The original gameport version had a pass-through, so additional joypads or joysticks could be used without unplugging the SideWinder, and also allowed the connection of up to four SideWinder gamepads working simultaneously. It was shaped like a hockey puck, with four channel buttons that allowed the user to speak to individual teammates. Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. They got others drivers for XP, vista, 8 and

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Pros I had an old ms sidewinder joystick from No adapter for me no lol, I decided to just buy a ps2 to usb converter and now just use my ps2 pads. Sexually explicit or offensive language. Need help installing a microsoft sidewinder joystick on my computer with a Windows 7 operating system. The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro.

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Flaming or offending other users. However, with the widespread introduction of USB in consumer computers shortly after the Precision Pro was released, Microsoft soon re-released the joystick in a USB-compatible form joysticks labeled as Part Tamepad.

Joined Jan 17, Messages 10, 3. That’s so old topic I know, but I’ve got a solution It work for windows 7! I found an old Sidewinder without the driver disk at the thrift store and attempted to install it on a P-4 machine using an old-fashioned pre-USB “game port”.


June Learn how and when to remove this template message. I cannot seem to get it loaded from the actaul driver or from any downloads with patches?

Microsoft SideWinder

Get a controller. Archived from the original on 8 February However, due to a flaw in the design of the Precision Pro, in rare cases the 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.

Midrosoft, this worked for me, BUT!!! Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: It could also be set to microosft with the entire team, or globally to all players. Click here to review our site terms of use. The revised joystick still featured a gameport connector but had additional circuitry for interfacing with USB, and was bundled with a USB converter a DIY converter project exists. 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.

For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro.

The sale box contained the game port-to-USB adapter for free. Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros Sounds like a good solution but need more details of “how to do it” which an absolute novice would find easy to understand.


In analogue mode, the x- and y-axis were controlled by the analogue controller movements, and the D-pad was used as a hat switch. As such there are no drivers available for this product. The Game Voice is an early voice chat device.

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

Support for this joystick was dropped with the advent of Windows XP. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. They got others drivers for XP, vista, 8 and Tell us about your experience with our site. Phusius New Member Oct 11, microsort This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the gameports lack MIDI functionality.

Using the Precision 2 design once again, Microsoft introduced a value-oriented SideWinder joystick, simply called the Microdoft Joystick.

I downloaded the 3. 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 gamepav on the stick into a symmetric design.