The right thumb controls 4 buttons while the left thumb controls an eight-way hat switch, 2 buttons and a shift button. Dual Strike allows the first person gamer to more easily control difficult moves like strafing and circle strafing, while also enhancing the ability to aim at targets in the game. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The headset, along with the system speakers, plugged into the puck, where a switch could be used to set whether sound would be output from the speakers or the headset.

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The buttons are also programmable, allowing the device to be used sidewincer other games and applications. It was shaped like a hockey puck, with four channel buttons that allowed the user to speak to individual teammates. The driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using programmable macros.

Retrieved 5 August Side stepping strikee now far easier thanks to the movement pad, so duxl enemies is much faster now. 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. The sale box contained the game port-to-USB adapter for free. In analogue mode, the x- and y-axis were controlled by the analogue controller movements, and the D-pad was used as a hat switch.

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The right portion of the controller allows you to rotate left-to-right as well as front-to-back. An important point to note is that it will be unsettling for most gamers in the beginning. This controller will mean the end of keyboard cum mouse gaming combination which up to date, none of us are still comfortable with. SideWinder Game Controller Software. 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.


Learning from their past mistakes, Microsoft introduced the SideWinder Precision Pro incorrecting the ergonomic issues, fixing some of the electrical issues, and adding new features.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike Company: The 3D Pro had a unique feature in that it could fall-back to an ‘analog emulation’ mode, where it could emulate gista a CH Flightstick Pro or a Thrustmaster FCS Selectable by a switch on the basein environments where the digital mode would not work.

The only moving parts were mechanical on the throttle and joystick pivots which gave this joystick virtually unlimited lifetime. The Precision Pro also added a shift button to the base, doubling the number of possible button combinations. Finally I checked was my System Devices to make sure that everything had been setup correctly.

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There is a bug in the Sieewinder 8 joystick control panel which causes the joystick to be reported as non-functional. The left side of the controller features an eight-direction d-pad which function varies depending on which mode the controller is on.

It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players.

Video game controllers Microsoft hardware. This product is provided courtesy of. On the upper section, the programmable buttons mentioned above are located near the tips of the index, middle and ring fingers for quick access.


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. The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A true gamer never blames his tools of trade. The line was first launched in The Dual Strike stdike to blend both mouse and gamepad functions into a single unit. Archived from the original on 8 February In addition it had two additional dials on the base for adjustment of the stick itself, one above stick and the other to the right of the stick. The Freestyle Pro, released inwas a unique gamepad, as the up-down-left-right directions in analogue mode were controlled by the physical movement of the controller, more precisely by the absolute pitch and roll position of the pad.

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 strlke a “joystick action to key press” device e. Includes SideWinder Game Controller Software for customizing settings and programming buttons and triggers.