The SideWinder Force Feedback 2 delivers the ultimate stick to players who demand the best. Pictures of boxes without accompanying hardware or build photos. I definitely liked my Evo though. Sorry but I’m always at a state of warning about links on this forum from people that have only a few postings, to much SPAM links here, before you know you get a free green-card or a new kitchen. OR, is there an actual USB adapter that works? Man Microsoft made some of the best peripherals out there.

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I guess that is because everything moved to X-Input instead of DirectInput?

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. There is a bug in the Windows 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to be reported as non-functional. Games will still recognize and use the joystick. Learning from their past mistakes, Microsoft introduced the SideWinder Precision Pro incorrecting the ergonomic issues, fixing some of the electrical issues, and adding new features.

This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the forrce lack MIDI functionality. Daily Simple Questions Thread. I have the same question Working with the same config on Win7 32, too.

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If anyone has an idea. Because something called durabilitythese digital encoders could last a lot in fact, most of the Force Feedback Pros out there still work properly while the potentiometers probably will not last more than 5 years. Games such as Motocross Madness which was bundled with and designed for the controller profited from this physical interaction.


Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed. This new iteration incorporated new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard forrce. The number of games that natively support this joystick is very high, and the increased amount of perceived control over your ships, planes, ‘Mechs, or whatever else, is astounding.

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro – joystick – wired Overview – CNET

Dangerous, where milliseconds make the difference for a successful railgun hit with Z axis instead of pedals. Posted 17 February – Also, several pr of gamepads were made, such as the original game port version, a plug-and-play game port version, and the USB version. Closing the receptors with tape was also a good idea, i guess i read that at SimHQ. Still, one motor died on one of mine just 10 minutes ago.

Xbox Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. The joysgick gameport version had a pass-through, so additional joypads or joysticks could be sldewinder without unplugging the SideWinder, and also allowed the connection of up to four SideWinder gamepads working simultaneously.

See offer for details. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Posted 18 October – I purchased a Saitek cyborg evo instead of this back in the day for zidewinder Comanche sims Z axis is a must-have for any hardcore joystick user. Publishing about your internet findings is OK, but if there is a better solution that does work or cheaper methods then yes this will bothers me.


Thanks to the timing of the launch of the Precision Pro to coincide with the widespread launch of USB along the ergonomic corrections and rarity of the jyostick charge problem, the Precision Pro saw a much higher sales volume and review scores than the earlier 3D Pro.

I’ve managed to get my stick sidewlnder with only one file that I found at ‘ http: Archived from the original on 14 July Let me put it this way. The feedback response seems to be strong on this controller.

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