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Boeder racing wheel port confusion

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#1 Verycheesy


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:14 AM

I very much doubt anyone would have heard of this steering wheel, it is very old (~15-20 years), but I shall ask anyway.
I have a Boeder Top Racing Wheel with a 25 pin port, however after scouring the internet I am yet to discover if it uses parallel or serial ports, so I don't know which USB converters to buy.
If anyone can enlighten me, I would be incredibly greatful :)

Here is a picture of it (Not my picture)

If I uploaded a picture of the ports, would that help, I'm not sure if it is possible to tell the difference by observation...

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

a picture of the port themselves would be very beneficial. And even if you found the proper adaptr, theres no garentee it will work-there may not be a compatible driver with modern operating systems.



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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

The plug on a cable that plugs into a parallel port has to be male, The parallel port on the computer is always female. Any cable that plugs into a Serial port, 9 pin or 25 pin has to be female since the port is a male port.

However you can only hope that the hardware maker followed standards.

if this is the one http://doupe.zive.cz/boeder-top-racing-wheel-force-feedback/a-19671
it looks like a special cable since I see a USB plug in that picture as well as another plug on the same cable.

Hope this helps

Edited by rotor123, 14 June 2012 - 02:52 PM.

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