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Microsoft USB Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel driver issue

Q: Microsoft USB Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel driver issue

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?

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft USB Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel driver issue

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 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 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 have a Saitek ST110 joystick connected to the game port on my sound card (Creative SB Live) that worked just fine before I installed a SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel to one of my USB ports. Now the wheel works just fine, but the joystick says "Not Connected". I've tried uninstalling the wheel but the joystick still says "Not Connected". I've tried uninstalling both and re-installing just the joystick but that doesn't work either. I've also removed and re-installed the game port from the device manager, but to no avail.Can someone please help!?
 

A:[SOLVED] SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

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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 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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I just bought one of these 'cause i needed a good solid joystick and the price was right.

Does anyone know where I can find a new selection of game profiles for current games? The old profiles that come with the software are completely out of date.

The official sidewinder site has nothing available to download.
 

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I own this joy stick, but have misplaced the software. Haven't used it in a few years. I found the software online but it won't work with XP. Any fix for that? Any software out there that will let me use this stick with XP?
Have a new Dual Core 6600, 2 gigs ram - not really a gamer but enjoy MS Flight Sim occasionally. XP Media Center 2005 sp2

Thanks!

Neil Vonhof
Seattle
 

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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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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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Microsoft will not support this 6 year old joystick. Any other source ,for drivers that will work?
 

A:XP drivers for MS Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro

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Does anyone know if the old MS Sidewinder Force Feedback Steering Wheel and Joystick work on Windows 10? Thinking of the USB variety rather than the even older gameport devices. I presume they should just be plug in USB and Windows recognises them.

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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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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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So... Before anyone tells me to send it to Logitech for repairs, I should mention that there are none that I know of in my area, and I'm not willing to pay R300 (ZAR) postage to send a big box 600km away to get my wheel 'checked'. Other than that, it's already nearly 3 years old and way out of warranty...

Now, onto the finer details. The force feedback suddenly stopped working one day a few months back. There was no funny smell or smoke or unusual amount of heat, etc.. Anyways, long story short: I suspect the motor is the culprit here, I can't see any damage or burn marks on the IC boards..

A Google search for the details on the side of the motor returns nothing even remotely related to Logitech or electronics in general, so I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction here.

Markings on the side:
RS-545PH-12320
* Made in China
TD417427
50.0V

The * above is a symbol, almost like a logo, but I don't recognise it... I've redrawn it in Paint (see attached), perhaps someone else knows it...? Other than that, I've also attached a photo of the motor with a CD beneath it for a size reference.

I don't play racing games enough to warrant buying a new wheel, and everything else on the wheel still works, I simply don't have any force feedback and the wheel obviously doesn't center itself anymore (no springs, all done with the motor). If anybody can help point me in the right direction with looking for a way to either test / repair / replace this motor, I would be eter... Read more

A:Logitech Driving Force EX - Force Feedback Motor Query

Hello, I am also facing the same problem as faced by you. The wheel is working fine but there is no ff. I dont know whether the fault lies with adapter or with motor or it is a circuit problem. Could you please tell me how did you manage to solve your problem??

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Anyone know where i can download the latest driver for the Microsoft Sidewinder steering wheel, if there is one?! Note that my version is not Force Feedback as i have come across drivers entitled Control 4.0 or something similar.

My problem is that the brake pedal is not recognised. Upon purchasing NFS Most Wanted (PC), the in-game controller setup will only recognise the accelerator pedal. I've been told that it's because this wheel only supports 1 axis but was wondering if there was a work-around?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder force feedback wheel which works fine in NASCAR 4, but F1 2000 won't even recognize a controller attached. Tried everything on EA's website to no avail. Any suggestions?
 

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Im having some trouble with my steering wheel, or more particularly its control software, in Windows 7.

First i should point out that the wheel works in games, i can control a car with it and all that. The problem i am having is specifically with the Software that comes with the wheel that allows you to map commands to the buttons, adjust force feedback, sensitivities/deadzone and return to centre tension and load schemes for specific games.

In essence, my wheel is stuck on max settings for return to centre and force feedback which is all very entertaining for things like Monster Truck Madness but not so for more advanced simulations, where personally i have Force Feedback and Return to Centre very low (i.e. about 10%). The only way to change it is via the software (as far as i know) which i cant access. There are Force Feedback settings in games but these are on top of the setting in the software, so have very little effect, if any.

My exact problem is;

Having installed software (installation went fine!), right click logo and click 'Open Sidewinder Central'. From there i can open Game Controllers where you get the standard window displaying all the different controllers. I can get to here in Control Panel also but a different window opens to control the wheel with no FF etc options. I now highlight the wheel and click Properties, where i get this message;



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A:Sidewinder Wheel Software in Windows 7

Hi according to this it is not compatible Windows 7 Compatibility for Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel Game Controller: Microsoft. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

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my computer wont recognize when i push on the scroll wheel. the scrolling works fine but when i push it nothing happens, for example when trying to 'auto-scroll' or in any game that has an action assigned to that button.

is this an issue with a driver or the hardware itself. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and that didn't fix it. i cant think of anything else to do.
any suggestions?
 

A:Sidewinder mouse wheel won't click any more

First thing I would have suggested you have already done: Uninstall and then reinstall.

Do they have any updated drivers? If so try that and if that doesn't work then you may correct in your suspicion that this is a hardware issue.
 

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I just want to throw this out here because I had issues with finding drivers and software for the SideWinder Racing Wheel. It also took me some time to find any info about its compatibility with Windows 7 and all I found was some articles claiming that it was compatible and some that said the exact opposite.
Thanks to how hard it is to find any details about the set I have decided to compile a list of all the games that actually supports it. The wheel is compatible with Windows 7 (x64) but the issues is in the games not recognizing it. So far I haven't got to test that many games..in fact I have only tested one game properly and confirmed that it works but I'll get busy over the weekends.
It's worth mentioning that Windows 7 installed some default drivers but I had to install the software to actually be able to use the wheel in-game...even tho the software itself isn't usable and it's made for Win98. I can share the setup files too, just send me a message and we will figure out how to do it (mail, dropbox or some other way).

I have listed some of the games that I have got on some drm and as hard copy's (CD/DVD) but if you want me to test more games then please comment below or throw me a line on Steam.

The list can be found here (scroll down).
 

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Has anyone out there tried to run the Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro version #1 Joystick from a HSB connection using one of Microsofts adapters like the one that comes with the Precision Pro 2 joystick?
If so, was it successfull?
 

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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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My Brother has a Sony Vaio with XP Home. 1 Gig of ram. After running a racing game for awhile the force feedback will suddenly drop out. It may be for an instant or may not come back at all. Have tried different games & wheels. Also different USB ports on the back of the computer. Any help would be appreciated. It used to work the same games fine & we have not installed any new hardware.

Thanks,
Ken
 

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Hey guys, just wondering what games support good force feedback for a Microsoft Force Feedback 2. I got the controller for $50 several months ago and hardly ever use it. if I had some games that have good force feedback to them, it would get more use.

~Mike
 

A:Force Feedback?

I would assume that most racing games made by Microsoft support it, but I don't really know.

A fairly general rule is that racing and flight games have forces, but fps / strategy / role playing do not. - this came from a Logitech site.

Alright, I found some info at the microsoft site...

Compatible games for Force Feedback 2:

COMBAT FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2
DELTA FORCE 3: LAND WARRIOR
F1 2001
FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2002
GRAND PRIX 3: SEASON 2000
MECHWARRIOR IV: VENGEANCE
MECHWARRIOR IV: BLACK KNIGHT
MIDTOWN MADNESS 2
NEED FOR SPEED: MOTOR CITY
RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME
SUPERCAR STREET CHALLENGE
FREELANCER
Click here for the site I got it from.
 

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Hello,

I really only need to find out if my Logic 3 Rumblepad is meant to be so strong with the Rumble effects and whether or not its possible to lessen the power of it, I find it too strong and it seems to rumble almost constantly when driving, is this normal for this particular pad? I played X3 Reunion with it and to be fair to it it did'nt rumble constantly, but did rumble when turning or pitching.

I have no understanding of the in game options for mostly racing games ie Toca 3 Race Driver and GT Legends, the options say what they are but don't really explain what the effect would be........I installed it exactly as it said in the manual, install driver first then reboot if told to, I wasn't by the way, but did in anycase, and then plugged the pad in and went to the calibration screen to test it, there was a slider in there that was automatically set to 100............but when I tried to turn it down several notches, as soon as I quit and went back, the thing had reset to 100..............please can anyone help as I feel lost as to what to do

Many thanks

Blueglow
 

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To whoever was asking the force feedback chairs- yes we do build them. They are compatible with PC, PS1, PS2, XBOX and game cube. We install tiny motors so that when your controller vibrates, the whole chair does also. We have also included an awesome surround system with TRUE surround and 5 or 6 speaker systems. Not two-speakers like the Battlechair and others out there. We are the only place where you can get the true force feedback. All other places just use a big sub so you can feel the vibration. You can check us out at
www.creativegamingsolutions.com
Mail me with any questions. I will even show you how to build your own if you want.

[email protected]

ps- we also offer a complete line of home theatre style seating with bass shakers installed!
 

A:Force feedback chairs!

Excellent *steeples fingers* .
 

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I have an old logi wingman force[not 3d] that Im trying to get to work with windows vista 32 bit. i run logitech gaming software, and it gives me this "rundll32" stopped error. can i download the files thats on the dvd tht goes with it? I lost my DVD. thx
 

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Hello everyone!

I am looking for information on a issue I have when I open Delta Force Task Force Dagger.

The game will actually open two instances of itself, I will be able to play in the one that pops up but when I click on the Exit button there is still a instance on the start bar. I have to maximize that then it goes back into the game which at that point I have to click the exit button again and then the program is closed.

I checked on Novalogic's web site support and even emailed them but no resolve either way.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Ken

 

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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?

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

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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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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
 

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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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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

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

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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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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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