Will PS1 controllers work on a PS2?

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  1. Mitty

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    Yeah, I know, stupid question.
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  2. Eric Alderson

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    Yes but it depends on the game. If you need the "pressure sensitive" feature in a game, it might not work. The only game I have tried with an old ps1 dual shock was Madden 2002 and it seemed to work.
     
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    Yes, Mitty, in general. The only feature PS2 pads have over the PS1 pads are all the buttons are analogue... Generally though, most games on the PS2 aren't really using that feature, and few games *require* that you use the analogue buttons.

    We regularly use PSX pads in the office as spare second player PS2 pads.
     
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    The PS1 controllers work with all PS2 games as long as they are the Dual Shock ones. The analog button feature doesn't matter (I think) and games that use it will still function without it. But most of the time, they should work.
     
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    Thanks dudes.
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    Actually the PS1 controllers don't work properly on all PS2 games. For instance with SSX Tricky, my analog sticks switched functions. (The left one did what the right one was suppose to do, etc...) Which promptly made me buy a third party PS2 controller.
     
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    My PSX dual shock works fine with SSX Tricky.
     
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    The problem may have been my MadCatz controller that I was trying to use. Sounds like the regular Sony controllers work fine. Sorry for any confusion.
     
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    Western third party controllers are poo.
     

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