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    Default Microsoft Sidewinder and FS2020

    Love my force feedback Sidewinder! Still running strong and I plan to use with FS2020! I hope it will be compatible!
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    All Microsoft Sidewinders are USB and thus 'plug-n-play' and require no drivers. I don't know if the Force Feedback will work in FS2020. Also not sure if other models (Pro, etc) will work as intended. But the Sidewinder Precision 2 is a sure bet to work good (I have one - for 10 yrs - it works like new.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by napamule2 View Post
    All Microsoft Sidewinders are USB and thus 'plug-n-play' and require no drivers. I don't know if the Force Feedback will work in FS2020. Also not sure if other models (Pro, etc) will work as intended. But the Sidewinder Precision 2 is a sure bet to work good (I have one - for 10 yrs - it works like new.)
    Chuck B
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    Good to know! Thanks!
    My latest video at The Flight Level - The Everest Experience - Cinematic - Himalayan Mountains and Glaciers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nZcLHxQVls&t=323s

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    Quote Originally Posted by doering1 View Post
    Love my force feedback Sidewinder! Still running strong and I plan to use with FS2020! I hope it will be compatible!
    Unfortunately it appears this stick (that I also have owned for years) does not work well with FS2020. I tried to configure it and found that FS2020 has no facility to bind with the throttle 'axis' Instead it works like a toggle - increase or decrease in just the same way as pushing the keys on a keyboard. This make it really hard to control the aeroplane. There is no force feed back, but think that's known already due to a patent issue.

    If anyone works out a solution to the throttle problem please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peenman View Post
    Unfortunately it appears this stick (that I also have owned for years) does not work well with FS2020.
    I have the same issues. I just spend a couple of hours trying to configuring the joystick, but without any success. There's no force-feedback, but everything is not responding right. If you move the stick a tad too much, the plane turns over or get into a dive.
    I managed to takeoff and land using the joystick, but it was noway near the feeling I had with the joystick in FSX. :-(

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    Same here, had to assign every input to the entire joystick. when done for the most basic ones, it was still impossible to control a cessna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peenman View Post
    Unfortunately it appears this stick (that I also have owned for years) does not work well with FS2020. I tried to configure it and found that FS2020 has no facility to bind with the throttle 'axis' Instead it works like a toggle - increase or decrease in just the same way as pushing the keys on a keyboard. This make it really hard to control the aeroplane. There is no force feed back, but think that's known already due to a patent issue.

    If anyone works out a solution to the throttle problem please let me know.
    I have always used my Sidewinder Pro and now it is a beast to set up and unstable in the air.
    Has anyone come up with the Settings to assign tot he Buttons ,POV and how to set the throttle slider so the the Throttle increases and decreases.
    Also for the life of me can not configure the nose wheel for turning on the runway.
    Where is any documentation? Am I missing something?

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    Like I said: The only MS Sidewinder joystick that MAY work with FS2020 is the Precision 2. The Force Feedback, the 'Pro', etc, models may not work. (Seems like I was right).
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    Hiya all!
    I haven't flown in several years, and thought instead of rebuilding my FSX, I would just wait for 2020.
    Pre-oredered and installed overnight. I too have a Sidewinder Precision 2, and was surprised to see there wasn't even a profile for it in 2020. I have spent much of today trying to program it, and can tell you I am not a happy camper!

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    Which setting are you using for the throttle? The "Throttle Axis"?

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