Thanks for your help, friend. I have experienced devices working on some USB and not on others. It used a gameport connector to interface with the computer. When using the USB adapter it is recognized as a 4-axis joystick by Descent: I have experienced more prejudice than anyone can possibly imagine. Hand-picking the best in gaming.

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Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 1. No replies to this topic. Newer USB versions of the SideWinder gamepad have a round digital directional pad instead of the more traditional cross-shaped directional pad, and sidewinrer the mode button.

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It was composed of two portions; there is a hinge between the two that allows you to rotate the right side up and down and from side to sidewiner. Does it give options in game for keyboard or controller also can you see the joystick in the options in game to enable or customise?

I think when the time is right, I’ll simply buy another joystick. Archived from the original on December 16, I got the Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick, similar to the one in the youtube video linked in the previous post, but my Sidewinder Joystick is the Force Feedback version, where it’d vibrate when getting damaged or collisions, firing weapons or thrusters, etc. Sidewinder Precision Precusion was listed. Infollowing a collaboration with Razer in creating the Microsoft Habu and Microsoft Reclusa, a gaming mouse and gaming keyboard sold under the plain Microsoft Hardware brand, Microsoft resurrected the SideWinder brand with an all-new SideWinder Mouse, designed from the ground up for high-end PC gaming.


The line was first launched in The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations.

View profile View wishlist Start conversation Invite to friends Invite to friends Accept invitation Accept invitation Pending invitation Posted November 06, I found the controller software and after that no issues. Posted January 24, The original gameport version had a pass-through, so additional joypads or joysticks could be used without unplugging the SideWinder, and also allowed the connection of up to four SideWinder gamepads working simultaneously.

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. Signatures can be seen inside the joystick, on the base microsooft.

You suggest this might be the issue? Built on the design of the Precision Pro, the Force Feedback Pro differed only in the inclusion of motors for the force feedback effects, and the lack of USB compatibility. Did this article help you?

Retrieved 5 August Jordan, I have my Sidewinder 2 working it just loaded once connected. Menu Store New releases.


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. Archived from the original on 14 July It has an upper section attached to a base.

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The only microsofh parts were mechanical on the throttle and joystick pivots which gave this joystick virtually unlimited lifetime. The 3D Pro had a unique feature in that it could fall-back to an ‘analog emulation’ mode, where it could emulate either a CH Flightstick Pro or a Thrustmaster FCS Selectable by a switch on the basein environments where the digital mode would not work.

I am not responsible for any damages or harm you might do to yourself computer, joystick, anything. The Dual Strike, which debuted inwas Microsoft’s second notable venture into strange gamepad designs, following the Freestyle Pro.

The search term must be at least 3 characters long. Select type of offense: The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button.