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microsoft sidewinder force feedback pro

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by lemming, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. lemming

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    Just got this out of the loft, cannot connect to (fairly) new pc as it does'nt have a game port :( anyone know if there is a usb adaptor available for this???
     
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    You can buy Serial to USB adapters lemming, I've got one but can't remember where I boght it sorry...
     
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    Got one but it did'nt recognise the joystick, software for joystick was'nt XP compatible either :rolleyes:

    New joystick me thinks, looking at a Logitech Force 3D??????
     
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    I currently use a microsoft sidewinder joystick (serial) connected to a serial to usb converter which came with the joystick and works perfectly.
    However, given microsofts poor treatment of customers regarding issues of compatiability with operating systems and connectivity, I'd give your sidewinder a miss and pick up a new stick - my sidewinder force feedback wheel (again, serial) is now gathering dust due to the fact that microsoft will not issue a W2K compatiable driver and the serial/usb converter does not work with the wheel - needless to say, I won't be buying a microsoft controller again :thumbsdow
     
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    Me Neither :mad:
     
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    Sorry for butting in on your post but I have a Microsoft force feedback wheel and I didn't realise that it's not compatable with XP :confused:. I've been waiting for a good driving game for my pc so I could get it out from it's dusty lair.
    Funny enough I was going to ask on the consol forum if I could use it through an adaptor with my xbox, that sound's like that's going to be a :nono: aswell.
    Cheers,
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    Crying shame really as the sidewinder wheel is easily the best wheel EVER released and because microsoft can't be bothered to update the driver is now gathering dust in several thousand lofts!
    Same applies to the superb sidewinder force feedback joysticks.
     

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