Sharing devices

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Womble, Apr 2, 2002.

  1. Womble

    Womble Guest

    Hi,
    I've got a Wheel and a Joystick, both non-usb. What I want to do is connect them both, say via a splitter cable, so that whichever game I want to play, I don't have to fiddle behind my desk in the morass of cables lurking there.
    Problem is that XP will not let me assign more than one device to a port and I only have the one gameport - the one that's on my soundcard.
    It would be OK if they both had the same button/axis/pov configuration, but they don't.
    Can someone advise me as to the best (and preferably cheapest ) way to get this working ?

    Thanks,
    Womble
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Hmm you'd have to look around for this one. At my old school we had a special breakout box set up that connected a joystick, and a wheel together at a simulation workstation for our graphics art dept I set it all up, but it had specialized software to do it, so don't know how you could do it by default :(