The joystick’s popularity has created a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age. I booght it from a dude on ebay Long fix procedure but it works. Using the Precision 2 design once again, Microsoft introduced a value-oriented SideWinder joystick, simply called the SideWinder Joystick. Three buttons are located near the thumb in an arc.

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Game controller option in “classic” control panel, ADD.

The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers. Retrieved 27 May That’s why there is feebdack separate V supply. The joystick’s popularity has created a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age.

I could give you a original drivers from joystick installation CD – this driver has a more options than W-XP driver. In this mode, manual calibration was required, the four base-buttons no longer function and, the joystick would function essentially like a CH Flightstick Pro or Thrustmaster FCS depending on the mode selector switch.

It worked fine for me once I installed a driver for it. It should not pull into any direction The Precision 2 also dropped sidewindre gameport compatibility by only shipping micrrosoft a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.

How the devil to get the Sidewinder to work in WinXP?

The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro. Archived from the original on 6 February Sun Dec feednack, 7: Designed as a gaming-neutral joystick, rather than a specialized joystick for use with realistic combat flight simulators, the 3D Pro microosoft built with a functional, but low-key geometric design. This file may be found in C: There is a bug in the Windows 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to mkcrosoft reported as non-functional.


If any of you guys are running legacy gameport Sidewinder controllers, try launching Combat Flight Sim 2 or FS and see if your stick appears to work.

These software packages only charge the host or server, whereas each person would have to own a Game Voice in order to use the hardware and software.

However, with the widespread introduction of USB in consumer computers shortly after the Precision Pro was released, Microsoft soon re-released the joystick in a USB-compatible form joysticks labeled as Part No.

It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players. I have the game port renditions.

Feeedback of OctoberMicrosoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website. Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted to resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikiwand

Do not remove shared files. As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or keyboards in the US. Remove Sidewinder software entries in the Registry: It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting.


Fri Dec 28, 6: This, if present, should be in C: Linux treats this device as a joystick sidewinded all 3 axis and 12 plus 3 buttons and can be used as one or using various applets can be used as a “joystick action to key press” device e.

Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro drivers for Win XP Home?

Works – sort of – in FS Also, several types of gamepads were made, such as the original game port version, a plug-and-play game port version, and the USB version. In comparison with the earlier X6, anti-ghosting technology was added. In addition, the mouse was made wireless, and the maximum Wonxp sensitivity was upped to One can only hope that Microsoft decides it is worth their time to upgrade the Sidewinder software so that it works under XP with support for all their legacy gameport controllers.

A friend of mine has a spare ms ff2 stick which he could sell to me.

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