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Windows 7: Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback wheel drivers. Not win7 compatable


26 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback wheel drivers. Not win7 compatable

Hi everyone.

I have googled for this and found a couple of threads on the subject, but they skim over the actions needed to do what they suggest. Can anyone please fill in the gaps in English that a 10 year old can understand? :/




SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

"...some threads I've seen have recommended software solutions to get Force Feedback working. Try PPJoy or GlovePIE and let me know if either one helps."
PPJoy - Parallel Port joystick driver for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Glovepie - cannot display the webpage




http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...tml#post706507

"Hmmm.... I just plugged mine in and Win 7 (x64) installed the drivers and it appears to be in working order, though I've yet to try it with a game."

I plug mine in and it doesn't do anything. At first it brought up the autorun from the disc and that just gives an error message saying "The version of this file isn't compatibile with the version of windows you are using..." But above he said it installed... what was the difference?


"I was able to calibrate my USB force feedback wheel and it works fine..."

"this solution actually worked for me. running in compability mode for xp service pack 2."

I have tried to run compatability mode but I can't find in the "D" drive properties. Where else would I look?

I could carry on, but can anyone help with a solution that works please?

Mike.

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26 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I suggest you to install the XP driver in compatibility mode and check if it helps.
Follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the installation file and select properties.
2. Now click on the compatibility tab.
3. Under compatibility mode, check “Run this program in compatibility mode for”.
4. From the drop down menu, select Windows XP(service pack 2).
5. Click Apply and then click OK.

Fine in theory, but which file is the installation file?
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26 Jul 2012   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheesysocks View Post
I suggest you to install the XP driver in compatibility mode and check if it helps.
Follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the installation file and select properties.
2. Now click on the compatibility tab.
3. Under compatibility mode, check “Run this program in compatibility mode for”.
4. From the drop down menu, select Windows XP(service pack 2).
5. Click Apply and then click OK.

Fine in theory, but which file is the installation file?
To which driver are you refering , if it's ppjoy then right click on the setup.exe file and select properties>compatibility and select winxp sp3 click apply >ok and close then right click on the setup.exe file again and saelect "run as adminisrater"
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26 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi again.

This is an image of the contents of the CD that came with the wheel. One of these will be the installation file, but which one please?

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26 Jul 2012   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheesysocks View Post
Hi again.

This is an image of the contents of the CD that came with the wheel. One of these will be the installation file, but which one please?

Attachment 223387
The "setup.exe " file
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26 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No go. I get the same error message whatever version of old windows I try.
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