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Joystick issues with windows XP (Gameport - USB)

I have a very old joystick, Microsoft Siedwinder Force Feedback Pro, and just upgraded my computers hardware, but i ran into a problem. It doesn't come with a gameport connection.  However, I purchased a gameport to USB connector, but windows xp can't detect my joystick when i plug it in the USB, it says USB Adaptor (In the game controllers screen!) instead of my joystick, and I can't add any joysticks because it says I dont have a gameport...
Please help me with this issue!
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Extortioner
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CallandorCommented:
Have you installed the USB patch?  http://www.usbman.com/winxpusbguide.htm
You may be better off buying an add-on PCI card with a gameport, because conversions to USB are not guaranteed to work, especially if the drivers weren't written for it.
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ExtortionerAuthor Commented:
i will NOT buy any extra hardware... I payd lots of money to get this USB adaptor, and I want it to work!
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tmj883Commented:
Yeah and I want a million bucks but that isn't going to come true either...take the advice from Callandor. T
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