OS X Steering Wheel compatible with Macs

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  1. RosieKarma macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  3. RosieKarma thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  4. imacken macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  5. DesertSurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Please let us know how that wheel works out for you when you have a chance.
     
  6. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Why would RosieKarma's experience be any different to all others using that wheel? What are you expecting?
     
  7. RosieKarma thread starter macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  8. DesertSurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you.
     
  9. DesertSurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Hello! How did the g27 work out for you?
     
  10. axy60 macrumors newbie

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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...
     
  11. imacken macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  12. DesertSurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I went with
    (4) Gaming PC.
     
  13. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Each to his own, I guess!
     
  14. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    I get this when trying to load it on 10.10.2. :confused: 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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  17. lsaurah007 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i have the same problem, I'm looking for a steering wheel of macbook air but can't find any. Which one would you recommend?

     
  18. Beamerboy macrumors newbie

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    Anyone found out yet if this kext is functional under El Capitan release? Willing to hear of ideas for getting it signed or otherwise enabling Force Feedback under OS X without staying at Yosemite or earlier versions.
     
  19. imacken macrumors 65816

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    Yep, works fine on El Capitan.
     
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    I'm running 10.10.5, is the logitech G27 compatible with that version?
    I want to play Farming Simulator 15 with it.

    And is the logitech driving force GT also compatible?
     
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  22. imacken macrumors 65816

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    All I can say is that my G27 and joystick worked perfectly well with all versions of OS X up to the most recent build of El Cap.
    I can't say about the Driving Force GT as I have never tried it.
     
  23. alfredmadere macrumors newbie

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    i don't understand, is the FF kext a entire wheel? i don't understand what you mean install it.. do i then not install the G27? can you please explain one more time for me?
    thanks!
     
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