MSoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro USB Adapter

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Hey there Gamers,

I have a sidewinder joystick (force feedback) p/n 96755. I bought it in 1999. It works great and is in excellent condition.

My son got a new computer with only one port in which the flat panel monitor plug is using (cheap factory builds!). I am looking for an adapter from my 15 pin male connector to USB. I found a few of them online. However, they do not support all models of the force feedback joystick? What gives?

Has anyone done this before? Some advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Tuttle

Tuttle

Resident Cynic
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Adapters are a bit of trial-and-error unfortunately. I tried a few to see if I could salvage my old Logitech Wingman Interceptor, but in the end I gave up.

Anything more than a 2-axis, 4-button joystick is going above and beyond what the game port is specified for. With a real game port you can get around that using drivers and stuff, but once you put a USB adapter with its own drivers in the middle things start to get tough.

Your best bet would probably be a PCI game port adapter if you can get one, but I think they're pretty much extinct. Apparently Microsoft stopped shipping game port drivers in Vista too.
 
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Thanks Tuttle.

I have my eye on a later version sidewinder on e-bay which comes with a USB adapter as part of the deal.

Wish me luck.

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whutsupdoc

whutsupdoc

Master of my Domain
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the controllers/joysticks are really cheap on ebay. sometimes u can find them just as cheap on newegg and tigerdirect