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    15pin (DA-15) gameport to usb on modern pc?

    Hello,
    Recently I bought a new M/B (Asus p5b), only to find out that it does not feature the old 15pin gameport (DA-15), so I can't connect my two MS Sidewinder 10button pads.

    I also noticed that none of the modern mainstream, Creative Soundblaster cards have the 15pin gameport either! (At least it is not mentioned in their descriptions at the creative home site. Please correct me if I'm wrong)

    I searched the web and found a few 15pin to usb adaptors, but most don't support 8-10 button pads, nor the 10 button MS Sidewinder pad!

    So, what are my options to connect my two 15pin MS Sidewinders to my new pc?

    Please any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Has the mobo got pins for a connection or nothing at all? If not then you'll have to downgrade your sound to an older card (probably from ebay).

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    Somebody suggested that I get an XBOX 360 pad, since it will work on WinXP just fine? Interesting, are they any good, or at least as good as the MS Sidewinder pads?

    And most importantly, is the directional D-PAd (Cross) of the 360 better than the sucky SONY PS1/2/3 D-Pad?! I've always hated that D-Pad, it's too hard and stiff, totally useless for semi-circle moves in 2D Beat Em uPs like Street Fighter & King of Fighter series and for 2D Shoot Em Ups (Raiden,RayStorm,etc..)

    Will this work in 2D PC Emulators MAME,ZSNES,etc...?

    Thanks in advance

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