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Need a port for my MS force feedback pro

I need a port that will support my Microsoft Force Feedback Pro Joystick. I have a gateway E1600 small frame computer without a game port.I know they make a USB to a 15 pin port adapter to plug a joystick in but it won't support the MS force feedback pro joystick. Any help with this out there? Like where I could get one?

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Just get yourself a new soundcard with a gameport on board. Disable your MoBO soundcard if you have one and instal the new one. Creative is probably the safest option. Update the drivers and off you go. Don't forget to add the joystick, the drivers are supplied in XP.

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