[lug] Borrowing hardware...
georges at mhsoftware.com
Wed Jul 14 14:29:36 MDT 2010
If this is for a desktop, the simplest solution would be to put in a sound
card with a game port on it. I've got one you can have for free. You can
probably pick one up at used computer parts places for a few bucks.
If it's a laptop, the USB converter is probably the way to go.
MH Software, Inc.
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> Subject: [lug] Borrowing hardware...
> I've got some old hardware I'm contemplating what to do with and I need
> some help getting some data.
> I have a set of CH Products joysticks that I used to use on flight
> They are a nice set but they have a problem: gameport (joystick port).
> Computers today do not have a gameport. And laptops have never had
> So I'm left with a few options:
> Buy new. I'm broke and unemployed.
> Buy a converter.
> Now $20 is affordable but there are a lot of forum posts I've seen via
> that says the converter(s) are very hit and miss. And they're a little
> hard to find, even on ebay.
> DIY conversion to USB direct
> Gut the joysticks and install a ATMegaxxx chip to run the joysticks as
> USB generic joystick. The thought of gutting the joysticks is kinda
> breaking but doable...
> DIY conversion to USB indirect
> build my own joystick to usb converter. Totally doable. I've got an
> Arduino just need a connector or two and I'm on the road to code.
> To make a decent decision I need to borrow a Rockfire converter.
> I need to test if my setup is compatable and get and idea of the
> of a converter. Maybe peak inside if the owner is cool about it.
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