Hi Charles,
It sounds to me by the description given hear you have the Phillips SGC-2909 PC game controller. It is a very fine controller, and you might want to read my review on it. It was sent to this list about a month back so it should be in the archives somewhere. It has some very valuable info that might solve many of your questions. First, as for software installation plug the unit into your PC. Windows will plug and play it and install a generic driver. the generic driver is ok, but if you want force feedback control you need the Phillips drivers off the minidisk. Now, install the drivers, and reboot. Second, you said the controller did not come with a USB chord. Actually, it does, and it is wrapped up inside the controller. The nice thing about this unit is you can pull the USB cable out of it plug it into your computer and use a lever next to the chord to wrap it back up into the unit when done using it. Only stipulation is be careful not to let it wind back into the controller too fast as it can break the cable.



Charles Rivard wrote:
Sorry for this being a somewhat lengthy post, but I'm hoping that my 
description of this unit will help in getting the assistance I'm looking for.  
Here goes:

I just got a game controller, and haven't a clue as to how to use the darned 
thing.  It is manufactured by Phillips.  I bought it at Wal-Mart for roughly 
$16.  It came with a mini CD, which I figure is software?  Should this software 
be installed first, or should the game controller be installed first.  There 
don't seem to be any instructions in the packaging.  Here's what the unit looks 
like:

There is a handle at each side that is facing me if the unit is sitting on the 
table.  Inward from these, there are 2 knobs that feel sort of felt covered.  
To the left of the leftmost one, there is a cross, any of the four lengths can 
be depressed.  Between the 2 knobs are 4 buttons in a diamond pattern, with the 
button on the right center pointing to the right and the other 3 buttons being 
sort of oblong shaped, but they are not toggles.  Above this diamond pattern 
are 2 small round buttons, with sort of a bubble, possibly a small screen 
between them.  To the right of the right-hand knob is another diamond pattern 
of 4 buttons which are larger than those near the left knob.  These are round 
in shape.  Now, along the forward edge of the unit, in front of the handles I 
mentioned at the top of this paragraph, there are 4 buttons, probably 2 for 
each of the joysticks.  Also on this forward edge is a switch that is not a 
toggle.  It can be pulled to the left as you hold the u
nit in your hands.  This switch will spring back to the right if you release 
it.  The unit did not come with a USB cable, but I think I have one around here 
somewhere.

I want to start using this little beast on games for the blind that can be 
operated by it, so any thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated.  Thanks in 
advance.

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