By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition from downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeak , among others. These suffer from physical dirt and degradation, as well as signal noise, where even if you hold the stick perfectly still, the raw data being sent to the PC is jumping around slightly, and has to be filtered to be usable, creating a tiny amount of lag on the input. The stick was especially popular with MechWarrior and Descent players as it was one of the few multi-button joysticks supported by the games natively. Item is in your Cart. Did this solve your problem? For an in-depth explanation of our rules don’t forget to check our rules wiki page.

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Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

You currently have javascript disabled. Do not attempt to circumvent this rule by any means. The joystick’s popularity has microsovt a small die-hard following, with many people still holding onto them despite their age. Fully tested and guaranteed working. The SideWinder Force Feedback 2 delivers the ultimate stick to players who demand the best.

In comparison with the earlier X6, anti-ghosting technology was added.

Download Alexa for your Windows 10 PC for free. For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro. Celebrities are the exception, as long as you respect rule 1.


Microsoft made some legit stuff under their old sidewinder line. Hall effect sensors are a nice compromise, half way between a pot and an encoder – they don’t suffer from as much noise or degradation as pots, but they’re susceptible to the sideqinder magnetic field, and the raw sensor gives slightly different values depending on what room you’re in.

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro – joystick – wired Series

I checked all the connections with a multimeter: Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles with unsourced statements from August I am not good with electronics, so I am lost I remember playing urban assault, falcon 4. Show More Show Less. Sign In Need an account? Feedback If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Teensy or the one from the package. Many other products attempt to emulate this with a spring in the base, but stiffening of the joystick doesn’t come anywhere close to the feedback this product can provide.

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback

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.


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. Maybe flight simulator ? I still have mine left and I use it from time to time. The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro.

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No asking for valuation. We created Reddit’s most popular Wiki. I mircosoft the same question Also, did you skdewinder a throttle separately or used the built in one in the stick? Game must also support FFB. This item doesn’t belong on this page. I did expect a difference in the rumble of the wheels when I went off the runway and onto the grass. As a result, the Game Voice ultimately lost that market.

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