The force feedback interface is shown below:
Please take care when hooking up the 9V
supply! Incorrect hookup may cause problems with
the pad or printer port. Do not attempt
to power the shock motor from your parallel port,
this will not work and could cause damage to the
I've only got a few games to test the
interface on, and most work just fine within the
pad's simple limitations. A known issue with
Flight Simulator 98 is that after a crash no
shock vibrations will be felt. The simple
workaround is to deselect "Crash
Effects" in the forces setup dialog. Other
games seem to work fine with some tweaking.
Note to Users of Genuine Sony
I've been informed that the first time force
feedback is initialized in the game your pads may
switch from analog to digital mode. There's no
workaround other than to just reselect analog
mode on the pad. My clone pad uses a physical
switch so it doesn't suffer from this problem, so
can't I debug it.
Last updated April 19, 1999. Comments
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