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Old Jul 8, 2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel compatible with Macs

Hello,

Ive done a lot of searching on the internet to try and find a steering wheel that is compatible with Macs.
I personally have a Mac mini and would mainly want to use the steering wheel for eurotruck simulator.
I would prefer if it had a clutch and H-shifter, however, if there is not a compatible one with such extras then I shall deal without them.
Thanks for any help of advice,

Rosie
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 08:01 AM   #2
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Hello,

Ive done a lot of searching on the internet to try and find a steering wheel that is compatible with Macs.
I personally have a Mac mini and would mainly want to use the steering wheel for eurotruck simulator.
I would prefer if it had a clutch and H-shifter, however, if there is not a compatible one with such extras then I shall deal without them.
Thanks for any help of advice,

Rosie
Nobody makes official support but there are a number of wheels for PC that just work on the Mac (no force feedback). We support a number of Logitech and other wheels (Thrustmaster is another major brand) in our games. There are also a few more expensive manufacturers if you want something a little more complex/realistic.

I would contact the developers of EuroTruck Simulator and ask them what they recommend as a good first step as they would know the most.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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Nobody makes official support but there are a number of wheels for PC that just work on the Mac (no force feedback). We support a number of Logitech and other wheels (Thrustmaster is another major brand) in our games. There are also a few more expensive manufacturers if you want something a little more complex/realistic.

I would contact the developers of EuroTruck Simulator and ask them what they recommend as a good first step as they would know the most.
Thank you, I was looking into getting the logitech G27 as I've heard its a good wheel, hopefully it will be compatible. I shall also contact the developers, thank you
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 07:05 AM   #4
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Thank you, I was looking into getting the logitech G27 as I've heard its a good wheel, hopefully it will be compatible. I shall also contact the developers, thank you
Yep, the G27 is a fantastic wheel, and works on the Mac. As Edwin said, no wheels are supported officially on the Mac, but you can install the old Logitech FF kext to get the Force feedback effects in games like F1 2013 and GRID.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 11:19 AM   #5
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Thank you, I was looking into getting the logitech G27 as I've heard its a good wheel, hopefully it will be compatible. I shall also contact the developers, thank you
Please let us know how that wheel works out for you when you have a chance.
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Please let us know how that wheel works out for you when you have a chance.
Why would RosieKarma's experience be any different to all others using that wheel? What are you expecting?
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 02:12 PM   #7
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Please let us know how that wheel works out for you when you have a chance.
I have just ordered it and shall tell you my opinion on it when I've had a go on it
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I have just ordered it and shall tell you my opinion on it when I've had a go on it
Thank you.
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I have just ordered it and shall tell you my opinion on it when I've had a go on it
Hello! How did the g27 work out for you?
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Old Oct 4, 2014, 05:57 AM   #10
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G27 on Mac

I tried the G27 in SCANIA truck driving sim.
Unfortunately most of the functions do not work; I have contacted SCANIA and it seems the Logitec fails to support OSX users on their G27 - I would be willing to spend (even) more to get ahold of a working wheel, pedals, etc...
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I tried the G27 in SCANIA truck driving sim.
Unfortunately most of the functions do not work; I have contacted SCANIA and it seems the Logitec fails to support OSX users on their G27 - I would be willing to spend (even) more to get ahold of a working wheel, pedals, etc...
I have no idea about Scania Truck Driving sim, but the G27 works very well in OS X on every simulator I've tried.
These are the facts:
1) there is no official support for any wheels now in OS X
2) the G27 works with almost all functions working except force feedback out of the box. The gear shifter and Dpad work fine. The only thing you miss out on, is that the 2 banks of 3 buttons on the main wheel act as 2 banks of one button. To resolve the force feedback issue, all you need to do is install the old Logitech FF kext which is easily obtainable by a simple search.
3) you can have all the functionality of the G27 if you use the Feral utility called Free the Wheel. The only problem with that is that you cannot get force feedback to work.
So, essentially have have to choose 2) or 3) above. Personally, I chose 2) as driving without FF is a non-starter for me.
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I have no idea about Scania Truck Driving sim, but the G27 works very well in OS X on every simulator I've tried.
These are the facts:
1) there is no official support for any wheels now in OS X
2) the G27 works with almost all functions working except force feedback out of the box. The gear shifter and Dpad work fine. The only thing you miss out on, is that the 2 banks of 3 buttons on the main wheel act as 2 banks of one button. To resolve the force feedback issue, all you need to do is install the old Logitech FF kext which is easily obtainable by a simple search.
3) you can have all the functionality of the G27 if you use the Feral utility called Free the Wheel. The only problem with that is that you cannot get force feedback to work.
So, essentially have have to choose 2) or 3) above. Personally, I chose 2) as driving without FF is a non-starter for me.
I went with
(4) Gaming PC.
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I went with
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Each to his own, I guess!
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I get this when trying to load it on 10.10.2. I got the kext from a 10.6.8 install I have. kext dev mode enabled as well

LogitechForceFeedback:

Version: 1.0.3
Bundle ID: com.logitech.driver.LogitechForceFeedback
Loaded: No
Get Info String: Force Feedback Driver version 4.60.326, 2002-2006 Logitech. All Rights Reserved.
Obtained from: Not Signed
Location: /System/Library/Extensions/LogitechForceFeedback.kext
Kext Version: 1.0.3
Loadable: No
Signature Validation Errors: Not Signed
Dependencies: Satisfied
Signed by: Not Signed
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How are you installing the kext?
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