Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB Driver Download

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Supported Models

Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 USB Driver

Manufacturers

Microsoft

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

Sidewinder_Precision_2_USB_Game_Controller_Software.zip (8.7 MB)

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Uploader Notes

Microsoft SideWinder Precision 2: This is the ONLY version of Microsoft SideWinder 4.0 Game Controller Software that will work with, and provide full button programmability for, Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 Joystick. No other Sidewinder 4.0 software (such as one for Force Feedback, Gamepad or Racing wheel) will work.

MS Sidewinder Precision 2 is a great joystick, but, as I am sure you know since you are here, there is no way to get the software for it if you lose the original CD, like I did. Microsoft does not post it.

While XP recognizes Sidewinder precision 2 on its own, it provides no way to assign any functions to the buttons. You need to install this software to do that.

Do not bother downloading any other versions of Sidewinder 4.0 software. It is decieving in a way

Uploaded By

Brr (DG Member) on 2-Feb-2004

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Destin Skye
Tested on Windows 10 x64
7 Jul 2018
(1 hour after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Had the joystick for this software but couldn't find the cd. Also, I have an original Sidewinder Precision Racing Wheel that wouldn't work with it's own drivers due to being incompatible with Win10 x64. So I tried this and it recognizes my Precision Racing Wheel and it works in games like RaceRoom. Am very happy!"
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
tim
Tested on Windows 8 x64
16 Jun 2015
(40 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"it works on win8. had to shut down, plug in joystick and restart. took a couple trys but it does work"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Paul
Tested on Windows XP
13 Aug 2014
(1 week after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"excellent driver and software, installed easily and also very stable also contains the original profiles too"
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
siffert
Tested on Windows XP
14 Mar 2012
(4 days after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"This Sidewinder 4.0 software does indeed work with XP. However the

"record" feature (error message) did not. You need to get into "Data Execution Prevention" found in Control Panel (System) and de-register the joy.cpl applet. Once you do that, voila, the record feature now works! Just Google the record feature error message for info on how to fix it.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Robin Knowles
Tested on Windows XP x64
26 Feb 2007
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Good driver and worked well for me. Don't rush the install as like most Microsoft hardware drivers not a lot of thought has gone into the production on behalf of the customer"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
SETUP/Jane's USAF.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/layout.bin 801 bytes 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Sheet12.dll 53.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/TESTPAGE12.DLL 94.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/SWCENTRAL.EXE 315.5 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Gridctrl.ocx 118.9 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/_sys1.cab 1.1 MB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/SWTrayV4.EXE 24.7 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/dsetup32.dll 196.4 KB 27 Nov 1999
SETUP/dsetup.dll 40.2 KB 8 Sep 1999
SETUP/CLEANUP.EXE 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Popup.ocx 32.7 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/gcuser.dll 139.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setup.lid 115 bytes 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/JoyCurve.OCX 77.9 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/SCHEMESPAGE.DLL 77.9 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Behavior.DLL 53.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/RECPAGEV2.DLL 118.9 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/_ISDel.exe 27.6 KB 27 Oct 1998
SETUP/Setup.exe 73.7 KB 12 Jan 1999
SETUP/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Jane's USAF.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/_Setup.dll 35.8 KB 8 Oct 1998
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Swlang2.dll 540.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0010/Mig Alley.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Jane's USAF.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/_Setup.dll 35.8 KB 19 Oct 1998
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/SWLANG2.DLL 540.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/000a/Mig Alley.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Jane's USAF.s12 12.3 KB 5 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 11.8 KB 4 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 22 Jan 1999
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 4 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Swlang2.dll 532.6 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 11.8 KB 4 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0011/Mig Alley.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/win2k/GcKernel.sys 122.0 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/win2k/sw12w2k.in_ 4.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/win2k/HIDSWVD.sys 3.6 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Jane's USAF.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 29 Sep 1998
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Swlang2.dll 532.6 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0009/Mig Alley.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0013/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 9 Oct 1998
SETUP/setupdir/0013/Swlang2.dll 532.6 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0013/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0013/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Jane's USAF.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/_Setup.dll 34.8 KB 8 Oct 1998
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Swlang2.dll 544.8 KB 5 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/040c/Mig Alley.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Jane's USAF.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Flight Simulator 2000.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/_Setup.dll 35.3 KB 8 Oct 1998
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Mechwarrior 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Freespace 2.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Jane's FA-18.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/_slang.dll 49.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/ulang.dll 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/SWLANG2.DLL 544.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/0007/Mig Alley.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/win98/GcKernel.sys 122.9 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/win98/sw12w98.in_ 3.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setupdir/win98/HIDSWVD.sys 3.6 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/JoyCursor.OCX 315.5 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Descent 3.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/DATA.TAG 130 bytes 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Allegiance.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/X Beyond the Frontier.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/os.dat 450 bytes 27 Jul 1998
SETUP/SETPAGE12.DLL 86.1 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/uninstall.dll 53.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/DEVCONTROL12.OCX 196.7 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Swkeys__.ttf 116.1 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/setup.ins 86.0 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Scheme.dll 282.7 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/data1.cab 469 bytes 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/_setup.exe 1.8 MB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/SETUP.INI 87 bytes 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/SWDEV12_.ttf 17.2 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Recorder.OCX 139.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Launcher2.DLL 32.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Reccont.dll 61.5 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/RecPPage.DLL 57.4 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/_user1.cab 1.7 MB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/lang.dat 23.5 KB 12 Jan 1999
SETUP/Starlancer.s12 12.3 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/Combat Flight Simulator.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000
SETUP/_INST32I.EX_ 296.7 KB 23 Feb 1999
SETUP/Mig Alley.s12 11.8 KB 2 Jun 2000

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