|By ats on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 12:08 pm:|
Well, the wheel is installed on an arcade simulator (42" plasma, 4.1 sound, BMW sports seat, the works :)) and has been in constant and heavy use by clients, some of whom have been under various degrees of alcohol intoxication. You can imagine what they do to it when they're ripping through traffic jams in Burnout Revenge :)
My next question is this: what will happen to 900deg games (GT4, Midnight club3, NFS:MW etc) when I lock the slider into 200deg position? There's no gear anymore that slides it back and forth, will firmware detect a fault and not work at all? Is it possible to force 900deg games to work in 200deg mode?
Thanks in advance
|By tom on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 10:04 am:|
Interesting. Did you have any fierce action with the wheel that could have shattered it? It's pretty darn solid but probably not enough to be run over by a car ;) It certainly is designed to withstand normal usage (and some more). There have been people who have shaved it down a bit to gain a few degrees while in 200 degree mode. That will most likely weaken the structural integrity to the point where it will break easily. Does this apply to you? If not, it might have been a manufacturing defect.
Good luck with the copy ;)
|By ats on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 07:11 am:|
I've done a bit of DIY now..
Have disassembled the wheel, and found out that the white plastic slider (the one that goes back and forth to prevent the wheel turning into 900degrees) is shattered and totally dislodged. Also the gear that moves it back and forth has broken off. And the little omega-shaped spring that presses the two buttons inside is knocking around freely..
Is this the manufacturer's fault? Since I live far, far away from any service centers (ordered my wheel via Fedex), I'm now making a steel copy of the slider mechanism.
|By tom on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 12:21 am:|
Both LEDs blinking is a bad sign. It means the firmware has decide that it doesn't know what to do. The most often cause is that the center slider mechanism is dislodged or otherwise obstructed, and the firmware can't switch the mode.
Make sure you let the wheel do hte left/right movi, otherwise it doesn't know where it's at or when it is sfe to switch the 200/900 degree lever.
|By Asd on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 04:52 am:|
Apologies if this has been answered before, I went thru the other threads but did not find an answer..
All of a sudden, my driving force pro, used with PS2, is not being detected, both LEDs are flashing. It does spin before starting up - calbirating, but then centers and starts like a christmas tree.
Tried reconnecting, diff games, etc. Will try it with my laptop now..
Is there a surefire solution to this problem?
thank you in advance