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  • Old Joysticks and Win98

    So back in my glorry days of PC gaming i had a couple decent joysticks, which all show 'not connected' in windows 98 (Direct X 8) Any ways around this?

    They work on my old win98 machine with the DX version that gets installed by windows.
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  • #2
    Were they the Microsoft Sidewinder series? If they were then they have patches to fix it.
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    • #3
      Tried em.

      The sticks still work in an old dos joystick test program (in a window no less) but no dice with Control Panel.

      I'm thinking of grabbing a USB - Gameport adaptor from rat shack and giving that a try
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      [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] XX% Completed -
      Car Totaled and i bought a 20G mp3 player

      http://machs-fuel.tk
      a DIY video projector page

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      • #4
        What kind of game port are you connecting it to? I have found that several of the game ports on generic sound cards suck quite badly and just plain won't work.
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        • #5
          Turtle Beach - MontegoII and before that i SB PCI128.

          They both work fine in with in a dos windows....
          [SIZE=1]'91 Nissan Stanza

          [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] XX% Completed -
          Car Totaled and i bought a 20G mp3 player

          http://machs-fuel.tk
          a DIY video projector page

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