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Posted on 2002-07-20
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in my game controller properties, the combo box that is supposed to list the gameport controllers that are installed only displays 'standard gameport' and not the creative gameport drivers installed.

it did display the old h801 pci gameport before i removed it from the registry, what it was doin there i dunno. i can't get the joystick to calibrate usin the standard gameport settins, cos it simply says that the wheel is disconnected.

how can i get the creative gameport listed? if it isn't obvious, i'm usin 98se.

tia
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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What sound card is the port on?  SB Live!? SB 128?  Try getting updated drivers from Creative.com.  Also restart in Safe Mode and remove all the soundcard/gameport devices listed in Device Manager.

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by:andru
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sb 128, and i have the latest drivers. tho it seems that the problem is a broken wire inside the cable, cos it works sometimes, but if i move the wire it don't work. but hey, i wouldn't mind workin out how to put the creative gameport into the list. atm just 'standard gameport' is there.

tia
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Kyle Schroeder earned 100 total points
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Well, I don't know that you'll always see "Creative Gameport" as a choice...depending on the card, you'll still get Standard.  You could try going to Device Manager and updating the driver for Standard Gameport and when it asks for the driver, choose Have Disk and browse to the location where the SB128 drivers are extracted.

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by:andru
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k, it turns out that the steering wheel has a damaged cable and that the settins in the game port stuff must be ok. but cos i'm not stingy, i'll give you the points. thanks.

andrew
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