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RE:Joystick portability questions...
From: "Christian Reiniger"<email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Joystick portability questions...
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 06:37:52 GMT
>Brad Johnson schrieb:
>> > Q: Is it possible to connect my old Atari/Commodore/Amiga/console
>> > or pad that uses a 9-pin D-type cannon connector to the serial port of
>> > PC?
>> > A: Yes, it is possible, but it'll burn your serial port or the pad. It
>> > won't work, of course.
>> Hmm... why would it burn anything out? Wouldn't it just be an
>IIRC those joysticks had no fancy electronics inside - just some
>buttons. And if those are connected to the wrong pins you end up
>directly connecting +5V and GND. Which is no good thing. And it canīt be
>checked via software AFAIK ;)
maybe not software, but if you use the same sort of technique as with
making homegrown null modem cabels then you could "switch" the pins, at
wich piont it becomes a matter of writing software, wouldn't it?
(i've made null modem cabels, but with them the devices use the same
voltage, etc. does the pc use 5V or something else?)
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