Change Data Execution Prevention settings. I really liked that thing. If numbers move you know that your Joystick is talking to FG. Windows 10, Windows 8. For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro. In addition it had two additional dials on the base for adjustment of the stick itself, one above stick and the other to the right of the stick. 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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Tech support scams sifewinder an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Running this program don’t ask me how to do that in Windows, may be someone with Vista can help out here gives the name of the connected joystick at the beginning of the output,???? All Win File Version: Microsoft built a Joystick that was really nice. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Otherwise the differences were cosmetic, including shrinking the base, moving the throttle to the front of the base, and replacing 2 of the rounded buttons on the stick with more rectangular buttons. Follow the directions on the installation program screen. Update a driver for hardware that isn’t working properly http: On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.


Several types of joysticks were made, including the Force Feedback 2, the 3D Pro, and the regular SideWinder joystick. If not you will need some instruction on modifying XML binding files. Gamepads sold on the website use Microsoft’s Xbox or Xbox One branding. It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base.

Game Controller Supported OS: In addition it had two additional dials on the base for adjustment of the stick itself, one above stick and the other precisiln the right of the stick.

I then started up Windows XP Pro. When asked for the drivers for the Joystick I pointed to the extracted drivers from above.

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The basis of Microsoft’s last generation of SideWinder joysticks, the Precision 2 design was a further refinement of the previous Precision Pro. Anyone know if there are drives for this stick for vista OS. Support for this joystick was dropped with the advent of Windows XP. Pros Do They think We can afford new equipment two or three times a year – like They can.? I’m running Windows 7 x64 Professional, and my Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick is working.

Cons Microsoft built a Joystick that was really nice. Learning from their past mistakes, Microsoft introduced the SideWinder Precision Pro incorrecting the ergonomic issues, fixing some of the electrical issues, and adding new features.


Without the adapter, the controller’s cable ended in a game port plug.

The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site.

Sidewinder Precision 2 Driver Updates

Just use a xbox controller or some type of good controller with joy pads and your set. The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button.

Pros There are no pros. However, with the widespread introduction of USB in consumer computers mucrosoft after the Precision Pro was released, Microsoft soon re-released vidta joystick in a USB-compatible form joysticks labeled as Part No.

The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. A DIY converter project exists. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use.

Retrieved from ” https: Click on JS demo and move your sidfwinder.