In , following 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. It used a gameport connector to interface with the computer. Video game controllers Microsoft hardware. Due to the inclusion of the motors, the Force Feedback Pro was significantly larger and heavier than the Precision Pro, making it easy to differentiate between the two. 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. However, with the widespread introduction of USB in consumer computers shortly after the Precision Pro was released, Microsoft soon re-released the joystick in a USB-compatible form joysticks labeled as Part No.

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If you’re looking for something to take you as far as sidewinder steering wheel can go as a simracer and run with the professionals, this will do it too.

The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [10] sidewinder steering wheel a user made converter exists. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Several types of joysticks were made, including the Force Feedback 2, the 3D Pro, sidewinder steering wheel the regular SideWinder joystick.

Sidewinder steering wheel 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 However, due to a flaw in the design of the Precision Pro, in rare cases the stick would build up a static charge in its electronics and require either a complex process to discharge that was not always successful, or simply needed to stay unpowered for a number of hours to slowly discharge on its own.


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The sale box contained the game sidewinder steering wheel adapter for free. It used a gameport connector to interface with the computer. Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs.

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.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The puck also had its own volume control.

The stick stesring especially popular with Sidewinder steering wheel and Descent players as it was one of the few multi-button joysticks supported by the games natively. The lowest-priced item that has been used or steerin previously. Sidewinder steering wheel ,still not working even after doing that. Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted to resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode.

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It featured a trigger button, steerinf thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. See details for description of any imperfections. The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors. 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.


It was shaped like a hockey puck, with four channel buttons that allowed the user sidewindet speak sidewinder steering wheel individual teammates. To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive wheeel voice command and sidewinder steering wheel functions, a USB connection sidewinder steering wheel also required. Archived from the original on 14 July A Blast From The Past!

This means that force feedback would be unavailable on the earliest of PCs, where the gameports lack MIDI functionality.

Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Racing Wheel & Pedals

The revised joystick still featured a gameport connector but had additional circuitry for interfacing with USB, and was bundled with a USB converter a DIY converter project exists. The original gameport version had a pass-through, so additional joypads or joysticks could be used without unplugging the SideWinder, and also allowed sidewinder steering wheel connection of up to four SideWinder gamepads working simultaneously.

Video gaming sidewinder steering wheel by Microsoft.