First post, by uniracers
I am trying to use a flightstick in DOS connected to the gameport input on my Compaq Presario. It is not responding correctly. For example, in Wolfenstein 3D, it continuously acts like the escape key is being pressed (not that I am trying to play Wolf 3D with a flightstick). In other games where you calibrate the joystick, it quickly goes past the "center the joystick and press a button" and goes straight to "move the joystick to the upper left", but it doesn't respond to any button presses. I have connected the joystick with a gameport to USB adapter and it seems work fine this way in Windows 98.
Any suggestions on what to look for? I guess I could always get an expansion card with a gameport input on it, but I'm not sure how that would work with the built-in gameport.