Tell us about your experience with our site. Steering wheels are the Precision Racing Wheel and the Force Feedback Wheel variants which include throttle and brake pedals. The same goes for the buttons and the triggers. I have the same question 6. It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base.

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Nintendo Switch Pro Black Controller 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.

I have the same question 6. Make the most of every move by choosing whether to use the handle to rotate or move left to right in your games. Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5.

The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was sifewinder more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro.

Built on the design of the Precision Pro, the Force Feedback Pro differed only in the inclusion of motors for the force feedback effects, and the lack of USB compatibility. Driving games like Need for Speed are inaccurate, and flying games like Crimson Skies just don’t have the smooth feel that you desire.

Microsoft Sidewinder Game Pad Pro – Computing History

As part of their Games for Windows program, games are now designed with this game pad in-mind as the standard. Sidewindfr 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. 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 To provide power for the puck LEDs and drive the voice command and channel functions, a USB connection was also required.



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.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Game Pad Pro Model X04-63237

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 basically made Vista and Windows 7 compatible with the Xbox control pad. Signatures can be seen gamepaf the joystick, on the base coverplate. Game must also support FFB. The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro.

Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs. The Globe and Mail. Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [10] but a user made converter exists.

Microsoft Sidewinder Game Pad Pro Review – IGN

You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Save winning profiles to use again and share with friends. Overall, I’d say that the new Sidewinder is more dud than stud, particularly if you already own a game pad and were considering upgrading to the latest, greatest thing.


The triggers are nice, but seeing as how the Sidewinders original triggers were perfect, it’s sad to see them taking a step back. It also comes with a complete black design with proo “LED Jets” on the back to make it stand out from the original and better fit the X6 keyboard.

The buttons are also programmable, allowing the device to be used with other games and applications.

Blue Microsoft Xbox Gamepads. Usually you’ll hear a hardware reviewer complain about a controller being too small, but this is one of the few times when you’d wish for a little less gamepad. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat The shift button, while seldom used, is a great option for those of sidewindr that want to use a pad for more complicated games like Starlancer, that require a good number of buttons to accomplish tasks.