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Product: Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $129.00

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Review By: Matthew Sabean

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Settings
3: Game Trials
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 94%
Manual: 95%
Performance: 94%
Video: N/A
Sound: N/A
Look: 90%
Help Files: 93%
Price: 90%
Overall: 93%


The Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick has certainly lived up to all of my expectations.  From the ease of setup and diversity of the joystick itself, Microsoft has once again outdone itself with this piece of hardware.  You actually feel like you are a part of the game with the force movements this joystick provides.  I highly recommend this device to any serious gamer and look forward to future versions of this joystick



Specs & Package
Overall Score 93%
Version Reviewed SideWinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 Force Feedback Pro Joystick
1 SideWinder Controller Software
1 Full Version MechWarrior3
The Good Points Incredible Real Life Effects
Installation a Breeze
Pinpoint Accuracy
The Bad Points Bulky
Similar To N/A
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 800
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 MB PC700 RDAM 356mhz w/ECC
DirectX 7a
21" Trinitron Monitor
32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64 4X AGP Graphics Card
SideWinder Plug & Play Game Pad
Microsoft Force Feedback Pro
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Sound Blaster Live!

DVD TV Player - RCA - RC5223P
DVD-ROM - Creative PC-DVD Encore
                  MK5005 8X Dxr3

PC Required Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating system
Pentium 90 processor or higher
16 MB of RAM
25 MB of available hard-disk space
Quad-speed CD-ROM drive
Super VGA, 256 color monitor
Enclosed joystick driver
Sound Blaster compatible audio board with Game port/MIDI port

Feedback forces are only enabled with games using Microsoft Force Feedback technology and are compatible with the Microsoft DirectX API version 5.0 or later.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0a or later, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or other frames-compatible browser

SideWinder Force Feedback Pro works with Windows 95 or Windows 98 compatible games only

<-- Game Trials


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