I’m back with a new video, this time a nifty find from a thrift store. #retrocomputers #microsoftsidewinder
The Microsoft Sidewider Game Voice. This little device adds voice chat to your Windows 98 or Windows XP PC. The software allows you to join up to 4 chatrooms and talk to everyone or just team mates. You can mute yourself with a single click, and even issue voice commands to your games. How crazy is that? The nice thing about the Sidewider Game Voice is that it allows you to keep your speakers connected, while your headset is plugged in(before the days of front panel connections).
Sadly I wasn’t able to get this working. I could only find the software, not the drivers. I searched high and low for them and wasn’t able to get much. I ended up getting the software itself from the FilePlanet archive site.
Oddly enough, Microsoft suggested using the Sidewinder Game Voice for Office XP voice recognition, weird huh?
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