My name is Daniel Kawakami.
I've managed to create a "Gameport support pack for Vista".
The pack was meant for Creative gameports, but works on any gameport, from any vendor.
It works on Windows Vista 32-bit only, also known as x86.
The files in the pack are property of their respective owners (Creative Labs, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation). I only take credit for the research and modifications.
Use this pack at your own risk. Neither me or any of the companies listed above are responsible for any damage to your computer or loss of data which results from the use of this "pack".
Download the pack, updated on June 15, 2007:;8660672;/
Connect your gameport controller and follow the steps below. It's easy and once is done, you can use your gameport controllers just like you did on Windows XP.
If you reboot your computer and the controller is not recognized, open the "Gameport Controllers" applet once.


1) Installing the gameport driver
Open the Device Manager and locate the gameport device:
Double-click it to open its properties. Select the Driver tab and choose Update Driver:
Choose Browse my computer for driver software, as shown below:
Now click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer:
Choose Sound, video and game controllers:
Click on Have Disk...:
Locate the folder where you extracted the pack and select the Gameport folder.
The Creative Game Port will be listed, click on Next to install the driver.
Don't worry about the warning message, the driver will work just fine, so allow the driver to install.
The gameport driver was successfully installed!
2) Installing the Gameport Devices control panel extension:
Locate the folder where you extracted the pack and open the ControlPanel folder.
Right-click the Install.inf file and select Install.
Let the installation proceed:
Open the Control Panel and choose Classic View. Locate the Gameport Controllers icon and double-click it.
Click on the OK button to close the window. Wait a few seconds...
... and you will be prompted with the message below. Choose Open the control panel using recommended settings.
Open the Gameport Controlllers once again and give permission to continue, when asked to.
Now click on the Add... button:
And choose the correct model for your controller. Click OK to continue:
Windows will prompt you to install a new hardware. Select Locate and install driver software:
In the window below, choose Don't search online (this window may not be shown  if you previously configured Windows to always search online for device drivers):
Select Browse my computer for driver software, as shown below:
Locate the folder where you extracted the pack and select the Controller folder. Click on Next to proceed.
Click on Install this driver software anyway, we know it works :
Your gameport controller is now installed and functional.
You can use Vista's Game Controller control panel extension to calibrate your controller, as it does not require elevated privileges.
However, to install or remove gameport controllers, you must use the Gameport Controllers control panel extension.

Message Edited by daniel_k on 09-27-200710:39 PM