just tested it in Mario Kart 8 with 3 different GC controllers and 1 set of Joy-Cons (because I don't have a 4th GameCube controller). Each one worked separately and I was able to control 4 separate karts at the same time.
Would anyone know if the Mayflash Gamecube Controller Adapter let you play a four-player game with a pair of Joy Cons, a wired controller, and two GameCube controllers connected the adapter? Say, Mario Kart 8?
Well it is true that most 3rd party adapters suck, but specifically the Mayflash 4 Port is really good. It was pretty much the standard like 4 years ago when official adapters were out of stock for months. I mean just look at the amazon reviews. It has almost 2 thousand reviews, at 4.5 stars. Trust me, it's more than legit.
See if you can buy a Mayflash adaptor. They have a switch on the back that makes them work effectively like a Wii u adaptor.
They normally go for about $20
Unfortunately they're *very* hard to come by. I have been using this Mayflash Adapter since Sm4sh came out for the Wii-U, and it works fantastically on the switch version as well! I'm not sure if the official one requires it, but this has 2 USBs to connect, one of which isn't required but is used for rumble support.
If you are okay with not getting the official one, many people including myself use the mayflash one from smash 4 days on the switch/smash ultimate and it works perfectly. On top of that it works on pc too. I have had zero lag or any issues with it. Highly recommend.
awesome to know thanks
edit: this is what i might order [link]
No idea about that one but I have this one from May Flash and it works perfectly. Has good reviews too. [link]
Are you talking about this?
Mayflash GameCube Adapter for WiiU/PC
Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, PC USB and Switch, 4 Port [link]
I used this for Smash WiiU and Dolphin emulator on PC and it’s great.
But they won’t restock for another week, but it’s quicker than the official.
Edit: Still using for Ultimate and it’s still great. Sucks that they use 2 USB slots though.
this one is pretty good
It works for both Switch and PC with native support
How do I set up the Mayflash Gamecube Controller Adapter for Project64?
Here are my computer specs:
AMD Ryzen 2600X
Nvidia GTX 1070
400 GB SSD
I haven't used the adapter you linked, but this Mayflash adapter is on par with Nintendo's OEM adapter, and arguably better than the OEM adapter considering how easy it is to set up in Dolphin.
You can post a comment on the subreddit's Daily Discussion Thread, it is one of the two green posts pinned at the top /r/smashbros' front page. A new one is posted every day and they are perfect for asking quick questions.
To help you with the adapter thing, here is a link to the one I've been using. It works perfectly fine on PC, Switch, and Wii U in my experience. Good Luck!
> does this make the official wii u adapter better than the raphnet one now input lag wise ?
Yes. The new builds have native GC adapter support. This means the adapter will be lagless. AFAIK, the only two adapters that work natively with Dolphin are the official Wii U GC adapter, and the new Mayflash adapter.
As for the monitors, I have yet to actually try the new build with a native GC adapter. I'm anxious to see if the input lag is indeed indistinguishable from a CRT. According to the numbers I've seen in my hours upon hours of reading on this matter, a CRT will start displaying the next frame sooner than an LCD; but the LCD will finish the entire frame before the CRT. This is of course, assuming a gaming grade LCD monitor with low lag.
I think the only thing that's been holding back LCDs is the fact that most people have been using them with consoles instead of an emulator. Using a PC+emulator circumvents the issue of turning an analog signal into a digital one (console to LCD), since the PC's video card outputs a digital signal natively.
The mayflash wii U adapter has always had a native PC mode, costs less, was never scalped on ebay for $100+, and responds identically. I have one and it's been flawless. I never understood why more people didn't get them during the Great Gamecube Adapter Shortage of 2014. (it was still $20)!
Was it the mayflash one? That's definitely not normal and you should consider returning it. I (and many others) have this one and have no problems.
The Mayflash single port adapter is wireless. It connects to the wiimote to act as a single gamecube controller. The one I won is the 4 port mayflash adapter. Its the same as the official wii u just 3rd party.
The one I own.. and 4 bucks cheaper too
Same here, haven't tested mine on switch, but it is in fact Mayflash and works perfectly on Wii U.
(anyone reading this in the UK for the record, I live in the US, but the picture is the same and the company is also the same. Here's the link to the US one that I currently own)
I'm assuming that your controller already connects just fine to your pc. If you need an adapter, i'd recommend the mayflash
Once that's done, you should follow the guide on anther's ladder to properly set up melee for online practice. Instead of the basic 5.0 Dolphin, anther's requires 5.9 Faster Melee build of dolphin. Anyway the guide can be found here: [link]
As for online resources, ssbm tutorials has great videos detailing character specific tech (falco lasers, fox practice drills, marth chaingrab guide, etc.), universal tech (wavedashing, dashdancing, directional influence), and just general pieces of advice to newcomers.
I'd also recommend Uncle Punch training mode. This is a mod of melee's event mode designed to help practice universal tech such as L cancelling, smash di, or ledgedashing.
Dolphin is free. Go to smashladder.com and follow their guide for downloading Faster Melee's most recent version. Faster Melee is a version of Dolphin that runs smoother for online play, and is pretty much required for playing people online using smashladder.
You're gonna need to download an ISO file of melee, which is basically the game ripped from the disc. You can try googling it and it shouldnt be too hard. Careful of sketch websites.
If you've been watching for a while you might know the basic terminology already but the SSBMTutorials youtube channel has a lot of good info about the tech. Basic things like L cancelling and Wavedashing can be a little awkward to understand without being shown.
It's a little tough to get rolling if you don't have a friend to play with all the time that's at your level, but the "Friendlies" tab in smashladder should work ok.
You're gonna need a gamecube adapter. You can buy the official nintendo one, or you can get the Mayflash 4 port. They're basically identical.
Here's the adapter I use. Funnily enough you aren't even supposed to use the PC mode it features to use it with Dolphin. You'll pretty much always use Wii U mode, you just need to do some driver shenanigans in order for it to work. Here's how to do that:
Very easy to get an adapter, I got this one on amazon, works great just make sure you set up the drivers right or else Dolphin crashes. To set up netplay literally all you need to do is click a checkbox, guide is here.
In regards to laptop vs desktop: As long as you have good enough specs, doesn't matter what you run it on.
You're not letting go of the button fast enough. I'm not sure 360 controller buttons bounce back fast enough. I flick the X and Y buttons for multishining/SHDL.
You should honestly just get a Mayflash Wii U adapter and a GC controller.
Less than $40
You want one of these:
Any non Wii-U adapter is going to have lag because they don't have Native Support.
You also need a good monitor like a BenQ for example to avoid display lag.
You can also overclock those to 75hz safely to avoid some tearing and reduce input lag by ~3ms to compensate for the ~2ms lost from input processing and response time.
You can also try to find old CRT monitors that use VGA and get a DVI->VGA passthrough.
See my posts here about lag:
A lot of it is Dolphin based but in terms of explaining monitor lag, it's spot on. An important note though is Wii U's are not as good as Wiis or GameCubes - yes they fixed the adapter problem but there is lag with the emulation (around 10ms).
Don't listen to TheMysteriousMrM in regards to "tournament ready" needs to be a CRT. This is not true anymore. It was for a long time - not in 2015.
In 2015 you can use a wide variety of gaming monitors that have roughly ~2ms of display lag compared to a regular 60Hz CRT. That is plenty fast enough for competitive play and it's what every other fighting game or console game uses - they have the same ~2ms of lag. The main thing to understand is CRTs lag 16.67ms per frame and these Gaming Monitors lag ~18.67ms per frame (barely any difference). Anyway, you can look at MIOM follow up post that has a breakdown of what adapters you can buy here:
I highly recommend the BenQ RL2455HM and the Sewell HDMI adapter with a Wii. You can get refurbished BenQ's around $170 and the Sewell adapter for $30.
If you don't want to buy a Wii or GameCube, you can also just buy a $20 Wii U adapter and play on Dolphin with a Gaming Monitor as well. And with Dolphin, you can use monitors with higher refresh rates.
Leffen, Armada, Hungrybox, and Mango all practice on Gaming Monitors.
In my opinion, if you want the best picture quality, just use Dolphin. You get full RGB 4:4:4 progressive output, true internal upscaling using vectoring, anti-aliasing, and optional widescreen. You can also play against people online.
so any of it's clones work? for instance this one?
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best alternative. Works the same. Compatible with wii-u and pc.
hey man, check this one out: https://www.amazon.ca/Mayflash-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Switch/dp/B00RSXRLUE/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=mayflash+gamecube&qid=1566480085&s=gateway&sr=8-1
this is the most used gc to switch/pc adapter next to the nintendo official ones. very cheap and work great, i have bought two.
Agreed. I bought this one when the game first came out and it has worked perfectly.
Phone or tablet with SD835 or SD845 (855 soon)
A phone camera tripod mount.
And a 17 year old Wavebird.
You do not need to carry both of them around. You can use the button re-mapper function on the included smashbox's software to mimic the hitbox layout. It will support all fighting games that offer legacy controller support, if you have a mayflash adaptor (https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Switch/dp/B00RSXRLUE?th=1).
I have the following re-mapped profile saved and simply load it up if i want to use it as a hitbox. You won't have a PS button, but you will have start/options.
This would be the button reassignment (compare with PS4 controller)
X= X; Y= Y; A= A; B= B; Z= RB/R2; L = LT/L1; R= R1/RT; A+B = LB/L2
Left = X1; Down = X2; Right = Y2; Up = Y1
- Set Mayflash adapter switch to “PC” for use on PS4.
I never use my right thumb for up, only the left thumb. So, it works for me. You can also dual mod the smashbox by installing a ps4+ brook board or Brook UFB in it and switch back and forth between the PCBs if you want your PS button, touchpad button, etc. It may be your ALL-BOX!! : )
Says in stock 1/15 for $25
Also worth checking if GameStop has any in store by you: [link]
Thanks. This one? Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, PC USB and Switch, 4 Port [link]
If you are in the US, Amazon has them in stock. 17 bucks.
Or usb Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, PC USB and Switch, 4 Port [link]
I ordered the one below. It originally said 3 weeks but I got it in 5 days.
I have been using this adapter since playing on the Wii U. It's been working very well on the switch, and I also use this on my PC when playing Melee online
Has anyone used either of these 3rd party GC adapters with Switch? Any issues? The Nintendo one shows as out of stock until May 2018 here in the UK.
MayFlash on Amazon
Unsure of brand on Amazon
I use the MayFlash WiiU one. It works just fine on switch.
Here is the one that worked for me: Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, PC USB and Switch, 4 Port [link]
Does the 4 port mayflash gamecube controller adapter work with ultimate?
It's not necessarily cheaper (Mayflash actually makes a 4 port adapter too, for USD $20), but I think it looks very nice.
Unfortunately, I have no clue about which adapters do or do not work. I don't own one of the raphnet adapters, I'm just going off the info on the order page.
I personally use this Mayflash knockoff of the Nintendo adapter. To my knowledge, it's functionally identical to the official one and also has a DirectInput mode you can toggle for PC games and the like. Only £14, too--funny how the imitator is superior to the innovator.
As for the D-pad thing, I recall the N64 Zelda games mapping the GameCube D-pad to the L button for map toggling. I could be wrong, but if I'm not, I really don't think including that is worth the effort.
This is more so outside of the realm of the adapter's intended purpose, but the only alternative D-pad mapping I can think of is mapping it to the analog stick. It could be useful for playing 2D games that only support analog input for movement, with examples in mind being Four Swords Adventures on the GameCube and the Touhou games on PC. Again, this feature would be for a very niche audience, so it's really up to you as to whether or not it's worth the trouble.
Also, I also forgot to ask: what is the N64 L button mapped to? I was thinking about using this for NES/SNES VC and the Game Boy Player.
those have the GCN port and not the wii nunchuk/nes classic port. for the GCN controllers Nintendo sells an official adapter that many have since copied to use gcn controllers on the switch. like this one;
I've been playing with this for a while (4 players MK8 with an old-school feel to it). Totally worth it.
Mayflash's adapter is really good! It's a 1:1 copy of Nintendo's official (https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Switch/dp/B00RSXRLUE). As for controllers, they are pretty expensive right now but since Nintendo is about to make a few new batches of gc controllers it might be best to buy a used for now and wait until the new controllers become available.
You should grab a 3rd party one now before they don’t re-release and sell out again.
This one has been great for me, and I can use it on pc.
I bought this and it works with the wired controllers:
You need an adapter to make it work. I use the $20 Mayflash adapter, it works for PC, Wii U and Switch, and Dolphin emulator.
Haven't used that one, but this one is generally considered the best AAIK. Longer cable than Nintendo's and works easy on PC.
I have the one mayflash made and it works wonderfully.
You can easily buy a Gamecube adapter on Amazon.
I have the cheap $20 third party Mayflash version. There is also an official Nintendo adapter is sold on Amazon for about $90. The Mayflash will allow 4 player multiplayer with gamecube controller for Mario Kart 8. I played through Mario & Rabbids on a Gamecube controller with the Mayflash with no issues.
here ya go
Yeah, this Mayflash was my first choice. The question was more about whether a GameCube controller is even worth using on a PC in the first place.
Does anyone know if this adapter works:
Just gotta grab one of these and do a small bit of configuring. They even make one for wiimotes. I've got both, and they're pretty awesome.
Amazon link for OP: [link]
Do you know whether a GameCube adapter via USB can plug into the Galaxy S8, to use multiple GameCube controllers? Here's an example of the adapter working with a bigger Samsung tablet, but I'm curious whether multiple controllers can plug in with the S8.
Specifically for multiplayer Super Smash Bros. Melee. Thanks a bunch!
Do you know whether a GameCube adapter via USB can plug into the Galaxy S8, to use multiple GameCube controllers? Here's an example of the adapter working with a bigger Samsung tablet, but I'm curious whether multiple controllers can plug in with the S8. Thanks!
Mayflash Controller Adapter Issues
I have the 4 port Mayflash controller adapter that I use for my PC. Whenever I restart my system, it always freezes when booting up expect when I unplug my Mayflash controller adapter. I can't figure out how to fix this problem and was wondering if any of you lovely people on Reddit did. I also use to have a purple controller adapter that only had two ports and I had the same problems with it. Please let me know if you have had this issue and if you've had any luck fixing it. Thanks!
im using a mayflash
This: and don't skimp. Get the rPi 3, get one of these, disassemble it, and wire it up to the controller ports on the game cube, use the power supply to power one of these internally, and get one of these and wire it up to the power switch. Then figure a way to reuse one of the back ports with an HDMI extender.
... or whatever.
Have heard only bad things about the 2 port, not sure if it actually has any issues but still probably best to avoid it. Get the 4 port instead. amazon link
edit: Here's the official smashladder controller guide. Definitely read this if you haven't already.
yeah no I found an adapter. Just need a controller.
Mayflash gamecube adapter for 16 bucks
I use this GameCube adapter with a white USB type c OTG I found in the audio section at Walmart.
Make sure it's the mayflash 4 port adapter and not the 2 port one
It was this model [link]
And yes, I am using the native wiiu mode for the dolphin 5.0 version.
You can, even on PC: [link]
On the BC Wii it has 4 Gamecube ports.
You'll have to get an adapter too, I reccomend the mayflash 4 port: [link]
Just follow this guide to set up, it's very quick: [link]
Make sure to read the whole guide, USE WII U MODE NOT PC MODE FOR DOLPHIN
I use one of these, which has a WiiU mode/PC mode switch on the back.
This is the one I use as it has a "PC" setting. Haven't had any issues with it.
There's a super easy guide for setting it up too.
This one: [link]
Stay away from 3rd party gamecubecontrollers.
They are horrible and won't last long. Atleast every single one i had yet.
Spend the extra money and buy original gamecube controllers from Nintendo. Trust me it's worth it. If there is any aspect of Nintendo's hardware to praise that it'd be it's resilliance.
The "Mayflash GamecubeController adapter for PC and Wii U" and "Nintendo GamecubeController adapter for Wii U" have native support and function perfectly in dolphin so you don't have to worry about input lag or button configuration or anything else.
Seriously, there is no better way to play gamecube (&Wii) games on pc than with orginial controllers and one of those two adapters.
I've used 4 Gamecube controllers with the Mayflash Gamecube adapter that has the PC/Wii U switch along with 4 Wii U Pro controllers with the Mayflash PC adapter and gotten 8-player to successfully work. I haven't needed to use any programs like x360ce so it seems as though it'll at least accept PC controllers (as opposed to Xbox controllers which likely work too). You just have to get used to how the buttons are placed, which is generally well-done on the Gamecube controller.
So, to more specifically answer your question, you can definitely use a basic Gamecube to USB adapter if it's the Mayflash one. The Nintendo one likely works with a bit more effort, here is an article that hopefully will help. Disclaimer: I haven't tested this method since I have the Mayflash adapter; also the article is from 2014, however the website seems trustworthy on the subject.
Also, I haven't tried PS4, Xbox 360, or Xbox 1 controllers, however I have had success mixing two different types of controllers (mentioned above) with success, so I would imagine it'd still work (as long as the PC recognizes the controllers).
Yeah sure man, either get the Mayflash adapter (which I'd recommend because it has "native" mode, and PC mode, so you can freely use it with other games besides dolphin):
Or you can get the official Nintendo adapter, which looks better and also works (and you've got the official Nintendo quality):
What about this adapter ? It comes with 4 ports and it's cheaper.
Hello, I just bought RoA and I've got the same results as this using the Mayflash adapter and this controller, but when I'm on any character select screen (versus mode, practice mode, etc..), the cursor slowly moves up automatically. Yet, when I use THIS controller, everything is perfectly fine. This leads me to believe the problem is with that first specific controller. Any thoughts or comments? I could keep using the black one, but I want to use the white one perfectly as well.
As they probably will be. You live in US? I just buy 'em off amazon
The third party mayflash WiiU one works just as well: [link]
I use a Mayflash adapter to play with a GameCube controller, so the controls are identical to the original game.
Something like this, Then just map the buttons as you would with any controller in pcsx2.
The 4 port one. This one [link]
I own this adapter and it works well.
It wasn't being detected by my PC when I had it set to Wii U mode.
Sure do! You can use the one that accompanies a Wii U, but I use this one. If you are looking for a place to do some matchmaking, check out Anther's Ladder. I can normally find a match in under a minute, and Project M is much less popular than melee. There are guides for setting up Netplay on that website, and that whole community is super friendly.
[link] I got this one, not the Nintendo one.
You can use an Xbox 360 controller, a ps3/4 controller with the ds4 tool or use GameCube controllers with the Wii u or third party adapters like this one.
You can use these controllers for steam games as well.
Will this one work?:
I use this one for RoA, Melee and PM:
I use this mayflash adaptor which is only 15$ right now. [link]
Which netplay adapter do you guys recommend?
if you have a GC remote, the barrier to entry is about 15$: [link]
To use gamecube controllers on a pc use this
Native support w/ Dolphin and it works for Wii U Smash as well, plus it's four ports, can't really beat it at the price point, mayflash is a good brand for stuff like this.
[link] Works perfectly zero lag
That sucks to hear. If you can afford it there's a Mayflash one for 15 bucks on Amazon.
Sorry didn't know that this is the link to the exact one I picked up.
Good! I would suggest you to buy a GC controller and a GC adapter. Using it for the first time is pretty easy. After you have installed the adapter, Dolphin uses it natively.
Here, on Amazon for less:[link]
It doesn't seem like you tried to look around much at all.
Don't spend $40 on the official one. Get the Mayflash for $16, it works just as good, plus has a PC option.
The mayflash adapter is probably the best one out there because there is no lag, and works great for both wiiu and pc, plus it $30
You buy one of these! Official Nintendo ones work too but the Mayflash adapter has a PC mode to use for other games. Plus it's cheaper.
I would not suggest getting that adapter as it does not support Dolphin's direct connect feature. A better option is Mayflash's newer PC/Wii U adapter: [link]
Even though I don't know that forum post you are talking about, there is a solution. You can buy a Wavebird Gamecube controller and GC adapter (Preferably Mayflash) from amazon! And don't worry, the WaveBird controller works with the adapter :) It has been tested before. Hopefully this helps and benefits you!
GC Maylflash adapter ($15):- [link]
Proof that the Wavebird Works: [link]
It was from the vendor Shop4Fun.
The Mayflash Wii U and PC adapter.
No, as far as I can tell. But it is great this for $14
You found the two-port one for $4? [link]
Mayflash adapter (no input lag, and also features a built in PC switch), game used from a local store or from amazon, and for the Wii U I
would suggest getting a refurbished Wii U. They come straight from nintendo and are in near perfect condition. My friends and I all got our systems this way and have had no issues.
So I recently bought a mayflash adapter and it is not being detected in Dolphin, and I need help!
The Mayflash adapter is a cheap alternative to the official adapters that are impossible to find, and you can also train with the Hori battle pad if you insist on not using a Mayflash adapter.
If you have the money to be traveling to tournaments, you have the money to invest in the equipment for those tournaments.
For adapters I'd recommend the Mayflash Adapter. The Hori Battle Pad is also a good choice. If you go with the Mayflash Adapter, Nintendo's Official Gamecube Controller works great.
They cost $15
This is the one I got.
Non-Nintendo brand adapters are fairly cheap. The Mayflash Adapter is only $22.00 and most people say it works perfectly fine.
sorry yes 4.02 and this adapter
Wait, so none of these count?
or go third party because way cheaper
Some have gotten it, but it's not common or easy.
You'd want this: [link]
bought this today. [link]
Wondering if it will work for dolphin on a mac.
Its this one, right?
The one with 2 ports is not natively supported by dolphin, and that's most likely what is causing the input lag. I had this adapter a while ago and it lagged pretty bad (I'm assuming this is the one you have?). I recently bought this adapter and have almost zero noticeable lag on my 2 ms response time monitor.
If you are talking about these, they support rumble, but don't work with VC. These act like gamecube adapters.
These are probably what you're referring to. They will have some extra lag, but will work on both Wiis and Wii Us. Anything that you can use a classic controller with, this will work with. So yes, most VC games.
Go get a mayflash one, or any other knock off. They work just a well (if not better: PC mode).
I know this one does (you might be able to find it cheaper on ebay): [link]
The original Nintendo ones are extremely hard to find, and nearly impossible to purchase right now unless you want to pay upwards of $60 from a seller on Ebay. A few companies are making third-party ones such as Mayflash and KELUX. They may be your best options.
OP and everyone that talks good about them are referring to this one
That one, would probably work for at home. If you're talking about the official 4-port adaptor, I was talking about this Mayflash one. Everyone says its identical plus a PC mode.
Everyone says this Mayflash one is identical to the official one under the hood. If you're in desperate need, I'd say definitely pick it up. It was $35 last night and the price continues to go up.
I've got the Mayflash adapter and it works perfctly
It'll be out on Amazon in 4 days
just get the mayflash adapter. its already out [link]
Is that not this [link]
There's a knockoff available:
Are you talking about this one?
I'm currently using this GC controller adapter.
From what I've tried so far it only works when I insert the usb to the USB port and inside the switch hub.
With that in mind. Does anybody know if an Ethernet adapter will work when connected to the outside USB port of the switch hub?
anyone know if I should be buying the official Nintendo gamecube adapter, or will this be fine? The real one is just way more expensive.
Mayflash adapter is good and what's usually recommended.
Here's one that's 15 bucks. The mayflash adapters work on PC and WiiU pretty well. [link]
I personally use a USB to gamecube adapter like this one to play gamecube games, rather than just one controller.
Absolutely nothing wrong with the Mayflash one, and it's five dollars cheaper.
I'm afraid I don't know. But the Mayflash Adapter is amazing, and works on both the Wii U and PC. I recommend it!
If you are using the Mayflash adapter, this wiki article doesn't apply to you. This is for Nintendo's official adapter.
I use the Mayflash adapter and I didn't have to do anything. It was just plug and play.
Practicing online Melee isn't inherently a bad thing. It's really useful in learning the matchups. Depending on your setup/connection though, it may or may not be good for tech skill.
Right now for Melee the best adapters you could use are the 4 port Nintendo Wii U adapter, and the 4 port Mayflash clone. Both of those are natively supported by Dolphin version 5886 (which you should download). I've been using the Mayflash clone with a CRT monitor, and it's beautiful.
Here's a link to the adapter I use. It's about $16, can be used on PC and Wii U if you have Sm4sh, and is actually in stock unlike the Nintendo counterpart.
I agree with the myflash. I got it the other week and it works perfectly. its also only $15 right now on amazon.
You can get unofficial ones. This one for example has pretty good reviews online.
If you wanna play optimally for when the game comes out, you should buy a Gamecube Controller adapter [link] (this is a third party one, but it works better than the first party one.), and ofc a Gamecube controller to go with it [link] . There are cheaper controllers, but they're all third party and not very good at all. The Gamecube controller is actually considered the only actual good controller to use for competitive , so you should buy these.