Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: I would have wanted to know details about the product-there was no product information, there was no installation CD, no instructions. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Those are over 14 years old. Does community drivers for that wheel exist on W8. Since the release of the Force Feedback 2, the stick has garnered a reputation of reliability and resiliency, many Force Feedback 2 sticks are still in use currently.

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It used a gameport connector to interface with the computer. The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft inciting poor sales. See offer for details. View Cart Proceed to checkout. Hi Condhill, there is some info in these posts here about getting that wheel working in Windows 8 with FFB with no drivers.

Discussions Rules and Guidelines. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: I tested the wheel, it works. 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.

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel

As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or keyboards in the US. By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition from downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeakamong others.


The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the gameports lack MIDI functionality.

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel – wheel and pedals set – wired Overview – CNET

However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems. I forgot that I had to connect an electric adapter on the wheel Programs you are having problems with: Will it run on this game without problems etc? Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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In spite of its value designation, the SideWinder Joystick was functionally similar to the Precision 2. June Learn how and when to whel this template message.

This new iteration incorporated new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard surfaces. Write a customer review.

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I missed that because the electric adaptor wasn’t in the box, it was taking dust behind a shelf Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us microsovt what you think.

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See All Buying Options. For example, one application developed at Carnegie Mellon used the device as a peripheral for navigating massive social network maps.

Tell us about your experience with our site. 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 service number. The four star review is because on my f1 game the gears occasionally skip 3rd to 5th when ffeedback click the paddle once but for how much use and the gap between use this wheel has, it is incredible how well it still works.

Configuration settings and tips for all cars. 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. Special offers and product promotions Buy Used and Save: