Always Happy to Help. Tell us about your experience with our site. That’s why the SideWinder Precision 2 has been reengineered for even more accuracy. The basis of Microsoft’s last generation of SideWinder joysticks, the Precision 2 design was a further refinement of the previous Precision Pro. The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro.

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The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

The main features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch. How satisfied are you with this reply? The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers.

In digital mode, the D-pad controlled the x- and y-axis like a traditional digital control pad therefore, there was no hat switch function in digital mode. By going with a geometric design however, it meant the 3D Pro lacked an effective adherence ergonomic principles, making it unsuitable for long gaming sessions for some users.

The Dual Strike, which debuted inwas Microsoft’s second notable venture into strange gamepad designs, following the Freestyle Pro. As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was responsible for setting the overall design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks.


Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2

Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [11] but a user made converter exists. I recommend this discussion Precisuon for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Using the SideWinder Precision 2 Joystick Properties, I can test the buttons and axes to see if they are working, and it’s working fully.

I have the same question You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. In reply to brudreh’s post on January 21, Retrieved from ” https: Microsoft has not released microssoft hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed.

The Freestyle Pro, sidewineer inwas 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.

Its shape is the same as the original but without the LCD, weight adjusting and metal side buttons. For example, one application developed at Carnegie Mellon used sidewjnder device as a peripheral for navigating massive social network maps.

As such there are no drivers available for this product. The revised joystick still featured a gameport connector but had additional circuitry for interfacing with USB, and was bundled with a USB converter a DIY converter project exists.

Need help installing a microsoft sidewinder joystick on my computer with a Windows 7 operating system. The design incorporated a number of advanced features including adjustable weights, programmable macro mode, on- the- fly DPI change, and a built-in LCD display, the first ever found in a mouse.


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Microsoft SideWinder

The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft inciting poor sales. Most reviews here http: The headset, along with the system speakers, plugged into the puck, where a switch could be used mirosoft set whether sound would be output from the speakers or the headset.

Compared to the Force Feedback Pro and the Precision 2, nothing new was added to the Force Feedback 2 that wasn’t precieion to the Precision 2, in fact the shift button was taken away. In comparison with the earlier X6, anti-ghosting technology was added. Tell us about your experience with our site.

In reply to SC Tom’s post on July 21, The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base.