Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Thrust Master
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not Indicated
Operating System: Windows 2003, XP, NT, 2000 and 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 01 Dec 2009
The Thrustmaster Force feed back racing wheel is a gaming device that has soft aluminum levers and pedals, ball-bearing mechanism and metal axis. Unlike its HID counterpart, the racing wheel is connected to the system via the USB port. The racing wheel is modeled along the official licensed product from Ferrari, a brand that boasts of 99 percent consumer awareness worldwide. The Thrustmaster is therefore purported to have the same values as Ferrari. Such include high quality, innovation, high performance and passion. As a gaming device, it has five manettino dial positions and five backlit positions, which lets the gamer to configure his/car directly into the game. The device also allows users to configure their cars to either automatic or manual configuration. The device has a wheel that measures 28 centimeters in diameter, which has rubber-texture coating thus making the car easy to steer during a race.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Drivers for the Thrustmaster Force Feedback Racing Wheel are provided by the manufacturer on purchase. One may also download the same from http://ts.thrustmaster.com/eng/index.php. Once attached to the machine via the USB, the system will automatically sense the new hardware device thus prompting the gamer to install the drivers. Once the installation is complete, one may need to restart the machine for the program to take effect. The device is fitted with 10 action buttons and a D-pad that allows the gamer to take any of the eight directions. In addition to the wheel, the device has two weighted metal pedals, which are made of unbreakable metal. The pedals are used in accelerating and braking and offer magnetic resistance during races. The device also has two digital aluminum levers for the up and down movements. The sequential gearbox is mounted on aluminum just like in Ferrari cars. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Thrustmaster force feedback Racing Wheel (USB) errors before installing any driver updates.