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Windows 7: Sidewinder joystick and w7


02 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Sidewinder joystick and w7

Hello

Can I get my now old joystick [sidewinder force feedback 2] to work in Windows 7 with games like arma 2 or IL-2. I also have a FLIGHTSTIK one too.

If not what would be a good joystik to get as a replacement.

Thanks and regards

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03 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The stick works (somewhat) with Windows 7... http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...tml#post706470 however the games supporting the stick may be problematic. Example... on FreeSpace 2 some buttons didn't work correctly.

Anyway it's a crap shoot whether it'll work 100 percent correctly.

Good luck.
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03 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Sygnus
It's a usb version so I connected it up and it calibrates and gives me some force feedback when playing ms flight.
In arma it looks like I'll have to set all the buttons up first which I hope it will retain.
I was able to fly with basic controls eg elevators, ailerons guns and top hat; rudder and throttle didn't seem to be assigned along with the other buttons but they did work off KB.

I have read on google that some pc's will have the joystick work fine while others not and some will lose all the controls once set if you drop to desktop from game.
Mine just presently seems to be ok.

Regards
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03 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barnaby44 View Post
Thanks Sygnus
It's a usb version so I connected it up and it calibrates and gives me some force feedback when playing ms flight.
Yeah I have one so I know it's USB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barnaby44 View Post
I have read on google that some pc's will have the joystick work fine while others not and some will lose all the controls once set if you drop to desktop from game.
Mine just presently seems to be ok.

Regards
Don't know where that's coming from since the stick has basic functionality under Windows 7. That said, it all comes down to the game(s) and how they perform under Windows 7. That in turn may affect the stick's functionality.

As I noted the stick doesn't seem to function correctly under FreeSpace, most notably, forward and reverse movement are backwards when using the stick. Some weapons buttons don't work as well. Like I said, depends on the game. I'm sure some ini tweaks might fix it, but I'm not into the game at this point in time so.

Anyway good luck.
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