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Chapter 7. Point and Click: Upgrading Mi... > Upgrade #4: Installing a New Joystic...

Upgrade #4: Installing a New Joystick or Game Controller

There's one last type of controller you might need for your computer system—a game controller. Although a mouse or keyboard might be fine for playing simple games, fast action games demand some type of dedicated game controller. That might mean a joystick or Nintendo-like game pad, or maybe even a steering wheel (for racing games) or airplane yoke (for flight simulators).

How you connect a game controller system depends on the type of controller you buy. Most newer controllers connect via USB, which is as easy as it gets. Older controllers are more likely to connect via a fifteen-pin connector to the game port on the back of your system unit.


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