I found the controller software and after that no issues. It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players. Software was included for the device to provide hotkeys for a number of then popular games. 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. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date.

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Archived from the original on 6 February The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: The line was first launched in Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed. Infollowing a collaboration with Razer in creating the Microsoft Habu and Microsoft Reclusa, a gaming mouse and gaming keyboard sold under the plain Microsoft Hardware brand, Microsoft resurrected the SideWinder brand with an all-new SideWinder Mouse, designed from the ground up for high-end PC gaming.

The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft inciting poor sales.

Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 – joystick – wired Series

It was shaped like a hockey puck, with four channel buttons that allowed the user to speak to individual teammates. Archived from the original on December 16, 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.


Gamepads sold on the website use Microsoft’s Xbox or Xbox One branding. Tell us about your experience with our site. The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. This thread is locked. As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer joysick any gaming mice or keyboards in the US.

It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base.

The Dual Strike attempted to blend both mouse and gamepad functions into a single unit. The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Refine Results. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access. I know I have really told you nothing but hopefully trying a new USB works for ya.

A feature of the device is that the upper section is also a 2-axis motion controller with additional support for sieewinder. Great condition and fully operational. Microsoft portal Video games portal.

As far as drivers etc I am sure I could not find anything like you. Games will still recognize and use the joystick. The basis of Microsoft’s last generation of SideWinder joysticks, the Precision 2 design was a further refinement of the previous Precision Pro. Retrieved 19 Jkystick There is a bug in the Windows 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to be reported as non-functional.


I found the controller software and after that no issues. It could also be set to microsogt with the entire team, or globally to all players.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

You can set compatability for previous versions if it worked then. As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was preciskon for setting the overall design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks. By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition from downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeakamong others.

It said it tested OK! This new iteration incorporated new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard surfaces. Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5.