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 to stay unpowered for a number of hours to slowly discharge on its own. A Big Thank You. I would like to add these results are not all my own but they are from a friend of mine. Microsoft sold off sidewinder yrs ago when for a while they decided to get out of gaming peripherals altogether 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.

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All times are GMT. Find all posts by Darkbluesky. Hello shadesnice to see you still are around I am sure this problem can be worked around.

What’s really frustrating to me is that My precision 2 works on my old system with vista and not with my new gateway with the pre-installed vista! I had the force feedback steering wheel which I loved but feevback also did not work well with Vista June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Was a nice surprise! Retrieved 19 October It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players.


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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 static charge problem, the Precision Pro saw a much higher sales volume and review scores than the earlier 3D Pro. I wonder would it be possible for those at microsoft to try and sort out this problem with the force feedback and the windows vista. Game must also support FFB.

Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 Drivers. The joystick ‘works’ in that I can use it to move, but you don’t get any feedback I’m guessing that is the whole point of it Sidewinder was old and being phased out by Microsoft when xp came out The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations.

Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Is there a way of creating one?

Otherwise the differences were cosmetic, including shrinking the base, moving the throttle to the front of the base, and replacing 2 of the rounded buttons on the stick with more rectangular buttons.

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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder ForceFeedback 2 joystick but I’m not micorsoft any luck finding drivers for Windows 7 64 bit. And then rub with nail, little plastic sraper as you suggested and some old cotton T-shirt now used as cloth for cleaning.

It was the first wheel controller to contain force feedback. Video game controllers Microsoft hardware. I have to agree with bumble. Dear Mir, Thank you for your reply.

I do not use Vista. It has an upper section attached to a base.

MS Sidewinder Force Feedback 2

Linux treats this device as a joystick with all 3 axis and 12 plus 3 buttons and can be sidewindet as one or using various applets can be used as a “joystick action to key press” device e.

Retrieved from ” https: The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors. It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting.

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