Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted to resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode. I found that if I do the following procedure my controller WILL work in Microsoft games, but I lose my force feedback in all other games. 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. Fri Dec 28, 5: It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players.

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Linux treats this device as a joystick with all 3 axis and 12 plus 3 buttons and can be used as one or using various applets can be used as a “joystick action to key press” device e. The X5 has a more basic function set than its predecessor but was well received because of its lower price.

Microsoft SideWinder Force FeedBack 2 Free Driver Download

Remove Sidewinder software entries in the Registry: 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, or simply needed efedback stay unpowered for a number of hours to slowly discharge on its own. If you have more than one joystick installed, windosw procedures below may very well wipe out its registries also.


If this is your first visit, welcome! 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.

Microsoft SideWinder

The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. In comparison with the earlier X6, anti-ghosting technology was added. Retrieved 5 August If it worked in FS, efedback will work the same – not very well – in FS Buy a new joystick?? 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 Archived from the original on December 16, Back up the registry.


Due to the inclusion of the motors, the Force Feedback Pro was significantly larger and heavier than the Precision Pro, making it easy to differentiate between the two.

Retrieved 27 May This made it an ideal companion for FPS and similar games; because you can aim weapons or look up and down with the right hand while simultaneously slewing position with the left hand, and change weapons etc.


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Microsoft,from what i’ve read,has gave us the middle finger. Fri Dec 28, 6: Remove the following registry keys, if they exist: Install Windows XP 2. It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players.

Microsoft Side Winder Force Feedback 2 and Windows XP

In AugustMicrosoft announced they windos relaunching the SideWinder line of gaming peripherals, starting with the SideWinder Mouse. It worked fine for me once I installed a driver for it. Views Read Edit View history. Need help getting started? Could require re-installing your other joystick.

By default, the Sidewinder software was installed in the following folder: The stick was auto-detected, and everything worked properly.

Tamarik Ars Tribunus Militum Tribus: Works – sort of – in FS The line was first launched in Retrieved September 30,