Microsoft force feedback pro joystick

  sir boss 21:09 20 May 2004

I have just purchased a new computer with windows xp, my joystick has a "D" type plug but the computer only has usb sockets.
I purchased a usb converter but the still will not work, I keep getting a message which reads "YOUR GAMEPORT OR GAMEPORT DRIVERS ARE NOT PROPERLY CONFIGURED".
Any help would be most welcome.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 23:03 20 May 2004

Have you downloaded the latest drivers for your joystick as the ones you have may not be happy with XP?

  sir boss 10:12 21 May 2004

I have tried every driver I could find, but still no joy.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 10:31 21 May 2004

Just been on the Sidewinder webpage - which model is yours as I can't see the pro listed?

click here

  Arthur Scrimshaw 10:33 21 May 2004

Bad news I'm afraid - see this link

click here

  kevinjuan 23:24 06 Jan 2005

I have the same problem. I have been told by ABIT that the mobo cannot access the address for the gameport. The only solution is to buy a USB joystick.

  PsiFox 13:03 07 Jan 2005

Until recently was running the MS FFpro on XP Pro.

with gameport connection.

With xp pro at least there is inbuilt support for this stick, I just added it through the game controller section in the control panel.

Worked fine.

Now have this though

click here


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