The main features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch. Support for this joystick was dropped with the advent of Windows XP. Thanks for marking this as the answer. Would it be worth trying to install an old XP driver and seeing if that worked or would that just be a waste of time? When I tried to load the drivers via the dvd, get an error and the drivers will not load on the vista OS. I don’t have this kind of adapter.

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I found the cable to convert the 9 pin to a usb viata. June 11, Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

The Freestyle Pro, released inwas a unique gamepad, as the up-down-left-right directions in analogue mode were controlled by the physical movement of the controller, more precisely by the absolute pitch and roll position of the pad. By then, the market for voice chat had seen intense competition from downloadable and free-to-use software like Ventrilo and TeamSpeakamong others.

The only moving parts were mechanical on the throttle and joystick pivots which gave this joystick virtually unlimited lifetime. June 10, 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 Anyone know if there are drives for this stick for vista OS.


You can find fixes for nearly everything somewhere. Microsoft has the Precision Pro II listed as ‘Status Unknown’ on their Vista compatability page,,, pretty poor for not knowing if their own products work with their OS.

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Microsoft portal Video games portal. Fury The Curmudgeon 2 Anyone have any suggestions?

How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for all the help though, I’ll see if I can find that rewiring fix, otherwise I think I might just have to give up on this JS and buy a new one Although, every now and then when I load FSX my joystick isn’t recognized and I have to restart windows.

Need help getting started? No posts in this topic were marked as mivrosoft solution yet. On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.

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The basis of Microsoft’s last generation of SideWinder joysticks, the Precision 2 design was a further refinement of the previous Precision Pro. Additionally, some soundcard gameports, and so-called accelerated game-ports – which attempted to resolve CPU overhead issues presented by polling the gameport directly themselves – such as those produced by Gravis, would not always be able to handle the stick in digital mode.


Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5. Since the s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a precieion of corporate acquisitions.

Through extensive configuration of the shift and command buttons, it is possible to create a vlsta of 24 different commands per configuration. June 12, Menu Store New releases. Advertising seems to be blocked by your browser.

The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. Kicrosoft can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. The word “Microsoft” is a portmanteau of “microcomputer” and “software”.

View profile View wishlist Start conversation Invite to friends Invite to friends Accept invitation Accept invitation Pending invitation Sidewinder Precision Pro Reply 6 on: Please support our project by allowing our site to show ads. So do I need one of these adapters? The Strategic Commander is a highly ergonomic device, and resembles a large mouse sidewinrer shape, contoured for the left hand.