game ports - what are they for?

  rasalom 23:36 14 Jul 2003
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what are game ports for? Are they for connecting things like steerings wheels, joy sticks to the computer?

If my motherboard does not have a game port, can I buy a pci card with a game port on it? If you can do this, which is better an add in card or an onboard port or is there no difference?

  jazzypop 23:40 14 Jul 2003

Yes

Yes

No difference

Remember, most new joysticks, wheels etc connect via USB nowadays.

  woodchip 23:41 14 Jul 2003

To plug a joystick into so you can play games, as you sayed above yes

  woodchip 23:42 14 Jul 2003

Sound card as one if it's any good

  rasalom 23:48 14 Jul 2003

thanks to all for a very quick response.

  Mastermind 00:07 15 Jul 2003

I think it's also used for connecting MIDI devices such as keyboards (musical). That's why sound cards have one as well,

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