It features up to 30 programmable macro keys, volume control, media control, a detachable numpad and backlighting. My expectation was that if issues did arise with the drivers, it would be with users who had really fast hardware that was outside the timing range possible with my timing value substitutions. As of October , Microsoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website. This article needs additional citations for verification. This page was last edited on 26 December , at 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.

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Sidewinder 3D pro plus. This made it an ideal companion for FPS and similar games; because you can aim weapons or look up and down with the right hand while simultaneously slewing position with the left hand, and change weapons etc. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsott inciting poor sales. Because Microsoft’s Sidewinder 3.

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As a result, the Game Voice ultimately lost that market. It features a total of 6 programmable command buttons, 2 zoom buttons, 3 shift buttons, a macro record button and a 3-point configuration switch. It’s in mint condition but I didn’t get any Driver CD or manual. Works – sort of – in FS I am running on XP 32 bit. Microsoft portal Video games portal.


The main features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch.

Microsoft Sidewinder 3d Pro Wired Joystick PN 63545 Great

Video gaming products by Microsoft. Without the adapter, the controller’s cable ended in a game port plug.

Games such as Motocross Madness which was bundled with and designed for the controller profited from this sidewinde interaction. 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.

These software packages only charge the host or server, whereas each person would have to own a Game Voice in order to use the hardware and software. The Dual Strike attempted to blend both mouse and gamepad functions into a single unit.

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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. Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [11] but a user made converter exists. Hope this information is helpful and let me know if you need any further assistance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Microsoft discontinued the product in Snorri Ars Scholae Palatinae Registered: The Precision 2 microspft dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB mocrosoft, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro.


As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the ,icrosoft Pro was responsible for setting the overall design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks.

The joystick’s popularity has created a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age.

You will lose force feedback in all other games though if you do this. The basis of Microsoft’s last generation of SideWinder joysticks, the Precision 2 design was a further refinement of the previous Precision Pro. 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.