I clicked on the Software option and the setup kicked into action. Sidewinder Pro Dual Strike Features. Xbox Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. Archived from the original on December 16, In addition, the mouse was made wireless, and the maximum DPI sensitivity was upped to

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I have decided to bista out the Dual Strike on a number of different games sidewindwr see just how well in runs Infollowing a collaboration with Razer in creating the Microsoft Habu and Microsoft Reclusa, a gaming mouse and gaming keyboard sold under the plain Microsoft Hardware brand, Microsoft resurrected the SideWinder brand with an all-new SideWinder Mouse, designed from the ground up for high-end PC gaming.

Xbox Controller Games Special limited edition consoles Technical specifications. I noticed that not only does it install the Dual Strike controller, but it also sets up a couple of other items called the Sidewinder Virtual Keyboard and Mouse Shown BelowObviously as the Dual Strike is supposed to resemble using 3 controllers at once. Several types of joysticks were made, including the Force Feedback 2, the 3D Pro, and the regular SideWinder joystick.

Otherwise the differences were cosmetic, including shrinking the base, moving the throttle to the front of the base, and replacing 2 of the rounded buttons on the stick with more rectangular buttons. This new iteration incorporated new Microsoft BlueTrack tracking technology, intended to provide better tracking on non-standard surfaces.

Where can find drivers and software for the sidewinder dual strike for – Microsoft Community

Please click here for full terms of use and restrictions or read our Light Tower Privacy Statement. In this mode you use the perspective control, it acts like it is a joystick, spinning the character around, walking him forwards and backwards etc.


The driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using programmable macros.

Siedwinder used a gameport connector mmicrosoft interface with the computer. The shift key, without have to place more buttons on the controller, not only allows more functions to be performed but also facilitates a clean, uncluttered too many buttons and elegant look. The right portion of the controller allows you to rotate left-to-right as well as front-to-back.

Original Precision Pros remain incompatible with this converter, [11] but a user made converter exists. Surprisingly it wasn’t too bad, it certainly doesn’t match the smoothness of the Sidewinder Game pad Pro, but it is quite useable.

Microsoft Sidewinder Pro Dual Strike

As the PC joystick port is input-only, the only way for data to be sent to the joystick to trigger force feedback events is to use the MIDI capabilities of the port. The Microsoft SideWinder’s button layout is very similar to that of the Sega Saturn controller, which was released over the same time period. The buttons are also programmable, allowing the device to be used with other games and applications. Also, several types of gamepads were made, such as the original game port version, a plug-and-play game port version, and the USB version.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. On another note, you can even use it on your desktop if you wanted to But if has no left click option.

Microsoft SideWinder

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Perspective control is as Microsoft say, exactly like a mouse, the only noticeable problem I have with it Not often is getting the perspective control back centered without losing my aiming zone so much, with a mouse it is easy to just pick up and center in the mouse mouse, but with a controller it is a little bit more difficult.


A true gamer never blames his tools of trade.

In digital mode, the D-pad controlled the x- and y-axis like a traditional digital control pad therefore, there was no hat switch function in digital mode. From Quake II to Shadowman. In addition, because of the new concept in the usage of the controls, getting to learn and master the device will become a game by itself.

The joystick was widely praised in its inception and was one of the few joysticks with multiple buttons that did not require a keyboard pass-through. History Of The Xbox.

Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The control pad had a total of ten digital fire buttons: Archived from the sidewinedr on December 16, An important point to note is that it will be unsettling for most gamers in the beginning. Now then, Shadowman doesn’t require freelook in the game, but I felt like trying out the joystick mode setting of the Dual Strike to see if it is actually playable.

Once they are out of the way the actual installation begins.

The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button. Hence, put forth the challenge and bite the bullet.