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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.
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
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!
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.
> 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
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