Why cant i use a game controller?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Reanimation, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. Reanimation

    Reanimation Guest

    Ive just bought my first game that needs to use a game controller and when i try to install it an error message says " your gameport or gameport drivers are not properly configured. Please consult the device manager"

    How do I configure them - on my last PC running windows 98 i just plugged in my joystick and played.

    The stick is a cyborg 3d stick if that helps.

    Thanks for any help I may recieve.
  2. fedele

    fedele Guest

    "your gameport or gameport drivers are not properly configured. Please consult the device manager"

    go to device manager which is located in the control panel+performance and maintenance+system. click on the hardware tab and then click on device manager, look for your game controller and see if it's yellowed or red. If it is then you have a problem with that device and you will probably need to reinstall the drivers or get the best drivers for Win XP from the manufacturer's website.
  3. Reanimation

    Reanimation Guest

    have done that but everything looks fine - I must have a game device controller otherwise I wouldn't have a port on the back of my PC which the stick fits into.

    If I bought a USB stick would this still be a problem?
  4. Law_Enforcer

    Law_Enforcer Guest

    A USB game controller should solve your problems (99% probability).
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    a usb controller most definitely fix your problem... but i'm sure the one you use is fine and so is your gameport. just gotta situate the driver problem. i wouldn't really know how besides uninstalling it from device manager and restarting. or completely reformatting.
  6. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Reanimation, if as you say the game controller is configured OK in hardware manager, have you tried changing the driver to another ?. If you select the game port device listed, click properties and driver update, then choose to pick from a list. Try the standard gameport adaptor, or if there is one listed for your particular joystick.

    If the controller is part of your soundcard, check the manual for what it can support. If its a motherboard mounted gameport, check in the BIOS that it is enabled correctly.