JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3246 times:
I haven't played FS in years, and I'd like to try again. I have a pretty old joystick (i.e. non-USB) which I used to plug into the back of my sound card. However, my current sound card has no port for the joystick. The only free ports I do have are serial ports. Is there any kind of adaptor I can buy? If so, where?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 3232 times:
You can get a gameport to USB adapter to plug your stick into a USB port.
You might also need a USB hub for that if you don't have a free USB port (in that case plug the hub, powered ones are best) into your PC and plug devices into the hub.
I prefer powered 7 port hubs. They're hard to find (strangely most stores only sell 4 port hubs and often only unpowered ones) but if you end up with a lot of USB devices you'd otherwise get a LOT of hubs.
777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3214 times:
Quoting Morvious (Reply 2): I suggest a cheap USB stick. No need to calibrate it, and there are some realy cheap ones availible.
I concure. Buy a new USB joystick. They're not that expensive and it will save you alot of hassle.
Chances are that your old joystick will not work with a usb/gamport adapter. I had that situation happen before. I mean the adapter will fit, but your joystick probably still won't work.
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3198 times:
I'm so sorry, I haven't FLOWN in a long time. See how out of it I am?? Yeah, a new joystick was my first thought. I agree it seems like the most hassle-free option. The one I have is a Logitech Wingman Attack. Are current Logitech sticks any good? I've seen them for $30, pretty reasonable.