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. It has an upper section attached to a base. Several types of joysticks were made, including the Force Feedback 2, the 3D Pro, and the regular SideWinder joystick. I think I’ll call it Frankenfeedback. Perhaps even cooler NonWonderDog.

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Precision engineered, the SideWinder Force Feedback 2 lets you feel the thrill of victory! Compared to the Force Feedback Pro and the Precision 2, nothing new was added to the Force Feedback 2 that wasn’t added to the Precision 2, in fact the shift button was taken away.

Games such as Motocross Sidewindrr which was bundled with and designed for the controller profited from this physical interaction. So get a MSFF2.

And I don’t see any good replacement, as long as I consider FF essential. Just cut a hole for an extra USB cable.

Microsoft SideWinder

Please, I dont want say that is worse or better, just what is. The auction listing for this product that will end the soonest. Some may say that sometime it tries to amplify it or tries to get unrealistic response compare to the real world.

Posted October 29, edited. When she got home and I promptly put in back in the original box after testing Thank you very much for the detailed answers!! Using the Precision 2 design once again, Microsoft introduced a value-oriented SideWinder joystick, simply called the SideWinder Joystick. Archived from the original on 8 February In this mode, manual calibration was required, the four base-buttons no longer function and, the joystick would function essentially like a CH Flightstick Pro or Thrustmaster FCS depending on the mode selector switch.


Already have an account? I even have a TM Warthog. Three buttons are located near the thumb in an arc. Otherwise the differences were cosmetic, including shrinking the base, moving the throttle to the front of the base, and replacing 2 of the rounded buttons on mifrosoft stick with more rectangular buttons.

A DIY converter project exists. The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft inciting poor sales.

Since the release of the Force Feedback 2, the stick has garnered a reputation of reliability and resiliency, many Force Feedback 2 sticks are still in use currently. The seller put feedgack up at a good price, was true to their word on the condition and shipped it promptly and securely.

Microsoft SideWinder – Wikipedia

Got any pics of the inside? The over-clocked processor and on-board power supply deliver powerful, lightning fast forces for a more realistic feel in your favorite flight, combat and racing games. Retrieved 19 October It also comes with a complete black design with red “LED Jets” on the back to make it stand out from the original and better fit the X6 keyboard.


It was a simple two button, three axis joystick. Did you retain the twist rudder when you attached it?

I recently purchased a second MSFFB2 as a backup in case the one I have ever fails me or I feel like attempting to mod the older one with a stick with more buttons. You can leave all of this out and it will work fine, but the FFB motors will be permanently on.

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 (65600105) Joystick

IIRC, Microsoft won that lawsuit. In some older games that mirosoft not use ffb at all the stick was completely limp and close to useless. The headset, along with the system speakers, plugged into the puck, where a joystivk could be used to set whether sound would be output from the speakers or the headset.

This page was last updated: That can flake off and i think it feels very weird. The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro.