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Q: Sidewinder Game Pad...

Hi,

I've got a Microsoft Sidewinder (plug & play) gamepad, but when I plug it into the USB port, nothing happens and the pad doesn't seem to be recognised at all. Is it broken? Or am I just missing something.

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after installing audiology new sound card and removing sound blaser live i cant get my jpystick to re hook its not usb and was hooked up to the sound card
any ideas i cant get it to find a port it can hook up to in xp home
i have been all day trying everything i know
being 59 has its limitations so keep this in mind when you assist
i am very good at windows but this one stumped me
rovie
 

A:sidewinder game joy stick

Duplicate dealt with here
http://forums.techguy.org/t336749.html
 

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I'm trying to figure out how to get my older Sidewinder Game Pad and Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick to work in Win. Vista. It downloads the software, Sidewinder Central, but I cannot get to the "profile" area where you set up game profiles and assign keys to buttons and such. It lets me "test" my game pad and joystick and they test fine, but I cannot get the window to open up the profile area that shows all the buttons. I went to MSN support but no luck.
 

A:Win. Vista and Microsoft Sidewinder Game Pad

Sorry, Sidewinder software is not compatible with Vista. You have to use the basic sidewinder driver provided with Vista. Profiles are no longer accessible, you can program buttons inside the game itself.
 

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I just bought a microsoft plug and play game pad but it won't work with XP, I can't configure it. I can't belive that MS would sell a gamepad that isn't compatable with XP. I went to the sidewinder site but coundn't find a patch. Does anyone have alink to the sidwinder patch for XP. Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks,
Neesh
 

A:Sidewinder plug and play game pad

Windows XP includes device drivers for the SideWinder Freestyle Pro, so your SideWinder Freestyle Pro will function properly on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP. However, the accompanying SideWinder software (version 3.02) will not function on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, so you will not be able to create profiles for the Freestyle Pro using the SideWinder software on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Microsoft is not planning to update the SideWinder software (version 3.02) for game port devices.

If you connected the controller to a USB port using the USB adapter, Windows 2000 and Windows XP will automatically detect the device.

If you connected the controller to a game port, do the following:

Open Control Panel: Game Controllers. (Click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Game Controllers.)

From the General tab, click Add.

From the Game Controllers list, select Microsoft Sidewinder (Auto Detect), and then click OK.

From: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/sidewinder/SWUpdate/FSpro/FSpro-Compat.asp
 

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hi every 1,

i have a sidewinder game controller which i want to install but the problem is it wont! it says my game ports are not corect or something my computer only has usb ports so maybe i need some drivers for my usb ports i really dont get it so if any 1 has an idea please let me know! by the way my computer is a packard bell ixtreme 9621 and recently i reformatted so i dont know if all the usb ports have the drivers they need!!

many thanx for any help cause i fell like i brought the game pad for nothing
 

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I recently upgraded from 98SE to Xp and my game pad worked fine with 98SE but I can't seem to configure it with XP, I know it is compatable. Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks, Neesh
 

A:Sidewinder plug and play game pad

Neesh,
Take a look here, might be of some help;
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/sidewinder/SWUpdate/default.asp
 

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I have a Sidewinder Plug and Play Game Pad that I use to play NHL 2002. At times either the game freezes and sends me back to my home screen or the game pad just stops working. I have installed the game pad and the game correctly I have lots of free space on my computer (Pentium 3 64.0 MB Ram). However when this happens I go into gaming options in my control panel and it says the pad is disabled or not connected. Even when I add it again it only works for a while and I'm back where I started.
Any ideas anyone???? It is very frustrating when trying to play the game. I have been told the game is massive and slows down the computer is that true as well????
Thank you!
 

A:Sidewinder plug and play game pad and NHL 2002

what operating system?
on ME i had to put the game pad controller on ID#1 in "control panel>game controllers"
 

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I recently upgradedf to XP. My game pad worked fine with 98SE, however can't configure it to XP. I went to the sidewinder site and did everything it said but it still doesn't work. I went to the game controller setup in control panel but couldnt figure out how to add my game pad. Any suggestions would be a appreciated.
Thanks,
Neesh
 

A:Configuring Sidewinder plug and play game pad

MS Sidewinder Gamepad currently does not have a w2k or XP driver. I posted this same question in this forum 3 weeks ago.
That sucks.

ps-most recent drivers are available at download.com
 

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Ok heres the problem, I own a Compaq 6029us computer with a compaq mobo, built in sound/video/usb etc. I have a MS sidewinder dual strike(about a year old) and am running on Windows Home XP(compaq version). My last computer was built by me and I had no problems plugging in the joystick to the USB and Windows XP PRO would autodetect it. In fact It still works with my other system.
When I plug in the joystick on this computer I get nothing. When I go to add to my Game Controllers it says "Your gameport or gameport drivers are not properly configured. Please see the Device Manager."
So in the device manager there is no gameport under sound,video, game controllers tab. I tried manually installing a gameport(standard, Ess, Neomagic etc.) and none of them work. I looked on MS for some drivers but MS claims that they are all built into windows. I tried looking for gameport drivers from Compaq(waste of time), I called compaq and asked them about this problem. They couldn't tell me how to install a gameport(though they said I should have one) and they told me it was a problem with the joystick and I would have to contact MS for help, which is not true because the joystick works fine on my other computer. I know its because there is no gameport/driver. But they couldn't get one to work and couldn't explain why . So that was a waste of time.
Now Im using a Compaq Mobo with built-in Sound, Soundmax and in the past the gameport was always connected to the soundca... Read more

A:MS Sidewinder

I don't know if this will be helpful or not

I also have a Microsoft Sidewinder, but it is on a Gateway( old beastie) on windows 98. When I first installed it, I had a problem with it not being detected( after first installing the driver) . Finally, tried the second port( I am stubborn) and viola, it found it.

Maybe it will "see" it on the other port?
 

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Are the new Sidewinder joysticks supported by WinXP yet?
 

A:Sidewinder with XP

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Hi,
is there any way to get my MS Sidewinder Precision Pro to work on Win XP Pro? My soundcard and gamecontrollers work fine, but when trying to install the joystick in control panel, it says that my joystick isn't connected. I have it connected with a USB adapter because my computer doesn't have the original input. What can I do?
 

A:MS Sidewinder

You may be out of luck with this one. My Microsoft Sidewinder Steering wheel worked with Windows 98 but not with Windows XP. Microsoft also provided a statement that they would not support the device in Windows XP. Yours may be in the same class. I got the wheel to work once after numerous install attempts but when I shut down the computer that was it. It was not being recognized at all. I eventually gave it away. Never found out why Microsoft refused to support its own hardware.
 

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After a few weeks of installing, tweaking, tuning, troubleshooting, etc. my win 7 pro install...

I realize the MS does not support my SideWinder Force Feedback 2 Game Controller in win7.

How can this possibly be? Made by MS, and an MS os. Go to the ms win7 hardware compatablilty page and it says something about information coming soon.

Vista required no drivers, or at least no download was needed. The device was just recognized..

I can't believe it..

A:Say It's not so.. (Sidewinder)

Hmmm.... I just plugged mine in and Win 7 (x64) installed the drivers and it appears to be in working order, though I've yet to try it with a game - Freespace for example.

Also, what game are you playing that needs that stick, because the game will probably be the issue. So....



PS, It worked the same way in Vista as Win 7, so...???

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I have a new computer with Win98SE installed.
I downloaded and installed the updated driver from Microsoft(v3.02) for my Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro. Upon attempting to configure the Sidewinder the "game controller" continues to inform me that the device is not connected, even though it is connected.

Please advise as to what I am missing or what I need to do to convince the game controller that the device is indeed connected, etc.

AT this time the controller ID assignment is #1, however even if I change it the computer still does not recognize that the device is connected.

Thank you.
 

A:MS Sidewinder 3D Pro

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I have finally gotten a fix for my disappearing Precision 2 USB and thought I would share it here for any who are having problems with disappearing Sidewinder sticks. Here is two fixes sent to me by the UK MS support team:

This sounds like an issue we see from time to time with the non-powered Sidewinder devices. The problem is that the devices sometimes build up a small amount of static that can interfere with the signals passing through the cable. There is an easy way to fix this as outlined below.

1. Unplug the device and examine the USB connection on it.
2. You should notice that there are five metal parts to the plug.
>> The metal casing around the plug and
>> The four pins inside this metal casing.
3. Each of the pins needs to be connected to the metal casing by means of a metal conductor such as a paperclip or hair clip.
4. The connection only needs to be held for a second or two.
5. Do this for each pin inside the plug.
6. Once this is done you should be able to plug the device back into your PC now.

If the above does not work please try the following,
1) Remove all USB devices from your computer and uninstall the Sidewinder software.

2) Click START -> RUN, type "msconfig" into the box and press OK. Click on the ADVANCED button and put a check in the box labeled "Enable Startup Menu". Then click OK, OK and then YES.

3) When the computer restarts, you will see a menu, choose option 3, SAFE MODE and hit enter. When windows Boots u... Read more

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Help!!

Xp Home edition installed -joystick is installed and appears in game controller and works fine,
i have installed Flight Simulator 2004 and it will not pick up joystick. The joystick is USB and all USB controller are working and enabled.

Help
 

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I have a problem getting my sidewinder precision pro joy stick to work with windows XP, is there a place I can go for new drivers, soft ware, ect. to get it to work with this O.S. ? It would be a shame if I had to pitch such a nice piece of equipment.
Thanks
Ken (unknown welder)

A:sidewinder precision pro and XP

Not that I'm aware of. Some say it won't work in XP and others say it may. When it's pluged in do you see it listed as a device in Gaming Controllers..advanced tab?? My understanding is that XP has default drivers if the sidewinder precision pro is used via the USB port...not a game port.

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Has anybody ever opened a Sidewinder 3D Pro? I'm trying to pull it apart to clean the buttons, they stick and cause all sorts of wierdness during games. I'm stuck on the base. There are four screws under the base and it seems there is a series of plastic tabs holding the unit together resisting my rehabilitation attemps.
 

A:Refurbishing Sidewinder

Kronus,

You need a bigger hammer!
 

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  I had a sidewinder force feed joystick and it worked great in "combat Europe ww2" Will it work in windows 10 with "Warbirds?'

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I have just bought a new computer that only has USB inputs, and not the inputs that the old joysticks take... I've bought an adapter so that I can connect my Sidewinder Precision Pro to the USB port, but it doesn't detect it correctly... When I go the my "game controllers" window in control panel, and search for it, it finde Sidewinder 3d pro and it says it isn't connected... what can I do? Can I install my soundcard from my old computer (it has the correct input for the joystick) and just use that to connect my joystick to the computer?

Thank you

Christopher
 

A:Sidewinder Precision Pro, help!!

I depends. What sound card did your old machine have? Also what OS?
 

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I have and older Sidewinder Force Feedback with a regular game port plug. Will it work with a 15pin/USB adapter?
 

A:Sidewinder joystick

It probably would...if you already have one, there's no harm in trying.
 

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I just bought a precision 2 joystick and it installed painlessly and seems to be working like a charm...until I try to use it in a game! It is detected and on the right ID (#1) but when I get into my games (Mechwarrior 2 & 3) the buttons aren't seen by the configuration tools. I can map them fine in Mechwarrior 2, but Mechwarrior 3's mapping tool doesn't see them at all. During gameplay it will use a default in both games and seems to drop a few of the buttons (even the trigger!). I am using DX 8.0 with 144MB RAM. Any ideas?
 

A:sidewinder precision 2

From the Sidewinder website....

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/sidewinder/compatgames.asp

Mechwarrior 4 is supported but it doesnt look like 2 or 3 is.
 

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This is one of my favorite games, and I'm bummed that I can't get my game controller to work with it. The game works fine (although it needs to be run in Win 98 compatibility mode), but although I can use the Sidewinder USB gamepad, the default direction seems to be up (it's like I'm pressing up all the time). All of the buttons work fine, and it calibrates fine in the control panel. Also, it works fine with other games I've tried. Any clues?
 

A:Sidewinder USB with Windows XP

Whoops, I meant to say that the game was High Heat Baseball 2001. I've made sure all drivers are current, etc. The problem seems to be with just this game. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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I have a MS Sidewinder Pro 2USB joystick which I haven't used in years. Been sitting in a closet. But the new game called H.A.W.X. is coming out and I've been playing the demo.

At first, the joystick refused to be recongized by my system. (stats below) which is an Intel system. Either from the front or rear USB ports. If I plug the joystick into another computer here (AMD system) it is seen and works.

I've tried several times and have located the drivers on the internet. But when I plug in the joystick into either computer - its like the joystick is dead. Nothing shows up. No errors or anything - nada.

At one point, it did show up for a while on my intel computer (after I installed the drivers)... but as of now, nothing. The joystick looks as good as new. Its one of the better things made by MS in design in terms of function and feel. There is NOTHING on the market that compared to these old 2001~2004 joysticks.

From what I can see with google, the USB connection seems to die on these things. So I am guessing I'm going to have to buy a joystick.

I've looked at whats left on the market that I can buy.
Saitek: While customizable, these are flimsy - the trigger button is not comfortable... and breaks easily since I've owned one before I bought the sidewinder. Fairly low cost at about $20~25.

Logitech: Better feel, a bit large. Same design from 2003ish. Problem from reviews is that that they seem to stop functioning, even if stored for months... Read more

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i bought this a long time ago for my gaming needs havent used it since preety old 2. but when i play battle field 2 it wont work but wont even respond but my computer knows its plug in tho.
any idea?
RedOctober
 

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after changing my audio card from soundblaster live to audiolgy2
my sidewinder force feedback joy stick will not set up again
its not usb and used to be on the sound card now i cant get it anyway to run and hook up says device manager port not working
is the port now have to be installed and how do i hook it up
keep in mind i am 59 and i want to play forgotten battles on line
 

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I use the above joystick on the MS flight SimX. It seems to have no effect on trim. That is, the buttons allocated for trim seem to have no effect. Is that Pro2 problem, or the fltSimX problem?
 

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I just put my Sidewinder joystick on my computer again. The built in drivers work great but the system won't allow me to install the profiler included with the original drivers CD.
MS's site was as abyssmal and useless as usual. They had updated versions of the profiler but it said to use it on win98 and no indication was made as to its use with xp.
Anybody have a download site for me?
 

A:Microsoft Sidewinder and Win XP

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I'm trying to connect my MS Sidewinder Freestyle Pro to a USB port (it doesn't work on the joystick port).

In Device Manager it is listed under Human Interface Devices with a black exclamation mark on yellow triangle, and when I double-click it it says it couldn't load the device driver (code 2).

So when I click 'Update Driver' it finds one, and when I tell it to go ahead it prompts me to insert "Windows 98 Second Edition CD-Rom". (I don't have this, should I have got it supplied with my PC?)

Anyway, I tell it to skip file, and the 3 files it needs but can't find are:

hidusb.sys
msjstick.drv
vjoyd.vxd

(By the way, when I connected it to the normal joystick port it didn't even list it in device manager - it's as though it didn't realise it was plugged in, which is why I'm using the USB port.)

I have installed DirectX 7.0a but that didn't help, and my sound card is by C-Media (CM18738/C3DX PCI Audio Device) who I can't find on the net for updates. I use Win 98.

Sorry to have gone on for so long but I thought I should put as much info as possible.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Steve
 

A:MS Sidewinder not being recognized

This may be why it doesn't work on your soundcard. http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ARTICLES/Q193/3/43.asp
As for the USB, you do need those files and they will be located on the CDRom. If you don't have the cdrom then you chould have the cab files on your hard drive and should be able to point the driver update to those files when it needs them. Find out where your cab files are by going to start then find files and folders, Search for *.cab it should find quite a few files. The ones you want will be called win98_##.cab where the ## will be a specific number. There should be quite a few all in the same location with consecutive numbers. Run the driver update again and when it needs those files point it to the directory where the cab files are at. The cab files should be on your computer if you don't have the win98 cd.
Then check out this page http://support.microsoft.com/support/Hardware/FreeStylePro/faq/default.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

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Frenat
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Eagles may fly high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
 

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Ok, I got my first keyboard with macros wich is Sidewinder X6, and theres the Media buttons (Pause, Next song, Previous song), but I can't find a way to assign the buttons to my music player, wich in this case is iTunes, how do I do this? I got iTunes as my default music player aswell.

Help appriciated!

A:Problem with Sidewinder X6

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i recently received a microsoft sidewinder gamepad from my brother but the only cd he had was the software one i need the drivers to make it work i searched the web but couldnt find them i read one of your posts about finding the *.cab files on my computer but that didnt work either i dont have win98se or the disk for it it asks for will this not work on my system or is there a place i can download the drivers for this PLEASE HELP thanks ross P.S. i forgot to mention that this particular model is a sidewinder dualstrike model thanks
 

A:sidewinder drivers

Have you checked here?
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/sidewinder/
 

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Well, I bought the SideWinder x6.
I installed IntelliType and plugged in the keyboard. Everything worked except the volume control (+, -).
However, I did on another computer, Windows XP, and worked correctly.
Then I upgrade Windows 7. Currently, I am with the build 7201.
When I finished installing, I realized that the control volume is working properly.
Unfortunately, it was just 3 days. Now stopped working again.
Already uninstalled and installed drivers several times, including older versions.
I know that the IntelliType is still in beta, but it worked before. Can someone help me?

Ps: Sorry for bad english.

A:Sidewinder X6 problem

hmmm... I have exactly the same keyboard and haven't had any problems... (I'm running 7100)

Did you get the 64bit drivers if you have a 64bit OS?? that will cause problems. That's probably the only thing I can think of sorry i couldn't help more.

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We have this and it's not working. On this computer we are running Windows 98 and we use IE6. Can anyone help us?
 

A:Sidewinder Pro Joystick problems

Hiya

Are you still having this problem? If so, the joystick is not supported by Microsoft anymore, and nor is Windows 98, so they're no good to search in.

However, is it a USB one? If so, are there any other slots you can test this in?

Regards

eddie
 

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I got a dual strike but have no cd for it. I got it to work once and I never got it to work again. I found a driver on driverguide and I think when it installed i recieved a microsoft update at the same time. When I installed the sidewinder software i had to use my 98se disk to complete the install. I have not been able to recreate the situation since then. ( I have reinstalled my OS ) When it worked there were listings in game controller add for
sidewinder dual stike 1.0 once it was listed the computer could recognize the controller. I can't seem to get it to list in the add section. also there were listings in the system properties in hid device. There is nothing in there either now. I can't seem to install it there either. I remember looking at the setting in the properties of the controller that it was set to standard hid device(while working)

my usb ports work properly (with cam)

running win 98se

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!!
 

A:sidewinder dual strike

boot into safe mode and see if the device is listed there. If it is, remove it and reboot/reinstall.
 

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So I've just started playing an MMO - Age of Conan, and I think I'm able to use my Microsoft SideWinder X6 Keyboard properly for the first time. I pretty much bought it because it looked good... hah.. now I need to know how to set macros?

The game is pretty intense in the sense you must press your combo attack, then follow directions and press corresponding keys in order. I was hoping I could set up macro for some during pvp.

Would anyone be able to tell me how to do that? I'm completely over my head here, cheers.

A:Macro help - Microsoft SideWinder X6

So I figured out through its own software, but I cannot seem to figure out how to make it so theres 1 second wait between certain keys, etc, for the macro.

Unless someone can tell me by recording the macro during the game, how do I then select what I've recorded so I can use it?

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Hi,

Got a Microsoft Sidewinder X6 kb and when I install the IntelliType Pro driver/software it stops the media (play, pause, skip) buttons fuctioning in iTunes (full screen or not). Without IntelliType they work but without it I can't setup macros, custom buttons etc.

btw there are no issues with WMP.

A:Sidewinder X6, issues with iTunes

Has nobody got this keyboard, or is just that nobody's had this issue?

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I used to have a Microsoft Precision Pro joystick years ago and with it's profile software I could set up the joystick for different games, browsing to the game execute file for each profile I saved, and when I started a game it would then automatically start with the profile I had associated with each game.

Am I missing some way of doing this automatically with my Precision 2?
Each time I want to play a different game I have to first open the sidewinder Game Controller Software v4 and change it to the stick profile I have previously set up for that game. It's a bit of a hassle, and if I forget to do it, I risk ending up playing with the wrong profile for the game and I have to fix it.

Just wondering if anyone else has run into this and has any sort of solution or workaround?

Thanks,
 

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Well, I suppose I'll introduce myself first. Name's Adam.
I have a huge problem: I recently bought a Sidewinder x8 and the damn thing keeps having tracking problems [ie the cursor jumps around...a lot...so much in fact it makes it nearly impossible to play games.] I've been told by people that it might be the polling rate of the usb port, MS told me it might just be a bad mouse [it's not, im on the third replacement].
so that has led me to believe it is most likely 7. would anyone care to enlighten me as to why the HELL it's doing this? [and yes I've googled and found only that it 'hates' cloth mousepads, im on a wooden desk now.
Help?

Edit: I've also searched the forum

A:Sidewinder x8 tracking issues

My mouse is doing that aswell, how do you get microsoft to replace it. The only thing different is that it was fine for about 24 hours, then went jerky. It is 3 days old and it is IMPOSSIBLE to play and games at all.

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Anyone have any ideas why an old-style MS Sidewinder Gamepad won't recognize in Win98? I have two of the same type controller and neither is recognizing. The thing is, I am dual booting my machine, Win98SE and WinXPPro, and the joystick works fine in WinXPPro. The light on the joystick lights up fine in Win98SE and WinXPPro. I have the latest joystick drivers and have tried using the built-in Win98 drivers (which I always used in the past). I have NOT tried updating my Sound Card drivers yet, but that is my next step. Any suggestions?

System Specs:

"Captain Baldo Homemade Edition"
AMD Athlon Classic 750Mhz
256MB Kingston SDRAM
ABIT KA7 Motherboard
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
US Robotics 56K v.90 Winmodem
20GB Maxtor HDD
Toshiba 16X DVDROM
HiVal 24X10X40X CDRW
Syquest 1GB Sparq Internal Drive
3dfx VooDoo5 64MB
 

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Hi guys, I am not into gaming but liked to play with the M/S air combat programs. I have a new computer now and the old one that I used for this is long gone. I have an old M/S Force Feedback Pro with the old gameport plug. No such recepticle on this computer .
Is my old joystick worthless; should I just go to a USB stick and be done with it? This old stick is a heavy-high quality unit and I fear a new one like it is very $'pensive.
Thanks

A:Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro

Originally Posted by idahjo


Hi guys, I am not into gaming but liked to play with the M/S air combat programs. I have a new computer now and the old one that I used for this is long gone. I have an old M/S Force Feedback Pro with the old gameport plug. No such recepticle on this computer .
Is my old joystick worthless; should I just go to a USB stick and be done with it? This old stick is a heavy-high quality unit and I fear a new one like it is very $'pensive.
Thanks



Amazon.com: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick (Silver/Black): Electronics

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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard. The keyboard has a backlight on the keys as it is made for gaming from what I believe.

However everytime I boot my computer the backlight stays on and I have to turn it off by pressing the backlight key 3 times (three times as the keyboard has different dimming settings, bright, less bright, even less bright )

Does anyone know how I can have the backlight turned off forever unless I press the button to activate it?

I assume there must be a setting in the registry telling the keyboard to light up upon boot up?

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

If the backlight is OFF and you reboot, does it start out back on, or does it stay off?

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Hi,

So it's my birthday & dad bless him has bought me this new joystick, well looks a bit of a beast to me...

Anyway, followed the instructions which said to load the software 1st. When I did this an error mesage came up:

_ins5576 has caused an error in OLEAUT.32.DLL_ins5576 winnowclose

Installation of the software seemed to continue so I thought I was ok, Step 2 is to plug in the joystick via the USB port, did this and this installation programme was supposedto then test the joypad however it came back saying it wasn't connected and I should try uninstalling/reinstall. Did this several times.

Tried adding the software through add/remove programmes & now get a different error message which occurs at 52% of copying the files to C:-

An error occurred during the move data process_115
Componentrogram Files\Win98 Inf Files
File Group:SWWin98Inf
File:C:\windows\Inf\SW\3W98.in_

I've looked on the Control Panel\Gaming Options & the status is "not connected".

I've done a lookup and there have been similar queries however not the same. I do have a second disk to load which is to fix a software issue with VIA USB host controller however I'm not getting the software installed off the 1st disk right!

Any suggestions welcomed, you've helped me out before.....I have the MS Flight Simulator 2002 to look forward to once I get this licked & so far I've used up 3 hrs of my birthday on this...ARGH

Thanks

Steve
 

A:MS Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 ...help!

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I need a w2k driver for a Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad.The cd does not support 2k and when i went to cnet to download one that supposidely support 2k , i get an error mesage indicating that it dosent.
Can someone supply a link( i could not find one at msoft) or provide some assistance?Thanks in advance.
 

A:Sidewinder Gamepad driver

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Ok I am having a problem installing my Microsoft Sidewinder

I no longer have the installation CD so contacted microsoft support, they gave me a link to where I can download the correct program

I used the 4 drop down boxes selected the product my operating system and the language and downloaded intellipoint 7.0

Now when ever I try to install the program it gives me a fatal error code 1603

I redownloaded ip 7.0 a couple of times and tried running it from desktop and inside my download folder tried to extract it before installing and have let it unpack itself to try installing

I am unable to remove ip 6.1 from my computer using appwiz.cpl or any other means it gives me an error as well just says setup was interrupted and then another dialog box pops up saying fatal error

Not sure what the heck is going on any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!!
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Sidewinder

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I recently bought an X4 keyboard to replace my G15 but I have found the X4 great until it has a burst of random typing without human input. I was playing CSS and found it was randomly controlling my player, I checked console and it was typing a lot of c, d, e ,f
and w letters. Can anyone help me? It is very frustrating and I believe its down to bad drivers but...

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X4 self typing.

What version of the drivers are you using? The keyboard should work without installing the special drivers as well so you might want to see if those work... at least for test purposes.

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Hi,

In short, I cant get my Sidewinder 3D Pro, to get recognized by my computer (Control Panel/Gaming Options). I have Win 98 op sys. I have tried to refresh drivers and restarting. The gameport for the joystick is on a Creative Soundblaster 128 Soundcard.

What can I try, to get my joystick to work?

Thanks in advance,
Stefan7219
 

A:Joystick problems (SideWinder 3D Pro)

This may seem like a stupid question, but have you installed the software for the controller. If you have, there's a small green switch on the back where the connection cable enters. Change it to the other position, then back and try it again.

Good Luck!
 

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just bought a new USB port card and MS Sidewinder Gamepad to connect to it. the gamepad seems to be set up fine, but i can't get it to work in any of my games. These include: EASports NBA Live 2000, High Heat Baseball 1999 (that one will work until the game is about to start, and then it freezes up), Need For Speed II, and Quake II. I have DirectX 8.1.
does Sidewinder simply not work in these games, or could there be another cause? NBA Live 200 is especially problematic. It runs really slowly since i connected the controller, though i have a k62-500 with 256 mb of RAM and a 16MB Riva TNT video card.

i bought the sidewinder because i thought it was a fairly standard and compatible controller, but does anyone recommend a different brand for max compatibility? Any help on this issue would be most appreciated.

Thanks,
abcowan
 

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