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Mast3rofPuppets VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

Okay, here it goes:

I was helping my aunt cleaning out her basement when I found my cousins old steering wheel, so I asked if it worked and she said "yeah, take it if you want". So I grabbed it.

Now here's the problem:

The pedals are gone, but I don't mind much, I just want to use it when I play Trackmania. The second problem is that there isn't any drivers to it. The brand of the wheel is "Dexxa" (I know, I havn't heard it before either) and the wheel itself doesn't have any name, it just says "Dexxa steering wheel". It's not USB, it's one of those 15 pins thingys.

The computer doesn't find it, and I've tried to add it manually, and I've done a quick google after drivers, but no luck :(.




Ignacio

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#2 13 years ago

I found this quote in another forum, maybe it will work.

The dexxa steering wheel needs NO driver. Just configure it as a joystick, 2 axis, 4 buttons. I found this info in a dexxa product review and it works fine for me. An other possibility (that for some games works) is to use the driver for the thrustmaster formula 1 with adaptor. Iggy




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#3 13 years ago

Yeah, I saw that too, but it doesn't work :uhm:.

Is there anyway to check if the serial port (is that what the 15-pin thingy is called? havn't used it on ages :lol: ) actually works? Maybe that's the problem?




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#4 13 years ago

Maybe go into your BIOS and make sure COM1 or COM2 is enabled???




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#5 13 years ago
Mast3rofPuppetsIs there anyway to check if the serial port (is that what the 15-pin thingy is called? havn't used it on ages :lol: )

Yeah it's called a serial. Check that there are indeed 15 pins inside the connector, as if one of them breaks it ceases to work. Oh and the maxiumum output you can have from serial cables is 14 signals, so don't expect the thing to be accurate or highly responsive.