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Thread: serial port to game port adapter wiring

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    Post serial port to game port adapter wiring

    I am using a laptop that has no game port adapter, does anyone know the pin wiring of a game port to serial port adapter, so i can make one myself

    Thanks

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    sorry dude cant be done...they are totaly different signals

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    My reccomendation is to get a PCMCIA card that has a USB port. Then you can get all knids of Game adapters to work off of that.
    Good Luck
    BEN

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    I've never heard of a gameport to serial
    converter.

    It is possible to connect a number of gamepads to a parallel port. (playstation, nintendo, sega etcetera)
    There is a free windows driver and schematics
    at this site http://www.ziplabel.com/dpadpro/
    There is also a dos TSR whose name escapes me at the moment.
    (linux users will find support for parallel port gamepads built into the joystick driver.)

    Chris

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    Try an old amiga joystick

    You may have to program your own controller but they were standard rs232 ports.

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    you can get usb---gameport adapters if you need to add a gameport device to your PC. Gameports are nice for DIY as they just use resistance and you can easily make a controller from cheap and easy to put together parts.

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