Interesting Universal Interact Wheel - adapters

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  1. millercv

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    After my experience with the xbox wheel from Madcatz I had grown attached to a wheel but wanted to wait for a nicer one that supports xb live.

    Anyway I was at Toys R Us and they have a couple of new universal interact wheels - they were pretty cheap so I picked one up. The interesting thing is when I opened the box there sat a PS2 to Xbox converter and a PS2 to GC converter [​IMG] Those can run you $15 each from online places so that made the wheel an even better bargain.

    I've tried the wheel w/ the xbox and so far it hasn't done the "disconnected" message that happens with the MC2 (when you have vibration on). The wheel itself has a rather large dead space I believe but I haven't read instructions yet so there may be a way to change it.

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    have had a couple of issues with it pausing but only in a particular instance... apparently there is something to the order of inserting it into the xbox and powering on the unit.
     
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    MadCatz knows about the disconnect problem and will fix it for you. The wheels they've released since those with the problem are fixed as well.

    They also make a universal wheel with the three connectors (Xbox, PS2, GC) at the end of the cable. I have this one and it's a very good wheel. I've owned a couple of Interact wheels and they were really poorly made, I returned both of them. So far the MadCatz universal is the best overall wheel, IMO.
     
  3. millercv

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    D'oh! Thought it was interact but i just looked closer at the box and it is actually "Intec" it is the only brand of wheel that our local Toys R Us sells now

    Well anyway this one was a stopgap measure until the actual Force Feedback wheels come out. I had bought an MC2 about 2 weeks ago (when BB had a new shipment in - they were out for a while) and it still had the problem so I returned it. I really did like the feel of the MC2 a good bit.

    I've heard that the Universal ones do work well out of the box (w/o the problem) but they don't have a slot for the xbox live adapter.

    Actually I was going to buy a ps2 to xbox adapter for DDR when it finally came out so as long as I get $10 use out of the wheel I'll break even [​IMG]
     
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  5. millercv

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    No the Intec actually doesn't have the live slot but it was cheap enough that I would live w/o it for now (until the actual force feedback wheels for PG2)
     

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