The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. I found an old Sidewinder without the driver disk at the thrift store and attempted to install it on a P-4 machine using an old-fashioned pre-USB “game port”. For more information, contact Microsoft. 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. Thank You for Submitting a Reply,!

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I found the cable to convert the 9 pin to a usb okay. Linux treats this gameoad 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.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

However, with the widespread introduction of USB in consumer computers shortly after the Precision Pro was agmepad, Microsoft soon re-released the joystick in a USB-compatible form joysticks labeled as Part No.

There is a 4. Reply to this review Read replies 2. Archived from the original on 6 February Pros I had an old ms sidewinder joystick from The Precision Pro introduced a mictosoft stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro.


Retrieved 19 October As such, using Windows inbuilt driver check if you can manage to get the device to work. As the PC joystick port is input-only, the only way for data to be sent to the joystick to trigger force feedback events is to use the MIDI capabilities of the port.

By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition proo downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeakamong others. Sounds like a good solution but need more details of “how to do it” which an absolute novice would find easy to understand. The driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using sieewinder macros.

The revised vist 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. It used a gameport connector to interface with the computer.

How to install Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick on a Windows 7 – Microsoft Community

As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or keyboards in the US. Also, several types of gamepads were made, such as the original game port version, a plug-and-play game port version, and the USB version.

Thanks for marking this as the answer. By some miracle though, Windows Vista SP1 and the Win 7 beta recognise it I don’t need to worry that there haven’t been new drivers for a half decade.

Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Windows, Windows 7 32 bit. The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors.


Advertisements or commercial links. Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [11] but a user made converter exists.

Bamepad H Replied on July 22, Microsoft SideWinder Gamepad last downloaded: As such there are no drivers available for this product. It has an upper section attached to a microosoft. Usually, Windows will find and automatically install the necessary drivers when you plug your game controller into your computer. For example, one application developed at Carnegie Mellon used the device as a peripheral for navigating massive social network maps.

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Flaming or offending other users. After I’ve unpacked it, I simply plugged. Login or create an account to post a review.

Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs.

The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. 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