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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Just another question for the computer geeks out there. I recently brought back my joystick from home which I absolutely love. The problem is that I bought it in 1998 so it has a standard gameport plug instead of a USB plug.

My "new" computer has loads of USB sockets but no standard gameport socket. I am guessing this is because I removed the option for a soundcard when customising the system. So now to the question...

Is there an adapter plug that exists which makes my standard gameport plug a USB plug or is the only solution to buy a soundcard that has one (or a different joystick of course)?

Cheers,
Moe  Smile


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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Thread starter):
Is there an adapter plug that exists which makes my standard gameport plug a USB plug or is the only solution to buy a soundcard that has one (or a different joystick of course)?

Although I can answer your question, I'm far from beeing a computer geek: definetely yes. My older joystick (wingman extreme) is euqipped with such an adapter in order to make it possible to use it with USB or gameport plug.

pelican


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 1):
Although I can answer your question, I'm far from beeing a computer geek: definetely yes.

Was just kidding  Silly

Quoting Pelican (Reply 1):
My older joystick (wingman extreme) is euqipped with such an adapter in order to make it possible to use it with USB or gameport plug.

Damn that guy in the computer shop. I KNEW he was trying bullshit me just cus he didn't have it. He was trying to make me buy a new soundcard  mad 

Have you got any idea where I can buy one of those adapters? There aren't many shops here in Luxembourg for these kinds of things, and I don't want to drive to Germany for nothing, and then find out it's not available at MediaMarkt. They have a shitty website, so I can't check online first. Yours just came with the joystick? That's cool. I wish I had one too  Sad



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Man get yourself a new Joystick.
It's a shame that Microsoft isn't building them anymore. I got one of the last
Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback II (with extra power plug USB power is not enough cause 4 motors in it Big grin). Awesome device and kick ass compatible cause microsoft.

Forget these rubbish Joystick especially one without USB.



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User currently offlineEclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined Apr 2004, 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 3):
It's a shame that Microsoft isn't building them anymore.

Agreed. My old Sidewinder has been my favorite joystick so far, even over the X52.

I also agree that you should buy a new joystick. When you think about it your joystick is 7 years old now. I'd recommend a Saitek X46 (?) or the nicer X52, which comes with a separate throttle quadrant.



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 3):
Forget these rubbish Joystick especially one without USB.

I've got exactly what you have with a gameport plug, and I will never trade it in for anything else because I have tried several and most of them have sucked compared to this one. Hence why I wanna make this one work!



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 2):
Yours just came with the joystick? That's cool. I wish I had one too

Yep, I guess because gameport was already outdated 2 years ago when I bought my (old) joystick, but they didn't want to change their product.

BTW I have just googled and found this:
http://computer.search.ebay.de/usb-g...QQfclZ4QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsacatZ160
You may have a look on this site...

pelican


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 6):
Yep, I guess because gameport was already outdated 2 years ago when I bought my (old) joystick, but they didn't want to change their product.

BTW I have just googled and found this:
http://computer.search.ebay.de/usb-g...QQfclZ4QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsacatZ160
You may have a look on this site...

pelican

Perfect that's exactly what I need. Thanks so much for your help  Smile

Mods, you can archive this thread!



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Moe,

I thought you were an expert on "joysticks"? silly 

Jan


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 7):
Perfect that's exactly what I need. Thanks so much for your help

Gern geschehen!

pelican


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 8):
I thought you were an expert on "joysticks"?

Yes I am an expert when it comes to THOSE kinds of joysticks... lot's of "joy"  Wink



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