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Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

Q: Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

I recently built myself a gaming computer, I then decided to hook up my old Microsoft Sidewinder joystick to play some flight simulators; upon doing this my computer failed to recognize the device. What could be a cause of this?

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick Problems

if your joystick is usb plug n play then it should have found it. if not usb and plugs into a sound card then you will have to load the driver cd. only other thing could be that the usb cable end is bad or the stick itself. you might try a restart but I doubt that would make a difference on usb. bottom line sticks are cheap. Logitech extreme 3d pro can be had for $25.00 dollars just about anywhere.

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I own a Microsoft Sidewinder Pro, it is of the style that hooks up to my Soundblaster Soundcard (not USB) . When I upgraded to XP I found out that it is not supported by XP. (worked fine on (98) I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem, and if Microsoft is going to supply any drivers to help this problem. I hate to get rid of a 75 dollar Joystick, (microsoft at that) because Microsoft does not support it on XP

A:microsoft Sidewinder Pro Joystick

This thread (from a different forum; unaffiliated with TSF) seems to have a working solution.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro joystick still alive using it for Windows XP I have used it a since 2006 - Present.

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The joystick won't operate when any of the profiles are loaded. Why?
 

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I am trying to install the software for this device but it will not run and install automatically. I am using Win 10. It worked great with Win 7. How do I get the installation to start to install?
 

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I came across an excellent flight simulator (Flight Gear) that makes me want to take the old M/S joystick out of moth balls. Trouble is when I hooked it up, it apparently does not know Windows 7 x64bit from apple butter!
I have a USB adapter that shares a USB2 with a 15 pin game port; so obviously they both function as USB2 ports. The old joystick has a 15 pin plug on it and attaches to this connector, but nothing happens. The machine does not recognize it.
Can this 15 pin game port connection function connected through a USB2 to the Motherboard? Can settings be made to tell the machine that it is there or will the Microsoft sidewinder force feedback joystick just not function in that lash-up?
Trying to load the factory included programs/drivers fails because it will not allow Windows 7 to load them. If this type of connection will not function, is there some kind of a card I could get to make it function? And it that is available how does one go about getting a driver that will function with a W-7 x64bit system.
Lots of questions; LOTS of thanks!

A:Microsoft sidewinder force feedback joystick (Oldie but Goodie)

Check out these MS websites to see if they help.

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

Windows 7 compatibility for Microsoft SideWinder Joystick Game Controller model E13-00002

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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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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)

closing duplicate, view this thread

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=54350
 

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I am having a problem with my Sidewinder 2 using a USB port. When I first turn my computer on, the computer cannot see the joystick. If I unplug and then reconnect the joystick, Windows XP (Home Edition) will see it and it will be functional. Everything is OK until I turn the computer off. When it is booted back up again, the joystick will have to be unplugged and reconnected again to make it work. It has to be disconnected and reconnected each time after reboot to make it functional. Can't find drivers for the joystick at Microsoft, so i assume they are built into Windows XP. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Problems with Sidewinder 2 Joystick on USB

Try this:

To install your controller in XP: Plug it in, click Start / Control Panel /
Switch to Classic view if you haven't already / click Game Controllers
Click Add... / Select Microsoft Sidewinder Auto Detect / OK / OK.
 

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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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Dear sirs,
I have a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick, and I am attempting to install it through the adapter of my laptop Toshiba, and along with that I intended to plug the USB chord into the VMWare application where I have Windows Vista where I play old
games on it, I desire to use the Joystick for ease of playing some old CD-ROM games that I have installed on Windows Vista under VMWare for ease, however, I have had the trouble of trying to get the software to recognize the Joystick. It should have recognized
the device that I was installing, but it did not, niether does Windows 8 (the current software that I am using) recognize the joystick when I plug it in through USB. Can you give me the steps on how to successfully get both Windows Vista, and Windows 8 to
recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick in order to trouble shoot this problem, I would appreciate it very well.
The Part no. X03-57540 , and the Product ID: 85791-579-7678597-00000
Thanks for looking into this.
cordially,
Robert Gutierrez

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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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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 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 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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can someone help i have home vista and game flight simulator ww11 europr series and would like to use it . But my microsoft sidewinder joystick will not pick up or controll the aircrafts.

A:sidewinder joystick in vsta

Hello combat,
1, Does Vista recognise the joystick ?. Go to > Control Panel > Game Controllers, and see if it is there.
2, Is there an option in the game to use Keyboard/Joystick ?
Take a look and post your results, thanks.

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I still have my MS Sidewinder Force Feedback peripherals (joystick and wheel). Both are the later USB revisions. They worked to perfection on Windows 7 (just plug and play) but do they work/get recognised by Windows 10?

The way my machine is setup it will be quite an undertaking running the wires etc in and around the desktop and cramped desk space so I'd like to be confident they would still work

does anyone still use these peripherals or similar types? I found it dissapointing MS turned its back on the sidewinder products. Have never been able to get to grips with game pads really. Playing a driving game or flight sim with a game pad just feels unnatural.

A:MS Sidewinder Force Feedback Joystick and Wheel

If it worked on 7, it likely will work in 10, you may have to reinstall drivers, but in all likely hood the upgrade should be fine.

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I got this joystick installed first time in win98se and checked it in
Gaming Options and found out that buttons 2 and 6 werent working, so I went to Device Manager and removed the USB Human Interface Device and tried to reinstall it, at hardware install dialog I went for "Display List of Devices" and there were 2 versions of USB Human Interface Devices there [4-23-1999] and [some-2002], so I used the latest one and voila , all buttons worked nice. After a couple of days I can make
use on button 2 (secondary fire) in the game, I check up the gaming options control panel and in Side Winder Joystick properties the buttons 2 and 6 didnt work again. I tried to reinstall like 20 times and never got it right again.
Also in Device manager, there under "Sound, video and game controllers" a new control is placed "HID
compilant game controller" , I tried to tweak it, changing version but it dont make any diff neither.

Anybody?
I have an old puter AMD 450MHz , 256MB CL2 RAM, TNT2U 32MB, Epox MPV3-G2 mobo, all drivers installed 4in1, video , audio and such. No apparent porblems beside this one. Geez I ve only managed toplay a
couple of times and dang it wont work.
 

A:the Basic MS SideWinder Joystick bttns problem

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would like a link to download driver and software for the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick to run o a Windows 10 operating system.

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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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Mods: If this belongs in Hardware, please move it.

I've looked here http://support.microsoft.com/ph/1016 for help, & looked other places, & Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro game controllers are not supported/compatible(?) with Microsoft Windows XP.
BIG to microsoft!

Has anyone found a workaround to use them in XP?
 

A:Microsoft SideWinder - no support in XP.

Welcome to TSG!

Really? I have an old Sidewinder 3D pro, that is found and works just fine in XP pro..

I think you may need to chose the driver, but there is a "sidewinder auto detect" feature I think..
It still shows installed for me, so I don't remember off hand how it installed..

I know it's in XP pro though.

Also says my Thrust Master wheel isn't supported by XP. But it too works just fine.
 

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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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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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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 have an older Microsoft Sidewinder joystick (Part No. 91551) that I am trying to use with a new Dell XPS system that does not have a game controller port. I purchased a Belkin adapter to convert the game controller to a USB input.
The joystick is not auto-detected in Windows XP.
Are there any drivers for Windows XP. When I attempt to use the Game Controller input in the Control Panel, there is a Microsoft Sidewinder identified. When I select it, I get an error message "Missing Gameport or Gameport Drivers".
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ron
Munroe Falls, Ohio
 

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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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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 recently found my old pc steering wheel. I plugged it into the computer and it responded. I can even see it in the device manager. So I tried using the steering wheel while playing GRID, but no response. What can I do?

I'm using XP SP3.
 

A:Microsoft Sidewinder steering wheel.

Look in control panel> game controllers>
 

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Ive had this joystick for ages and i love it to death. Its probly the best joystick ive ever owned. Anyway heres my problem

there is a significant amount of complaints and problems with this joystick not being supported by XP or something like that.

Heres the thing. I HAVE had it working on XP Pro before. It stopped working because i got a virus that was deleting my drivers. i completly wiped my HDs with killdisk, tried ubuntu, didnt like it, wiped em again, installed XP Home because thats what i had at the house. Now im trying to get this joystick working again. last time i just plugged it in, no software and it worked. now its not and its pissing me off. there supposedly isnt any drivers you can get to fix this problem. any suggestions?

i made it seem hopeless huh.. lol
 

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB questions

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Hi there people!
I have a huge problem : I have a microsoft sidewinder strategic commander but i lost the installation cd , and i dont seem to be able to find it available for download anywhere in the web!
Does anyone have it , and if so could you get in touch with me so I could get a copy?
If not does anyone knows where I can download it?
Sorry for the inconvinience and thank you in advance!
Best regards:

The Mask

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Strategic Commander

erm.................... http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/do...ategory=Gaming

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Hi,
My microsoft sidewinder mouse suddenly stopped working, it will not respond to anything. It lights up and shows the dpi counter and everything else but doesn't work on my pc or any other pc I have. The drivers I could find are installed but still no response. It shows the device but doesn't work.

Any help appreciated

A:Microsoft Sidewinder mouse not working

...don't call Microsoft support without your receipt.

Unless you still have your receipt, you'll either have to settle for getting a much inferior mouse replacement (Sidewinder X3) or nothing at all.

Despite whatever the warranty and refund departments tell you (and you will have to call both), it will eventually loop back to the warranty department, which will tell you, despite earlier assurances that you'll be able to get a market-value refund without a receipt, that you'll need provide your receipt to get any kind of refund.

Otherwise, enjoy your brick of a mouse and Sidewinder X3 replacement.

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Hello, I bought a Sidewinder from PC World about a year ago because I thought it was pretty standard and easy to set up being USB. Back then I connected the game controller to my front USB port and Windows Me detected hardware and began to install it. I then started Rayman 2 and it worked fine (it was the pad that Ubisoft had suggested). It went in my drawer and I hardly played on Rayman 2 again. I bought Windows XP a year ago and now I decided to have a go! I inserted the USB cable into the port and...nothing.



I have played around in control panel but nothing seems to happen, it won't work with Rayman 2 and it doesn't make any sounds when I insert and remove it from the port. I have checked the official sidewinder website but I can't find anything!



Please can someone help me get my Gamepad working! Any replies are extremely appreciated!
 

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Can the joystick plus a serial port to USB adaptor be used on a new computer that has Windows XP as an operating system?
 

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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse, I love it for the most part. The scroll wheel is frustrating me at the moment, when I roll it it is not very smooth, this doesnt really bother me, the issue is when I scroll down a web page etc the smallest movement on the wheel scrolls down most of the page. I have tried updating the software and have played with the settings but cant seem to work it out.
Does anyone else have an X8 or any ideas what could be causing it?

Thanks in advance.

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse wheel issues.

you have to clean the mouse roller inside

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Are there any Windows 7 drivers for the controller? I have tried installing the Vista drivers in compatibility mode. No good!

Thanks!

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike Gaming Controller

You could try forcing the install by going into device manager click on update driver software>browse my computer>let me pick>have disk> browse navigate to where you downloaded the file>click(or double click) the .inf file>hit ok> then next and see if it will install. Fabe

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I have a Mirrosoft Sidewinder Pro joystick, It works well with MS 98, but having recently installed XP I find that it is not supported by my new operating system. (I love XP, but you would think Mirosoft would have upgraded its own drivers,) I was wondering if any one else has found a solution to this problem.. Figures I would have a 80 dallar joystick I can't use anymore, I guess I can always buy a new one, but I don't think I should have to.

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I recently installed W2K Pro on my old PII 450 only to discover that Bill Gates decided not to support the Microsoft Force Feedback Sidewidner Pro joystick. I have able to make W2K recognize the stick but cannot install the software to set up profiles for games. Does anyone know if there is a utility out there somewhere that will allow me to work around this problem?
 

A:W2K vs Microsoft FF Pro joystick

have you tried the Sidewinder home page?

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

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Can it be done? They are both transceivers made for 2.4GHz signals. Is there any way to make em work on the same channel?
 

A:Pairing Microsoft Wireless keyboard 3000 v2 with Sidewinder x8 transceiver

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I'm searching everywhere, no luck on M$ support. My keyboart funciont of the instant viewer is out of control.
When I try to use it, the screen changes so fast, I can't even use this function at all.
The drivers are all up to date, it's the only keyboard installed on the machine. All other functions work fine.
What can it be?
Thank you!

A:Microsoft Sidewinder X4 - Instant Viewer Too Fast, Makes me Furious

too I use the sidewinder x 4 and the much better(in my view) the x 6 and the software I find needs updating form time to time and even reinstalling.
Now just as matter of interest there are also Windows updates for these devices too so have you had any recently or done what I have with my KB's?

This is the site to use my x 6 is served by the Intellpoint and the x 4 by the Mouse and Keyboard Centre
Software Downloads: SideWinder X4 Keyboard

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Force Feedback loses some effects with default driver supplied with vista ultimate 32bit after roughly 2+ effects are applied at once. (it happens in multiple racing games)  I have noticed that it shows steer Left/Right and accelerate as X/Y axis but brake is listed as Z axis.  Shouldn't force feedback be tagged as Z axis?  I have tested the controller with xp and the same games and the controller works fine with the default xp driver.  Sidewinder software wont install on vista so i can't load any different drivers to check if this is the issue.  Note: In the default xp driver it lists left/right/brake/accel. as x/y and z as feedback.  Any ideas?

A:Microsoft USB Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel driver issue

 
Hello Tracker,
 
According to your post, you are now using Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel mouse. This device has no driver for Windows Vista provided by Microsoft. Therefore, some functions may miss, very possibly including the problems you encountered.
 
For more information about compatibility, please refer to the following site:
http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/ProductDetails.aspx?m=v&g=d&cid=&sv=sidewinder&f=&pn=Microsoft%20SideWinder%20Force%20Feedback%20Wheel&oid=33
 
For better experience in games, I personally suggest you to upgrade the game device, for example, Microsoft SideWinder Mouse.
 
For more information about this product, please refer to the following site:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/productdetails.aspx?pid=100
 
Regards,
Lionel Chen

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Hi everyone.

I have googled for this and found a couple of threads on the subject, but they skim over the actions needed to do what they suggest. Can anyone please fill in the gaps in English that a 10 year old can understand? :/




SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

"...some threads I've seen have recommended software solutions to get Force Feedback working. Try PPJoy or GlovePIE and let me know if either one helps."
PPJoy - Parallel Port joystick driver for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Glovepie - cannot display the webpage



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."

I plug mine in and it doesn't do anything. At first it brought up the autorun from the disc and that just gives an error message saying "The version of this file isn't compatibile with the version of windows you are using..." But above he said it installed... what was the difference?


"I was able to calibrate my USB force feedback wheel and it works fine..."

"this solution actually worked for me. running in compability mode for xp service pack 2."

I have tried to run compatability mode but I can't find in the "D" drive properties. Where else would I look?

I could carry on, but can anyone help with a solution that works please?

Mike.

A:Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback wheel drivers. Not win7 compatable

I suggest you to install the XP driver in compatibility mode and check if it helps.
Follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the installation file and select properties.
2. Now click on the compatibility tab.
3. Under compatibility mode, check “Run this program in compatibility mode for”.
4. From the drop down menu, select Windows XP(service pack 2).
5. Click Apply and then click OK.

Fine in theory, but which file is the installation file?

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I recently bought a Microsoft Side Winder pro forcefeed joystick (this is the one i purchased http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=250391958482)

I then bought a Analogue to USB gameport converter because my laptop doesnt have a gameport (the exact converter i bought is here http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=23256)

I then plugged the joystick into the converter and the usb converter into my laptop. it seemed to auto install fine but their are 4 modes:

1.if you use TM - FCS or your controller is compatable
2.if you use CH FlightStick Pro or your controller is compatable
3.if your controller is compatable with 2-4 axes and 4 buttons
4.if your controller is compatable with 2 axes and 8 buttons

I assumed it was mode 2 and tried it and didnt seem to work (i tried it using microsoft flight simulator 2002 and it didnt respond)

I then went into the Control panel> Game Controllers and tried to configure it using the properties> settings options but the stick didnt seem to respond at all.

Any help you guys could give on how to get this configured id greatly appreciate it.

Forgot to mention im running windows vista basic

Thanks,

Ken
 

A:Microsoft Forcefeed pnp joystick not working

FF Pro doesn't work under Vista. If I remember right, it didn't even work under XP. For sidewinder, you need at least a FF2, (which replaced the Pro,) and even that doesn't work 100%. Your adapter won't allow force feedback anyway.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Extr...dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro is a USB joystick that is supported under Vista. Amazon has it for between $20-$25 US.
 

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here is the situation
they say xp has no problems with game so far i have to agree on that
but whenever i play a game with the sidewinder gamepad the game gets a big delay wich makes the game unplayablespecially in the menu since it really slow sound goes good but u can see the text in a menu that it goes very slow

whenever i unplugged the gamepad or turn it off then the problem is fixed
now i hope somebody can help me with this

thanks in advance
 

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My Sidewinder X5 arrived today, and after i downloaded and tried to install the intellipoint software for it, during installation i get this message:So I hit OK and this comes upSo I hit OK again and get yet another error windowOnce I hit OK there, it just goes back to the first message warning me about compatibility issues and the process repeats as many times as i click ok or until i quit.I thought i would download i8042prt.sys just so the program would delete it and move on, but to my surprise i8042prt.sys DOES exist on my computer under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\what can i do to be able to be able to get this program to work so i can get full functionality out of my sidewinder x5? oh, and this is on my computer running windows 7 home premium 64-bit.ps. i wasn't sure if this went in external hardware or software sry Thank you so much for your help!

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help!!!!! My son (and me) need some assistance.
We are computer illiterates and are now having a technical problem. He got a joystick for Christmas and we cannot get it to work with the game that we got it to go with. The stick has been installed and now it will not set up with the game. We have followed all of the directions even changing the settings for the controller after going to the game website and seeing if anyone reported difficulties. No luck. If anyone has any advice a computer illiterate can understand I would appreciate it.
Thanks Marla
 

A:joystick problems!!!!!

Not much of a gamer, but i wil offer some thought on the subject. First go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Gaming Options and make sure that it is installed and working correctly. Next start the game and go to Options or whatever setup path is used. If it is still not working, try removing the joystick and reinstalling it. Sorry i cannot be of any real help.
 

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hey, I've got a problem with my joystick, it's a Microsoft SideWidner Precision Pro. See, my little sister unplugged it from one of the USB ports one day and now when i plug it in and try to make it work, Windows never detects it. I've ran the hardware detection programs many times and and it never finds it. Any suggestions? any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:joystick problems

You might try uninstalling the software that came with it, reboot, then reinstall the software...that should get it back to where it can "redetect" it once again.
 

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