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  1. I was looking at this video today and somehow was wondering if maybe my joystick issue was due to a similar thing. http://youtu.be/AsSDXznIhGc
  2. I had previously tried installing the VIA patch but it didn't solve the problem. And I currently use the 4.0 version of the software/drivers (it's the one on the setup CD).
  3. OK so I tried this but ended up with similar results. 'Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2' shows up in Sound, Video and Game Controllers but with a yellow bang.
  4. I'm going to try what you guys suggested but if it doesn't work I'd be totally willing to do a completely fresh install and go step by step.
  5. That's possible, the article doesn't mention if the Sound, Video and Game Controllers entry has a yellow bang or not but I'm certainly going to try it since I haven't tried that before.
  6. As far as I can tell yes. I tested the buttons in Windows 8 and I'm using it right now in Wing Commander in dosbox with no issues.
  7. Hmm well I've installed WMWare Tools, some Sound Blaster PCI drivers and the setup CD for the Joystick. Aside from that not really since I pretty much try to have the joy recognized right after a fresh windows install. Like I said it should be straightforward but it's already stumped 2 techies/IT peeps.
  8. Ok so I renamed SW13w98.inf disconnected and rebooted. When I plugged it in it wasn't automatic plug and play but Windows found it when I went to 'Add New Hardware' it then added a Windows driver (prompted me for the Win98se CD) and I believe it added an HID to the device manager. As I speak my joystick LED light is on so that's a good sign but I can't add it to game controllers. I select 'Add' but for some reason it doesn't show the Microsoft Hardware Group that contains my joystick. So I ran the Joystick setup CD and still couldn't find the joystick. After that I have 'Microsoft Sidewinder FFB2' showing up in Device Manager under Sound,Video and Game Controllers but with a yellow bang Now if I go to add a new controller Windows builds a new database of devices and I have access to 'Microsoft Hardware Group and can select Microsoft Sidewnider Force Feedback 2. I select it, go through the steps and get the 'Windows has finished installing the software to support your new hardware' But it's still not in the list of Game Controllers, it still has a yellow band in Device Manager..... Do you have any idea what on Earth is wrong because I'm just at a loss.
  9. Those would be "Software specs" not Hardware specs. I meant what motherboard & processor are you using, how much RAM, what type of drives, etc etc. But it may be irrelevant now that the USB2 controller driver is working as expected. Oh my bad. Motherboard: Asus Z87-A Processor: Intel Haswell i7 4770K RAM 16GB DDR3 1600 OS drive: Samsung 840 EVO 250G SSD HDD: WD Black 2TB PSU: Seasonic Platinum SS-660XP2 GPU: MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozwr 2GD5 OC
  10. Thanks for the clarification. I've re-installed the file and now I don't have an issue with PCI USB which is a big step forward so thank you! However not quite of the woods yet. Windows now recognizes my joystick, it appears in Sound, video and game controllers as Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 but with a yellow bang (code 10) When I go to update the drivers it tells me the current ones (SW13W98.INF) are better and will continue using them. My host is Windows 8.1 64bit and the guest is Windows 98 SE under VMWare (but same issue in VirtualBox).
  11. I just tried installing the .exe you linked but after restart the PCI USB in Device Manager still has a yellow bang. I followed the instructions I'm pretty sure. 1. I don't have drivers for flash drives as far as I can tell 2. I don't have USB 2.0 drivers (that seems to be part of the pb in the first place 3. What unknown devices? 4. I did that 5. After reboot windows did install the drivers but the PCI USB is unchanged.
  12. Thanks for the reply! I did try to revert back to USB 1.1 but had the same problem. However I had been looking for drivers for that damned PCI Universal Serial Bus with the yellow bang so I will definitely try this today. I'll keep you posted.
  13. Can anyone help me? I'm still trying to solve this.
  14. Here's a screenshot to help illustrate my issue.
  15. 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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