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    100k is way too high. Try what god_of_cpu suggests which is around 500 ohms. That should work much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    100k is way too high. Try what god_of_cpu suggests which is around 500 ohms. That should work much better.
    Thank you.

    I try to put the value to 500 ohm. I will make to know you!

    Simone

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    Curiosity, did you have any better luck with the Belkin adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobes View Post
    Curiosity, did you have any better luck with the Belkin adapter?
    I can't remember now but I think the Belkin was the worst. Both USB adaptors had resistors for protection which messed things up. They aren't designed for accuracy or low resistance and you only get a 0 to 127 range to work with, so it's a lot of trouble getting it to read different voltages for each button that are far enough away from each other in a 0 to 2.5v range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    I can't remember now but I think the Belkin was the worst. Both USB adaptors had resistors for protection which messed things up. They aren't designed for accuracy or low resistance and you only get a 0 to 127 range to work with, so it's a lot of trouble getting it to read different voltages for each button that are far enough away from each other in a 0 to 2.5v range.
    Alright, I won't buy one. Thanks!

    It's looking more and more like a PIC might be in order since I don't have a joystick port or room for a PCI card.

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    Ok I've just read this whole thread and I just want to check I've got things right in my head.
    I have a laptop based car pc so gameport is not an option.. it must be usb.
    Am I right in thinkin I can get one of these: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DUAL-ACTION-DI...QQcmdZViewItem
    and simply wire up my cars steering wheel button line into one of the analog sticks - I understand that there are extra resistors etc too.. but I want to check I have got the basic understanding before I buy a gamepad.

    Cheers

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    Yes, that should work. I used a USB gamepad first, and it worked reasonably well.

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    Thanks Curiosity.. I've just purchased one of those pads
    Are there any diagrams around on how to wire this up, I was looking last night and most of the links were dead
    Any advice would be most welcome!

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    Figure out which is input 0. It should be the left up/down. The pot connected to it is usually a 10K. Check it with a meter to find the ground and +5V on the outside pins, and the center tap is the input. Then just remove it and solder some wires there, or put the resistors there and wires.

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    Thanks man, I'm glad we have people like you around here who know what they are doing
    I'll have a play around once the pad arrives..

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