I made sure that the game was setup for freelook and to use a joystick It isn’t as default and then began my game. The device also has three movement axes; X, Y and Z rotation. There are many other games I could go through, but if you have used a mouse and keyboard as your controller before, you pretty much know how the Dual Strike will work with them. Dual Strike allows the first person gamer to more easily control difficult moves like strafing and circle strafing, while also enhancing the ability to aim at targets in the game. I have decided to test out the Dual Strike on a number of different games to see just how well in runs

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Signatures can be seen inside the joystick, on the base coverplate.

The overall size and weight difference was not so great with the use of smaller motors. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike: The Reality of it All

Sidewinder Pro Dual Strike Features. In addition, because of the new concept in the usage of the controls, getting to learn and master the device will become a game by itself. Any Condition Any Condition. You may also like. Straffing and directional looking can be easily accomplished by this wonderful controller. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In response, you might state that you no longer support this particular device; therefore, any programmable software needed is a moot gam. However, these competing software packages do not offer voice command systems.


In spite of its value designation, the SideWinder Joystick was functionally similar to the Precision 2. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

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gzme The Precision 2 also dropped all gameport compatibility by only shipping in a USB version, and was slightly smaller and lighter than the Pro. Compared to the Force Feedback Pro and the Precision 2, nothing new was added to the Force Feedback 2 that wasn’t added to the Precision 2, in fact the shift button was taken away.

BossDweeb Replied on April 24, Many people, based on my simplistic research, are still using this device and many more would certainly benefit if, for example, the drivers and programmable software were made available.

Moghazy Replied on June 20, Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed. Now then, Shadowman doesn’t require freelook sidewinde the game, but I felt like trying out the joystick mode setting of the Dual Strike to see strik it is actually playable.

The left hand controls agility movements for running, dodging, and side-stepping. However, on controllrr operating systems the digital mode would be less and less reliable, and on modern PCs most 3D Pro owners can only run in analog mode. Did this solve your problem?

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The first time of using the Dual Strike it is very confusing, I expected that the perspective control would allow complete fast degree spinning and looking very easily, but it didn’t seem to at first, which made doing fast turning like you do with the mouse in quake much harder. Perhaps it is only right to acknowledge we should not blame the device for our poor play in the initial stages, which we are all so prone to.

In reply to BossDweeb’s post on April 20, With the Sidewinder Dual Strike, Microsoft has hit the bulls-eye spot on with this gadget. The SideWinder family of products was discontinued by Microsoft inciting poor sales.

ActiveWindows — Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike – Review: Dual Strike – Game Trials

As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website. On another note, you can even use it on your desktop if you wanted to But if has no left click option. To use the game controller, you will have to hold it like any other game pad.

The Gaming software already comes with a number of presets Shown below So I will be running most games with the presets that come with the gamepad. Archived from the original on 14 July

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