Working with the same config on Win7 32, too. Lots of questions; LOTS of thanks! I would love another force feedback joystick again but most dont do it now. Three buttons are located near the thumb in an arc. The sale box contained the game port-to-USB adapter for free.

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Microsoft SideWinder

Yes, forfe password is: The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro. I’ve forgotten my password.

The headset, along with the system speakers, plugged into the puck, where a switch could be used to set whether sound would be output from the speakers or the headset. Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles with unsourced statements from August The old joystick has a 15 pin plug on it and attaches to this connector, but nothing happens.

All you can do is search the web to see if you can find a solution, otherwise the only reliable solution is to replace it with a new one.

Yeah, and the one I did find stopped joystick support with Vista. However, on later operating systems the digital mjcrosoft would be less and less reliable, and on modern PCs most 3D Pro owners can only run in analog mode.


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MS Sidewinder FFB Pro working with USB adapter!

Can this 15 pin game port connection function connected through a USB2 to the Motherboard? If you sidewider happy with your FFB2 what does this post bothers you windosw 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.

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Microsoft sidewinder force feedback joystick (Oldie but Goodie) – Windows 7 Help Forums

Due to the inclusion of the motors, the Force Feedback Pro was significantly larger joystici heavier than the Precision Pro, making it easy to differentiate between the two. How satisfied are you with this response? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs.

Can anyone please fill in the gaps in English that a 10 year old can understand? In digital mode, the D-pad controlled the x- and y-axis like a traditional digital control pad therefore, there was no hat switch function in digital mode.


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. Being digital, none of the gameport adaptors work I am told for force feedback. I didn’t notice that at first, my bad. All times are GMT On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.

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Login to reply to this thread. Posted 24 February – Microsoft discontinued the product in As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website. The Dual Strike, which debuted inwas Microsoft’s second notable venture into strange gamepad designs, following the Freestyle Pro.