Here's to answering your question Tom.
I am running win 7 with a 64 bit processor.
I had the program that comes with the 2909 installed.
But every time I would fire up tdv I would get the message, something on the 
lines that the force feedback is turned off.
So I uninstalled the cd.
I don't know what I did wrong when I installed the drivers because I 
installed the drivers just like I did when I originally purchased the unit 
when I was running vista 32 bit.
Any advice for reinstalling the program drivers?
Should I first plug in the 2909 then run the cd to install the drivers?
Please advise.
Ron
Ron Kolesar
kolesar16...@roadrunner.com

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From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 5:29 PM
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Sticks version game pads.

> Hi Ron,
>
> Ummm...Didn't you install the software for the Philips 2909? If so you
> would have force feedback, and I have used it with the demo of TDV,
> Troopenum II, Raceway, Puppy 1, and a number of other games with
> joystick support. However, not all the games out there support force
> feedback devices. For example, none of the BSC games support force
> feedback so none of the game devices out there will fully work with
> those titles.
>
> As far as force feedback built in I'm not sure what you mean by that.
> All of the force feedback controllers have the motors, vibrators, etc
> built in, but in order to actually use those motors etc you have to
> install the official device drivers, not the ones that ship with
> Windows, and of course the game itself must have force feedback
> support as well. Otherwise all those motors etc won't work. That's the
> problem we have with Mac and Linux right now.
>
> On Linux someone might write a generic Philips 2909 device driver to
> poll the thumb sticks, POV hat, and buttons since that stuff is pretty
> standard, but won't write a device driver that actually handles the
> force feedback. As a result a Linux game developer such as myself can
> only extend support as far as the generic Linux drivers goes. Same
> applies if you use the generic XP, Vista, or Windows 7 device drivers
> rather than those that ship with the Philips 2909 controller itself.
>
> On 1/10/11, Ron Kolesar <kolesar16...@roadrunner.com> wrote:
>>
>> For starters. Charles, the model number of the Philips Retractable game
>> controller is model 2909.
>> Now I too am looking for something as follows:
>> For starters it has to have force feedback written into it for the hand 
>> to
>> ear games and hand to ear fligh simulators that have force feedback 
>> written
>> into them.
>> I'm looking for something that would work with
>> Jim Kitchen's Puppy One.
>> Something that would work with Three D Velocity.
>> Something that would work with the hand to ear games like Blast Chamber 
>> and
>> the other hand to ear games that are out on our small market.
>> Many Thanks.
>>
>> Ron Kolesar
>> kolesar16...@roadrunner.com
>>
>>
>>
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