I'm looking around internet to buy my first steering wheel for my new xp pc.I'm looking at the force feedback type ones in particular, with the microsoft sidewinder looking impressive but its bit expensive! Also i've heard that the sidewinder may not work on windows xp, can someone clarify this at all? And can anyone recommend a good pc steering wheel? cheers.
thanks for that mate. i've noticed some of the sidewinder steering wheels have a serial,gameport? or 15 pin connection.would i just be able to plug into serial port on my pc with this partcular model and use just like i would with the usb model.or would i need extra hardware to do this? or do i just need the driver for it?
Usb devices are hot swapable, most pc's now have front usb ports, so convienence is a consideration, I can,t say if any game would play better with the hardware connected via usb, I,ve only ever used usb port.
The Sidewinder wheels do not work with all games on XP and Microsoft don't support them for XP. I would not risk spending on one. I don't even know if you can buy a new one now. The Momo and Saitek (440 model I think) both work with the main racing sims. The Sidewinder did seem to be the best but won't configure for all games in XP.( unless someone knows of a patch.)