In analogue mode, the x- and y-axis were controlled by the analogue controller movements, and the D-pad was used as a hat switch. In reply to TechSupport’s post on May 28, There are many other games I could go through, but if you have used a mouse and keyboard as your controller before, you pretty much know how the Dual Strike will work with them. The Dual Strike attempted to blend both mouse and gamepad functions into a single unit. Any Condition Any Condition.

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It is common to experience a dip in gamers skill performance due to unfamiliarity with the device. The Dual Siidewinder attempted to blend both mouse and gamepad functions into a single unit. It featured a trigger button, a thumb button and a throttle wheel on left side of the base. The SideWinder Standard joystick was a more basic joystick released around the same time as the 3D Pro.

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Microsoft Sidewinder Pro Dual Strike

The original Microsoft SideWinder gamepad had a digital directional pad, six fire buttons, two trigger buttons, and a “Mode” and “Start” button. It used a gameport connector to interface with the computer.

To use the game controller, you will have to hold it like any other game pad. Gamepads sold on the website sjdewinder Microsoft’s Xbox or Xbox One branding. The right thumb controls 4 buttons while the left thumb controls an eight-way hat switch, 2 buttons and a shift button.


It also comes with a complete black design with red “LED Jets” on the back to make it stand out from the original and better fit the X6 keyboard. From Quake Shrike to Shadowman.

Black Microsoft Xbox Gamepads. The term “SideWinder” describes many types of Microsoft’s PC game controllers including joysticksgamepads and steering wheels.

Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike: The Reality of it All

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Microsoft Sidewinder Dual Strike: The Reality of it All – Microsoft Community

Along with this keyboard a new mouse was released dubbed the SideWinder X5. Retrieved 19 October Microsoft has not released the hardware specifications so that an open source driver could be developed. Yes, new technology has replaced it, but again it goes back to that previous mentioned adage, albeit slightly modified. It uses up most of the buttons for swimming, reloading, jumping, using etc fame has the freelook option just like Quake 2.


Moghazy Replied on June 20, In addition, because of the new concept in the usage of the controls, getting to learn and master the device will become a game by itself. Retrieved 27 May mocrosoft As of OctoberMicrosoft no longer has any Sidewinder branded products on its hardware website. Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.

Nevertheless, in its short-lived time, the SideWinder Dual Strike was, by all accounts, very functional. Uses USB technology for easy plug-and-play. Now then, Shadowman doesn’t require freelook in the game, but I felt like trying out the joystick mode setting of the Dual Strike to see if it is actually playable.

On another note, you can even use it on your sodewinder if you wanted to But if has no left click option. BossDweeb Replied on April 20, The stick was especially popular with MechWarrior and Descent players as it was one of the few multi-button joysticks supported by the games natively.

Microsoft discontinued the product in