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How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10?
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Guys I have on old Powerramp joystick and I would like to get to work in windows 10. I have tried connecting PS2 to USB adaptor to it but it does not seem to work. Does anybody know how to get it to work?



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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: erikmarko]
#375405 - 04/06/18 06:54 AM


> Guys I have on old Powerramp joystick and I would like to get to work in windows 10.
> I have tried connecting PS2 to USB adaptor to it but it does not seem to work. Does
> anybody know how to get it to work?

I know it's a long shot but maybe it needs a PS2 keyboard connected in order to work? Maybe it doesn't get detected as a keyboard on its own.

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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: Sune]
#375407 - 04/06/18 08:22 AM


But how would I connect powerramp and ps2 keyboard both at the same time?



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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: erikmarko]
#375408 - 04/06/18 08:46 AM


I believe the PS/2 to USB adapter you're using only works with a Logitech mouse. When you plug a Logitech mouse into it, the mouse detects the adapter and sends the signals differently so that it works. It can't be used with a keyboard or in this case, a joystick.

There are generic PS/2 to USB adapters on the market but they're usually very laggy and not recommended for something like a joystick.

You're probably going to need to find a modern PC or at least a motherboard that has a PS/2 port. They're still on the market, just much less common then they used to be.

EDIT: I found some documentation: http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade_powerramp.shtml

Supposedly, it has a PS/2 passthrough. You can plug your PS/2 keyboard into it and then plug it into the computer.

Edited by krick (04/06/18 08:50 AM)



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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: erikmarko]
#375509 - 04/08/18 09:24 PM


> But how would I connect powerramp and ps2 keyboard both at the same time?

I guess you haven't noticed that the Powerramp has a PS2 keyboard passthrough.

My rationale being, having a real keyboard plugged in to it might help getting Windows to see a keyboard, which is what you want. I'm just guessing though.

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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: Sune]
#375526 - 04/09/18 05:15 AM


>> My rationale being, having a real keyboard plugged in to it might help getting Windows to see a keyboard, which is what you want. I'm just guessing though.


Especially something so old it comes with a cable with serial adapters!

I have quite a few older controllers/keyboards like that around here somewhere too. And if I remember correctly, I had to have a keyboard connected too to make some of them work. But not all. I imagine it has to do with the type of encoder (if it even has it's own) in it.



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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: Bad A Billy]
#375541 - 04/09/18 10:06 PM


I just bought this cable...

https://www.amazon.ca/TRENDnet-Converter...&dpSrc=srch



Hopefully it will work.

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Re: How to get a POWERRAMP working in Windows 10? new [Re: erikmarko]
#375556 - 04/10/18 06:52 AM


Are you trying to connect this to the PC with the PS/2 or a USB port?

It's going to make a big difference.

I'm assuming that you're trying to plug this in with the PS/2 male plug on the long cable. That means you need to plug in a PS/2 keyboard on the pass-thru(short) cable. A USB keyboard will probably not work that way thru a PS/2 port even with it being an active adapter...It definitely will not work with that passive adapter you have on there now.

Have you tried hooking a mouse(PS/2 or USB) up thru there to see if it works?

The best way to get it to work is to just plug that new cable into a USB port & then plug in the controller cable to that.(You may still need a PS/2 keyboard hooked up to the pass-thru though...)
That should work right off...I hope...

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