Joysticks compatable with Vista

Posted: 12-21-2007, 03:21 AM
I currently have a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick. When I switched to Vista I
found that it no longer worked. Is there a way to fix it? If not ,what
joysticks are compatable with Vista?
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Joysticks compatable with Vista


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SimRacer
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RE: Joysticks compatable with Vista
Posted: 12-21-2007, 05:05 AM
You will have to check and see if Microsoft has a driver for your joystick to
use with Vista. If they don't it's not going to work. I'm using a Saitek X-52
joystick and Pro Flight Rudder Pedals here. They have support for both 32bit
and 64bit Vista operating systems. But these aren't force feedback, I never
really liked it on a joystick anyway.

"larry" wrote:
> I currently have a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick. When I switched to Vista I
> found that it no longer worked. Is there a way to fix it? If not ,what
> joysticks are compatable with Vista?
> --
> larry
Paul Smith
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Re: Joysticks compatable with Vista
Posted: 12-22-2007, 12:33 PM
"larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I currently have a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick. When I switched to Vista
>I
> found that it no longer worked. Is there a way to fix it? If not ,what
> joysticks are compatable with Vista?
My USB sidewinder was detected fine and installed without any problems.

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Earl Kacin
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Re: Joysticks compatable with Vista
Posted: 12-22-2007, 05:01 PM
I have a force feedback 2 and im running vista ultimate x64...everything
works fine..including the force feedback feature..I didnt have to install
anything
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> "larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2183833E-D04C-4223-B263-6B7875EA007C@microsoft.com...
>>I currently have a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick. When I switched to Vista
>>I
>> found that it no longer worked. Is there a way to fix it? If not ,what
>> joysticks are compatable with Vista?
>
> My USB sidewinder was detected fine and installed without any problems.
>
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> Paul Smith,
> Yeovil, UK.
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> http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/
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Kurt Herman
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Re: Joysticks compatible with Vista
Posted: 12-22-2007, 07:42 PM
If your joystick uses a gameport, it wont work on Vista. There is NO
gameport support in Vista. Only USB types will work. There may be some sort
of gameport to USB adapter you could get.

Kurt

>> "larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:2183833E-D04C-4223-B263-6B7875EA007C@microsoft.com...
>>>I currently have a Microsoft Sidewinder joystick. When I switched to
>>>Vista I
>>> found that it no longer worked. Is there a way to fix it? If not ,what
>>> joysticks are compatable with Vista?

jaxstraww
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Re: Joysticks compatable with Vista
Posted: 02-24-2008, 10:22 PM

I have teh same joystick and while Vista does see the device mapping
keys to it is not happening. The original software had a way to map
keyboard keys to it. Vista doesn't allow you to do this. Only item is
calibration. Starnge that a MS product wouldn't have the legacy driver
installed?


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Re: Joysticks compatable with Vista
Posted: 03-22-2008, 05:18 AM



I to have the same problem and feel MS should have the drivers that are
compatabile. I also understand that MS was opting out of game until XBOX
when money counts everything can work

"jaxstraww" wrote:
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> I have teh same joystick and while Vista does see the device mapping
> keys to it is not happening. The original software had a way to map
> keyboard keys to it. Vista doesn't allow you to do this. Only item is
> calibration. Starnge that a MS product wouldn't have the legacy driver
> installed?
>
>
> --
> jaxstraww
>
 
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