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> Gravis Gamepad, Adapter For Usb?, Game Port to USB adapter?
post Jun 12 2006, 01:22 PM
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I have an older Gravis Gamepad, which has an old style plug on the end.
This plug is called a "Game Port" plug and it plugs into the "Game Port" on older Soundblaster sound cards.
What I'm looking for is an adapter to transform this to USB.
"Game port to USB" adapter, is what I'm looking for.
Does anyone know if this exists?
I enclosed a drawing of the pin configuration in the plug on the gamepad.

The reason, I want to use this Gamepad, is because, it's simple, and only has 4 buttons, besides the directional controller.
All the newer controllers have a dozen or more buttons, which I don't need.
Thank you,
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post Jun 13 2006, 12:55 PM
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Anyone looking for one of these better check Radio Shack now.
These devices are discontinued.
list at about $10.00
Discontinued price $6.97
There were 3 left in a town that is 25 miles from my house.
The only other ones available, (according to clerk), are in Chicago or 200+ miles from here.
It's called DB-15 to USB PC Gaming Adapter
for analog, (not digital), gamepads/joysticks/wheels
I've enclosed a pic.
It tested, (with my Gravis gamepad), in the console.
jstest confirmed all buttons and 'D' pad working
I have 3 old joysticks that I can use this with. smile.gif
It has a switch for 4 positions:
1. Gamepad
2. Joystick A - Standard joystick (or CH flightstick mode joystick)
3. Joystick B - Joystick with a Thrustmaster hat switch
4. Wheel, (for a racing wheel)
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