Archived from the original on December 16, As Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was responsible for setting the overall design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks. In August , Microsoft announced they were relaunching the SideWinder line of gaming peripherals, starting with the SideWinder Mouse. In addition, the mouse was made wireless, and the maximum DPI sensitivity was upped to It has an upper section attached to a base.

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There is no support for Force-feedback at this time. How satisfied are you with this response? Daniel Sokolowski April 20, at 9: Compared to sidewinder dual strike Precision Pro, the Precision 2 dropped the Pro’s shift button, replaced the throttle wheel with a more traditional lever, and rearranged the face buttons on the stick into a symmetric design.

The Microsoft SideWinder’s button layout is sidewinder dual strike similar to that of sidewinder dual strike Sega Saturn controller, which was released over the same time period.

Uses USB technology for easy plug-and-play. Yes, new technology has replaced it, but again it goes back to that previous mentioned adage, albeit slightly modified. Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [10] but a user made converter exists.

In return, people would most likely purchase more games that play better with said device. The main features dropped were Z-axis control and the 8-way hat switch.


This made it an ideal companion for FPS and similar games; because you can aim weapons or look up and down with the right hand sidewinder dual strike simultaneously slewing position with the left hand, and change weapons etc. There are many other games I could go through, but if you have used a mouse and keyboard as your controller before, you pretty much know how the Dual Strike will work with them.

I will check it out. Sisewinder Microsoft’s first SideWinder joystick, the 3D Pro was responsible for setting the overall design as seen in all of Microsoft’s future joysticks. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.

Sidewinder dual strike site in other languages x. Resume making your offerif the page does not update immediately. A true gamer never blames his tools of trade. FuzzyGman Replied on April 20, It was shaped like a hockey puck, syrike sidewinder dual strike channel buttons that allowed the user to speak to individual teammates.

This site is not related to the Microsoft Corporation in any way. Hmm I just received the sidewinder dual strike and found out my windows 8 wont accept it.

Views Read Edit View history. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. 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.

Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike: The Reality of it All

However, on later operating systems the digital mode would be less and less reliable, and on modern PCs most 3D Pro owners can only run in analog mode. Read more about the condition.


See all sidewinder dual strike has no other items for sale. There is a bug in the Windows 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to be reported as non-functional.

However, one has to keep in mind that the purchase of this product will be an add-on to your system setup, but it will never be able to replace the joystick completely. Since the release of the Force Feedback sidewinder dual strikethe stick has garnered a reputation of reliability and resiliency, many Force Feedback 2 sticks are still in use currently.

I actually rebuilt an old Win XP Machine just so I siewinder use the controller and its original software.

Dual Strike Sidewinder Xpadder Profile

As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer offers any gaming mice or strikke in the US. The only moving parts were mechanical on the throttle and joystick pivots which gave this joystick virtually unlimited lifetime.

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