Advertisements or commercial links. I found that if I do the following procedure my controller WILL work in Microsoft games, but I lose my force feedback in all other games. I have the game port renditions. 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 was a simple two button, three axis joystick. Mar 7, Posts:

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The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Fri Dec 28, 5: I have never had anything against Microsoft before this, but I feel really ripped off write now, and these newsgroup posts show I’m not alone. Overview User Fredback Specs. Newer USB versions of the SideWinder gamepad have a round digital directional pad instead of the more traditional cross-shaped directional pad, and lack fefdback mode button.

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Do not remove shared files. The stick was especially popular with MechWarrior and Descent players as it was one of the few multi-button joysticks supported by the games natively.


Buy a new joystick?? Game must also support FFB.

I found only sw10w Without the adapter, the controller’s cable ended in a game port plug. A DIY converter project exists. Its shape is the same as the original but without the LCD, weight adjusting and metal side buttons.

Microsoft SideWinder

The OS is made by microsoft,there’s NO excuse for my microsoft joystick to not be supported. The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers. This, if present, should be in C: Sun Dec 09, 4: This joystick came in two varieties: As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was responsible for setting the overall design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks.

With Sidewinder 2 Forcefeedback Joystick.

How the devil to get the Sidewinder to work in WinXP? – Ars Technica OpenForum

Click Start, and then click Run. This new iteration feefback new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard surfaces. If this is your first visit, welcome! Long fix procedure but it works. Sun Dec 09, 7: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content. 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.


The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button. On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.

The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft inciting poor sales. Was this review windkws Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: Retrieved from ” https: The only moving parts were mechanical on the throttle and joystick pivots which gave this joystick virtually unlimited lifetime.

It looks like you need to adjust your joysick settings.