First post, by enaiel
I bought 2 Gravis Gamepads (not the Pro version) for my DOS only machine, since they scream "DOS", unlike other joysticks that are more suited for Windows games. But I'm having a hard time getting 2 of them to work in multiplayer games like Lotus. I have a YMF744 PCI card with a gameport, and an integrated SBPro with a gameport as well. At first I tried to use two gameports, one at port 201 and the other at port 202, but only the one at port 201 would work. Then I read this thread which suggested that most games only check port 201 so I would need a Y-Splitter cable to connect 2 gamepads. I purchased such a cable (pics below), but it only partially works. One gamepad works fine, but in the second gamepad only the D-pad works, the buttons don't respond. Since the cable is designed especially for such a function, my questions are:
- Is the cable faulty? It looks clean, and I even sprayed it with a contact cleaner and compressed air, but no luck.
- Do the YMF744 and the integrated SBPro both not support dual joysticks? I find that hard to believe.
Any other explanations? Has anyone been successful in running Lotus with 2 Gravis Gamepads?