Having problems with your Microsoft SideWinder Precision Pro 2.0 Joystick ?

Serial joystick I've purchased an older Dell Pentium I and put a ISA SB16 card with gameport in the PCI to ISA bridge slot. Windows 95 recognizes with card and game port and software for the joystick enables me to use the joystick in Windows 95 (highest operating system available at the time) environment to calibrate. Problem exists when I try and use the joystick in true dos mode after reboot with popular game loaded Wing Commander's Privateer 2. I am using a boot disk but I am concerned that p


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If you have Windows 95/98 its best to run in pure DOS mode \015\012 by selecting Start -> Shutdown -> Restart in MSDOS Mode. Don't use the bootup disk..

Sound Card also has to have DOS Drivers for it's Game Port to work. Check Manufactures web site for more details.

\015\012MS Sidewinders can use CH FlightStick Pro setting in Control\015\012panel. CH Flightstick Pro is recognized in DOS games launched from\015\012Windows.

\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Try disabling 'PnP OS' in cmos/bios setup. \015\012\015\012When that happens the card may not\015\012respond to the game. That's why you often need to disable PnP OS in cmos/bios\015\012setup. That keeps windows from changing the bios settings.
\015\012\015\012With the joystick not working in\015\012dos I'd think either the port isn't enabled in dos or the joystick isn't\015\012compatible with dos.
\015\012\015\012Did you install the drivers/files necessary for DOS playback?

\015\012\015\012To run in pure dos you need to run a file or files--probably\015\012from autoexec.bat--to get it going. These are two different
\015\012\015\012downloads\015\012which look like they set up the card for DOS.


\015\012\015\012http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/dr...\015\012
\015\012\015\012http://vsynchmame.mameworld.net/als...

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\015\012\015\012You should check the documentation\015\012for your joystick to see if it contains DOS setup. I'm not sure if the above\015\012downloads do that.

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Have you try to configure it first on the control settings of the dos games before you start playing it..??

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