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Serial Port Usb Conversion


I have a microsoft sidewinder ffb pro joystick but it is the older serial port version, it way seem a little pointless to do this but is there such a thing as a serial to usb converter? If so how much are they and will i need to download any later drivers to support the joystick under this port?

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