I have just bought FS2004 and seem to having trouble with my force feedback sidewinder. I enter setting in the game to calibrate my joystick, go to properties and configure the sidewinder. The stick is centered and resists in all directions.
Now, when I start a flight (or the school) all resistance goes and jopystick moves freely.
I do not have a VIA chipset so the USB controller should work with it.
Does anyone have any clues?
Thanks for your help
I have the sidewinder 2 and assume you are refering to the same joystick. Well, the described behaviour seems to be an issue of 2004. I get some FF-effects, such as running over ground or having stiff resistance, when making an all too hard turn, but nothing fancy.
I have the exact same problem, you'll feel turbulence, or the bumpiness on the gravel or dirt, but the joystick doesnt return to the center. Anyone know a possible solution to this?
See if this is of any help.