> > Leave that dinosaur, that doesn't even belong in the last decade.
> No, thanks. I've had my HotRod SE since 2001. The joystick, buttons, control panel
> and finish are still in excellent condition even after 10+ years.
> The only issue was it was built for PS/2 ports and not USB. It needed an updated
> encoder and port. What I was pointed to, utilized, and recommend was relatively easy
> to install and works beautifully.
> Additionally, I already own a stand alone trackball and had no further needs. The
> HotRod SE is the right size too and fits perfectly in the space I have allocated and
> left for an arcade controller.
> For the size, quality and durability, the HotRod SE fulfills my needs. The only thing
> 'broken' was relatively easily replaced; no need to toss the rest of the hardware
> out, especially considering the condition and quality of the product.
> It would have cost me a hell of a lot more, if not in money, definitely in resources
> and time to try and build something of similar quality.
You're not understanding. The two sensible options are:
- keep it with an...appropriate....machine
- change out the encoder with a real one
Consider it high comedy....sincere tragedy....whatever...don't take it personally.