The original gameport version had a pass-through, so additional joypads or joysticks could be used without unplugging the SideWinder, and also allowed the connection of up to four SideWinder gamepads working simultaneously. Here are the holes I drilled on the grip. Yeah, the USB version is still available. Three buttons are located near the thumb in an arc. Linux treats this device as a joystick with all 3 axis and 12 plus 3 buttons and can be used as one or using various applets can be used as a “joystick action to key press” device e. Login to reply to this thread.

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It’s hard to carve out something to fit in that space: I added that code in so that I can press one of the joystick base buttons to put it into programming mode.

From left to right: Rule 8 No begging. Almost certainly gone now. It is the same system you can found on very expansive joystick! This joystick came in two varieties: Apr 25, Posts: I recommend it to everyone as their first joystick. It turns out there are 3 plastic catches that hold the stick together on the back.


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This made it tricky to adapt this stick to USB. I bought a PSP-style analog stick, from a repair shop. Trigger seems to have completely died during the process, it’s not responding at all now. Luckily some folks at descentbb. But the real amazing piece of hardware was the digital encoders.

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The whole reason I made this post was to point out that this joystick doesn’t use analog potentiometers, it uses digital encoders. Here it is stuck in position. Fri Mar 11, 5: Yours came from a Precision Pro? Fri Mar 11, 7: There is alittle bit jitter in certain positions with throttle at max for example but it’s minor so barely makes a difference and is far easier to live with than having to correct for a joystick that has a mind of it’s own. See and discover other items: Best to do it as one blob and shape it quickly.

Installation is forcw with a single port connector, and the solid circuit board with a minimal number of connectors provides dependability. Its shape is the prt as the original but without the LCD, weight adjusting and metal side buttons. Because it doesn’t have a screwthread, I originally thought to use superglue to stick it to the inside.


The Force Feedback motors are dead, everything else still works. This is how it looks now. However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems.

The puck also had its own volume control. You cannot delete your giveaway once you post it.

Drill or dremel for a hole– if you don’t own one and don’t want to buy one, see if you can borrow one? A feature of the device is that the upper section is also a 2-axis motion controller with additional support for rotation. Be advised feedgack this specific version of the Sidewinder uses a “gameport” type plug, not USB.

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It took me awhile to figure out, but you need to carefully pry it off the hinges.

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