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Help with Aces of the Pacific and Joystick

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A brief history:  I bought a new pc, a PPro 200 with a sound blaster AWE32 card.  When I installed AOTP and tried to use my MS Sidewinder Pro joystick on the SB Game port, the joystick was not recognized.

I purchased a CH Products Gamecard 3, installed it, and AOTP instantly recognized my joystick.

Then, due to space limitations, I deleted AOTP for a while.

Now, that I have reinstalled it, the joystick will not work!
I have no idea why; it worked before.

So please, can some expert out there help me?

I know it is possible to get it to work, because it worked before.

Thanks in advance,

Lundo
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Does it work with other games?
Do you have any driver for it?
Do you still plug it into that game card?
Have you made sure the joystick plugged is disabled on your sound card?
Can you test that joystick on another PC?
Do you have a spare joystick to test you joystick plug on your game card?

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by:Lundo
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I have tried all of the above, and the joystick/gamecard
combination work.

I got the game even to work in DOS Mode, but not through Win95,
which is the way I want to get it to work through.

Ideally, I want an icon on my win95 desktop for this game, and I do not want to have to switch to msdos mode.
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In Windows 95, you need to make sure that you game card is loading OK. But since Aces Of The Pacific is a DOS game, you will always have a DOS Window. Beware that many DOS games don't even want to run under DOS 7.x
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by:Lundo
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Well, I got both AOTP and RedBaron to work in DOS mode, but I
really wanted to have icons on my desktop that, while still in
win95, I can use to access the game.

I did the same thing with Descent, and it works fine.  I don't
want to have to go into "DOS Mode" and shut down all my other applications to run these games.

So it seems that the joystick will work in DOS Mode, but if I start the game from win95, the games options say that the joystick is active, but the x and y axis' do not work; but the buttons do?  Figure that!
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