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Budgetbuilder
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serial port
#313391 - 08/25/13 04:36 PM


Hello everyone,

My computer (built in 2009) happens to have a 9-pin serial port, which looks excactly the same as the ones on commodores, ataris and that sort of 8-bit machines. Does that mean that i would be able to plugin an old
Joystick ( ie competion pro, zipstick, quickshot, powerplay) and that it would work?

Kind regards,
Diede



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Re: serial port new [Re: Budgetbuilder]
#313394 - 08/25/13 05:29 PM


No, and don't try it or you may fry something. A PC-AT serial port and an Atari-style joystick are both DE-9 connectors but electrically they're completely different and incompatible.



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Re: serial port new [Re: Budgetbuilder]
#313426 - 08/26/13 02:19 AM


you could plug in your retro joystick via a usb port instead, using an adapter like this below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171073276742


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