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You experience issues when you use a Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro joystick together with Flight Simulator on a Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista-based computer
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When you use a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro joystick to play a Microsoft Flight Simulator game on a Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, or Windows Vista-based computer, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
This issue may occur if one of the following sound cards is installed on the computer.
Turtle Beach Santa CruzAC'97-based onboard sound cards made by the following companies:
Scenario 1:If the Force Feedback Pro 1.0 is connected to an onboard game port, contact the computer manufacturer for information about how to configure the BIOS to enable onboard audio support and MPU-401.
Also, make sure that resource settings are set to 300 - 305 (or similar). Note If you configure the BIOS incorrectly, you may be unable to start the computer. Do not change the BIOS unless you clearly understand the procedures that the manufacturer provides.
Scenario 2:The Force Feedback Pro 1.0 is connected to a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) sound card game port and the computer has an onboard sound card.
To resolve this issue, disable the onboard game port and midi/MPU-401 port. You can disable the onboard sound card gameport in BIOS.
Some computers include a sound card or audio chip set on the motherboard. If you install a new sound card with the onboard chip set, you may experience this problem because of direct memory access (DMA) conflicts between the onboard audio chip set and the installed sound card. Windows cannot manage the DMA channel that may still be assigned to the onboard audio chip set and conflicts with the DMA channel that is assigned to the installed sound card and game port.
To resolve this issue, disable the onboard sound card. To do this, follow these steps:
http://www.turtlebeach.com/site/products/soundcards/Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
To determine the manufacturer and model of the sound card, use the method that is appropriate for the operating system that you are using.
Windows 2000 or Windows XP
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Article ID: 294672 - Last Review: November 14, 2007 - Revision: 7.4