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calgar 28th July, 2005 06:22 PM

ISA bus to PCI bus?
is there a way to get a ISA card to work on a mobo with only PCI slots? some sorta converter like there is now for AGP to PCI-E? cuz i cant find a pci gameport card anywhere!

GrahamGarside 28th July, 2005 07:07 PM

I don't know of any available but thats how isa devices are are connected anyway, thorugh an ISA/PCI bridge

There are probably gameport to usb adapters though

calgar 28th July, 2005 07:26 PM

ya, but a gameport to usb adaptor is messy

Aedan 28th July, 2005 09:00 PM

Basically, gameports went away because USB was much better, and because talking to a gameport takes too much processor time. That and many motherboards/soundcards integrated such funtionality anyway.

There are PCI to ISA bridges available as chips, but they're normally not in a form you can use unless you like designed your own circuitboards...

calgar 28th July, 2005 09:07 PM

i have designed circuit boards from scematics before, sounds intresting

GrahamGarside 28th July, 2005 10:32 PM

can you not find a pci soundcard with one on, something like the soundblaster live

calgar 29th July, 2005 09:36 AM

i could, but my isa gameport card has two game ports on it

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