Thanks for marking this as the answer. In CloD FFB was pretty weak and stick offered to little resistance, so it was harder to make use of its precision. I recently purchased a second MSFFB2 as a backup in case the one I have ever fails me or I feel like attempting to mod the older one with a stick with more buttons. Got an old FFB2 too – hope the ebay supply doesn’t run out anytime soon Edited November 1, by Matt. Well those were the times when MS hardware was a lot better than the software. These software packages only charge the host or server, whereas each person would have to own a Game Voice in order to use the hardware and software.

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I agree, there is no better stick! Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

Microsoft sideWinder force feedback 2 game controllers driver for – Microsoft Community

An old SNES controller uses the exact same principle. Siidewinder is already very scraped for parts, 2 needs to fix minor things, mainly buttons, and the other 2 are working perfectly.

Thrustmaster T Noystick Feedback Controllers. A few have tried but none have equaled it so far. Got an old FFB2 too – hope the ebay supply doesn’t run out anytime soon The Precision Pro introduced a new stick that was far more ergonomic than the “geometric” design of the 3D Pro.


In spite of its value designation, the SideWinder Joystick was functionally similar to the Precision 2. Video gaming products by Microsoft. For its electronics, the Precision Pro featured a refined hybrid system, resolving some of the hardware compatibility issues with the 3D Pro.

You can likely get the same sidewineer on ebay, as there are a few still to choose from.

Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback 2 (65600105) Joystick

And boy, does the replacement deliver. See details for description of any imperfections. And I don’t see any good replacement, as long as I consider FF essential. I suppose the Warthog would be a better stick, feedbac the price Tell us about your experience with our site. Joysitck some older games that did not use ffb at all the stick was completely limp and close to useless.

In CloD FFB was pretty weak and stick offered to little resistance, so it was harder to make use of its precision.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Quite an easy mod to do.

I wish the two smaller trigger buttons were a bit larger and longer, but overall it’s fairly easy to lay your thumb on either side and get a grip on things. It was a simple two button, sldewinder axis joystick.

I would like to gather some information to help you better: This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Does this stick always have fedeback external power lead or are there some that are powered via USB?


Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed. Anyone know where to get drivers?? It’s smaller than you’d expect from a throttle, but it also means that you’ll have no problem accessing the buttons without it getting in the way. You already know what the Sidewinder 2 FFB is or you wouldn’t be looking for one, since they haven’t been made for years.

Have you encountered any Joystick, which you feel is significantly better than the Sidewinder Force Feedback 2?? Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5. Microsoft’s got a thing about green lights, don’t they?

Microsoft SideWinder

Without the adapter, the controller’s cable ended in a game port plug. Fred Iyc and Edie Adams [9] are among the 17 people who have signed it. It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base.