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why my sidewinder gamepad is not detected on my audio optisound 931 ?
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by:swwelsh
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What OS? Is the game port working? Do other joysticks, gamepads work on the port?
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by:wayneb
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An opti 931 sound card has many known incompatibility issues with digital game pads and joysticks. I would opt for a sb16, it is well supported and pretty cheap. Just look at the readme file that came with game pad software, You will find it well documented there.
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by:gward28
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what mhz is your comp?
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Which version of the Microsoft Gaming Device are you using? Check the CD that comes with your Pad.

Try downloading the latest version 3.0. I encountered this problem before. I installed the latest Microsoft Gaming Devices Utility and the Pad then can work in the Game.

If not, then I think the problem is that you Sound Card does not work well with Direct-Input, which is a components of DirectX.

Many sound cards in the Market are actually having this same problem.

Or try to get a gameport Card and try it out again.

I think you should get a PCI sound Card which is using DirectX certified drivers if all else fails.
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