So far I have had no luck getting them to work at all in XP! I received a pop-up message that “Windows has found Microsoft Sidewinder Forcefeedback 2”. 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. But there’s another button on either side of the secondary fire, and an eight-way HAT switch for controlling things like the direction of view. The problem now is to identify the chip If you are prompted to remove “Shared” files, click No.

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So far I have had no luck getting them to work at all in XP! All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site.

The force feedback in this latest SideWinder is about the best I’ve come across so far. You will lose force feedback in all other games though if you do this. This is a very expensive controller. The gameport type model is not supported in XP.

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One can only hope that Microsoft decides it is worth their time to upgrade the Sidewinder software so that it works under XP with support for all their legacy gameport controllers. Published January 12, Updated April 16, The time now is The motors can deliver fine vibrations, such as the low thrum of a motor, as well as major jolts to simulate a craft taking hits and coming apart around you.


It’s also a nice design because the standard small electrical plug won’t block the adjacent socket on your wall outlet or uninterruptible power supply UPS. I tested these procedures twice, but I cannot attest that they will work for everyone, nor can I help you if you get in trouble. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content. Cons Microsoft left us hanging. Editing the registries can have dire consequences.

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On the front is the obligatory fire button for your index finger, and the standard thumb-activated secondary fire button on the top of the stick. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

Jun 24, Siewinder There is no guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. However, I am unable to use the controller in any Microsoft game. Need help getting started? Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter.

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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. I found the centre dead-zone was too large by default and the range of motion was too small, for example, so I changed both for more responsive control. A friend of mine has a spare ms ff2 microoft which he could sell to me. Nov corce, Posts: This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

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Mar 9, Posts: Thank Sidewiner for Submitting a Reply,! All the buttons have been set to the original settings except I cannot find any setting for thrust reverser – I had this on button 8 previously. Sat Dec 08, I have the game port renditions. Advertisements or commercial links.