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joystick setup (6 button needed)

I have a 6 button joystick (NOT ANALOG) that is made by capcom (generic and was thrown in with a game) Dos games can access it, (the street fighter games work) and other dos games work but windows 98 does not go up to 6 buttons, it stops at 4. how do I add the extra 2 buttons? there are 6 buttons ALL the same no different that the other and HAVE been used each individually . whew
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bleemAuthor Commented:
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heathprovostCommented:
There is no such thing as a true 6 button analog joystick (i am assuming that this is an analog stick since it came with a game).  The other 2 button are actually sending there signals on what the port considers the 2nd joystick.  The game itself interprets this and does whatever the buttons do accordingly.  There are no drivers that support this type of thing since it is a game specific function (if the game doesnt understand that these signals should come from joystick2 then it wont work).  Hope this helps

Heath
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bleemAuthor Commented:
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bleemAuthor Commented:
This is a regular game pad...nothing more
6 buttons , all are used (a program called zsnes supports 6 buttons but is for dos...also super street fighter 2 supports it) windows supports a max of 4 buttons in its manual config...

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jwalker69Commented:
The only way you can get more buttons other than regular ones in windows is to have a hat or a throttle. But other than that, Windows does not support more than 4 regular buttons. Two of the buttons just have to be the same as some of the other ones.
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bleemAuthor Commented:
the gravis game pad had 8 buttons, the sidewinder has 6+
if dos can support this joystick there should be a driver for windows.

this is a regular gamepad no more no less, with 6 buttons, all are used differently and each has its own function. no button is turbo, no button is doubbled for another.
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heathprovostCommented:
Bleem, you are talking about two different things.  There are many joystick devices that use more than 4 buttons, but they do this by using all of the signals that the port can except.  An analog joystinck port is designed to support 2 joysticks.  Therefore a 6 button joystick looks like 2 devices from the port side.  Windows does not have a driver for analog devices that do this simply because the game would have to know HOW it is done.  Most games dont work that way.  As far as Sidewinder's go, they are digital devices and the rules are completely different.  I am fairly certain your pad is not digital though.

Heath
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heathprovostCommented:
What makes you think it isnt analog?
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heathprovostCommented:
Digital joystick devices DO NOT work under DOS.  They require windows drivers to function at all.  You can play DOS games with one while in Windows, but under regular DOS they wont function.  That is why I am positive yours is NOT digital.

Heath
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bleemAuthor Commented:
it is NOT analog!!

it is a regular 6 button GAMEPAD


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bleemAuthor Commented:
It is not digital

it is 6 buttons...

I want a way to play games in windows with 6 buttons.

(I can play 6 buttom games only in dos already)

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heathprovostCommented:
And I am telling you that you cant.  There are only two types of joysticks. Analog or Digital.  Yours IS analog.  I am NOT refering to whether the control is analog or not, I am refering to the type of interface.  Analog joysticks can only have 4 active buttons under Windows unless the stick itself came with windows drivers to support it (under CERTAIN games, not all).  You CANT make the other 2 buttons work in windows games. period
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bleemAuthor Commented:
"unless the stick itself came with windows drivers to support it "

or unless there is a generic driver on the net or someone who knows about this!

:P
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heathprovostCommented:
I give..............
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heathprovostCommented:
1 more try.....
Please see this post if you dont believe me.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/browsing/comp/hardware/general/Q.10033435
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bleemAuthor Commented:
same problem...
now, where can I get a generic driver with 4+ buttons?
:)

but thanks for the reference on the other person
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heathprovostCommented:
There arent any. That is the point.  There is NO SUCH THING as a GENERIC driver!  You have to find one for your particular stick. Now I really give.

Heath
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gward28Commented:
this always works for me got to
www.interact-acc.com/support/support.html
download file sv234.zip
this driver should work for your pad
have fun gaming :~)
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bleemAuthor Commented:
YES!!! AWESOME ANSWER!!
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gward28Commented:
im glad to be of help .sorry ive been gone for awhile or you would of got this answer sooner :~)
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