Hi all. Whilst rooting about in my loft i found an old Sidewinder Force Feedback USB V1.0 steering wheel and pedals. I've never been able to get this wheel to work with Vista or Win 7. I'm using Windows 8.0 x64bit now and thought i'd give it a go. I switched off the system, plugged the wheel in and booted up. Lo and behold Win 8 installed a Sidewinder driver
Checking the Control Panel i find the wheel, pedals, and buttons all operate. I've been mucking about with the Euro Truck Simulator 2 game for a while now with my Logitech DFP, and honestly, this Sidewinder works flawlessly. Even the FF works
The wheel also works with F1 99-02. I haven't used GTR2 yet but i cannot see it not working.
Admittedly there is no provision to adjust FF strength in the Control Panel, or an icon on the taskbar, but the games have strength adjusters anyway.
For an old wheel it still does a good job - and it works with Windows 8.0. Good enough for a backup