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Microsoft-sidewinder-force-feedback-wheel.32775024
3.3 out of 10

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel

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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel Review

Rusty, Amazon
10 October 2009
  • 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?
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Overall 10
10

hot

J. L. Cole "navy", Amazon
26 May 2005
  • Summary: this is the best of the best its like you are actually in the car!
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Overall 10
10

Sidewinder wheel

Christopher Laws, Amazon
20 June 2000
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

No weakness' and very Robust

Julian Edward Taylor, Amazon
17 June 2000
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sidewinder

197Sqn_AT..., Ciao
19 December 2005
  • 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. I use this joystick to play Microsfot Flight ...
  • Pros: Great Force Feedback, Ergonomic, Lots of buttons
  • Cons: Pricey, Connector
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Overall 8
8.0

Feel every Launch

amberkell..., Ciao
3 May 2004
  • Excerpt: "...is just like any other Microsoft software; as good as it gets, in terms of driver, help, programmable functions and included game!! The force feedback’s output can be increased drastically or kept soft via this software and even the rigidity of the stick can be adjusted with the software. Force Feedback can even be completely deactivated with this option manager. Important Note: - Force feedback will only work with games that support this amazing ...
  • Pros: Great Feedback, Features
  • Cons: Not as Durable as you might expect
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Overall 8
8.0

Have more fun with your games.

A_Mcintyr..., Ciao
3 September 2003
  • 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. When playing a game such as ...
  • Pros: Makes games more realistic
  • Cons: Would be good if it worked with Linux .
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Overall 8
8.0

Well worth the money!

Bod68, Ciao
25 June 2003
  • 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. There are also lots of button programming tools withing ...
  • Pros: Sturdy, Robust and Unbreakable !
  • Cons: Annoying flashing green light .  .  .
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Overall 8
8.0

Shake pitch and roll

andycharg..., Ciao
20 January 2002
  • Excerpt: "...aware of the great joysticks Microsoft have to offer. Yes they are a bit on the pricey side but at least you can garauntee a quality product with untold amounts of support. The Force Feeback generation has really stemmed from the vibrating controllers introduce by Sony on their playstation and since then it has taken over the market. It adds to the reality of the game to feel the roar of an engine,the torque on a corner or the judder of the brakes ...
  • Pros: Good stick
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Force - my Feedback

pc-tech, Ciao
14 January 2002
  • Excerpt: "...to work with XP and Microsoft have not released an XP-compatible driver (as far as I know of) for this joystick. That was a bit of a disappointment to me because I know that with the manufacturer drivers it is possible to test all of the different feedback effects, and the default Windows drivers dont have this option. While on the topic, with the dirvers CD was also a game CD containing "Urban Assult", which i assume is a game that supports Force ...
  • Pros: Adds extra interactivity to games, works with Windows XP, durable
  • Cons: Now outdated and replaced with 2nd version, not USB, limited support in games, quite expensive, big
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