The section is dedicated to my quest to get my Logitech Precision Gamepad working, in DOS. Hopefully this information will be useful in helping someone else with one of their projects.
I started this project, for four reasons:
- PC Gameport-based gamepads are a dying breed.
- The PC Gameport was never that good to begin with.
- My next car computer (when I get around to building it), probably won't have a gameport.
- The Gravis Gamepad Pro has been discontined. While the Logitech Precision Gamepad is a suitable replacement, it's only available in USB.
While DOS has no built-in USB stack, I did manage to find a hardware device that has one built-in. For this project I used the VDIP2 module. Devices like this one are marketed towards people that are looking for a simple way to add USB support to their microcontroller projects. I figured that if they're able to get one of these working with a microcontroller, I should be able to get one of these to talk to a PC.
Last Update: 8-18-2008
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