No adapter for me no lol, I decided to just buy a ps2 to usb converter and now just use my ps2 pads. This new iteration incorporated new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard surfaces. If its the game pad i think it is i will not work at all, i think i have the same pad and i gave up years ago trying to find drivers. However, the detachable numpad was removed, and a numpad was instead attached permanently to the keyboard. You can also refer the threads below for more information. This is the exact same file that is on Microsoft’s site. But I got the message:

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Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. None, how can there be any pros if it won’t install on Vista in the first place! I up graded to xidewinder xp but it would not work on xp. Login or create an account to post a review. Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications.

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 the stick into a symmetric design. From Microsoft Game Studios: Reply to this review Read reply 1 Was this review helpful?

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro. The term “SideWinder” describes many types of Microsoft’s PC game controllers including joysticksgamepads and steering wheels. Thanks to the timing of the launch of the Precision Pro to coincide with the widespread launch of USB along the ergonomic corrections and rarity of the static charge problem, the Precision Pro saw a much higher sales volume and review scores than the earlier 3D Pro.


Flaming or offending other users. In reply to SC Tom’s post on July 21, No adapter sidewnder me no lol, I decided to just buy a ps2 to usb converter and now just use my ps2 pads.

It doesn’t work on XP Home edition. Thanks, George Report this post. Joined Oct 16, Messages 1 0. Archived from the original on 6 February This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the gameports lack MIDI functionality.

It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base. 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.

It was shaped like a hockey puck, with four channel buttons that allowed the user to speak to individual sidewindet.

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

Hi, this worked for me, BUT!!! 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. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. The headset, along with the system speakers, plugged into the puck, where a switch could be used to set whether sound would be output from the speakers or the headset.


Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. The joystick’s popularity has created a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age. Reply to this review Was this micfosoft helpful? I had an old ms sidewinder joystick wimdows It features a total of 6 programmable command buttons, 2 zoom buttons, 3 shift buttons, a macro record button and a 3-point configuration switch. The 3D Pro had a unique feature in that it could fall-back to an ‘analog emulation’ mode, where it could emulate either a CH Flightstick Pro or a Thrustmaster FCS Selectable by a switch on the basein environments where the digital mode would not work.

Microsoft SideWinder

Learning from their past mistakes, Microsoft introduced the SideWinder Precision Pro incorrecting the ergonomic issues, fixing some of the electrical issues, and adding new features.

Joined Jan 17, Messages 10, 3. Microsoft discontinued the product in Three buttons are located near iwndows thumb in an arc. I have a joystick adapter to connect through the USB port.