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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-06-2003, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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no place to plug it in...

i've got a joystick with only a serial connection... we have no serial ports open, but plenty of USB, now is there some sort of converter or little piece to stick inbetween or should i get a new joystick?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 12:47 AM
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That sounds like a really old joystick. Most come with a gamepad connection (which is generally found on the back of most soundcards), or a USB connection. If you don't have a connection to fit this, then you'd be better off getting a new one.

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its a microsoft sidewinder precision pro, bought about 3 years ago? i can replace it for about 30 dollars, but if i can get some piece to make it work for <10 i'd rather that... haha
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I'm not aware of any gameport to USB converters, but there are serial to USB converters. Honestly though, I've never had any luck getting them to work. They're about $20 though, last I looked into them (been a while).

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