> > The Hotrod's encoder doesn't work with 99% of PS2 / USB adaptors; this is
> > unfortunately a well-known problem. You have to buy a new USB-native encoder and
> > replace the stock Hanaho board (which really isn't too bad to do).
> Was this that incident where an arcade joystick used the stock Microchip PIC usb
> firmware, which was super buggy, and so it would cause computers running osx to crash
> due to a usb stack bug (and would work on linux but fill syslog/dmesg with pages of
> errors while in use)?
> Or is this a different joystick with buggy firmware?
Neither - the original Hanaho Hotrod used a PS/2 encoder, it was not USB whatsoever.
Accordingly its compatibility with PS/2 to USB adapters is quite irregular.
You had to do something like this to upgrade it to USB: