Has anyone found drivers
for either 32 or 64-bit versions of Window 7? I have tried the latest Need for Speed Hot Pursuit on both windows 7 versions. I was able to assign the controller's steering, petals and buttons in the game's setup program in the Windows 7 32 bit version but only the steering and pedals on the Windows 7 64 bit. On both, the game setup recognizes both the sidewinder input and keyboard but all the sidewinder controls are blank and need to be setup. I can set the buttons on the wheel when the game is running on Win 7 32 but not on Win 7 64. In both versions of Windows 7 the wheel is recognized as a HID-compliant game controller in Device Manager. On the XP driver
for this device you could test all the buttons, pedals and calibrate the steering. The Windows 7 driver does not recognize the buttons or paddle shifters inputs and I haven't found a way to calibrate it.
Ironically, can still play the old version I bought in 2002 of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 and although when it starts up I get a message about the controller not being recognized as a sidewinder everything works fine on 32-bit win 7 and I haven't tried it on 64-bit Windows 7.
Although the wheel was sold by Microsoft it was manufactured by another company and is no longer supported.
I also have the same problem with the car being at full throttle during countdown and then going into reverse if the peddle is not pressed down. I think is because of the device driver