Question about Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick
Where can I obtain a driver for Microsoft's Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro joystick that is compatible with Windows XP?
I have a sidewinder force feedback stick running on my rig for use with some of my games mine has a usb 2.0 sometimes it gets a static build up just plug n unplug it 7 times or so and y rig should see it with out problems i run
3.2 quad core 3 nvidia 295gtx 4 gigs ram n windows x64 ed or wind 7 test bed i didnt need a driver it just works
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
Maybe i can help bought one of ebay mine seems to work fine?
win xp pro sp2
plugged in added stick in game controllers
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
You're right; there is no XP driver for this stick.. You have to get an up-to-date stick. I hear the Logitech Force Feedback 3D Pro is pretty good and will work in XP.
Nothing lasts forever, especially if its built by microsleaze. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
Sorry to report that there is no driver for this stick that will allow the feedback to work with Win XP. I wanted to cry when I first found this out. I've been searching since the mid 90's for a work around for this. We can send a man to the moon and back on less than 1 meg of ram. But someone can not get this stick to work properly with Win XP?
That REALLY SUCKS!!!
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
Contrary to popular belief, there are drivers in XP for the FFP. If you configure everything properly and make sure the gameport on the soundcard is woking with updateds drivers, you should be OK. I also have the original manual to scan and send out if anybody needs it. The best option is to buy an old box, throw a 20 Gb HDD into it and load Windows 98. Easy!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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