Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel
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Use it regularly after 8 years of no use
Gwen Fillhart, Amazon
2 May 2014
Summary: Got this as a Christmas present when I was 6 (2001), used it regularly for a few years and then it became less involved in my life, so my mom put it away in the closet for 8 years. After getting into racing again I took it out and remarkably it works like new! The four star review is because on my f1 game the gears occasionally skip (3rd to 5th when you click the paddle once) but for how much use and the gap between use this wheel has, it is incredible how well it still...
Summary: I would have wanted to know details about the product-there was no product information, there was no installation CD, no instructions. Even though the box that it was mailed in was badly damaged, the product was in good condition; however it was incompatible with Windows Vista and was probably meant for PS3. Can I return or send it back?
Summary: Wow! I think this wheel is great! IF you play any racing games at all you should run out and buy this product. The force feedback is simply great and the wheel is of high quality material too.
Summary: Its well worth spending more and buying a quality wheel. Of course you can spend hundreds on very expensive wheels, but in this price range the main contenders are the MSFF wheel, Logitech, and Act Labs wheel. These are all Force Feedback wheels which is a must feature now that games support it in a much more sophisticated way. Just feeling the bumps when you hit the curb or other cars, is not enough.
Excerpt: This joysticks is on of the best I've had. Its big and heavy enough to keep it balanced unlike some joysticks I've had which needed suction cups. The force feed back is very good and feels realistic. The large array of buttons means you hardly have to use the keyboard and the throttle control is accurate. I've also heard that this joystick is used to train some pilots before they go onto the rel thing.
Pros: Great Force Feedback, Ergonomic, Lots of buttons
Excerpt: Well this is one hell off a joystick and im sure it’s beaten any competition that might’ve threatened it. It’s pretty big to look at first but soon becomes a synch to operate. The force Feedback feature is what’s really fascinating about this product and im sure it beats any other force feedback competition, the likes of PS2 dual shock, Nintendo Game cube etc.
Excerpt: I bought my Sidewinder forced feedback Wheel just after christmas as a belated pressie for my hubby.Having been unable to manage one in time fro christmas I took advantage of the post crimbo sales and went shopping for his new toy. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ What is it? It's a steering wheel!! But not just any steering wheel.It comes with foot pedals and most importantly it has surprise,surprise...forced feedback!!
Excerpt: I have had the Microsoft Force feedback Pro for about 2 years now. In this time I have had no problems with it what so ever! so the hardware would appear to be very reliable. A lot of games can be played using a combination of mouse and keyboard. But to get the very most from some games you really do need a joystick. One of the great things about the force feedback is just how realistic and powerfull the forces are.
Excerpt: I've had the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Joystick for about 3 months now and battered it to death using it mostly for Flight Simulator 2. I've tried other joysticks for this game but wanted a top-end reasonably priced piece of hardware - and it hasn't disappointed! It is very reactive and very sturdy and with the excellent throttle feature on the side it gives a great feel of realism.