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Microsoft KB Archive/162548

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Availability of SideWinder Software Updates

ID: Q162548



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro, version 1.0
  • Microsoft SideWinder FreeStyle Pro, version 1.0
  • Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro, version 1.0
  • Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel, version 1.0
  • Microsoft SideWinder game pad, version 1.0
  • Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro
  • Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller software version 3.0





SUMMARY

This article describes the availability of the Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller software. The latest version of this software includes all of the necessary drivers for the SideWinder game controllers listed at the beginning of this article.

To download the free SideWinder software updates, click the link to the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/products/hardware/sidewinder/downloads/default.htm

NOTE: The Microsoft SideWinder game controllers listed at the beginning of this article are not compatible with Microsoft Windows NT. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q162547 SideWinder Game Controller Software Unsupported in Windows NT



MORE INFORMATION

The Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller Software version 3.02 includes all updates from previous versions of the SideWinder software.

The Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller Software version 3.02 adds support for:


  • The Microsoft SideWinder Standard as a 2-axis, 2-button joystick.
  • The Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro with USB.
  • The Microsoft SideWinder Freestyle Pro.
  • The Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Wheel.

The Microsoft SideWinder Game Controller Software version 3.02 also provides an update for Force Feedback devices to prevent timing delays, and installs Microsoft DirectX version 5.2 on your computer if a later version of DirectX is not installed.

This software is designed for Windows 95 and Windows 98.

The Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro Software version 1.0 is designed for the Microsoft SideWinder 3D Pro. This software should be used with Windows 3.1.

Additional query words: 1.00 3.00 side winder swff swpp gamepad driver

Keywords : kbfile kbhw sidewinder kbimu
Version : WINDOWS:1.0,3.0
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology : kbvcSearch


Last Reviewed: August 17, 2000
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