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Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro - Including Mech Warrior 3

by Microsoft
Windows 95 / 98
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Forces for every game genre
  • 16-bit on-stick processor
  • Force Feedback RAM
  • Digital overdrive under Windows 95
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Programmable functions


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00004UC0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,954 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

The Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro is a joystick that breaks new ground in game play by introducing a new sensory experience to gaming--the sense of touch, or force--to the existing senses of sight and sound found in games. Feel true-to-life feedback--from subtle sensations to raw power forces--in every genre of compatible game, whether it's the firing of a gun in a great shoot 'em up, an engine burn out on your plane, or engine trouble with your car.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value 11 July 2000
This is my favourite piece of gaming hardware - no competition! It's big, black, has loads of buttons and a feedback that's strong enough to break your wrist.
Being a Microsoft product it's completely DirectX compatible which means it'll run with just about anything - in fact I've yet to find a game title it doesn't run with but be warned, to get the full feedback you'll need to find an extra power socket for the 9volt power pack that's required to run it.
The unit itself is very robust, mine's withstood all kids of hammering over the last few months with no signs of wear and tear at all. The button set is fairly comprehensive, comprising four buttons and a directional "hat" switch on the yoke itself together with four other buttons and a shift to double their functions on the stick base. The final (!) button is actually a throttle slider allowing full compatible with flight sims as well as the more rudimentary point and shoot games.
If you're looking for a joystick and have a few quid extra to spend, this is the way to go, you'll never need another stick again !
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy stick 19 July 2000
This joystick is probably the best I have used. It can take a lot of punishment and can give a hell of a kick. It comes with a software package that allows you to customise the buttons for any game and also increase or decrease the feedback. Top class.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it 7 July 2000
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Rubbish. OK, I can do better than that. The joystick itself is just fine. It has plenty of buttons, switches, what have you. If you configure them all, you can typically get away without using the keyboard at all depending on the game. And since it's Microsoft, most games work with it straight out of the box. But the whole force feedback feature, for which you pay an extra chunk of change, is a complete waste of effort. The feedback itself isn't very clear on any of the games I've tested, and what's worse it's distracting in it's ambiguity, and just plain annoying at time. Case in point - getting shot down in Combat Flight Simulator results in the joystick having a bit of a spasm. Typically the camera goes to third person to show your aircraft hitting the deck, at which point you let go of the stick because you're dead. The joystick though, goes through a noisy set of convulsions as though it's fighting away even after you've been consigned to the grave. Not at all worth the extra money - stick with the standard version if only for the nice heavy base and the load of buttons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars xp compatible 29 April 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
this joystick does work with xp as i have xp and this joystick and a copy of ms flight 2004 and it works great forcefeed back as well all you need is a game port(usally on a soundcard) and go into control panel then to game controllers "add" and scroll to Sidewinder Force Feedback and select simple

steven rex
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