MS SideWinder Strategic Commander Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Ubbe, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Ubbe

    Ubbe Guest

    Hi gang

    Anyone who knows how to get this piece of HW working?

    Tried the "very" old drivers which came with the HW (and has worked in XP
    SP2) but they doesn't seem to work (at least for me).

    Take care,
    Ubbe
     
    Ubbe, Jun 26, 2006
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  2. Ubbe

    Zapper Guest

    I do not expect to be able to get it working uner Vista. As you mentioned,
    even getting it to work under Xp was a bit of hassle with the drivers being
    so old, and MSFT dropping support of their gaming hardware devices.
     
    Zapper, Jun 26, 2006
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  3. Ubbe

    Rick Guest

    Did you ever get your Strategic Commander working under vista at all??? Isn't
    there a compatability mode???

    Rick
     
    Rick, Sep 17, 2006
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  4. Ubbe

    Rick Guest

    Did you ever get it working?

    Rick
     
    Rick, Sep 17, 2006
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  5. Ubbe

    Richard Guest

    I too have been trying to install my Strat Commander under Vista Beta and now
    Vista RC1. As yet no luck, although under Windows XP I had no problems at
    all. I have a feeling it might be something to do with the virtual keyboard
    driver that's preventing installation. If anyone does work out how to
    install it I would be very grateful to hear from you.
     
    Richard, Oct 13, 2006
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  6. Ubbe

    Richard Guest

    I too have been trying to install my Strat Commander under Vista Beta and now
    Vista RC1. As yet no luck, although under Windows XP I had no problems at
    all. I have a feeling it might be something to do with the virtual keyboard
    driver that's preventing installation. If anyone does work out how to
    install it I would be very grateful to hear from you.
     
    Richard, Oct 13, 2006
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  7. Hi, TurboToes.

    Its fine to resurrect an old post. But be sure to quote that old thread so
    that we readers have some idea of what it was all about.

    Since I use a newsreader, rather than the web-based interface, I'm not sure
    which button to check to be sure that the prior message gets quoted, but it
    was there the last time I looked at that interface. Like most experienced
    users of newsgroups (which Microsoft Communities really is), I prefer to use
    a newsreader, such as Outlook Express in WinXP or Windows Mail in Vista. If
    you would like to try WM, just click this link:

    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices

    That single click (unless you are blocked by something like a corporate
    firewall) should start Windows Mail, set up an account for the Microsoft
    public news server (which is free and does not require you to log on),
    subscribe you to this .vista.hardware_devices NG, and download the 300
    latest headers for you. From there, you can click Tools | Options... and
    customize WM to suit yourself. For example, on the Send tab, you can check
    the box to "Include message in reply".

    Then just navigate to the old post, click Reply Group, and add your comments
    or question, then Send.

    If that old post is not within the most recent 300, you may need to go back
    to Tools | Options... and click the Read tab. Under News, the default is to
    get 300 at a time; you can up this to as high as 1,000, or remove the check
    entirely to get ALL the messages still available on the news server. Be
    warned that some NGs have tens of thousands of messages and it can take a
    looong time to get them all, even with broadband. And this checkbox is
    global, not by NG. So you might want to get all messages for this hardware
    NG, which has just over 3,000, and then put the check back in the box before
    visiting .vista.general, for example, which has nearly 12,000. (Some active
    NGs have over 100,000!)

    You probably know most of this, but there are always some newbies "lurking"
    (also known as "reading over our shoulders"), which is a GOOD thing in NGs,
    and this might be interesting to them.

    The main point - if you don't quote the prior message, then we readers are
    left scratching our head as to the exact question, even when you quote the
    Subject line. If you don't quote the old thread, then please start a new
    one, rather than "resurrect" the old.

    Sorry. Didn't mean to write a book, but when I get started... ;^}

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Mail 7.0 in Vista Ultimate x64)
     
    R. C. White, MVP, Jan 16, 2007
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  8. Ubbe

    David Guest

    Hey Mr. White,

    Why don't address the person's question as opposed to trashing them for
    forum etiquette.

    Let me provide you with some forum etiquette. Do not troll.
     
    David, Feb 7, 2007
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