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Sidewinder Force Feedback 2

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by chrismox, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. chrismox

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    I've just bought one of these USB joysticks, my new PC not having a midi port.

    I plugged it in and Win XP recognises it and installs the drivers automatically. I've checked the Game Controllers section of the control panel, it's there and tests fine except... no force feedback!!!

    Is the force feedback not available in Win XP? I tested the joystick in FS2004 and it works fine but, obviously, no feedback.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. THEAVFCKID

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    Obvious question first so please dont be offended It is plugged into the mains isn't it?

    Some times there can be a problem with setup if usb is plugged in before drivers are installed.

    Is the little light illuminated?
     
  3. chrismox

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    Yep, plugged in and the red light is on and not flashing so it is powered. Is there any simple way to test force feedback?
     
  4. THEAVFCKID

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    the tests in control panel / game controllers/properties always work with my s/w ff

    Have you tried it with a game?
     
  5. chrismox

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    In the control panel I have no way to test force feedback forces
     
  6. THEAVFCKID

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    if you select game controllers your sw ff should be listed.
    Highlight it and select properties that should open a new window where you can "Feel the force"
     
  7. chrismox

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    [​IMG]

    Am I missing something?
     
  8. THEAVFCKID

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    I will have to go and drag mine from the spare room as it has been some time since i used it. Back in a mo
     
  9. THEAVFCKID

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    I know ther should be a tab titled forces
     
  10. chrismox

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    Right - ignore me!

    I had simply plugged the joystick in and let Win XP use its own drivers.

    Having now installed the controller software from the CD, things are slooking a little more clever - I have a control panel that lets me test the forces etc. Furthermore, they work so I'll be off to test the joystick again in FS2004 and see if I can do any better!

    Thanks anyway.
     
  11. THEAVFCKID

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  12. THEAVFCKID

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    Glad we have a happy ending Enjoy the experience
     
  13. chrismox

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    Thanks, worked in FS2004 :)
     
  14. james.miller

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    as with anything you install, you should always download the latest drivers.
     
  15. chrismox

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    Strong advice but not easy when Microsoft don't publish any and claim that none are needed.