Solved

Joystick issues with windows XP (Gameport - USB)

Posted on 2004-04-23
3
792 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
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!
0
Comment
Question by:Extortioner
3 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 350 total points
ID: 10901750
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Extortioner
ID: 10907085
i will NOT buy any extra hardware... I payd lots of money to get this USB adaptor, and I want it to work!
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:tmj883
ID: 10908779
Yeah and I want a million bucks but that isn't going to come true either...take the advice from Callandor. T
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How can this article save you time AND money?  In just a few minutes you may discover something you didn't know existed that is easy enough for you to fix yourself!
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question