Advice 1: How to connect the steering wheel for games

The rapid development of computer games in recent years gave a powerful impetus to the development of computer manipulators. Many of the manufacturers produces a wide range of gaming devices for various purposes. This traditional joysticks, button controllers, as well as wheels and aircraft wheel with lots of buttons to control all sorts of modes, levers, yoke, pedals and other controls. All this wealth of game requires a connection to work correctly in a Windows environment.

To mount the wheel correctly, you need to carefully study the supplied manual, especially the part it is connected to the computer. Most manufacturers of gaming devices provides them a CD with the required distribution. It must be installed in the CD-ROM drive of the computer, and follow the prompts for installation. But Windows itself is able by using a special utility to connect your gaming device. To use this method, you must use the supplied connection cables to connect the steering wheel to the appropriate port on your computer. Then, with the mouse to execute the following commands: "start" - "control Panel" - "Printers and other hardware - Game controllers. On the screen appears dialog box "Gaming devices". The field "Installed game controller" default is blank. Click "Add". In the new window "Add game controller" will be presented a large list of well-known manufacturers and their gaming devices. When you connect a racing wheel for driving simulators, often included are the pedals. In this situation, you need to choose the manufacturer and additionally activate the option "Connect the wheel and pedals. If the list is not installable model, you will connect the wheel yourself. At the bottom there is a button "Other". Click it and a window opens in which you specify features of the gaming equipment: joystick, game pad, steering wheel or control racing car. You will also need to specify the number of buttons on the steering wheel and the "Degree of freedom" is the number of directions in which you can move the steering wheel or the joystick. For modern automotive simulation and arcade racing to be a useful custom on the steering wheel switching function form of the player - "cockpit view", "view from the top and rear", "top view" and "General view". For this you need to set the checkbox next to the hat switch. For the connection procedure is finished the helm, to enter into the field "Controller" in its name so it appears in the list of connected equipment. After that, activate the OK button and in the dialog box "Gaming device" also click OK. Windows will automatically complete the installation of the gaming device.

Advice 2: How to connect your wheel to the game

To connect the wheel to the game, you don't have to have any specific knowledge – the connection is almost instant, you only need to customize the controls in the game any way you like.
You will need
  • - computer
  • - steering wheel with pedals
  • the game, supporting the connection of such devices.
Instruction
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Connecting the helm to the computer. To connect the wheel to the PC, just attach the USB cord to one of the available ports on your computer. After you do this connect to the steering wheel pedal and push the power supply into the socket. Now the wheel is connected to the computer.
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Game setup for steering. Log in to the game, which supports the steering, and go to the settings menu. Here you should select "control Settings". In addition to the menu the keyboard Configuration and Settings of the mouse, you will see a section called "Alternative control" is it you and required. Entering in this menu, set the desired preferences for certain buttons as you are comfortable. Retaining all settings, start a new game.
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Possible problems. If after you entered the game the steering is inactive, the reason for this can be two reasons: the computer does not recognise the device or you have not installed the appropriate driver (some models rudders provide prior driver installation on a PC). However, all this can be detected under control settings – if the time control settings when attempting to change keys on the steering buttons don't respond, it means that it is inactive. In this case, you need to install on your PC the driver that comes with the device. After installation, repeat the second step.

Advice 3: How to configure wheel for games

Computer games with the possibility of use of the wheel allows the player to feel like a real driver. However, before you sit on the "driver's seat", you need to make the adjustment..
You will need
  • The game supports steering and the steering wheel itself.
Instruction
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Installing gamesthat support the steering. Insert the game disc you wish to install on your computer. When you install select the destination folder for the game, and then continue her unpacking files. Once the game is installed, you can proceed to configure the steering wheel.
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Connecting the helm to the computer.
In most cases, the modern model of the rudders connect to the computer via a USB port. Powered device provides a distribution block that is inserted into the socket. First connect the wires running from the pedals to the steering base. Next you need to connect the wheel to the computer using the USB cable and only after that you can turn on the power supply to the network.
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Steering wheel settings.
Run the installed game, then go to "Options". Here you need to go to the menu "control Settings". In the opened window you will see three sections: "Configure mouse", "keyboard Settings" and "Alternative governance". For settings the helm you should go to "Alternative management." A further process you can understand yourself – click on the action "Gas" and, having waited when will be able to change the setting, press on the gas pedal. If you change the settings turn, turn the wheel in the appropriate direction. You can also set specific settings for buttons, the steering wheel. After all changes don't forget to save the new settings. Now you can enjoy the fascinating drive through the virtual town.

Advice 4: How to connect the steering wheel and pedals

In connection with rapid development of computer and video game industry, the market began to appear a new device for extended use of the usual computer games. Such innovations set including handlebars and pedals. Today, some games require the presence of the wheel, which was also invented in parallel to its land counterpart. When connecting these innovations can be problems associated with the lack of specific software in the operating system.
You will need
  • Interactive kit the driver of the car.
Instruction
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When you install this device, you should pay attention to the correct step-by-step connection. As a rule, instruction that included this device helps to fully answer all of the questions associated with the connection. Connect the new device according to the instructions. If you have a disk with drivers, do install them. The connection of this device you can continue fine tuning.
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In the operating system Windows XP has a utility that can help you in setting up a steering wheel and pedals. Click menu "start" - select "control Panel" - "Game controller". On the screen a new window will appear "Gaming device". This window displays a list of installed play equipment. If you are installing for the first time, tools for games, the list will be empty. To add a new device, click "Add".
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In the opened window "Add game controller" you will find the list of "Gaming device" and select the type of the connected equipment. Check the box next to "Connect the wheel and pedalsat the bottom of the menu.
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In the opened window, select the type of your device, if your device wasn't there, click "Other". In the new window, select one of the following options:
- joystick;
- gaming tablet;
- the steering wheel or control arm;
- control racing car.
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Select the type and specify the number of areas that will be used by your device (2 or 4). Also should specify the number of buttons found on the panel of your device. Among other settings you can use the switch view (top view, cockpit view, rear view). To activate this mode, enable the option "There is a hat switch". The last step in configuring the new device will be entering his name in the "Controller". Then click "OK" to return to the main screen for Game controllers.

Advice 5: How to connect CD-ROM to the computer

CD-ROM is an optical disc placed on it the information which cannot be overwritten. It stands as the abbreviation of CD-ROM - Compact Disc Read-Only Memory. Hooking it up is to place the disc in the CDROM device was installed in your computer. However, very often the name of the CD-ROM represent the device itself reading. Connect it to the computer is somewhat more complex process.
Instruction
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Buy a special Converter IDE/ATAPI USB if you from time to time there is a need to quickly connect a CD-ROM drive to a desktop or laptop. Structurally, it is designed as a conventional connecting cord, one end of which has a USB connector, and the other very wide special connector. This connector you need to insert into the slots on the back side of the CD-ROM drive. It is constructed so that it covers two slots - and one that serves to connect the power bus, and the one that provides data transfer through the IDE/ATAPI interface.
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Connect the other plug of the device into the USB port of the computer and the system recognizes the CD-ROM drive. On the wide connector the led lights up, and you will be able to work with an external optical drive.
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If you want a permanent connection CD-ROM drive installed in the system unit, start the procedure to turn off the computer and disconnect it from the network. Position the body so as to have free access to both side surfaces.
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Remove the left and right panel by unscrewing the two screws, connecting them with the rear surface of the housing. In the standard system unit tower type for device installation in housings designed five inch bays of the upper - arm one of them to install. You need to remove the plastic plug on the front panel opposite the compartment.
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Install CD-ROM into the prepared compartment, adjust its position relative to the front panel of the system unit and reinstall the four screws - two on the left and right sides of the chassis of the system unit.
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Insert one of the free connectors of the power cable into the appropriate slot on the rear surface of the optical disc drive. Then use the IDE cable, connect the CD-ROM connector on the motherboard.
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Close the system unit, replace the disconnected wire on the rear panel and turn on the computer. After loading the system it should recognize the new device and install a driver for it from their own base. If this happens, then install it manually using the software that came with the CD-ROM drive or by downloading it from the manufacturer's website online.
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