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Microsoft sidewinder I have a sidewinder, which has a 15 pin din connector, but as you probably know you dont get these on PC anymore, i also used to have a little games riser card, but that doesn't any of the port on the motherboard anymore. Got any idea's?

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  • dezzy66 Apr 11, 2009

    can you convert a 15 pin sidewinder force feedback pro game device to a usb. if so whare can you buy a connector.

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Maybe ...or not ... I have a joystick that has 15 o0ut to USB in .(m \???? )

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No, it does not.
Check the specs of your desktop PC here:

Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
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Mouse
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Network
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three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone
Headphone
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Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB 2.0–compliant connectors
Network
RJ-45 connector
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone
Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/specs.htm#1107078

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270687
therefor dont look to microsoft for help.

If someone knows of any 3rd part drivers that would support this wheel on vista, do please let us know.

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