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Win. Vista and Microsoft Sidewinder Game Pad

Discussion in 'Games' started by Chrisco9, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. Chrisco9

    Chrisco9 Guest Thread Starter

    I'm trying to figure out how to get my older Sidewinder Game Pad and Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick to work in Win. Vista. It downloads the software, Sidewinder Central, but I cannot get to the "profile" area where you set up game profiles and assign keys to buttons and such. It lets me "test" my game pad and joystick and they test fine, but I cannot get the window to open up the profile area that shows all the buttons. I went to MSN support but no luck.
     
  2. pjhutch

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    Sorry, Sidewinder software is not compatible with Vista. You have to use the basic sidewinder driver provided with Vista. Profiles are no longer accessible, you can program buttons inside the game itself.
     
  3. Chrisco9

    Chrisco9 Guest Thread Starter

    I thought it may be like that. They always want you to upgrade and buy the newest joystick all over again or the latest game pad version. I'm pretty sure the Win. Vista driver automatically installed as soon as I plugged in the joystick at the USB port, but how do I program the buttons in the game to my buttons on the game pad or joystick? Let's say "ctrl" button is the fire weapon button, then how do I set that keyboard button to my right side trigger on the game pad which is button # 9 ? Thanks for your help, P.J.
     
  4. Chrisco9

    Chrisco9 Guest Thread Starter

    I figured it out. I was looking at the default instead of user controls in the game which allows you to assign buttons to the activated game pad. The game and pad are working fine now. Thanks, PJ, problem solved.
     
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