JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2837 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: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2823 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: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2805 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: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2789 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.