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Re: Problem with SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB) and Windows Vista. I have two PC's, one running Windows XP Home and the other running Windows Vista Home Premium. Both correctly recognize the device by name, but on running Control Panel / Game Controllers I have discovered a discrepancy between the versions of Windows. My SideWinder Wheel has the following codes. Part No. XD4-97607 Product ID 52178-579-2882895-00000 On calibration I get the following values. XP Accelerator pedal: Y Axis 31 - 0 (Off - Fully Depressed). Brake pedal: Y Axis 31 - 62 (Off - Fully Depressed). Wheel: X Axis -512 - 511 (Left - Right). Z Rotation: No effect. Both my applications which use the wheel work perfectly on this machine. Vista Accelerator pedal: Y Axis 63 - 0 (Off - Fully Depressed). Brake pedal: Z Rotation 63 - 0 (Off - Fully Depressed). Wheel: X Axis -512 - 511 (Left - Right). Neither of my applications works correctly, although both have no problems running under keyboard control. My Vista PC is fully updated as of 18/09/09. sincerely, Alan Romp.

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  • rompad Sep 25, 2009

    This is no solution to my problem. You do not even refer to the device I have asked about. I do not not even have a web camera. Please refund the fee this query.

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According to your post, you are now using Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel mouse. This device has no driver for Windows Vista provided by Microsoft. Therefore, some functions may miss, very possibly including the problems you encountered.

For more information about compatibility, please refer to the following site:
http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/ProductDetails.aspx?m=v&g=d&cid=&sv=sidewinder&f=&pn=Microsoft%20SideWinder%20Force%20Feedback%20Wheel&oid=33

For better experience in games, I personally suggest you to upgrade the game device, for example, Microsoft SideWinder Mouse.

For more information about this product, please refer to the following site:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/productdetails.aspx?pid=100 ''''''''''''''''''''''

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Maybe try running the applications with windows XP SP2 compatibility option in their properties.

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  • Fabio Sep 24, 2009

    Seems to be a vista problem have you updated to SP1 yet?

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