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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 1:06:34 AM

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i have a newish laptop running home XP and wanted to load
my "sidewinder force feedback pro" however the software
is for windows 98 and the laptop rejects to disc.

can anybody advise a source for downloading the software
that will allow the sidewinder games controller to talk
to my dell taptop.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 9, 2004 10:29:47 AM

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"D Gebert" <davidgebert@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1a25801c44dd7$276a6cd0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
|i have a newish laptop running home XP and wanted to load
| my "sidewinder force feedback pro" however the software
| is for windows 98 and the laptop rejects to disc.
|
| can anybody advise a source for downloading the software
| that will allow the sidewinder games controller to talk
| to my dell taptop.
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Here are instructions for both the USB and the Gameport models:

The version 4 software for USB Sidewinders is XP compatible, of
course, you have to be using an administrators account to install it*.
If it gives you a warning, you can click OK and continue installing it.
*Install the software before connecting the device to the USB port!

Version 3 software isn't XP compatible, we'll use XP's drivers instead.
While USB devices just plug and play, GamePort devices need work:

To install a GamePort controller, Plug it in, click Start / Control Panel /
Switch to Classic view if you haven't already / click Game Controllers
Click Add... / Select Microsoft Sidewinder Auto Detect / OK / OK.

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Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 21, 2004 8:38:32 PM

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hi,

as far as i know, MS has stopped implementing drivers for the SW FF Pro
in WinXP....

it seems possible to get the joystick running under XP with the
main-steering functins but Force Feedback won´t run....

yours mark


D Gebert wrote:
> i have a newish laptop running home XP and wanted to load
> my "sidewinder force feedback pro" however the software
> is for windows 98 and the laptop rejects to disc.
>
> can anybody advise a source for downloading the software
> that will allow the sidewinder games controller to talk
> to my dell taptop.
!