Make thrustmaster top gun fox 2 pro usb work?

I have an old thrustmaster top gun fox 2 pro usb joystick that i got from a thrift store. I am using a windows 8.1 pro 64-bit computer and it doesn't detect the stick when i plug it in even after installing thrustmaster's drivers. It is a usb 1.1 stick and i have usb 2.0 and 3.0 ports on the computer. i have taken the stick apart and looked inside to see if there was any damage and there was none as far as I can tell. the drivers for it are only for xp but I would really like to use it on my windows 8 machine so I can play FSX with rudder controls and a few extra buttons. thanks!

RobertM65911 months ago

Try the "Unified Drivers Package" driver software for Win 8+

https://support.thrustmaster.com/en/product/topgunfox2proshock-en/

loveseo3 years ago

Without compatible drivers for it you won't be able to use it. Vista, 7 and 8 changed how drivers work forcing manufactures to create new drivers for there devices. But rather than spending time and money on an older or existing product, they took the opportunity to create new versions of there products with the new drivers. So unless it's a very popular joystick and someone took it upon themselves to program working drivers, your out of luck. I highly doubt there are hacked drivers for the device.