Show More Show Less. The system recognize al the hardware normal, but they are not programmeble. Support for this joystick was dropped with the advent of Windows XP. This made it an ideal companion for FPS and similar games; because you can aim weapons or look up and down with the right hand while simultaneously slewing position with the left hand, and change weapons etc. It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting. The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers. One of the main ideas in the Force Feedback 2 was the removal of the power brick.

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Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play Game Pad “Unknown Device”

Tal shined a flashlight from beneath while I was playing with it, but it just wasn’t the same. However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems. Hopefully the direction button is the same that the one of the Game Pad Pro: There is no support for Mcirosoft at this time.

Even the new Monkey Island is Sidewinder ready, for monkey’s sake. You may also like. How satisfied are you with this reply?


The USB interface is great, the buttons and the D-pad are just as good as the original Poug, and you can see through and stare at the wiring because of it’s nice clear coat. Archived from the original on 14 July It has an upper section attached to a base.

Microsoft Sidewinder Plug & Play Game Pad Review – IGN

In reply to Azeez N’s post on February 20, Mjcrosoft Microsoft PC Controllers. Steering wheels are the Precision Racing Wheel and the Force Feedback Wheel variants which include throttle and brake pedals. There is a bug in the Windows 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to be reported as non-functional. Views Read Edit View history.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Without the adapter, the controller’s cable ended in a game port plug.

The puck also had its own volume control. The Microsoft SideWinder’s button layout is very similar to that of the Sega Saturn controller, which was released over the same time period. As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or keyboards in the US. Anyone else a little bitter about the whole “Plug and Play” fiasco? Archived from the original on 8 February The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation.

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Archived from the original on 6 February However, due to a flaw in the design of the Precision Pro, in rare cases ad 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.

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Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play Game Pad

The driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using programmable macros. Trending Price New. There are four microssoft buttons this time around, with two triggers and the standard Microsoft style D pad.