Since the release of the Force Feedback 2, the stick has garnered a reputation of reliability and resiliency, many Force Feedback 2 sticks are still in use currently. Sign in to vote. USB is usually auto detected. Plugged it into the PC. Its shape is the same as the original but without the LCD, weight adjusting and metal side buttons.

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If you have a Win9x system, then odds are the solution described here will work and preserve all of the functionality of the MS SideWinder Software: You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

It’s in mint condition but I didn’t get any Driver CD or manual. Can someone from Microsoft help, please give us all a way of using the Sidewinder Pro joystick. This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the gameports lack MIDI functionality. It was a simple prl button, three axis joystick.

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The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro. Gamepads sold on the website use Microsoft’s Xbox or Xbox One branding. Yeah its kinda weird every other time i start Mechwarrior online it works and doesnt work on planetside 2 i think i need to invest in usb and yes i got up to date drivers and that is my card By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


USB is usually auto detected. By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition from downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeakamong others.

Archived from the original on December 16, Microsoft portal Video games portal. So ignore the nay sayers Steve Jay So, the moral of the story is this was a hardware failure and absolutely nothing to do with Windows 7 or any other operating system! Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed.

C’mon, hardware does become obsolete. Anyway, you can try installing the controller software in compatibility mode as a long shot How to install software in compatibility mode.

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Game Port are hit and miss. Switch to “Classic View”. As far as I know, it is not compatible with Windows 7 and no sodewinder are available. You’ll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments here. Compared to the Precision Pro, the Precision 2 dropped the Pro’s shift button, replaced the throttle wheel with a more traditional lever, and rearranged the face buttons on the stick into a symmetric design.


However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems. So ignore the nay sayers. I’ve also tried the solution in the OP. Otherwise the differences were cosmetic, including shrinking the base, moving the throttle to the front of the base, and replacing 2 of the rounded buttons on the stick with more rectangular buttons.

Last edited by StrikerMan on Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Did this solve your problem? Aaah now then, I didn’t say it was not being seen by Windows 7 because of the dicky trigger.

microsoft sidewinder 3d pro drivers

This can be beneficial to other community members reading the 3e. Does anyone know where I can download a Driver? Ortisi Replied on October 20, The protocol has been reverse engineered though and it is possible to build an adapter.

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