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I have just rebuilt a machine for my grandson with windows 98. It runs FS9
very well. There is a Soundblaster live Card No CT4780 which now works fine
and a Nvidia 5600 graphics which is quite impressive as it will run two
monitors.. However the joystick (above) which I was given, will not work. I
have connected it to the sound card game port and installed the correct
software. It keeps coming up in that as 'not connected'.
I have got a cheap USB joystick to work, but I wd like to connect this nice
big boy. Any suggestions?
I have also downloaded and installed the latest win 98 sound driver but to
no avail...

--
Cheers,

Quilly
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Was the joystick working before? Did you try different USB ports?

    Emilio

    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d35nf8$e97$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    > I have just rebuilt a machine for my grandson with windows 98. It runs FS9
    > very well. There is a Soundblaster live Card No CT4780 which now works
    fine
    > and a Nvidia 5600 graphics which is quite impressive as it will run two
    > monitors.. However the joystick (above) which I was given, will not work.
    I
    > have connected it to the sound card game port and installed the correct
    > software. It keeps coming up in that as 'not connected'.
    > I have got a cheap USB joystick to work, but I wd like to connect this
    nice
    > big boy. Any suggestions?
    > I have also downloaded and installed the latest win 98 sound driver but
    to
    > no avail...
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Quilly
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    I had a simular problem, and I couldn't solve it. So I removed the
    Soundblaster card and replaced it with a cheap card from a PC recycle store.

    A few words of advice:
    1. The Sidewinder Version 1 is a little on the fragile side (I've broken
    several) so be careful with it.
    2. To set this joystick up is a little tricky. The best way is to create a
    Profile that is blank, where you assign nothing to any of the buttons, in
    fact, name it 'Blank' and save it. Then go in your game (simulation) and
    assign buttons there.
    3. Assign the same buttons to do the same tasks in all your games
    (simulations). That will pay big dividends down the road, when you have lots
    of games to play.
    4. Beware of DirectX 9. As long as I was running DirectX 8, my CPU could
    keep up, but when I got DirectX 9, it began to lock up in all my flight
    games, forcing a blue screen and crash to desktop or a cold reboot.
    5. If you get it working, try Fighter Ace, as it only requires DirectX 8 to
    run. Fighter Ace is under new management:
    Fighter Ace Website: https://fighterace.ketsujin.com/
    FA System Requirements: http://fighterace.ketsujin.com/download.asp
    Fighter Ace Download: http://fighterace.ketsujin.com/download.asp
    Fighter Ace CoC: http://fighterace.ketsujin.com/Information/coc.htm
    FAVG Website: http://www.favg.org
    FAVG Helproom: http://www.favg.org/helproom.htm
    Firewall settings: http://fighterace.ketsujin.com/Information/firewall.html
    Fighter Ace Tweaks: http://facompanion.com/
    Fighter Ace Support email: fasupport@ketsujin.com

    Good luck,
    Bumper7


    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d35nf8$e97$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    >I have just rebuilt a machine for my grandson with windows 98. It runs FS9
    >very well. There is a Soundblaster live Card No CT4780 which now works fine
    >and a Nvidia 5600 graphics which is quite impressive as it will run two
    >monitors.. However the joystick (above) which I was given, will not work. I
    >have connected it to the sound card game port and installed the correct
    >software. It keeps coming up in that as 'not connected'.
    > I have got a cheap USB joystick to work, but I wd like to connect this
    > nice big boy. Any suggestions?
    > I have also downloaded and installed the latest win 98 sound driver but to
    > no avail...
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Quilly
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    In Game Controllers, and when you select Add controller,where it has Game
    port is there another option there to select IE:standard game port and
    Creative Game port.

    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d35nf8$e97$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    > I have just rebuilt a machine for my grandson with windows 98. It runs FS9
    > very well. There is a Soundblaster live Card No CT4780 which now works
    fine
    > and a Nvidia 5600 graphics which is quite impressive as it will run two
    > monitors.. However the joystick (above) which I was given, will not work.
    I
    > have connected it to the sound card game port and installed the correct
    > software. It keeps coming up in that as 'not connected'.
    > I have got a cheap USB joystick to work, but I wd like to connect this
    nice
    > big boy. Any suggestions?
    > I have also downloaded and installed the latest win 98 sound driver but
    to
    > no avail...
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Quilly
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Emilio wrote:
    > Was the joystick working before? Did you try different USB ports?

    Yes it was always working before, but it not a USB joystick, only game
    port..


    Cheers,

    Quilly
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Was there another option to select a different gameport


    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d360b7$o96$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    > Emilio wrote:
    > > Was the joystick working before? Did you try different USB ports?
    >
    > Yes it was always working before, but it not a USB joystick, only game
    > port..
    >
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Quilly
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d35nf8$e97$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    >I have just rebuilt a machine for my grandson with windows 98. It runs FS9
    >very well. There is a Soundblaster live Card No CT4780 which now works fine
    >and a Nvidia 5600 graphics which is quite impressive as it will run two
    >monitors.. However the joystick (above) which I was given, will not work. I
    >have connected it to the sound card game port and installed the correct
    >software. It keeps coming up in that as 'not connected'.
    > I have got a cheap USB joystick to work, but I wd like to connect this
    > nice big boy. Any suggestions?
    > I have also downloaded and installed the latest win 98 sound driver but to
    > no avail...

    Have you checked in Device Manager that the game port is working properly?

    Martin.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    XBC wrote:
    > Was there another option to select a different gameport

    I will have a look next time switch it on thanks,

    Cheers,

    Quilly
  8. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Quilljar"
    > I will have a look next time switch it on thanks,

    Yo Quilly, did you look to see if the mother board has a built in gameport
    too? That would give you two gameports and under Win98 that's a problem.

    Dallas
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Dallas wrote:
    > "Quilljar"
    >> I will have a look next time switch it on thanks,
    >
    > Yo Quilly, did you look to see if the mother board has a built in
    > gameport too? That would give you two gameports and under Win98
    > that's a problem.
    >
    > Dallas

    Good point Dally! But I checked and it hasn't. Give me 24 hrs as I have to
    use one of my monitors to run the thing and I can't spare one right now!


    --
    Cheers,

    Quilly
  10. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d35nf8$e97$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    >I have just rebuilt a machine for my grandson with windows 98. It runs FS9
    >very well. There is a Soundblaster live Card No CT4780 which now works fine
    >and a Nvidia 5600 graphics which is quite impressive as it will run two
    >monitors.. However the joystick (above) which I was given, will not work. I
    >have connected it to the sound card game port and installed the correct
    >software. It keeps coming up in that as 'not connected'.
    > I have got a cheap USB joystick to work, but I wd like to connect this
    > nice big boy. Any suggestions?
    > I have also downloaded and installed the latest win 98 sound driver but to
    > no avail...
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Quilly
    >
    Quilly: If I am not mistaken there was quite a discussion on this problem
    about a year ago. It was finally decided that the older game port MS
    Sidewinder FFB's with the game port terminal would not work with FS9, but
    the newer models with the usb terminal would work fine with FS9 and even Win
    xp. I do know that my MS Sidewinder FFB usb stick works well on my XP pro
    FS9. Bill
  11. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    > Quilly: If I am not mistaken there was quite a discussion on this
    > problem about a year ago. It was finally decided that the older game
    > port MS Sidewinder FFB's with the game port terminal would not work
    > with FS9, but the newer models with the usb terminal would work fine
    > with FS9 and even Win xp. I do know that my MS Sidewinder FFB usb
    > stick works well on my XP pro FS9. Bill


    Hi Bill,
    Yes I remember that discussion, but it was about it not working with WinXP.
    In this case, I have installed Win 98 which it used to work with fine in my
    friend's house. All I have done is to replace the HD for a bigger one.. Very
    strange.


    --
    Cheers,

    Quilly
  12. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Hi Quilljar -- I have an old style MS Sidewinder FF stick with the old
    gameport connection and it won't work with Win XP because MS haven't
    produced the drivers for this device.

    It is a very good joystick and I am very reluctant to throw it away and I'm
    just hoping that one day some good soul out there will write the drivers for
    it so that I can use it on FS9 with WIN XP. I'm using a Saitek FF stick at
    the moment, but it isn't the quality of the Microsoft one !

    Anybody know if anyone has written any updated WIN XP compatible drivers
    for this combination ?


    Moke G.


    "Quilljar" <wykehill-flightsim@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:d382cq$rhq$1@titan.btinternet.com...
    >> Quilly: If I am not mistaken there was quite a discussion on this
    >> problem about a year ago. It was finally decided that the older game
    >> port MS Sidewinder FFB's with the game port terminal would not work
    >> with FS9, but the newer models with the usb terminal would work fine
    >> with FS9 and even Win xp. I do know that my MS Sidewinder FFB usb
    >> stick works well on my XP pro FS9. Bill
  13. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Hi Moke,
    The whole point of my posting was that I am using the stick with Windows98.
    I know it won't work with XP that is why I had to buy a USB FFB stick for my
    own machine. But now I have what ought to be the perfect combination for the
    old thing and it still won't work... I have built this up for my grandson
    from freebies.

    Cheers,

    Quilly
  14. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    "Quilljar"
    > But now I have what ought to be the perfect combination for the
    > old thing and it still won't work...

    Proper diagnostics always start at the source, in this case the
    sidewinder... can you dig up or borrow another gameport joystick to plug in
    to see if that works? That would tell you if the Sidewinder is hosed.

    Dallas
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