Since I downloaded & installed DirectX 8.1, why do I have to remove the Aureal AU8830 gameport interface, in control panel, (so windows will detect it & install drivers) to make the joystick work? This was not a problem with DirectX 7. Thanks, John
This question was answered on February 10, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.You may need to recalibrate your joystick/gamepad/steering wheel Also, make sure that the same gameport driver is selected! Aureal Vortex 2 based cards have special DirectInput acceleration, which can be selected in the Game Controllers control panel on the advanced tab "Vortex AU8830 Gameport Interface" is the accelerated driver and is recommended If you have problems with this and cannot calibrate your joystick, then select "Standard Gameport" You will need to recalibrate if you change this
Some joysticks for which there isn’t a standard Windows driver may need their drivers updating to work with DirectX 8 This may help when the joystick just disappears There is an acknowledged problem with some Microsoft joysticks when using DirectX 8.0 and AU8830 sound cards This is resolved in DirectX 8.0a.
If you are experiencing problems, then DirectX 8.0a is available for Windows 95 users and DirectX 8.1 is available for Windows 98, Windows Millenium Edition and Windows 2000 users Installing these updates resolve the problem for some people If you still cannot get it to work, then please contact the manufacturer of your input device, or try using one of the standard Windows drivers (i.e 4-button gamepad).
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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 10, 2003