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Using Sega Genesis gamepad on PC?

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I have a Sega Genesis 6 button game pad, (standard pad made by Sega, just three additional buttons) that I would like to use to play NHL96 on my PC.  However, I will, of course, need a driver.  Is it possible to use the Sega pad on a PC and if so, where can I get a driver that will recognize it?  I have checked Sega's site, and have also tried the Gravis drivers to no avail.  All help greatly appreciated.
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by:The_Decrypter
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I really don't think that they had the PC in mind when they disigned those.  And what port do you think they'll fit it?
It won't work.  You don't what to cuase and accident.
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coreyfro earned 300 total points
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can't be done... sorry....

get a gravis game pad... they are pretty tough and are rock solid!!!

there's even one that looks like a spitting image of the sony playstation's controller
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by:The_Decrypter
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And My Anwser wasn't good Enough ?

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by:coreyfro
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sorry!!! you can turn a nintendo power glove into a serial input device and use it with vr apps.... ;)... i'll have to dig that book up
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by:huffman
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OK,  perhaps I haven' written this question to ask what I'm really looking for.  I can re-pin the controller to a new D plug IF I know what the pinouts are for brand X PC controller.  That way, the drivers for brand X controller should recognize the rewired Sega as one of its own.  The question is what is brand X, and does it perform roughly analogous to a Sega controller?

My fault for not getting to the point with this the first time,  thanks for all the responses.
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by:Chronos
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well.. guess what.. IT CAN BE DONE.  There's only one catch...
U have to build the attchment that goes inbetween your printer port and one or two of the gamepads.  I have the wireing diagram, and would be happy to give it to you.  It is for 3 or 6 button sega joysticks.  I also have a tsr that recognises the buttons as keypresses so it will be compatable with any game as well as remapable.  E-mail Chronos@ior.com
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