Act Labs Force Rs Drivers

The Act-Labs Force RS wheel is now working with both Windows 7 and Vista (32 and 64-Bit)! I'm now using my modified Force RS on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I love the wheel but I found the pedals just don't have enough throw. ACT LABS: Developers of cutting-edge gaming controllers and home of the award-winning Force RS, RS Shifter and PC light gun systems. High quality gaming peripherals. Having a problem with your Force RS.

EDIT UPDATE - I've gotten the wheel working with Windows 7 and Vista! Hi all, I've been doing some research into getting the ACT LABS Force RS steering wheel to work with Windows 7 and Vista. It's weird, when you connect it, it installs the driver, and then you can see an icon for it in 'Devices and Printers' under Control Panel, but when you right click on it and go to 'Game Controller Settings', nothing shows up in that box. Hence you can't test it or anything. I'm trying to get the wheel to work in rFactor, but it does nothing, no response at all in rFactor's controller config. I've heard of the wheel working in GPL but supposedly that game has it's own controller driver code. But, I saw a link from an ebay auction talking about some hacked drivers for this wheel.

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Unfortunately the link was to RaceSimCentral.com forums, which have crashed. Does ANYONE have any information about these hacked drivers or info about using the Force RS wheel on Windows 7 or Vista in general? This is such a great wheel, mine is about 10 years old and still going strong. I've done minor maintenance, but this wheel is easy to work on.

It's just a shame that something stupid like no new OS driver support would kill it (when so many other BIG BUSINESS companies would continue support but their product is such junk that it falls apart first). If anyone knows anything about these supposed HACKED drivers for this wheel, or any info on installing it on Windows 7 or Vista, your input would be greatly appreciated! Hi, posted this originally on RaceSimCentral: Original post (cached): My fix is for 64-bit Windows-7 but it'll be similar for 32-bit or Vista. Here's what you need to do: Download 64-bit drivers for the Saitek R440. (If this URL dies, the main page is here: ) Extract the SaitekR440ForceWheelSD664.exe file somewhere (You might need Winrar to extract the.exe). First you need to find out the hardware id of your steering wheel.

Plug it-in, enter Device Manager, ActLabs RS (with a yellow exclamation mark next to it since it's missing its drivers.), Details-tab choose 'Hardware IDs'. (Mine was: USB VID061C&PIDC084&REV0100 ) Open the driver.inf-file i.e. SaitekR440ForceWheelSD664 FF04 SaiFF04.inf Look for the title SAITEKMODELS.NTamd64 Below that there's a line like this:%USBNAME%= SAIUSBInst, USB VID06A3&PIDFF04 Replace everything after%USBNAME%= SAIUSBInst, with your hardware id. This will make Win7 match the driver with your wheel. So the end result will be:%USBNAME%=SAIUSBInst, USB VID061C&PIDC084&REV0100 After that, simply double click your Wheel again in device manager. Choose Driver-Update Driver and point Windows to the path where you've got your modified Saitek Driver. That's it, you should be ready to go.

I noticed that one or two buttons including the one looking like a Nintendo-controller in the middle of the wheel didn't work. I guess that that can be fixed too but I didn't bother since I seldom use more than gas/brake/paddles and one or two more extra buttons. Just wanted to post an update that I've found a Vista and Windows 7 driver for the Act Labs Force RS steering wheel. You can download the driver here: Download the zip, extract it to a folder called 'ForceRS' and follow the Instruction text file included. The Force RS is a great wheel and very well built. Mine is still working fine after 10+ years! It would have been a shame to not be able to use the wheel anymore because of a driver problem.

But with this fix you can still use the Force RS on the latest operating systems! Thanks to JeffInTheUSA. I added Windows 7 support and simplified the fix even more. Hey guys, the Act-Labs Force RS wheel is now working with both Windows 7 and Vista (32 and 64-Bit)! I'm now using my modified Force RS on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I love the wheel but I found the pedals just don't have enough throw. So I modded my brothers old Logitech G25 pedals to work with my Force RS.

I've updated my driver package to v3.0 (as to not confuse with the original Act-Labs v2.51) and fixed both Windows 7 and Vista 32 and 64-Bit support. I've compiled two Driver packages, one for 32-Bit and one for 64-Bit.

Just unzip to a folder called 'ForceRS' and read the installation text file inside. Act Labs Force RS Vista-Win7 32-Bit Driver v3.0 Act Labs Force RS Vista-Win7 64-Bit Driver v3.0 Installation can be a little tricky when you've already tried using older drivers. Just be sure to follow the installation text files Exactly and it should work fine. I haven't been able to test this new version on a lot of different versions of Windows 7 or Vista, but they should work if you follow the directions exactly. Please let me know if you find any bugs or typos. Thanks and enjoy! I got it partially working in Windows 7 64 Bit, but my gas pedal does not give any response in games.

When calibrating, the bar for the gas pedal does react, but it increases gas over time, not only based on the gas pedal position. To make it more clear: When I fully press the gas pedal, the bar shows an increasing amount of gas over time, it's not going to full gas immediately as it should. When I start a game and want to setup my wheel for racing, the gas pedal is not registered, so I can not use it. If anyone has an idea, I would love to read it. Hey guys, the Act-Labs Force RS wheel is now working with both Windows 7 and Vista (32 and 64-Bit)! I'm now using my modified Force RS on Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I love the wheel but I found the pedals just don't have enough throw. So I modded my brothers old Logitech G25 pedals to work with my Force RS. I've updated my driver package to v3.0 (as to not confuse with the original Act-Labs v2.51) and fixed both Windows 7 and Vista 32 and 64-Bit support. I've compiled two Driver packages, one for 32-Bit and one for 64-Bit. Just unzip to a folder called 'ForceRS' and read the installation text file inside. Act Labs Force RS Vista-Win7 32-Bit Driver v3.0 Act Labs Force RS Vista-Win7 64-Bit Driver v3.0 Installation can be a little tricky when you've already tried using older drivers. Just be sure to follow the installation text files Exactly and it should work fine.

I haven't been able to test this new version on a lot of different versions of Windows 7 or Vista, but they should work if you follow the directions exactly. Please let me know if you find any bugs or typos. Thanks and enjoy!

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Quoted from Trey Turley, Austin US Sept 21, 2006


Thank you for your help. I have gotten my shifter to work using the generic mode in NFS underground.
It also works fine in generic mode for TOCA Race Driver 3. I have also had success with it working on a few other games not listed at all in generic mode. I had just never used it before or had it correctly setup. Thank you again for your help and for a great product that truly enhances my gaming experience and enjoyment.
-Trey

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