With the computer off I plugged in the joystick, started it up, and Windows 8 found the joystick, installed the correct drivers, and I was good to go. Microsoft sidewinder precision 2 joystick part no. The joystick was widely praised in its inception and was one of the few joysticks with multiple buttons that did not require a keyboard pass-through. Jamon Holmgren 1 1 9. Andre Da Costa created a forum article with steps on how to manually install drivers in Windows Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications.

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It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players. Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted to resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode.

When I plug it in, Windows 8 doesn’t recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick as being plugged in at all and it doesn’t precisino. The term “SideWinder” describes micrpsoft types of Microsoft’s PC game controllers including joysticksgamepads and steering wheels. 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.

How satisfied are you with this reply? 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. The Microsoft SideWinder’s button layout is very similar to that of the Sega Saturn controller, which was released over the same time period. The Freestyle Pro, released sidewinderrwas a unique gamepad, as the up-down-left-right directions in analogue mode were controlled by the physical movement of the controller, more precisely by the absolute pitch and roll position of the pad.


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The joystick was widely praised in its inception and was one of the few joysticks with multiple buttons that did not require a keyboard pass-through. Being sold as is due to this – View the images and judge the condition. Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. A feature of the device is that the upper section is also a 2-axis motion controller with additional support for rotation. Microsoft portal Video games portal. No software is included.

To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive the voice command and channel functions, a USB connection was also required. Jamon Holmgren 1 1 9.

Using the Precision 2 design once again, Microsoft introduced a value-oriented SideWinder joystick, simply called the SideWinder Joystick. The Dual Strike, which debuted inwas Microsoft’s second notable venture into strange gamepad designs, following the Freestyle Pro.

Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick My computer recognizes the sidewinder but I do not have a game to test it on. The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


AnttiSuni Created on June 13, It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable precieion and backlighting. The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro.

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A DIY converter project exists. This MicroSoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick has been tested with Windows 7 and is fully functional. Thanks for marking this as the answer. The Strategic Commander is a highly ergonomic device, and resembles a large mouse in shape, contoured koystick the left hand. Several types of joysticks were made, including the Force Feedback 2, the 3D Pro, and the regular SideWinder joystick.

The Globe and Mail. For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro. On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.

It was the first wheel controller to contain force feedback. Games will still recognize and use the joystick.

The sale box contained the game port-to-USB adapter for free.