Do you have a link for the Windows 7 64 bit version of the driver? Maybe I could try installing an older driver. This application uses the joystick as a keyboard and mouse clicks. Everything Works, all buttons and even the Z axis but not the throttle. To contact the Microsoft Hardware Support, please refer this link: Hope this information is helpful. Hi Shion, Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community Forums.
If the issue persists, then try the next method. If you play games or you want to control the computer through a joystick, this program will allow you to do it. You may post all your queries related to Windows on Microsoft Community Forum and we will be happy to help. Hi Shion, Thank you for getting back to us with all the additional information which I had requested. Been there done that, doesn't work. What exactly happens when you use the Game Controller? You can also tailor the joystick to a mouse by running a mouse emulation with the inbuilt 32 button which acts as a wheel to run the application.
This lightweight toolkit is a portable version meaning you need no installation for it to run. The only change I made was to change from Windows 7 64 bit to Windows 8 64 bit. Try these methods and check if that helps. We introduce to you JoyToKey which now not only helps to act as an input function for games but also turn the joysticks into input devices. However, you need to have a third party device to support its installation; otherwise, it may not load or run.
I understand that Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 Game Controller does not work on your Windows 8 computer. Regards, Rajesh Govind - Microsoft Support Engineer Hi John, If you have tried all the above troubleshooting methods and the issue still persists, then I would suggest you to contact the Microsoft Hardware Support from the link given below and check with them if they have any updates on this issue. Is this the first time that you are trying to use it on Windows 8? We are here to assist you with all your Windows related issues. I would suggest you to follow these steps to use the Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2 Game Controller with the older programs on Windows 8. When I go to Properties in Game Controllers I can see all my buttons and the current calibration settings. It acts as a controlling device for all movements in the game. It is part from system tweak category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end.
As you said, it might work with the Windows 7 drivers. The JoyToKey demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version. What is the exact model number of the Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2 Game Controller that you are using on your computer? Well, don't know exactly what you mean by model number but is the one in the link you send me from Windows Compatibility Center. And as I said, the throttle Works during the calibration process but not after. The Windows Compatibility Center shows that Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2 Game Controller is compatible with Windows 8. You can contact the Microsoft Hardware Support and get the Windows 7 drivers for your Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 device and then install it on your Windows 8 computer in the Windows 7 compatibility mode.
Method 2: Change the settings in the Game Controller to make it run with the older programs on Windows 8. All you need is a real joystick. All you need is for you to identify the executable file and automatically run it. If the issue persists, then I would suggest you to get in touch with the Microsoft Hardware Support from this link: You may post all your Windows related queries on Microsoft Community Forum and we will be happy to help you. I'm guessing it's something wrong with the Windows 8 driver for my joystick. You may refer these links to know on how to install the driver in its compatibility mode.
Have you made any recent changes on the computer prior to this issue?. In general, we cannot forget the toolkit to help enhance the gaming experience. The control function of the toolkit contains 16 joysticks which act as the base for all the other controllers. I would request you to provide the answers to these questions: 1. Yes it is the 1st time I'm using on Windows 8, prior to that was working flawlessly on Windows 7 64 bit. First, let me thank you for the quick reply.
I'm using the drivers Windows 8 detected through Windows Update. The main input devices common for most computers is the mouse and a keyboard. Check the given link for more details. . . . .