Re: Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel



Andrew Murray
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Have you updated the drivers for the specific device - checked for XP
drivers?
I presume you would need the correct device drivers for XP. 98/ME drivers
obviously won't work.

Being that it is a microsoft hardware device, I'm sure they'd go out of
their way to make sure their own hardware products worked with their OS, and
therefore provide XP drivers for it.


"Ed." <esmithoh(at)zoominternet.net> wrote in message
news:umETh4UOFHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Does the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel work in XP?
>
> I have this steering wheel and I go to Control Panel to Game Controllers
> and select Add and then the Microsoft Sidewinder (auto detect).
>
> It then comes up with a message "Your gameport or gameport drivers are not
> properly configured, please consult your device manager".
>
> My device manager shows no problems and I have all my sound card updated
> drivers. Does this mean this device don't work in XP? It has worked in 98
> and ME for me in the past.
>
> If it does work in XP, does anyone know if I need to download additional
> drivers or software to make it work?
>
> Thanks,
> Ed.
>


Re: Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel