There have been quite a few questions about this project so here is a sort of mini FAQ.
================= 1 - Which controllers does this board support?
The 3DPro The 3DPro Plus, Precision Pro, and Force Feedback Pro. The 3D Pro is supported in digital mode, which is explained further in the next question. 2 - Can't I just buy one of the USB to Game Port cables I keep seeing?
The converter cables won't work for any of the digital only controllers. The 3DP Plus, PP, FFP, and probably the Force Feedback Wheel are digital only. The game port is analog only. You need to have hardware AND software to convert the signal.
The 3DP has 2 analog modes that the simple cable converters will
Thrustmaster -looses the slider
CH -can't have the hat and any other button actuated at the same time. Also in both modes
the hat switch becomes 4-way (vs.8-way in digital) and you loose the base buttons.3 - What operating systems does this board work on?
My best understanding is that it works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and 8.1 in both 32 bit and 64 bit. I have heard conflicting reports on Windows 98 so I don't know for sure. There are bugs in the W8 control panel that make it look like it doesn't work, but games will see and use the devices reporting problems.4 - My device is plugged into the game port on my computer. Why doesn't it work?
The last MS operating system to have support for the game port was WinXP. Even if you have a sound card with game port or a motherboard with onboard game port, if you are running Vista or above, your computer's game port will not work, so obviously anything plugged into it will also fail to work.5 - Will my Force Feedback Wheel work using this board?
No. At this point, the only way to run a FF Wheel is on Win98 or WinXP with a game port and the Microsoft drivers supplied for it. This board may
support the force feedback wheel in the future. The hardware should
be compatible, but it appears that it requires different software to make it function correctly. The wheel needs to be reverse engineered for this to happen. There is no documentation available from Microsoft or elsewhere currently. Only the OverDrive protocol of the Force Feedback Pro has been rev-engineered so far.6 - Will force feedback effects work on my Force Feedback Pro using this board?
Definitely! The FFB will work!
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