One drawback in not being able to use the W95 software is a lack of ability to reprogram the buttons – no biggie since most software will let you do the same, but I dropped one star for that reason. I’ve been using this model joystick for years and years. Skip to main content. The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. Linux treats this device as a joystick with all 3 axis and 12 plus 3 buttons and can be used as one or using various applets can be used as a “joystick action to key press” device e.

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Retrieved 19 October Plug style shown in image. This MicroSoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick has been tested with Windows 7 precsion is fully functional.

Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick My computer recognizes the sidewinder but I do not have a game to test it on.

Jordan, I have my Sidewinder 2 working it just loaded once connected. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

The basis of Microsoft’s last generation of SideWinder joysticks, the Precision 2 design was a further refinement of the previous Precision Pro. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. In digital mode, the D-pad controlled the x- and y-axis like a traditional digital control pad therefore, there was no hat switch function in digital mode.


Microsoft discontinued the product in When I plug it in, Windows 8 doesn’t recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick as being plugged in at all and it doesn’t work.

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Archived from the original on December 16, So much easier to fly helicopters now. In MarchMicrosoft released a second gaming keyboard, the Sidewinder X4.

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The 3D Pro had a unique feature in that it could fall-back to an ‘analog emulation’ mode, where it could emulate either a CH Flightstick Pro or a Thrustmaster FCS Selectable by a switch on the basein environments where the digital mode would not work.

Archived from the original on 14 July sjdewinder JordanGlad Replied on July 24, That’s why the SideWinder Precision 2 has been reengineered for even more accuracy.

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.


I’ve been using this model joystick for years and years. In reply to JordanGlad’s post on July 23, Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles preicsion unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles with unsourced statements from August The Microsoft SideWinder’s button layout is very similar to that of the Sega Saturn controller, which was released over the same time period.

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Great condition and fully operational. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Im happy with this joystick and i will always go with sidewinder, just be mindful of the game port vs usb connection. Retrieved September 30, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. These software packages only charge the host or server, whereas each person would have to own a Game Voice in order sidrwinder use the hardware and software. See all Product description.