Riso Ars Praefectus Registered: 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. Lastly, rightclick on your speaker icon in the systray and chose “adjust Audio Properties”. It features a total of 6 programmable command buttons, 2 zoom buttons, 3 shift buttons, a macro record button and a 3-point configuration switch. If any of you guys are running legacy gameport Sidewinder controllers, try launching Combat Flight Sim 2 or FS and see if your stick appears to work. WhiteyO , Mar 29, According to what I have read from google searching, XP should detect this device and install the drivers for you.

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The only moving parts were mechanical on the throttle and joystick pivots which gave this joystick virtually unlimited lifetime. However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems. In reply to Phil McCaffry’s post on January 31, 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.

All is well installed again, but I can’t install my joystick Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro, because of the “old” drivers.

If you have a gameport and are still having trouble then try the following: Uninstall Sidewinder software to the extent WinXP can a. Did this solve your problem? Good luck in your search. I am a little pressed for time right now but I do hope the above turns out helpful and you will be able to make your stick work again if it ain’t broken.


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Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro in Seven – Microsoft Community

This site uses cookies microaoft help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Archived from the original on 8 February RT Nov 9, Microsoft Sidewinder force feedback pro I have been offered a microsoft sidewinder force feedback pro joystick, but on checking it out on-line on several sites I came across comments stating that it does the force feedback does not work with Windows Prk SP2, thus making it next to useless for FS.

Tell us about your experience with our site. May 2, Posts: However, due to a flaw in the design of the Precision Pro, in rare cases the stick would build up a static charge in its electronics and require either a complex process to discharge that was not always successful, joystck simply needed to stay unpowered for a number of hours to slowly discharge on its own. How satisfied are you with this reply?

Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro in Seven

In analogue mode, the x- and y-axis were controlled by the analogue controller movements, and the D-pad was used as feedbavk hat switch.

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. All I did after that was to set the assignments from within FS Could you offer any helpful solutions or advise here?


The buttons are also programmable, allowing the device to be used with other games and applications. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Sat May 27, 2: As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was responsible for setting the joystkck design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks. Tully is the gent you need to contact for joystick advice.

Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro drivers for Win XP Home?

The line was first launched in Click Start, and then click Run. I used to be able to adjust the amount of force feedback the stick would apply, but I’m not sure the force feedback feature is being supported at all on Windows XP. Dropping a jogstick soundcard with generic XP drivers back in fixes the problem.

But just as many who can’t get it to work, and have to resort to a registry hack for the stick to be recognized. By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition from downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeakamong sisewinder.