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ancient joysticks/pads


I mean the RS-232 sort that were on C64, Atari ST etc.

Is there any way to use those in PC without a special adapter?
To plug it in serial port (or I'd have pieces to connect it to parallel/printer port too) and use it with some sort of driver?

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Re: ancient joysticks/pads


I know the ones you mean, I used to have a C64 too but they aren't compatible with modern day PC's now. Normally these would be plug-n-play joysticks for consoles that didn't adapters or drivers.

If your after a good cheap Joypad then I would recommend the 'Thrustmaster' which is kind of like the X-Box 360 controllers in style
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Re: ancient joysticks/pads


How about with 20 years old PC? Any chance with old DOS system, or is there some structural difference ruling all PC compatibility out?


I do have couple pads, SideWinder (not recommended) and some non-brand. I just happened to get pair of old 'sticks and was wondering if there was any way to use them.
Well, I hope they'll work with my Master System (whenever I bother to dig that out next time).

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Re: ancient joysticks/pads


There is a site called PPJOY which will hopefully get your old controller compatible with the PC

You can download it by going to: PPJOY Website Download

If you go to Google and enter PPJOY in the search box and hit enter, you'll see loads info relating to PPJOY too.

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