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Posted on Friday, July 21, 2000 - 3:12 am:   

I have a Steering wheel unit and when I try to set it up in win98 the Wheel and throttle paddle work but when I push the brake peddle i get a message to say that unit not installed
I need help and drivers

Thank you All
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2000 - 5:30 am:   

Did you get drivers in the box?

Is it USB or does it use a game port?

Is it the game controller setup in Windows that reports this error?
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2000 - 1:33 pm:   

No did not get a driver disk
It run out of the games port
Have over came error message by loading the joystick drivers again.But now the steering wheel
part is not working and the peddles are
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2000 - 10:02 pm:   

Well, I will have to check one out and get back to you ok?

Should be soon.
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2000 - 8:53 pm:   

Here is the installation procedure that appears on the thrustmaster website, try it out.

And hopefully you got this cd they mention, if not, bring it back and exchange it. Cause there are no Windows 98 driver on the website, just Win2K ones.



Note: These instructions are for Windows 98 or Windows 95 with DirectX 5.0 or higher. The exact steps may vary depending on OS version and other installed software. Although DirectX 5.0 is not required, it is highly recommended.

1- You first need to find what version of the T1/T2 you have (with or without adapter.) Turn the unit upside down and you will see a 6 digit serial number. If the number is 961118 (or higher) for the T2, the AXIS CONVERTER is a built-in the unit. For all T1 or T2 lower than 961118, if you do not have an external ADAPTER, it is considered without.

2- Go to the Windows control panel and select "Game Controller." Add the ThrustMaster Formula T1/T2 With (or without) Adapter and click OK. If you do not have DirectX 5.0, the Formula T1/T2 may not be listed. In this case, you will need to install the PROPANEL, supplied on the CUSTOMER SUPPORT & DEMO CD.

3- Click on "Properties", and select CALIBRATE. Leave the wheel centered and press a button on the wheel. Move the wheel left and right several times, then press the gas pedal, then the break pedal several times. Leave it centered again and click the button twice. Click FINISH

4- You can select the TEST TAB to make sure the calibration was properly done and that all functions of the wheel respond. Click APPLY

-end snip-

They also show an 800 number for tech support.


Hopefull this all helps.
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2000 - 2:52 pm:   

Thanks Danny
still can not get unit to work on my main computer
(amd 2-450) but works on a slower unit i have as standby unit
When I run setup on main machine all works but the Wheel control (Left to Right)

Thanks again
Adam Emswiler (Abe)
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2000 - 3:04 pm:   


Just a stupid question here... have you tried a different joystick to determine that the problem is not with your game port?

If the device works on a different computer fine, then the device isn't the problem. That leaves either a port issue, or software issue.

So let's try the software issue first: Boot Windows into Safe Mode, and remove all duplicate entries in the Device Manager. Remove all software related to the Thrustmaster, and if you're comfortable enough, I'd back up the registry and the System.ini files, and verify that there are no entries pertaining to the Thrustmaster listed within those files.

Reboot again into normal mode and try the installation procedures again that Danny gave you.

If you're still having problems, and the system is under warranty, I'd take it back to the shop and tell the service department to fix it. Make sure you provide them with proper documentation on what you have done, and the steps you have taken. If this unit was under warranty, I'd have no problem fixing this provided you just didn't say "I can't get it to work". Specify EVERYTHING.

Now, if the system was built by you, or it's out of warranty, then I'd suggest trying another card. These usually can be picked up fairly cheaply at your local computer store.

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