Question about Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0 Joystick
If you have Windows 95/98 its best to run in pure DOS mode
by selecting Start -> Shutdown -> Restart in MSDOS Mode. Don't use the bootup disk..
Sound Card also has to have DOS Drivers for it's Game Port to work. Check Manufactures web site for more details.
MS Sidewinders can use CH FlightStick Pro setting in Control panel. CH Flightstick Pro is recognized in DOS games launched from Windows.
Try disabling 'PnP OS' in cmos/bios setup. When that happens the card may not respond to the game. That's why you often need to disable PnP OS in cmos/bios setup. That keeps windows from changing the bios settings.
With the joystick not working in dos I'd think either the port isn't enabled in dos or the joystick isn't compatible with dos.
Did you install the drivers/files necessary for DOS playback?
To run in pure dos you need to run a file or files--probably from autoexec.bat--to get it going. These are two different
downloads which look like they set up the card for DOS.
You should check the documentation for your joystick to see if it contains DOS setup. I'm not sure if the above downloads do that.
Hope that helps!
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