PC Game Port Connector

The table below shows the standard game port signals and their pin assignments. Joystick cables terminate in a male DB15 that mates with the female DB15 game port connector found on a game cards or multi I/O cards.

     Pin   Signal      Description
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      1     Vcc        +5 volts DC
      2     B1A        Button 1, joystick A
      3     XA         X axis resistance, joystick A
      4     GND        Ground
      5     GND        Ground
      6     YA         Y axis resistance, joystick A
      7     B2A        Button 2, joystick A
      8     Vcc        +5 volts DC
      9     Vcc        +5 volts DC
     10     B1B        Button 1, joystick B
     11     XB         X axis resistance, joystick B
     12*    GND        Ground
     13     YB         Y axis resistance, joystick B
     14     B2B        Button 2, joystick B
     15*    Vcc        +5 volts DC

   * On sound cards with a combination joystick/MIDI connector, pin
   12 is MIDI Out and pin 15 is MIDI In.


   Looking at the DB15M pins on the joystick cable:

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       \  01    02    03    04    05    06    07    08  /
        \                                              /
         \   09    10    11    12    13    14    15   /
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