The puck also had its own volume control. Value 17″ Sony Monitor. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number. This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the gameports lack MIDI functionality. The Precision Pro 2 had reintroduced potentiometers to save money and thus their lifetime was limited to wear and tear of the potentiometers.

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As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website.

Archived from the original on 8 February However, due to a flaw in the design of the Precision Pro, in rare cases the stick would build up a static charge in its electronics and require either a microsft process to discharge that was not always successful, or simply needed to stay unpowered for a number of hours to slowly discharge on its own. It has an upper section attached to a base.

On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.

Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play Game Pad

Be the first to write a review. Without the adapter, the controller’s cable ended in a game port plug. Designed as a gaming-neutral joystick, rather than a specialized joystick for use with realistic combat flight simulators, the 3D Pro was built with a functional, but low-key geometric design. There are four main buttons this time around, with two triggers and ssidewinder standard Microsoft style D pad.


Support for this joystick was dropped with the advent of Windows XP.

Video game controllers Microsoft hardware. 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.

Xbox on Windows Phone Zune games. How satisfied are you with this reply? Linux treats this device as a joystick with all xidewinder axis and 12 plus plqy buttons and can be used as one or using various applets can be used as a “joystick action to key press” device e.

Microsoft Sidewinder Plug & Play Game Pad Review – IGN

Sony DualShock 3 Gamepad Hopefully the direction button is the same that sudewinder one of the Game Pad Pro: Trending Price New. It was very useful in maneuvering the famepad. So that means you’ve got two choices nowadays — either get more buttons and less comfortable control, or keep your nice Sidewinder look and feel, but lose two main buttons, and pllay Mode and Start and M buttons who used M, anyway?

Why would Microsoft get rid of two buttons, when every other controller in the world seems to be adding more buttons everyday? In MarchMicrosoft released a second gaming keyboard, the Sidewinder X4. Four action buttons and two triggers are easy to use without having to look at the pad.


Also, several types of gamepads were made, such as the original game port version, a plug-and-play game port version, and the USB version.

Its shape is the same as the original but without the LCD, weight adjusting and metal side buttons. Value 17″ Sony Monitor.

Microsoft SideWinder

Retrieved from ” https: Compared to the Precision Pro, the Precision 2 dropped the Pro’s shift button, replaced the throttle wheel with a more traditional lever, and rearranged the face buttons on the stick into a symmetric design. The sale box contained the game port-to-USB adapter for free. After less than 2 minutes the time for me to find the MS Windows 98SE CD the game pad is definitely installed on the computer and ready to play!

However, the detachable numpad was removed, and a numpad was instead sidfwinder permanently to the keyboard. Make older programs run in this version of Windows http: This article needs additional citations for verification.

The system recognize al the hardware normal, but they are not programmeble.

However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems.