The revised joystick still featured a gameport connector but had additional circuitry for interfacing with USB, and was bundled with a USB converter a DIY converter project exists. I have the same question 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. The line was first launched in Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Games such as Motocross Madness which was bundled with and designed for the controller profited from this physical interaction. The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations.

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It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players.

Games will still recognize and use the joystick. Through extensive configuration of the shift and command buttons, it is possible to create a total of 24 different commands per configuration. Overall though, you should be able to get this to work with nearly everything on this beautiful planet in a matter of minutes, so it’s still a heap of a lot better than the parallel days.

In MarchMicrosoft released a second gaming keyboard, the Sidewinder X4. I’m suspecting that this is supposed to be their friendly joystick for the masses, with the new Sidewinder game pad aimed squarely at the hardcore gamers.

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Games such as Motocross Madness which was bundled with and designed for the controller profited from this physical interaction. USB connectivity being what it is, you won’t just have to plug this thing in and begin playing.

I know this is a loser gripe, but hardware manufacturers, please don’t make us geeks micorsoft with visions of glow in the dark game pads if you aren’t going to deliver.

Azeez N Replied on February 20, famepad I had to download updated software from Microsoft so that it wasn’t recognized as just a human interface device, something that worked with most games, but not with a select few that demanded exact game pad specifications.

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Microsoft Sidewinder USB Gamepad

Game must also support FFB. Now Microsoft has jumped into the fray with its USB Plug and Play joystick, one of the two replacements for the irreplaceable Sidewinder, now mysteriously gone from shelves everywhere. In spite of its value designation, the SideWinder Joystick was functionally similar to the Precision 2. 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.

The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: Tell us about your experience with our site. Sony DualShock 3 Gamepad Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A feature of the device is that the upper section is also a 2-axis motion controller with additional support for rotation.


Unfortunately, anyone who’s used the new Sidewinder knows that it’s a fat, sludgy mess. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Value 17″ Sony Monitor. It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting.

Microsoft Sidewinder Plug & Play Game Pad Review – IGN

The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. The moves under Tomb Raider IV with this Game Aand are a little imprecise because it mmicrosoft that when you push the direction, pad depending on the force, you may switch to an other direction.

I personally love to stare at the wiring and guts of my gadgets, so I’m more than happy with the new changes. Microsoft also gave the rest of the Precision Pro a more rounded design, replacing the rectangular base buttons with more rounded versions sodewinder the top of the base, the slider-based throttle with a wheel-based throttle, and the base itself was made more rounded.

The joystick was widely praised in its inception and was one of the few joysticks with multiple buttons that did not require a keyboard pass-through.

There is no solution of mij problem on the Microsoft Hardware site, can i trow away al my old Microsoft game controllers??.