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Jun 9, Posts: Do not remove shared files. Fri Dec 28, 5: Software was included for the device to provide hotkeys for a number of then popular games. It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting.

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Xbox Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. Inop – totally – in FS Designed as a gaming-neutral joystick, rather than a specialized joystick for use with realistic combat flight simulators, the 3D Pro was built with a functional, but low-key geometric design.

These, if present, should be in C: For example, one application developed at Carnegie Mellon used the device as a peripheral for navigating massive social network maps. To disable auto-detect while adding the controller I would suggest you to disable auto-detect while adding the SideWinder Controller. A DIY converter project exists.

Hopefully Microsoft remedy this situation with new drivers or Sidewinder software that works with XP and their old controllers.

I was hoping someone has had the same problem and has them working In spite of its value designation, the SideWinder Joystick was functionally similar to the Precision 2. Sidewindrr from the original on 14 July Hope this information is helpful and let me know if you need any further assistance. Click Start, and then click Run. This new iteration incorporated new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard surfaces.


The term “SideWinder” microeoft many types of Microsoft’s PC game controllers including joysticksgamepads and steering wheels.

Nov 24, Posts: One can only hope that Microsoft decides it is worth their time to upgrade the Sidewinder software so that xpp works under XP with support for all their legacy gameport controllers. It was composed of two portions; there is a hinge between the two that allows you to rotate the right side up and down and from side to side.

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The joystick was widely praised in its inception and was one of the few joysticks with multiple buttons that did not require a keyboard pass-through. Works – sort of – in FS The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro. It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base.

Plug joystick into USB port. The mucrosoft features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch.

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The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pr. I looked around on the internet to see if the ones I just bought from CompGeeks would run in XP, and what I have seen is that people complain the profiles don’t work but that the pads do. Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted mircosoft resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode.


By default, the Sidewinder software was installed in the following folder: Tell us about your experience with our site.

It was the first wheel controller to contain force feedback. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer mucrosoft number.

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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. Plugged it into the PC. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Users browsing this forum: