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tubbychris1
09-05-2015, 09:54
Hi guys

Hope someone can help, or I am the only one who is playing the game with XBOX ONE and the Mad Catz Pro Racing Wheel :/

The game obviously recognises that I have the wheel as when I go to the control settings it shows a nice picture of the wheel I have (although the bottom paddles have LT & RT on the picture and my wheel says LSB & RSB!). I wanted to configure the wheel, I managed to configure the steering but I can not get access to the other configuration settings as my wheel does not have a LT or RT.

Is this a problem with my wheel? or has the game not been properly tested with this wheel?

If anyone has any complete setup guide to using the Mad Catz wheel on the ONE then please let me know. I have found that some cars have completely different steering responses, some of which are pretty poor response.

Thanks

Chris

tubbychris1
09-05-2015, 10:09
I have also contacted Mad Catz too as I think that (according to their website) it should be as LT & RT bottom paddles not like I have (see pic)200863

Elmo
09-05-2015, 10:15
Moved to XB1 - Technical Help & Support

Bobbydakid
09-05-2015, 12:19
Have you tried pressing the pedals....on the TX wheel RT and LT are the accelerate and brake pedals. I think RSB and LSB are the equivalent to clicking the thumbstick in on a pad.

tubbychris1
09-05-2015, 12:38
Thanks Bobbydakid, I shall give that a go when F1 qualy finished, fingers crossed it works.

returnofjim
09-05-2015, 14:11
Yes this confused me for a minute when calibrating a TX wheel, then remembered it would be the pedals what are LT and RT :)

jdasenbrock
09-05-2015, 15:33
tubbychris1, I'd be very curious to hear your experiences with the MadCatz wheel once you've got it configured. How does it feel with Project Cars? How's the force feedback. I have the same wheel and have been wondering whether to purchase Project Cars when it releases on Tuesday in the US.

Let's keep this thread alive as I'm sure there are more of us MadCatz owners out there.

Scav3nger
09-05-2015, 15:37
Have you tried pressing the pedals....on the TX wheel RT and LT are the accelerate and brake pedals. I think RSB and LSB are the equivalent to clicking the thumbstick in on a pad.

Correct on that last bit, Right Stick Button and Left Stick Button. Also known as R3 and L3 (where triggers are 1, and bumpers are 2).

preet
09-05-2015, 17:25
I bought a Mad Catz Pro Racing wheel last week.

Really enjoyed it on the demo for forza horizon 2. Just got project cars yesterday on release and I can see the potential in the wheel but the settings for the calibration are just so complicated I can't get it to work properly - the wheel is either too light or too heavy and I don't know how to set it up!

Yes the force feedback calibration menu has information about what each setting does but my gosh is it technical and I don't know anything about it!

So anyone looking to get a Mad Catz - the build quality is amazing and the force feedback is insane - very powerful and connects you the game (as I experienced in forza) - but as for project cars not sure if it's because of the settings, the game engine itself, or the wheel - but i'll need to come back to you on how it is for project cars until someone helps me set up properly....

tubbychris1
09-05-2015, 18:22
I bought a Mad Catz Pro Racing wheel last week.

Really enjoyed it on the demo for forza horizon 2. Just got project cars yesterday on release and I can see the potential in the wheel but the settings for the calibration are just so complicated I can't get it to work properly - the wheel is either too light or too heavy and I don't know how to set it up!

Yes the force feedback calibration menu has information about what each setting does but my gosh is it technical and I don't know anything about it!

So anyone looking to get a Mad Catz - the build quality is amazing and the force feedback is insane - very powerful and connects you the game (as I experienced in forza) - but as for project cars not sure if it's because of the settings, the game engine itself, or the wheel - but i'll need to come back to you on how it is for project cars until someone helps me set up properly....

Thanks for your input, I had noticed (and still not got round to configuring yet) that starting a career at kart level I have to switch between 270 and 900 on the switch on the back of the unit whenever I get a invitation to race other cars. If I stick to 900 (which is what it was set at when racing karts) the cars are non responsive, so I switch to 270, but going back to kart racing on that setting the karts are super super super responsive and undrivable... Maybe the patch update and a proper configuration setting for the wheel will solve it.

Maybe one of the mods or testers here who tested the game with the wheel can post a step by step guide to setting up the madcatz wheel for the game :)

And I agree with your Forza comment, madcatz wheel works great and adds more enjoyment :)

Siberian Tiger
09-05-2015, 18:25
For the too heavy or too light FFB...

You can tune that individually per car if you like!
In the Car Setup Screen there is a value under Forcefeedback called SpindleArm.
Imcrease it to have heavy FFB or decrease for less...

jdasenbrock
09-05-2015, 19:45
Other than FFB, how is the control with the MadCatz wheel? Do you use 900 in Forza?

tubbychris1
09-05-2015, 19:59
Other than FFB, how is the control with the MadCatz wheel? Do you use 900 in Forza?

I generally have used 900 in Forza 5/H2 - and that is what I started out with in Karts, but can't use 900 with other cars otherwise I can't get round the corners at all, no reponse to wheel movement. So switch to 270 and better, but 270 is hopeless with Karts as it turns far too sensitively. I'm a newbie with top end wheels being that I bought the madcatz at same time as XB1 for Forza. So I don't have a clue about wheel setups/configurations to get the best out of it. But always been fine with 900 on Forza.

EDIT: That was the 125cc Karts, I have just practiced in a 250cc kart with FFB set up to 50 and switched to 270 and its good (900 was crap lol)

returnofjim
09-05-2015, 20:36
Thats strange, I have found 900 degrees fine on everything, you just have to change your driving style to suit what you are driving.

tubbychris1
09-05-2015, 20:57
Thats strange, I have found 900 degrees fine on everything, you just have to change your driving style to suit what you are driving.

On 900 degrees I'd have to put full lock on to get round a simple corner :/ I'm getting used to the 270 degrees set up now even on the 125cc karts... maybe I have changed something without knowing lol

returnofjim
09-05-2015, 21:17
I have only tested on certain cars which include, clio cup, caterhams, focus rs (was a bit tricky but mainly due to understeer) Audi r8, escort rs 1600, and couple of others. The clio had really good turn in on 900 degrees, the escort needed quite a bit of sliding around corners, I do agree you have to put a lot more steering effort in on the road cars compared to karts, but it is possible with practice and very rewarding when you get the hang of it. Im using a Thrusmaster TX 458 Italia FFB wheel so may feel slightly different to your Mad Catz?

tubbychris1
10-05-2015, 00:13
tubbychris1, I'd be very curious to hear your experiences with the MadCatz wheel once you've got it configured. How does it feel with Project Cars? How's the force feedback. I have the same wheel and have been wondering whether to purchase Project Cars when it releases on Tuesday in the US.

Let's keep this thread alive as I'm sure there are more of us MadCatz owners out there.

The more I am playing the game with the wheel the better it is feeling, it takes a lot of getting used to with the completely different handling styles of each car you get to drive, especially on career mode from Kart upwards. The hardest part I have found is swapping between two different cars in back to back races without a practice session - as for me it takes a few laps to get the feel of the car again. I suppose that is what makes it much more realistic than other games that you don't really get a massive difference between each car. A totally enjoyable experience with Mad Catz so far and I have only done the standard configuration setup for it so far.

As for FFB, as a WDM member has mentioned you can change this per car if you choose to, but I am tending to keep the master set to default (26) on the car tuning menu.

Look forward to hearing other peoples experiences with mad catz and also helpful suggestions. All in all i'd go for it despite the odd bug/glitch that seem to be reported but that seems to be generic not just for MC users.

tubbychris1
10-05-2015, 00:19
I have only tested on certain cars which include, clio cup, caterhams, focus rs (was a bit tricky but mainly due to understeer) Audi r8, escort rs 1600, and couple of others. The clio had really good turn in on 900 degrees, the escort needed quite a bit of sliding around corners, I do agree you have to put a lot more steering effort in on the road cars compared to karts, but it is possible with practice and very rewarding when you get the hang of it. Im using a Thrusmaster TX 458 Italia FFB wheel so may feel slightly different to your Mad Catz?

I have not had any experience of other wheels so can't really compare. But the hardest car I have driven so far is the McLaren F1 (I think) on trackdays invitational at oulton park - conquered the 125cc karts at last :) - although i'm not on full hard level, think about 80 so room for improvement already. Have enjoyed the rate of AI levels so far. I can see myself playing this for a long time, unlike the forza games that tend to get a bit boring after a while.

jdasenbrock
15-05-2015, 23:51
The MadCatz wheel is an absolute dream in this game. I haven't driven everything, but so far my favs are the RUF GT3 and the Formula Rookie. Haven't really made any changes to the default wheel setup (after calibration). I think I did bump the individual FFB strength up a bit.

tubbychris1
16-05-2015, 08:50
The MadCatz wheel is an absolute dream in this game. I haven't driven everything, but so far my favs are the RUF GT3 and the Formula Rookie. Haven't really made any changes to the default wheel setup (after calibration). I think I did bump the individual FFB strength up a bit.

I am loving it too now I have raced more. And like you after the original calibration all I tend to do is bump the FFB on each car up to around 40-50 depending on the type of car. Usually 40 if no practice/qualy just in case it feels too heavy in the race.

OptimusDrew
19-05-2015, 11:01
Had the game since launch and the Mad Catz wheel since december.

It feels vastly different to how it performs on forza 5. Very very different depending on the car. Some cars are stupidly light, some cars are ok. The calibration settings are so confusing at times I haven't found a good balance. I'm going to try the advice above about increasing the spindlearm.

I use 900 degrees steering angle. I did start with the smaller one but it wasn't very good. With 900 it is so much better. You really have to slow the car down for certain corners to make the turn much more than you would expect but i'm guessing if you find a good tuning set up to dial out the understeer you'll benefit?

ianujc
19-05-2015, 11:46
Can I ask a question how do you use a head set with the wheel to make use of party chat? I have a set of turtle beach head set that I would like to use with it

OptimusDrew
19-05-2015, 13:32
Can I ask a question how do you use a head set with the wheel to make use of party chat? I have a set of turtle beach head set that I would like to use with it

Well I use the standard xbox one headset which I just plug into the handcontroller. I have to have the wheel on and hand controller simultaneously. Does your turtle beach just plug into the controller in the same way?

ianujc
19-05-2015, 14:50
Well I use the standard xbox one headset which I just plug into the handcontroller. I have to have the wheel on and hand controller simultaneously. Does your turtle beach just plug into the controller in the same way?


HI it just plugs in to the bottom on the controller so you just used the xbone handset as well as the wheel?

o Mike V o
19-05-2015, 14:57
I love the wheel, I use 270 degrees with everything (even on the kart tracks) because I find it allows me to be more precise with less movement. One thing I did have to do was update the firmware before it started working correctly. It's too bad the LSB & RSB paddles are useless right now because I'd like to use those for Kers & DRS, but they didn't work in Forza 5 either so its not an SMS issue.

For game chat I plug my mic into the controller but the only annoying thing about that is that it shuts off after awhile if you don't touch any of the buttons.

ianujc
19-05-2015, 15:43
I love the wheel, I use 270 degrees with everything (even on the kart tracks) because I find it allows me to be more precise with less movement. One thing I did have to do was update the firmware before it started working correctly. It's too bad the LSB & RSB paddles are useless right now because I'd like to use those for Kers & DRS, but they didn't work in Forza 5 either so its not an SMS issue.

For game chat I plug my mic into the controller but the only annoying thing about that is that it shuts off after awhile if you don't touch any of the buttons.

Brilliant thank you

tubbychris1
19-05-2015, 15:51
I love the wheel, I use 270 degrees with everything (even on the kart tracks) because I find it allows me to be more precise with less movement. One thing I did have to do was update the firmware before it started working correctly. It's too bad the LSB & RSB paddles are useless right now because I'd like to use those for Kers & DRS, but they didn't work in Forza 5 either so its not an SMS issue.

For game chat I plug my mic into the controller but the only annoying thing about that is that it shuts off after awhile if you don't touch any of the buttons.

I am the same, 270 all the way. It is a shame that the LSB & RSB paddles don't work, even after the firmware update from MadCatz :( I was surprised to find that the pictures on the wheel on their website show the bottom paddles marked up as LT & RT not LSB and RSB like ours are. I am awaiting Madcatz support getting back to me on the reasons for that lol.

Projectmanager
19-05-2015, 20:59
Hi,ime on my second madcatz ff. Wheel and pedals,first ones failed,had these since Xmas,
Set up was easy,it basically calibrated itself,I just followed all instructions,not one issue with steering,feedback,anything to be honest,ime the one at fault sometimes behind the wheel,my reactions are too slow sometimes,I can't understand why some people still have issues with these madcatz wheels,mine is inch perfect,the f1 cars are unbelievably accurate,
I've only ever had issues with the damn controller as we all know are hard to get use to,maybe I was just fortunate to get mine right the first time,I know this doesn't help,maybe uninstall and start again,it will come right,if anyone is interested my madcatz setup is on YouTube,under Russell cooper,titled madcatz wheel driving a Lamborghini,on forza 5,good luck with it,

talby71
20-05-2015, 10:48
Hi guys

Hope someone can help, or I am the only one who is playing the game with XBOX ONE and the Mad Catz Pro Racing Wheel :/

The game obviously recognises that I have the wheel as when I go to the control settings it shows a nice picture of the wheel I have (although the bottom paddles have LT & RT on the picture and my wheel says LSB & RSB!). I wanted to configure the wheel, I managed to configure the steering but I can not get access to the other configuration settings as my wheel does not have a LT or RT.

Is this a problem with my wheel? or has the game not been properly tested with this wheel?

If anyone has any complete setup guide to using the Mad Catz wheel on the ONE then please let me know. I have found that some cars have completely different steering responses, some of which are pretty poor response.

Thanks

Chris

did you realize that the foot pedals are LT and RT respectively, i was a lil confused at first too

tubbychris1
20-05-2015, 17:45
did you realize that the foot pedals are LT and RT respectively, i was a lil confused at first too

I did after someone pointed it out here earlier in the thread but until then I didn't know how to change anything without a LT & RT lol. Thumbs up to forums :) lol

Gujs
24-05-2015, 17:30
I love the wheel, I use 270 degrees with everything (even on the kart tracks) because I find it allows me to be more precise with less movement. One thing I did have to do was update the firmware before it started working correctly. It's too bad the LSB & RSB paddles are useless right now because I'd like to use those for Kers & DRS, but they didn't work in Forza 5 either so its not an SMS issue.

For game chat I plug my mic into the controller but the only annoying thing about that is that it shuts off after awhile if you don't touch any of the buttons.

Where did you find fw upgrade and how do you do this? Thanks.

jdasenbrock
24-05-2015, 17:38
http://madcatz.com/downloads/

Near the bottom of the page are two links to the firmware update, 32 & 64-bit. Download the one that matches your OS and run. Then just follow the directions.

Tillj
24-05-2015, 22:17
the bottom paddles are when your peddles don't work or arn't plugged in. They take over...

DMP14
25-05-2015, 01:26
Hello guys, new to this forum stuff. Just received the Madcatz Xbox one wheel, any idea how I can download the new firmware from a MacBook Pro? Having some trouble.... Cheers.

WhiteNinja636
25-05-2015, 02:50
I think of getting this wheel as it's the cheapest I can find with FFB. Has anyone compared it to the Thrustmaster Tx wheel? Is the Thrustmaster worth the extra money or is madcatz good enough?

nissan4ever
25-05-2015, 03:26
I think of getting this wheel as it's the cheapest I can find with FFB. Has anyone compared it to the Thrustmaster Tx wheel? Is the Thrustmaster worth the extra money or is madcatz good enough?

Me personally, can't go wrong with Thrustmaster TX.
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Setup info for TX here

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27338-Help-to-set-up-your-new-Thrustmaster-TX

Thrustmaster TX is a dual belt driven system. It is extremely smooth & quiet. The FFB & Vibration are spot on.

The Mad Catz has helica gears & is noisy & not as smooth.

Thrustmaster TX has several add ons to enhance your experience while the Mad Catz doesn't.

tubbychris1
25-05-2015, 10:59
Hello guys, new to this forum stuff. Just received the Madcatz Xbox one wheel, any idea how I can download the new firmware from a MacBook Pro? Having some trouble.... Cheers.

Go here http://madcatz.com/downloads/and download the firmware software. Install on to PC and follow on screen instructions, it tells you when to plug wheel in to the PC and what buttons to press :)


EDIT: Just realised you said MAC.... hmmm maybe you need to contact Madcatz support and see if they have a mac version of the software. Otherwise you will have to find a mate who has windows and take your wheel round and sort it there.

DMP14
25-05-2015, 13:24
Go here http://madcatz.com/downloads/and download the firmware software. Install on to PC and follow on screen instructions, it tells you when to plug wheel in to the PC and what buttons to press :)


EDIT: Just realised you said MAC.... hmmm maybe you need to contact Madcatz support and see if they have a mac version of the software. Otherwise you will have to find a mate who has windows and take your wheel round and sort it there.

Tubbychris1.

Many thanks mate, heard from Madcatz today, they said the same thing about finding a mate with windows application instead. Thanks again pal.

Gujs
25-05-2015, 16:10
I did this through virtualbox. I have windows 7 64bit installed in virtualbox and it went through smooth. The only thing I did was force thia USB device to always be pass through connected to windows 7. But be careful with virtual machine as wheel should not be disconnected in between the flashig.

If you can find someone with windows 7 on laptop this would still be preferred solution as nothing should go wrong.

SN1P3R SK33T
29-05-2015, 01:44
Hello guys, new to this forum stuff. Just received the Madcatz Xbox one wheel, any idea how I can download the new firmware from a MacBook Pro? Having some trouble.... Cheers.

You need to go to amazon.com and buy a cheap windows laptop. Once that arrives you can then use that to download and install the latest firmware to your madcatz wheel. :p

DMP14
01-06-2015, 18:08
I did this through virtualbox. I have windows 7 64bit installed in virtualbox and it went through smooth. The only thing I did was force thia USB device to always be pass through connected to windows 7. But be careful with virtual machine as wheel should not be disconnected in between the flashig.

If you can find someone with windows 7 on laptop this would still be preferred solution as nothing should go wrong.

How did you manage to connect the wheel USB device mate?

tubbychris1
06-06-2015, 10:02
the bottom paddles are when your peddles don't work or arn't plugged in. They take over...

Now that is interesting, I had never thought to try that, which I will do tonight to see if that is the case. Madcatz support didn't come up with much help regarding the bottom paddles. I am still waiting to hear back from them to see if they will ever be able to be configured as extra buttons or not. I don't see why not seen as though there are buttons on the analog sticks on the xbox controllers (RSB & LSB) when you press them in.

juvation
15-06-2015, 00:29
Pretty happy with the Project Cars & Mad Catz wheel combo for the most part. I'm mostly playing this rather than Forza 5 now :-)

Just a couple of questions / issues -

If I crash or stop suddenly, then the game wrenches the wheel out of my hands, winds it all the way over in one direction, and causes it to judder violently against the endstops. Reversing doesn't fix this, but going forward eventually does. I suspect this isn't too healthy for the wheel, is there a fix?

Does a pit stop fix damage? So far, no matter what I set my pit strategy to, the answer seems to be no! Rather odd.

Can I save different wheel sensitivities for different cars? Seems like 60 is about right for most cars, but it's too much for the Audi R18 and a few others.

thanks for any help! i'm amazed anyone competed with Forza but i'm glad they did.

J

Tillj
17-06-2015, 11:21
Pretty happy with the Project Cars & Mad Catz wheel combo for the most part. I'm mostly playing this rather than Forza 5 now :-)

Just a couple of questions / issues -

If I crash or stop suddenly, then the game wrenches the wheel out of my hands, winds it all the way over in one direction, and causes it to judder violently against the endstops. Reversing doesn't fix this, but going forward eventually does. I suspect this isn't too healthy for the wheel, is there a fix?

Does a pit stop fix damage? So far, no matter what I set my pit strategy to, the answer seems to be no! Rather odd.

Can I save different wheel sensitivities for different cars? Seems like 60 is about right for most cars, but it's too much for the Audi R18 and a few others.

thanks for any help! i'm amazed anyone competed with Forza but i'm glad they did.

J

This was confirmed as a bug by SMS when i posted a topic describing the same thing as you. It only happened after 1.3 patch, hopefully 1.4 fixes it.

juvation
18-06-2015, 23:04
This was confirmed as a bug by SMS when i posted a topic describing the same thing as you. It only happened after 1.3 patch, hopefully 1.4 fixes it.

thanks for the reply. i installed 1.4 yesterday and it does lessen the likelihood of it happening but doesn't eliminate it entirely. is there an official portal to report issues, or is this it? :-)

eRacing72
19-06-2015, 15:33
Hellos from update 1.4 the steering wheel is not the same it is already in 900 degree required .. Then we quickly comes up against someone have a steering wheel adjustment ?? or what to do ?? at all because i felt the same ??

Silato
20-06-2015, 14:12
Hi.
I've downloaded the 64bit win7 firmware update.
Anyone having a problem getting the wheel connected to pc, it can't find a driver. I've manually searched to the mad catz folder, and even the whole c drive?
Any ideas welcome.