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I bought an InterAct V3 Advanced FX steering wheel for my PC to use with Dirt Track Racing 2. It's actually USB and has a CD for install. For some reason Windows Vista fails to recognize the device. I went through the add/detect new hardware in the control panel...no dice. I looked for updated drivers from InterAct...it seems their website doesn't exist anymore.
I got my CameraMate software to install with Vista but it was a pain in the, well, you know. The install would not clear screens, so I had to manually close screens to get to the prompts hidden underneath to procede. Eventually, it got in there.
Video capture looked good, but no sound. So I thought I'd just route sound to my built in audio. Ok, still nothing. But fiddling with things got it to work, only with an echo. PITA!!
Also, the CamerMate sound DID appear in sound menu. If I enabled it, instant blue screen crash. I didn't think that was possible with Vista. Oh well.
I'm going to rip out the drivers and trash the device. It worked fine under Win2K, except for the speed test on some machines. When I can get a Sabrent PCI capture board for $17, or a full-featured Hauppauge board for $60, why mess with this, when the company won't support it?
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
This is due to a missing Windows file called input.inf. The solution is as follows:
In Windows XP, you can use the MSCONFIG utility as described in the following steps:
Note: The Windows XP .cab files are stored in the I386 folder on the Windows XP CD.
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Posted on Apr 25, 2008
This wheel has a 15 pin gameport connector. The pedals are connected to the wheel with a (ps2? s-video?) doo-hickey. There is also a brick for power. Mine got wet and rotted the inside of the round part of the plug.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
the posting describing how to set-up the wheel contained all the information we needed to resolve our problem....thanks!
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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