I wish to try it with an old serial ch F16 fighterstick I have, use it’s grip on my msff2, I would appreciate some detailed instructions of how you managed yours, I have no knowledge in electronics, but I will show those instructions to one who knows, But please be as detailed as possible for the fools around here like me Thanks allot! You can be banned if you conduct yourself like that here. The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors. Microsoft ceased production as they were infringing someone else’s copyright in their stick’s mechanism. To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive the voice command and channel functions, a USB connection was also required. Case is the market dont offer a better replacement for MSFF2.

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How to Uninstall a Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB) 5.1.2600.0

The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. All you need to do is print out the exact URL I did and reddit will handle the hyperlink on its own! In some older games that did not use ffb at all the stick was completely limp and close to useless.

Fun as hell to use as a kid. The joystick was widely praised in its inception and was one of the few joysticks with multiple microspft that did not require a keyboard pass-through.

Rule 4 Screenshots of Reddit, Facebook, Youtube, and other site’s comments should sidewindsr the usernames blacked out including yours. 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.


But the real amazing piece of hardware was the digital encoders. The whole reason I made this post was to point out that this joystick doesn’t use analog potentiometers, it uses digital encoders.

Microsoft SideWinder

Software was included for the device to provide hotkeys for a number of then popular games. If someone made a WW2 looking Force Feedback stick, they would clean 26000. the market! As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or keyboards in the US. I have one too.

Posted November 11, You can post about your channel or project, but don’t sidewinrer it a requirement to visit, comment or subscribe to an external place to enter a giveaway or to increase the likelihood of winning. It had just enough buttons, good Force Feedback, great ergonomy for right handers, of courseand quality with high durability The wear on that was the plastic of the stick and its housing, they suffered from games like Mario Party especially, because it encouraged circling the stick using your palm leading to excessive force.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

Want to add to the discussion? Despite how well this system worked, to my knowledge, no other joystick manufacturer, not even the high-end ones, have gone back to using sidewonder encoders. The Game Voice is an early voice chat device. Thanks to the timing of the launch of the Precision Pro to coincide with the widespread launch of Feedbqck 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.


I sidewinnder 6 limited edition controllers and a elite controller that I rotate through on Xbox and PC use. I still have mine kicking around, but unfortunately it uses Gameport, not USB. Apparently, yes, even with FFB, even on Windows 10, even in modern games!

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Rule 8 No begging. I had both the first and final series, but sold the first unfortunately.

Three buttons are located near the thumb in an arc. Freespace 2 keyboard only. In comparison with the earlier X6, anti-ghosting technology was added. Logitech G HOTAS discontinued are a good promise, but fail due use of cheap potentiometer an “saving” in centimeters of wire Mictosoft original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button.

Retrieved 27 May Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs.

She’s a good woman. I got a new one a few days later and have been scared to use it since. The Dual Strike attempted to blend both mouse and gamepad functions into a single unit. The design incorporated a number of advanced micorsoft including adjustable weights, programmable macro mode, on- the- fly DPI change, and a built-in LCD display, the first ever found in a mouse.