Support for this joystick was dropped with the advent of Windows XP. My old Sidewinder 3d Pro detected without a hitch in XP. The sale box contained the game port-to-USB adapter for free. 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. The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro. Click Start, and then click Run. Could require re-installing your other joystick.

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If any of you guys are running legacy gameport Sidewinder controllers, try launching Combat Flight Sim 2 or FS and see if your stick appears to work.

Any other Microsoft joystick, steering wheel, or any USB device: By default, the Sidewinder software was installed in the following folder: The Globe and Mail.

Software was included for the device to provide hotkeys for a number of then popular games.

How to install driver for sidewinder gamepad on windows XP?

Default values for all the buttons: There is a bug in the Windows 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to be reported as non-functional. Due to the inclusion of the motors, the Force Feedback Pro was significantly larger and heavier than the Precision Pro, making it easy to differentiate between the two. My Sidewinder The oldest, 8-button, plugs into the joystick port variety was autodetected when I went into the Game Controllers control panel.


This means U can not install the joystick in the Game Devices control panel. The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

In addition, the mouse was made wireless, and the maximum DPI sensitivity was upped to Games such as Motocross Madness which was bundled with and designed for the controller profited from this physical interaction. 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.

A month later, I “upgraded” my Windows installation to Windows XP for certain reasons not to be mentioned here. Remove Sidewinder software entries in the Registry: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications.

How the devil to get the Sidewinder to work in WinXP?

Editing the registries can have dire consequences. Retrieved 19 October Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed.

May 5, Sourcecode is now available. Microsoft discontinued the product in For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro.


Sun Dec 09, 4: Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [11] but microssoft user made converter exists. Archived from the original on 6 February Are you talking about the Sidewinder gamepad, or the one of the eariler joysticks?

March 19, New version online, using PPJoy to emulate a virtual joystick. In MarchMicrosoft released a px gaming keyboard, the Sidewinder X4.

Delete the folder that the Sidewinder software was installed in. Hopefully Microsoft remedy this situation with new drivers or Sidewinder software that works with XP and their old controllers. It will most likely work for all versions and even Windowsbut I don’t see the need for gamepads on a server version.

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