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Windows 7: SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

27 May 2010   #1

Windows 7, Vista
 
 
SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel (USB)

Hey guys. I'm new to the forum, but i thought this would be a good place to put this thread in.

I recently bought this steering wheel and it installs the driver very well, but when i try to play driving games, the car is on reverse the whole time unless i push gas or put the gas in the middle and the same happens in menus. The menu goes downwards the whole time unless i put gas in the middle. Looking at the axis, it is down the whole time and moves to left or right if i move the wheel or up if i push the gas. I think it should be in the middle.

Any instructions?

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28 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi BIGGDIP,

Try typing "controller" in the Start menu search field and clicking "Set up USB game controllers." There should be an option to configure/calibrate your SideWinder wheel there. Let me know if changing any of those settings helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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20 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
Where are the drivers

Do you think someone could post the drivers because i have the old gameport version with usb adapter and i have sidewinder 3.0 software on disk but its 32 bit and i have a 64 bit operating system
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20 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Oztek, welcome to SevenForums!

Please start a new thread if your issue isn't about the SideWinder Force Feeback USB Wheel. If it is, please clarify the model number you're talking about.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7, Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi BIGGDIP,

Try typing "controller" in the Start menu search field and clicking "Set up USB game controllers." There should be an option to configure/calibrate your SideWinder wheel there. Let me know if changing any of those settings helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
I tried that. The steering wheel is working today though. The only issue is, that is has no force feedback working which make the driving games a bit messy, but it is better than nothing. If you have any tips on getting the force feedback working, i would be glad to know.
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21 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi again. The Windows 7 Compatibility Center page for this wheel says it's not compatible with Windows 7. Obviously it's working partially for you, but don't be surprised if it doesn't perform 100% to expectation. That said, 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.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Check this link and see if it helps... http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...tml#post706507
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03 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was able to calibrate my USB force feedback wheel and it works fine with EVO 4x4 racing. I just needed to flip the throttle or brake axis (z rotate) to keep it from going backwards when off the gas.
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30 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Question on drivers for SW Force Feedback Wheel

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
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30 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I don't know about the wheel but you can see my post about the stick's drivers - http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...tml#post706470
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