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Daytraders
08-07-2004, 11:33 AM
Microsoft MS Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 USB joystick question are they any good and does anyone know where i can buy brand new thx

Daytraders
08-07-2004, 11:33 AM
Microsoft MS Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 USB joystick question are they any good and does anyone know where i can buy brand new thx

Raiden48
08-07-2004, 11:34 AM
Yeah theyr very good, too bad MS doesnt make m anymore http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

Udidtoo
08-07-2004, 11:48 AM
Yes they are good. Hard to beat in tandem with a X45 throttle.

Ebay is the place and they can get pricy these days.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

tenmmike
08-07-2004, 02:29 PM
they are very good lots of guys bought a extra one when they went out of production just to have a spare and as posted if you use it with a x-45 you got a killer stick and throttle(hotas)as has been said they arent made any more though..

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DD_NL
08-07-2004, 03:32 PM
Yep, Ebay. I got mine for about $100. Definately a great Force Feedback stick.

Go here: http://search.ebay.com/microsoft-force-feedback-2_W0QQsokeywordredirectZ1QQfromZR8

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Daytraders
08-07-2004, 03:47 PM
thx for replys does the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 USB joystick not have a throttle then ?

Xnomad
08-07-2004, 03:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daytraders:
thx for replys does the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 USB joystick not have a throttle then ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sure it does but a seperate throttle comes with more buttons and then you can use the FFB throttle for Prop pitch or trim or whatever you want to.

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JG52MadAdler
08-08-2004, 01:44 AM
They are very good!
Used one for 4 years now still going strong.
Purchased a second on Ebay for back up.
Great forces. You can feel the edge of your plane
at stall speeds. Only draw back is they realy shake it up when you pull the trigger so aiming is harder. Makes you a better shot though. After using a MSFF2 I cant go back to a no forces stick.

~S~


Fliege mit Mut, Fliege mit Ehre

Daytraders
08-08-2004, 12:24 PM
thx

Dawg-of-death
08-08-2004, 01:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Raiden48:
Yeah theyr very good, too bad MS doesnt make m anymore http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>.

Amazon for $250.....wow

Bad-MF(Mongrel Fighter) AKA .......Dawg-of-death

Steven190
08-08-2004, 05:44 PM
Udidtoo

How did you get the X45 to work with the FFB2?
The X45 has a D connector, did you use a USB adaptor?
I am curios as to how, I would like to try it.
Thanks

Udidtoo
08-08-2004, 07:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steven190:
Udidtoo

How did you get the X45 to work with the FFB2?
The X45 has a D connector, did you use a USB adaptor?
I am curios as to how, I would like to try it.
Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My X45 came with a USB plug. The X45 stick makes a nifty button bay also.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Daytraders
08-12-2004, 10:26 AM
thx 4 replys lads

NippleCorn
08-12-2004, 02:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steven190:
Udidtoo

How did you get the X45 to work with the FFB2?
The X45 has a D connector, did you use a USB adaptor?
I am curios as to how, I would like to try it.
Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The D connector on the thruster connects the stick and thruster of the X45 system together. Coming out of the X45 stick is a USB connector. So just plug in your X45 stick's USB and also your MSFFB2 USB and make sure Windows recognizes both sticks in your Control Panel. Now, when in the game, IL2 should recognize input from either the X45 (in this case, just your thruster) or the FFB2.

192nd_Erdem
08-23-2004, 03:54 AM
I've got mine for 50 $ yesterday http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif.I'm lucky that they are still easy to find in Turkey.

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192nd_Wolves

ASM 1
08-23-2004, 04:39 AM
I can only back up what others have said - had mine a year now no problems. Brilliant sticks - even got a backup just in case. Have no idea why Micro$oft stopped making them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Woudn't go back to non FFB now (had a M$ Precision 2 before my FFB - also a great stick but alas no FFB)

S!

Andrew

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Daytraders
08-23-2004, 08:12 AM
RakGitarMen m8 do you have a online web address where you got joystick from please or anything. thx

Tully__
08-23-2004, 08:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steven190:
Udidtoo

How did you get the X45 to work with the FFB2?
The X45 has a D connector, did you use a USB adaptor?
I am curios as to how, I would like to try it.
Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The throttle has a D-connector but it is intended to plug in the X-45 stick, which is USB. Leave it plugged in that way and put the stick out of the way to make room for the FFB stick. If you have room on your desk you can leave the X-45 stick on the desk to the left of the throttle where you can make use of its extra buttons.

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Tully