Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Reviews
Product Type: Microsoft game controllers
Description:Model ID 656-00006 / Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro - Joystick - 8 button(s) / First there was sight. Then there was sound. Then Microsoft revolutionized the gaming industry with dynamic force feedback technology and earned PC Gamer's Editor's Choice Award. ... more
Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro ...
Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro is the best-selling 16-bit on-stick processor - delivering realistic, high-fidelity forces faster. Feel true-to-life feedback - from subtle sensations to raw power forces. Experience multiple forces simultaneously. Even feel which direction the forces come from. Only Microsoft force feedback technology puts you right inside the game so you can react quickly and decisively to win. Microsoft has changed the face of gaming forever. SideWinder Force Feedback Pro comes with two great games Microsoft Urban Assault (full game included) and 3 months of free Internet gaming with Microsoft Fighter Ace Online multiplayer game. Move with precision. The infrared beam in Force Feedback Pro signals your every move. Rely on Force Feedback Pro. A solid circuit board with minimal connectors makes Force Feedback dependable. Play with accuracy. A built-in digital-optical "camera" reads your exact position. Get faster responses. Replacing analog potentiometers with Microsoft digital-optical technology means more precise translations of your games.
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Customer Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Reviews (10)
by - written on 16/04/02, updated on 20/02/04 (Very useful, 432 readings)
Please note this review is not about the FORCE FEEDBACK PRO, BUT THE FORCE FEEDBACK 2 unfortunately the administrators in their infinite wisdom have placed it in the wrong category... There is definately something about writing these reviews that has be hooked and though this is not a particularly new product in turms of release date, it is still one of the latest models available and so is worthy of consideration. I originally wrote a review for this product for Watford Computers (Comp UK) but as they weren't organised enough to display it on their website I have adapted it for this site (which I must say is far better for the pupose... No ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/02/01, updated on 12/02/01 (Very useful, 116 readings)
As much as I like this joystick, I can't help but think £100 could have been spent on a more worthwhile cause. The idea of forces jerking your hand back at every shot or explosion seems a wonderful new side to gaming, but in my experience I have found that I have grown tired of the novelty. I have found that the forces do not seem accurate to the events in the games, and consequently become a large disadvantage, especially for online multiplayer games. I have used this joystick with several compatible games, and I have found that after the initial novelty has worn off, I would go back to playing the game without the forces turned on. Having pointed out ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/07/00, updated on 07/07/00
An excellent product for the Force Feedback feature. Feedback adds great gaming dimension to the following tested programs: Mechwarrior3 (included), Jane's WWII Fighters and Rage's Incoming. Anemic performance with some older programs (e.g. Heavy Gear) may be due to the software. Adequate number of buttons and handle almost feels as good as my old Thrustmaster X-fighter. Does not perform well with racing games. For games not supporting Feedback, would rather use the Thrustmaster. Awkward having to switch drivers between both joysticks. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/06/00, updated on 12/06/00 (Very useful, 331 readings)
I recently decided to treat myself and bought this rather luxerious joystick. At close to £100, it wasn't cheap but the quality of it is suberb. In case you didn't realise, this joystick supports force feedback, which adds realism to games by moving, shaking or jolting at the appropiate times. For example firing a machine gun will cause it to shake rapidly. This will only work on games specificly programmed to work like this, which are rapidly growing in number (they are most commonly found in driving or flying games). The stick itself has a myriad of buttons. There are 8 buttons which double to 16 when used with the shift button. There is also a throttle wheel .. Read the complete review
by - written on 18/09/00, updated on 18/09/00
I recently bought a Joystick, but not just any joystick it was a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro. It cost around £85, This is slightly more than I wanted to pay for a joystick But it is after all Microsoft, and as we all know Microsoft are renown for their quality. This particular joystick is force feedback which means it moves and vibrates when for example you are Playing a flight sim you come to land, you may often like me crash, when you crash it will move violently to add more realistic properties to the game. This joystick has a very strong force feedback compared to the others on the market. If a game has the ability to offer force feedback there ... Read the complete review
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