However, due to a flaw in the design of the Precision Pro, in rare cases the stick would build up a static charge in its electronics and require either a complex process to discharge that was not always successful, or simply needed to stay unpowered for a number of hours to slowly discharge on its own. Microsoft also gave the rest of the Precision Pro a more rounded design, replacing the rectangular base buttons with more rounded versions at the top of the base, the slider-based throttle with a wheel-based throttle, and the base itself was made more rounded. It has an upper section attached to a base. The joystick’s popularity has created a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age. Winder device drivers, install the latest official drivers and keeps your Microsoft Side. Several types of joysticks were made, including the Force Feedback 2, the 3D Pro, and the regular SideWinder joystick.

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It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. See all 5 reviews. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. No, create an account now. Customers also shopped for.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Racing Wheel Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Racing Wheel was fully scanned at: Built on the design of the Precision Pro, the Force Feedback Pro differed only in the inclusion of motors for the force feedback effects, and the lack of USB compatibility. Reasons for your score: Works with Windows 7. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

The design incorporated a number of advanced features including adjustable weights, programmable macro mode, on- the- fly DPI change, and a built-in LCD display, the first ever found in a mouse. Get behind the wheel and go for a spin around the track. There is no support for Force-feedback at this time. The stick was especially popular with MechWarrior and Descent players as it was one of the few multi-button joysticks supported by the games natively. Vixta is a list of our most popular Microsoft product support software drivers.

Gun it in the straightaway: It was microssoft simple two button, three axis joystick.

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I purchased a used one locally. As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website. Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Racing Wheel – Vista and Win7 Compatibility

For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro.

In comparison with the earlier X6, anti-ghosting technology was added. The fact that this says that it is supported under Win7 makes me hopeful that the driver situation for Vista has been resolved but I can see no indication of that on the web.