Joined Mar 23, Messages 1, 0. The left side of the controller features an eight-direction d-pad which function varies depending on which mode the controller is on. In this mode, manual calibration was required, the four base-buttons no longer function and, the joystick would function essentially like a CH Flightstick Pro or Thrustmaster FCS depending on the mode selector switch. Retrieved 27 May The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro. Video gaming products by Microsoft.

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Login or create an account to post a review. You are logged in as. Compared to the Precision Pro, the Precision 2 dropped the Pro’s shift button, replaced the throttle wheel with a more traditional lever, and rearranged the face buttons on mcirosoft stick into a symmetric design.

Gamepads sold on the website use Microsoft’s Xbox or Xbox One branding. In digital mode, the D-pad controlled the x- and y-axis like a traditional digital control pad therefore, there was no hat switch function in digital mode.

The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro. Built on the design of windoss Precision Pro, the Force Feedback Pro differed only in the inclusion of motors for the force feedback effects, and the lack of USB compatibility. I need it for FS Compared to the Force Feedback Pro and the Precision 2, nothing new was added to the Force Feedback 2 that wasn’t added to the Precision 2, in fact the shift button was taken away.


Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5. Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs.

You can also refer the threads below for more information. How satisfied are you with this reply? As a result, the Game Voice ultimately lost that market.

By going with a geometric design however, it meant the 3D Pro lacked an effective adherence ergonomic principles, making it unsuitable for long gaming sessions for some users.

It gives you the ability to save profiles for games. Since winrows already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: Sexually explicit or offensive language.

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

Pros Auto-driver-detection doesn’t work for me in winxp, this tool does: The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors.

As the PC joystick gamepzd is input-only, the only way for data to be sent to the joystick to trigger force feedback events is to use the MIDI capabilities of the port. 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. This is the exact same file that is on Microsoft’s site.


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Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 19 October Also, several types of gamepads were made, such as the original game port version, a plug-and-play game port version, and the USB version.

However, the detachable numpad was removed, and a numpad was instead attached permanently to the keyboard. This article needs additional microsott for verification. The pad won’t work on windows 7 and thats what the op is asking, i have the same pad and there just siedwinder no way to get it to work it even says this on microsoft website last time i checked.

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Bhottinger Created on July 21, The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. So I put my flight simulator in and started it at the top of the screen I went to options scrolled down to controls just to find that the controler had been disabled, when I enabled it the old joy stick worked just like new