09-15-2011 09:57 AM
Hm have the same problem and tryed out alot.
Thing is i found out that logitech stopped suporting this old babys...
I buyed that joystick for a lot of money for that time and others also. We payed for developing on this things. Now all we get is well bad luck buy new stuff. When i buyed that joystick there was also 1 of Microsoft . That where the 2 big force joysticks @ that time. Im prity sure Microsoft does still support this Joystick while logitech does not. Never regetted the disision till latly. I had a lot of logi products but from now on i wont buy any more and i will tell every1 who is willing to hear about logitch support.
09-21-2011 09:46 AM
I also have the same problem, trying to use the Wingman Force with Windows 7 64-bit.
Perhaps I can shed some light on this. It is my understanding that Logitech doesn't have it's own factory and only plays a role in the development of it's products. Typically they contact a contract manufacturer (or vice versa) with a product idea and basic design. They then work with the actual factory that builds the product to some varying degree.
So, in the case of the Wingman Force, Logitech devs more than likely have no contact with whatever factory built the joystick and the engineers that designed so long long ago. Considering how young Logitech was back then, they may not have ever even had a copy of the raw driver code in the first place.
This leaves them in a position of having to say things like there is only a slight chance that drivers will magically appear but they will pass it on to the devs.
Well poo poo I say. No one actually cares that you don't build your own stuff or even whether or not you even design it at all! Computer manufacturers don't actually build the PCs, they just assemble them. Record companies don't burn their own CDs do they?
What is silly is that no one has the guts in this age to just say, no, we're not going to be releasing drivers for this antique joystick. Yes, we understand that it's the best joystick we ever made as far as FF goes. But hey, we don't make it any more so we can't possibly make any money from supporting it forever.
Trust me, if you just say that you are a for profit company and that you cannot support every product you release for ever and ever without cahrging more than you already do I think most people will understand. You will always have the crackpots that think their floppy drives should still be under warranty. So what.
Do I wish there were Win7 64-bit drivers for the Wingman Force? YES!!!!!! But don't lie to me and give me some glimmer of hope when Logitech actually has no intention whatsoever of ever supporting it again. It's rude, it's a lie and tells me exactly what you think of your customers.
10-24-2011 09:44 AM
I also have the same problem. been using this workhorse for years.
I'm quite dissappointed that you've chosen not to create drivers for this OS/stick combination. However when i have to decide weither to use the OS or the stick the choice is clear and i'll be buying a new stick as soon as i finish with this message.
It will however not be a Logitech product.
12-03-2011 07:40 PM - edited 12-03-2011 07:54 PM
The craziest thing is that the J-UA9 is still the best, still working and still strong all these years later when all other sticks have gone to the graveyard!!! Logitech made this stick right and we all want to keep using it without sacrificing our OS and newer hardware!!
If nVidia can keep supporting video cards that ran on the AGP bus for free, I would certainly be willing to contribute $10-$20 for someone to convert the 32 bit to the 64 bit driver for this stick! It appears demand for it is strong enough, and most of the code already exists in both the older driver and present LGS510 drivers. I wonder if there is a software person who wouldn't mind doing the conversion if we gather 10 people at $20 per. Easy money for someone who writes code and would be willing to please a good number of people...
Hint: Logitech/Code Monkeys, I'm dead serious about this. We NEED THIS DRIVER and know it's not that hard to do.
02-16-2012 06:51 PM
Depending on what game you are playing, you don't actually need our software installed for the game to recognize your joystick. If you are using a game that does require our software, here is the link for the 64-bit download : ftp://ftp.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/joystick/lg
bhillips you have made my year
fantastic 64 bit software worked....profiler could not detect after wingman calibration worked with my force joystick at first...this was fixed after a reboot. I am using windows 7.
02-16-2012 08:06 PM
I naddition how did I do it?...Just plugged in the usb wingman force feedback joy and then looked in control panel/devices and printers...and there was an icon of the controller...right clicked on it and it said game controller settings and I clicked on it and saw the familiar game device dialog. I configured the controller and it worked albeit not too well....then installed the downloaded software listed above from the link and eventually all was well.....it's not perfect but works well enough to play games from yesteryear. I got an error as mentioned above but rebooting fixed it. I can play descent 3 and FreeSpace. Therefore there is native to windows 7 64 bit a driver that installed my joystick.