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Recognition Issues for SideWinder Force Feedback 2

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Konuvis

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Hi folks,

 

I need help with this issue, I've been googling for hours and can't seem to find anything relating to it (as seems to be the case with a lot of win98 issues). going a bit crazy.

 

I am running Windows 98 under VMWare and have my joystick plugged into a USB 3.0 plug.

When I run the Sidewinder install CD, during the step where it asks me to plug the joystick into a USB I get an error message: "Setup is unable to detect whether the controller is connected"

I follow the setup instructions, install the win98 drivers, everything but I always get the message and then It also doesn't appear in Gaming Options in the Controllers tab.

 

Once I had even left it plugged in before step 2 of the setup and I saw the stick center and the resistance was there but it still gave me the message.

 

Any ideas?




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Konuvis

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Here's a screenshot to help illustrate my issue.

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Konuvis

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Can anyone help me? I'm still trying to solve this.



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I have no experience with the particular scenario you are attempting, but I have an idea...

Chances are the joystick is attempting to connect to the USB3 or USB2 controller rather than the USB1 controller.

First, you need to be sure that you have disabled USB3.0 support to the VM itself, as no USB3.0 drivers exist for Windows 98.

Second, it appears you do not have a driver installed for USB2.0 under 98SE. These do exist; download and install NUSB to your Windows 98 VM (BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!) and try again. (Or, alternately disable USB2 support to the VM as well and let the system revert to USB1 only.)

Then try to install your joystick again. Let us know what happens.





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