Controller:DualShock 2

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DualShock 2
DualShock 2 cover
XInput support
Predecessor
DualShock
Successor
Sixaxis
DualShock 3
DualShock 2 on Wikipedia

Key points

Main difference between the Dualshock 1 and 2 controllers is that the face buttons are pressure sensitive on the Dualshock 2.
Features 12 analog inputs. The buttons are pressure-sensitive, with up to 255 levels of sensitivity.
Has twin Dual Shock motors rumble.
Requires adapter to connect to PC. Not every USB adapter supports pressure-sensitive buttons.
Lacks native XInput support, requiring the use of an XInput wrapper (see Windows) for games that do not support DirectInput or the controller natively.
PS2 emulators for PC support pressure-sensitive buttons. DualShock 2 support is still in progress.

Inputs

  • 2 × clickable analog sticks (8-bit precision): L3, R3
  • 4 × pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons: L1, R1, L2, R2
  • 4 × pressure-sensitive action buttons: , , ×,
  • 4 × pressure-sensitive directional buttons (d-pad): , , ,
  • 3 × digital buttons: sᴛᴀʀᴛ, sᴇʟᴇᴄᴛ, ᴀɴᴀʟᴏɢ

Availability[edit]

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

Controller variations[edit]

The Analog Controller (SCPH-10520) is a variant of the DualShock 2 controller, lacking force feedback.

Use with PC platforms[edit]

Windows[edit]

XInput wrapping[edit]

Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.

DualShock XInput Wrapper[edit]

Play.com USB adapter only
Step One[edit]
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Plug-in the desired controller and let Windows install any default drivers if needed.
  2. Download the DualShock XInput Wrapper.
  3. Extract the ScpServer folder inside the root directory of the main Local Disk location.
Step Two[edit]
Make sure to follow these steps in the right order, choose the appropriate system from the list.
Do not erase the ScpServer folder after installing the wrapper, if needed it can be hidden instead.
Windows 8 and Windows 10

Run ScpServer\Binaries\SCPDriver.exe and install the driver.

Windows 7[citation needed]
  1. Download and install the Xbox 360 Controller Drivers.
  2. Run ScpServer\Binaries\SCPDriver.exe, check the Force Install checkbox and install the driver.
Windows XP and Windows Vista[citation needed]
  1. Run ScpServer\Binaries\SCPDriver.exe, check the Force Install checkbox and install the driver.
  2. Download and install the Xbox 360 Controller Drivers.

Steam[edit]

Can be recognized as Xbox 360 controller but after manual assignment. The controller cannot be found in Supported Controller Database, so Steam recognizes it as a standard DirectInput device.
Do not support pressure-sensitive face buttons.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Works natively over Mayflash PS2 Controller Adapter.[1]
Buttons are mapped incorrectly and must be remapped manually.
Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit and disable video and audio streaming.
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Hardware[edit]

Adapters[edit]

Bliss-Box Gamer-Pro[edit]

Directly compatible with PC. No driver needed, just plug and play. It’s ready to use right out of the box, no special software is required with the exception of firmware updates.
Supports pressure-sensitive face buttons.
Supports vibration (Rumble/Force Feedback).
Hot swapping capabilities. Auto-pause if the controller is disconnected.
Easily upgradable via firmware update.
Future proof /expandable (all that is required is a new cable and a firmware update).
Each port is independently upgradable so they can run different firmware if needed.
The 4-play requires pressing reset button (that is next to the HDMI port) after connecting the controller.
In the older firmware and explained in the 1.0 manual, user can assign only 4 pressure-sensitive buttons to the dial, slider, z-axis, z2 axis. However, the 2.0 firmware has the ability to read all 12 pressure-sensitive buttons but it needs to be utilized by a dedicated application[2].

Mayflash 3 in 1 Magic Joy Box[edit]

Just plug and play, no driver needed.
Only for one player.
Supports only pressure-sensitive axis, which can be assigned to two from 12 pressure-sensitive buttons (2 triggers or two from 12 pressure-sensitive face buttons). Assigning two buttons as "analog", locking other buttons in "digital" mode.
Compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8 32 bit and 64 bit, Windows 10.
Support all buttons on the game controller.
Support both digital and analog modes (for pressure-sensitive buttons), three players can play simultaneously (but requires Xbox and GameCube controllers).

Mayflash Super Dual Box Pro[edit]

Converts any PS/PS2 game controller for use on PC. Compatible with Windows XP/2000/ME/9X.
Works with PS/PS2 gamepads, steering wheels, and dancing mats.
Supports only pressure-sensitive axis, which can be assigned to two from 12 pressure-sensitive buttons (2 triggers or two from 12 pressure-sensitive face buttons). Assigning two buttons as "analog", locking other buttons in "digital" mode.
Supports Auto-fire function for all buttons via PC interface.
Re-maps all the buttons as you need.
Allows 2 players to play at the same time.
Supports pressure-sensitive face buttons.
Supports vibration (Rumble/Force Feedback).

Expansions[edit]

SplitFish Motion FX Adapter[edit]

DualShock 2 with SplitFish Motion FX Adapter.
DualShock 2 with SplitFish Motion FX Adapter.
Just clip the motion tilt-sensor adapter onto your wired Sony dual shock controller and experience faster game response and a whole new layer of control. Television sensor strips are not required.
Compatible with all PS2 games.
Cross hair tilt indicator.
Adjustable motion sensitivity: sᴇʟᴇᴄᴛ+/sᴇʟᴇᴄᴛ+×. One button operation.
Swap between motion control and analog stick. Great for flight sims & driving games.
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

Support in games[edit]

Games with generic DirectInput support are supported by the controller, however, button placements may be out of place and need to be rebound. Refer to game-specific articles for rebinding support.

Games with pressure sensitive face buttons support[edit]

For a list of games, see List of games that support Pressure-Sensitive Face Buttons.

Pressure-sensitive face buttons are not recognized by PC games yet.
Emulators like PCSX2, RPCS3 and Cxbx-Reloaded do not recognize pressure-sensitive face buttons from DualShock 2 yet. Controller will require DualShock 3 emulation to be recognized.
See GiantBomb's List - Games where pressure sensitive buttons play an important part.

Games with DualShock button prompts[edit]

Total number of games: 862.
Please note, that this is only list for games that offer DualShock button prompts.
Some may require use of DualShock 4 emulation. Refer to game-specific articles for details.
Game Series Developer Publisher First release Available on
11-11 Memories Retold Aardman Animations, Digixart Bandai Namco Entertainment November 9, 2018
Windows
20XX 20XX Batterystaple Games, Fire Hose Games August 16, 2017
Windows
30XX 20XX Batterystaple Games
Windows
428: Shibuya Scramble Spike Chunsoft Spike Chunsoft September 4, 2018
Windows
7 Days to Die The Fun Pimps
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A Hat in Time Gears for Breakfast October 5, 2017
Windows
macOS (OS X)
A Plague Tale: Innocence A Plague Tale Asobo Studio Focus Home Interactive May 14, 2019
Windows
A Robot Named Fight! Matt Bitner September 7, 2017
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A Short Hike adamgryu April 5, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
A Way Out Hazelight Electronic Arts March 23, 2018
Windows
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Ace Combat Project Aces Bandai Namco Entertainment January 31, 2019
Windows
Adventures of Chris Guin Entertainment Graffiti Games October 8, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Adventures of Pip TicToc Games June 4, 2015
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Aegis Defenders GUTS Department Humble Bundle February 8, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Aer: Memories of Old Forgotten Key Daedalic Entertainment October 25, 2017
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
AI: The Somnium Files AI: The Somnium Files Spike Chunsoft September 17, 2019
Windows
Airheart Blindflug Studios July 24, 2018
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Alder's Blood Shockwork Games No Gravity Games April 10, 2020
Windows
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Alex Kidd Jankenteam, Merge Games Merge Games June 22, 2021
Windows
Aliens: Fireteam Elite Alien Cold Iron Studios Focus Home Interactive August 24, 2021
Windows
Alone With You Benjamin Rivers February 9, 2017
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Alt-Frequencies Accidental Queens, ARTE France Plug In Digital May 16, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Alwa's Awakening Alwa Elden Pixels February 2, 2017
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
American Fugitive Fallen Tree Games Curve Digital May 21, 2019
Windows
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Panache Digital Games Private Division August 27, 2019
Windows
Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe Angry Video Game Nerd FreakZone Games Screenwave Media October 30, 2020
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust Anodyne Melos Han-Tani, Marina Kittaka Analgesic Productions August 12, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Another Metroid 2 Remake: Return of Samus Metroid Milton "DoctorM64" Guasti August 6, 2016
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Apex Legends Titanfall Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts February 4, 2019
Windows
Apotheon Apotheon Alientrap Games February 3, 2015
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Ara Fell Stegosoft Games DANGEN Entertainment June 2, 2016
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Armello League of Geeks September 1, 2015
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Armored Hunter Gunhound EX Gunhound DRACUE Software, G.rev AGM PLAYISM May 1, 2014
Windows
Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft, Akella April 8, 2008
Windows
Assassin's Creed II Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft, Akella March 9, 2010
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Assassin's Creed III Remastered Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Barcelona Ubisoft March 29, 2019
Windows
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Sofia, Ubisoft Barcelona, Virtuos Ubisoft March 29, 2019
Windows
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Shanghai Ubisoft, Logrus IT October 5, 2018
Windows
Assassin's Creed Origins Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft, 1C-SoftClub October 27, 2017
Windows
Assassin's Creed Rogue Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Sofia Ubisoft March 10, 2015
Windows
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Quebec Ubisoft November 19, 2015
Windows
Assassin's Creed Unity Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft November 11, 2014
Windows
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Assassin's Creed Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Sofia, Ubisoft Barcelona, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Chengdu, Ubisoft Bordeaux, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Philippines, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Saguenay, Ubisoft Winnipeg, Sperasoft Ubisoft November 10, 2020
Windows
Assault Android Cactus Witch Beam September 23, 2015
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Astalon: Tears of the Earth LABS Works DANGEN Entertainment June 3, 2021
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Astebreed Edelweiss Playism December 31, 2013
Windows
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir Asterix & Obelix XXL OSome Studio Microids November 21, 2019
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Asterix & Obelix XXL: Romastered Asterix & Obelix XXL Étranges Libellules, OSome Studio Microids October 22, 2020
Windows
Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! Asterix Mr. Nutz Studio Microids December 7, 2021
Windows
Avicii Invector Hello There Games Wired Productions December 10, 2019
Windows

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Other information[edit]

Technical information[edit]

PS3/PC Gamepad Driver[edit]

Controller button Button label and axis
Square Button 4
Cross Button 3
Circle Button 2
Triangle Button 1
L1 Button 5
R1 Button 6
L2 Button 7
R2 Button 8
Select Button 9
Start Button 10
Left stick Button 11, X-axis, Y-axis
Right stick Button 12, Z-axis, Z-rotation
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right

Bliss-Box Gamer-Pro Adapter[edit]

Firmware 3.23 and greater.
Standard mapping:
Controller button Button label and axis
Square Button 3
Cross Button 1
Circle Button 2
Triangle Button 4
L1 Button 7
R1 Button 8
L2 Button 9, X-rotation
R2 Button 10, Y-rotation
Select Button 5
Start Button 6
Left stick Button 15, X-axis, Y-axis
Right stick Button 16, Z-axis, Z-rotation
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right
Alternative mapping:
Controller button Button label and axis
Square Button 1
Cross Button 2
Circle Button 8
Triangle Button 4
L1 Button 3
R1 Button 7
L2 Button 9, X-rotation
R2 Button 10, Y-rotation
Select Button 5
Start Button 6
Left stick Button 15, X-axis, Y-axis
Right stick Button 16, Z-axis, Z-rotation
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right

References