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Microsoft joystick on Windows 8

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I have been using the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback II and a Thrustmaster Top Gun II for Flight Simulator X. I have a new PC so I needed to re-install windows. Now, both throttles on both joysticks are not working. On the Game Controllers panel, the throttle is the Slider. It doesn't move. But when I calibrate the joystick, the slider moves and then after the calibration it doesn't move again.

 

Do you have any idea of what the problem could be?

 

I have Windows 8 x64 and I have bought an Asus Z87-K with an i5-4670, a Samsung 840EVO and added 8GB more of ram. The rest is in the signature. Could it be the new hardware?

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It's the controller at least for the Sidewinder. They dropped support for it after XP, I believe. You *might* be able to install the drivers from the included disc but they won't work on x64.

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Strange I still have my Sidewinder 2 and it works on Win 8 X64 just fine.

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Exactly, it was working fine until I changed my PC... Now I want to downgrade my BIOS to an older version and I can't. I think it is causing a lot of problems.

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