Re: Sidewinder usb adapter?
"Slap" <email@example.com> wrote in news:JGuRj.228741$pM4.145222@pd7urf1no:
> "DarkJon2004" <DarkJon2004@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Why toss it if this adapter was made for old sidewinders to work on
>> new pc win xp
>> and so on ,how do u get it to work why make an adapter thats
> I don't think they work. I still have an old Sidewinder and quite
> liked the thing but I'm sure no one has really got them to work using
> an adaptor. Why they make them I don't know.
> I bought a $10 clearance USB stick to tide me over till the wife got
> me a Saitec 52 system. The cheap stick was for a consol game but
> worked fine under XP and Vista.
They don't, just a lot of people like to not spend money over and over
again for something simple like a game controller.
That said, I installed a sound card with an old Analog joystick port and
my old Thrustmaster F/A-18 stick works. You can still find old/cheap
sound cards with Joystick ports on them, just tell Vista to not use the
sound card and use the joystick port with your old analog controllers.
I've never had much luck with Adapters for USB. Parallel to USB, Analog
Joystick to USB, Serial to USB, etc. Easier to just get an expansion
slot with the ports you need on it.
Damn I'd probably make a fortune if I came up with a PCIe x1 card with a
Parallel, Serial, and Gameport on it.
I still have an old Digiport card with 16 serial ports on it from my old
BBS days. Alas it's an ISA card so that pretty much makes it worthless.
I suppose I could scour eBay for some old working mobos with ISA slots
on them. I'd love to startup a 16 line old skool BBS. Just for fun.