Gravis Stinger is a serial device and is supported by the stinger driver. Everytime I start my computer, my folder settings and folder view reset itself to default. Normally it is done automatically by the system, but it can also be done by hand: USB to RS should work fine, although some ‘fake’ adapter might work badly. It currently supports only the: See Parallel Port Joystick Drivers for more info. The stick itself thus has to make no direct contact with the Stinger’s board; inside, it’s got one big spring around the edge, and some plasticwork to stop it from trying to travel too far, and a smear of grease, and that’s it.

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Gravis Stinger – gamepad – wired Overview – CNET

All currently supported joysticks:. To use it, attach the serial port to the driver using: To check your drivers you should either: Use it if you want, but think first.

Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Thank for your very good article.! Maybe somebody with purchasing authority drank one too many of the complimentary cocktails at a trade show and then graivs gravis stinger unwise.

Gravis Stinger is a serial game pad designed especially for laptop use even though it can also be used on Windows PC that has a serial port as well as the correct drivers. Newer Post Older Post Home. I set it back and do it everyday and after next r However, with some analog joysticks, that either do not use linear resistors, or if you want better precision, you can use the jscal program: Anonymous January 24, at 1: Input event codes 3. What I expected to find were a couple of little potentiometers, like the ones under the sticks in the game console controllers I’ve pulled to bits.

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There’s only about a metre and a half of cable on the Stinger, but there’s nothing stopping you adding a serial extension lead. The brains of the operation reside within a Microchip Technology PIC16C microcontrollerand all ten of the buttons use ordinary rubber dome switches, which ought to last well.

Gravis Stinger

Which is half of the reason why this is billed as a laptop product – laptops don’t have joystick ports unless you add one with a PCMCIA card, but they usually do have serial ports. Overall The Stinger’s small, but not stupidly so.

Once the module is loaded, the analog driver can be used to handle the gravid. No additional import charges at delivery! I kept my Stinger, slowly gathering dust for the past decade or so, in the vain hope that one day, someone would do the impossible and create a modern driver for it. The 9th button is the mode switch on the rear side of the joystick.

Gravis’ page for the Stinger. This can happen in various ways. It also requires special support, hence the emu10k1-gp. It’s solidly made, it works with every Win9x-series Windows version on any PC with a serial port, it’s highly stlnger, and its thumb-stick calibration should never drift. Maybe a debtor with a cash flow problem just told the retailer that they could take payment in widgets, or not at all. There is quite a high probability that you run into some problems. Stingwr the only types that can be autodetected are: There are 9 buttons reported, although the joystick has only 8.


Logitech gamepads are also hid devices.

Mostly, it means that the chip is not recognized because of vari Perhaps a manager’s cousin in Taiwan got them a great deal on 25 crates of widgets.

All these devices are autodetected, and you can even use any combination of up to two of these pads either chained together or using an Y-cable on a single gameport. Normally it is done automatically by the system, but it can also be done by hand: You might prefer your buttons a bit bigger and a bit further apart, but you’d have to be pretty enormous to actually be unable to use this thing.

Six game buttons plus Start and Select, two shoulder buttons, one analogue thumb-stick.