Setting Up A Cheap Wheel - Dilong 808
Posted Feb 09 2010 - 01:50 AM
I'm on an extended break from home at the moment, and have posted previously about getting GPL working with a keyboard. It isn't fun, so a few days ago I bought a cheap wheel, and appear to be getting what I deserve for that. I have a Dilong 808, which is trying to be a G25 for 30 usd... yup, what a bad idea.
Anyway, after I removed the Chinese characters from the driver filename, it installed, and I went into Windows Game Calibration. The steering wheel is recognised (as the x-axis), and works, sort of. However, it will not recognise the pedals as the y-axis, just as buttons. So as a button they are either on or off, no sliding scale. And of course, GPL won't calibrate the pedals either. So questions;
1. Anyone else bought a Dilong, and have the same issues? Should I expect the pedals to work on the y-axis?
2. Failing this, anyone know how I might get the computer to accept the pedals as the y-axis when the drivers don't appear to do the job?
(If it helps any, I have Win 7-64 bit, 2.4 gB Core Duo Dell laptop, 4gB Ram, nVidia Hybrid SLI 9500 graphics card)
Posted Feb 09 2010 - 06:28 AM
In control panel > game controllers, when you select the device, do you see the pedals there?
Posted Feb 10 2010 - 01:54 AM
No, don't think so. In the main calibration tab there are two small windows on the main form that appears. One is labelled X and Y axes, and the other for the Z-axis (whatever that is). If I turn the steering wheel the cross in the left window moves left to right, but nothing when I press the pedals.
Bob Simpson said:
Edited by RickA, Feb 10 2010 - 01:56 AM.
Posted Feb 10 2010 - 05:42 AM
Normally windows detects which type wheel/pedal set you have and so it will display in your calibration menu the axis it can detect.
Could it be those pedals just have a set of switches instead of pots?
Posted Feb 10 2010 - 07:20 AM
As you said, it looks like you got what you paid for.
The cheapest Logitech would have been a far better choice.
Edited by Bob Simpson, Feb 10 2010 - 07:28 AM.
Remco Hitman - guest
Posted Feb 10 2010 - 07:28 AM
Bob Simpson said:
You need to doubleclick on the steering wheel in the controller menu and see what happens when you depress your pedals. If you see a progressive bar than your have analog pedals and the problem is calibration in GPL.
Edited by Remco Hitman, Feb 10 2010 - 07:28 AM.
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