20 Most Recent Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 Joystick Questions & Answers

windows 7 is an os with only the crystal look..just got famous by aero theme... i dont think that any of your old device will work with this os

Microsoft... | Answered on Aug 15, 2016

i have 3 sticks that i want rid of some need new micro switches fitted , i have the switches all you need do is fit the switches i think i have an instuction somewhere on how to pull a sidewinder 2 apart

Microsoft... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

that's in the game settings , I'm not sure of the game but go to your view settings in game and try from there .

Microsoft... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

on this page:

you can read that your joystick is not compatible witf win 7.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If thishelps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonialfor my response.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 16, 2012


Microsoft is still working with the device manufacturer to confirm this product's compatibility with Windows 7.

Microsoft Sidewinder Force has no driver for Windows 7 provided by Microsoft.

This is unfortunate.....

Take care.

Microsoft... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011


There is no Mac OS driver for the Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 as this is a PC only devices. The Microsoft Sidewinder 2 occasionally works on Mac with only few (old) games. This happens because some game has built in controller software for the Microsoft device.

I suggest getting a device designed for Mac OS.

Microsoft... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011

For Windows XP , Vista and windows 7 it dont need drivers windows has them built in.

Microsoft... | Answered on May 22, 2010

I have the identical problem. Did you ever find a driver?

Microsoft... | Answered on Mar 19, 2010

Hope this helps.
Part No. 96749 (Maybe Ebay?)
Input: 230V~ 50Hz
Output: 12V 1.3A

Microsoft... | Answered on Nov 11, 2009

OK please don't underrate me for telling you the truth your controller is dead.. there is no magic word or driver or can of cleaner you can use to bring it back. that white residue around the main CPU is most likely caused from corrosion in other words water has shorted it out. but not all is lost because I lost mine the same way you did and I refused to give up on it. to be honest I was just too cheap to go buy another so I turned to ebay. I purchased a used one there for a total of $10.00 that had missing buttons and a busted handle I purchased it immediately and when I got it in I took my handle and buttons and placed them on the controller from ebay. It worked perfectly and I could not have been more happy. if this sounds like something you can do you can fix it for next to nothing.... I hope this has been of some help

Microsoft... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

O-the sweet feel of a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback lets see if I can be of some help. there could be any number of things going on but I'm going to give this a try. have you checked the settings in Flight Simulator 2004 seems to me that I remember a check box that said disable force feedback make sure that is unchecked. also in the settings for your controller there is a box that says enable force feedback make sure that is checked. then make sure if you are using a firewall like zone alarm you are in gaming mode because this used to give me major headaches with my system to the point I had to detach from the internet and shut down my firewall to play my games. if this doesn't work you may have to reinstall the drivers for the sidewinder this is the last easy option and it should repair any broke links and reset itself into your system. Please let me know how this helped if you need more Ideas just contact me.

Microsoft... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

i had a similar problem and the cause was i wasn't getting power from the wall socket

Microsoft... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009

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