Note : The only controllers known to be compatible are the MSFF2, the Logitech G940, and the Iris Dynamics flight yoke. The other controllers
below are listed for reference purposes only. They may or may not work with FS Force when running
recent versions of Windows, due to driver unavailability.
- Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2. This is the best FF joystick
I've ever used. It reproduces forces with precision. Things like centering forces, vibrations and damping are all
programmed just the way you would expect them. It uses high quality servos, which result in forces and
resistance to motion which are very smooth. It is a very accurate joystick, and it has a solid, well
built feel to it. It doesn't have the stongest forces (see the G940 for that), but overall it is a real winner. Unfortunately Microsoft discontinued it some
time ago, but you can often find used ones on eBay or other such sites. It still works with Windows
10, although you may need to configure
Device Installation Settings to get Windows to search online for the necessary driver.
- Logitech G940. This is a great joystick with many outstanding qualities. It
has higher force strength than the MSFF2 mentioned above, but in all other areas I would say it comes in
slightly below that joystick. If the MSFF2 was a 10 out of 10, I would give this joystick a 9.
It has recently gone out of production, but you should be able to get it from any number of sources.
Note that this is a full flight system (joystick, throttle unit and rudder
pedals), so the price will be a bit higher.
- Saitek Cyborg 3D Force. This is a good joystick that works well with FS Force.
It was discontinued quite a while ago, and you may have problems getting it to work with Windows 7/8.
- Logitech Strike Force 3D. This is also a decent joystick, but again, it was
discontinued a number of years ago, and you may have difficulty finding drivers to get it working with the most recent versions
- Others? If you know of other joysticks that should be in this list, please
Iris Dynamics Ltd. This is a brand new force feedback flight yoke just
released onto the market. It has very strong forces, reproduces force feedback effects with fidelity, and is professionally packaged.
Visit www.irisdynamics.com for more info.
- Others? If you know of other flight yokes that should be in this list, please