standard 15 pin game port joystick to a com or parallel port Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Simon, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Simon

    Simon Guest

    I understand that usb is the way to go but is it possible to rewire a
    standard 15 pin game port joystick to a com or parallel port?

    I've got a Wingman light joystick but ive no game port slot to plug it into,
    So i would like to rewire the plug so i can plug it into a com or parallel

    My System is:
    Time Computer System
    O.S Windows XP Home Ed
    2.2 Athlon xp
    1Gb ram
    Not sure what motherboard its got but its got no game port!

    Simon, Aug 31, 2004
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  2. No.
    The gameport, is quite complex. Has a couple of AD converters, and a
    serial interface all built in.
    You can get USB to gameport adapter cables, that allow a standard joystick
    to connect to a USB port. Cheapest, and easiest route to go. Look at:
    for a typical example.

    Best Wishes
    Roger Hamlett, Aug 31, 2004
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  3. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Ok ill go with that then, it looks the easiest way to do the job and its a
    good price.

    Thanks for taking the time to give me this info i appreciate it.
    Kind Regards
    Simon, Sep 1, 2004
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