The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft in , citing poor sales. Thanks to the timing of the launch of the Precision Pro to coincide with the widespread launch of USB along the ergonomic corrections and rarity of the static charge problem, the Precision Pro saw a much higher sales volume and review scores than the earlier 3D Pro. Even the new Monkey Island is Sidewinder ready, for monkey’s sake. This site in other languages x. Retrieved September 30, See pics for details. It’s the best thing we’ve got until the new Sidewinder game pad that Microsoft won’t talk about but I pray and hope they’re making in basements and labs as we speak comes out.

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The Freestyle Pro, released 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. The joystick’s popularity has micosoft a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age. For example, one application developed at Carnegie Mellon used the device as a peripheral for navigating massive social network ppug.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

As the PC joystick port is input-only, the only way for data to be sent to the joystick to trigger force feedback events is to use the MIDI capabilities of the port.

Signatures can be seen inside the joystick, on the base coverplate. In AugustMicrosoft announced they were relaunching the SideWinder line of gaming peripherals, starting with the SideWinder Mouse. The Game Voice is an early voice chat device. The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. 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 driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using programmable macros.

However, on later operating systems the digital mode would be less and less reliable, and on modern PCs most 3D Pro owners can only run in analog mode. My sidewinder gamecontrollers dont works under windows 7. 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.

Infollowing a collaboration with Razer plugg creating the Microsoft Habu and Microsoft Reclusa, a gaming mouse and plaj 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.

Azeez N Replied on February 20, It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base. To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive the voice command ane channel functions, a USB connection was also required.

USB interface allows easy set up and installation. There is no solution of mij microssoft on the Microsoft Hardware site, can i trow away al my old Microsoft game controllers??.

You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

Microsoft SideWinder Plug & Play Game Pad “Unknown Device”

I know this is a loser gripe, but hardware manufacturers, please don’t make us geeks excited with visions of glow in the dark game pads if you aren’t going to deliver. If the problem persist, your computer may be missing necessary components of this program.


It was very useful in maneuvering the players. Xbox Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. 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.

I personally love to stare at the wiring and guts of my gadgets, so I’m more than happy with the new changes. As we all know, everyone loves clear. The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button.

Microsoft also gave the rest of the Precision Pro a more rounded design, replacing the rectangular base buttons with more rounded versions at the top of the base, the slider-based throttle with a wheel-based throttle, and the base itself was made more rounded.

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Please close this program, as well as other open programs, and try again. I have try your suggestions they don’t works. Archived from the original on 14 July Video gaming products by Microsoft.

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Finally in Jedi Knight controller worked correctly even if I lost!