Any adivce for driver development?

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    Any adivce for driver development?

    I've got a personal project I'm trying to complete. And what it involves is taking and old Sega Konami Gun Control pad, converting to a com device and then developing a driver for it.

    Basicly I plan on splicing the wire and removing the sega plug and replacing it with a usb or com port plug. After wards, I need to try and develop a driver for the device to handle input. I guess my questions and need for advice involve these questions -

    Is it feasable to take some old console controller and convert it to usb by simply splicing the wires?


    How can I develop a driver for a completly unknown device. Is there a way to poll a usb connection for any kind of signal or connection being sent? Then just develop some drivers to test that information?


    Thanks for serious replys in advance.
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    No, it's not possible to make an USB device like that.

    If I were you, I'd try to connect the game pad to the parallel or perhaps the serial port. They are simpler and it might work.

    Please note that I don't know much about the subject, but I do know that SNES controllers can be connected to the paralell port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-drax
    No, it's not possible to make an USB device like that.

    If I were you, I'd try to connect the game pad to the parallel or perhaps the serial port. They are simpler and it might work.

    Please note that I don't know much about the subject, but I do know that SNES controllers can be connected to the paralell port.
    Yeah, I kinda doubted it would work for a usb connection - but a com port should work.
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    I found this link, you might want to look at it:
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