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Thrustmaster released an update for their steering wheels that most notably does take care of a few issues with Codemasters F1 23. While the firmware simply lists “Force Feedback improvement”, the driver contains many more changes that include fixes for freezing and more. You can grab the download via Thrustmaster Support.

Driver readme:

PC – DRIVERS FORCE FEEDBACK [Package 2023_TTRS_4] + Firmware

System Requirement: Windows 10 / 11

This driver package is compatible with these racing wheels:

– T818
– T-GT (on PC, the USB sliding switch on the T-GT racing wheel base must always be set to the OTHER position!)
– TX
– T500
– T300 (on PC, the USB sliding switch on the T300 racing wheel base must always be set to the PC-PS3 position!)
– T248-PS
– T248-X
– T128-PS
– T128-X
– T150 (on PC, the USB sliding switch on the T150 racing wheel base must always be set to the PS3 position!)
– TM Sim Hub

Changes made in new driver version [2023_TTRS_4]:

– Change in control panel:
* To improve compatibility of CPL with steering wheel, the Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition + the Ferrari 488 GT3 Wheel Add-On + the other future wheels are now shown as a GENERIC ROUND WHEEL in the CONTROL PANEL.
This change is only visual in the Control Panel and no incidence in games. This change is visible using the TX / T300 / TS-PC / TS-XW / T-GT / T-GT II bases on PC.
* Fixed few issues in the THRUSTMASTER CONTROL PANEL

– T818 firmware update:
* T818 base – new Firmware V6.01:
== Now, the front LED of the T818 react based on the TELEMETRY DATA provided by games (limited to FLAG + RPM + PIT).
Process to activate this telemetry and list of compatible games available on in GAMES SETTINGS
# In order to take advantage of the tellemetry functions, it is imperative that you install an offical Thrustmaster wheel on the T818 base and that you update your base’s firmware with the latest firmware version.
# For now the process to select the telemetry pattern and to adjust the LED brightness is working with all Thrustmaster wheels except with the TM OPEN WHEEL
# On iRacing, in OPTIONS of the game, CONTROL LCD WHEEL DISPLAYS must be activated for the functionality of the Telemetry.
== Add Ferrari 488 GT3 Wheel Add-On’s compatibility with T818
== Firmware improvement and bug fixes

– Add Ferrari 488 GT3 Wheel Add-On’s support:
!Important! It is mandatory to install the latest Firmware on your Thrustmaster Base:
[V58.06 for TX] – [V34 for T300] – [V8.07 for TS-XW] – [V10 for T-GT] – [V13 for TS-PC] – [V6.01 for T818]

– Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition firmware update:
* Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition – new Firmware V6.27:
== Fixed possible freeze issues (detected previously on PC / PS4™ / PS5™)
== Added with EA SPORTS™ F1® 23, in NATIVE mode (PC / PS4 / PS5), four screens corresponding to the game (General / Tire 1 / Tire 2 / Engine)
== Added with EA SPORTS™ F1® 23, in UDP via Wi-Fi mode (Xbox), one screen corresponding to the game (General)
== Added UDP support via Wi-Fi with EA SPORTS™ F1® 23 – Xbox version:
# in the options of this game, in SETTINGS / TELEMETRY SETTINGS / UDP Send Rate: select 120 Hz and in UDP Format: select 2023
# in older versions (F1® 22 – Xbox / F1 2021 – Xbox / F1 2020 – Xbox) in UDP Format: select 2020
== UDP GAMES tab was removed from the wheel’s screen menu (UDP 20777 for F1 games is now automatically selected)
!Important! It is mandatory to install the latest Firmware on your Thrustmaster Base:
[V58.06 for TX] – [V34 for T300] – [V8.07 for TS-XW] – [V10 for T-GT] – [V13 for TS-PC] – [V6.01 for T818]

– Thrustmaster Xbox Force Feedback wheels firmware update:
* TMX – new Firmware V20
* T128-X – new Firmware V5.4
* T248-X – new Firmware V2.04
== Force Feedback improvement

**NOTE**: Your wheel’s Firmware version appears in the top right in the Control Panel’s tabs:
– T818 Racing Wheel: V6.01 (for the base) and V2.12 (for the quick release adapter)
– T-GT Racing Wheel: V10 (for the base) and V32 (for the rim)
– T300 RS Racing Wheel: V34
– T248-PS Racing Wheel: V2
– T248-X Racing Wheel: V2.04
– T128-PS Racing Wheel: V4.76
– T128-X Racing Wheel: V5.04
– T150 Racing Wheel: V35
– TS-XW Racer (USB): V8.07
– TX Racing Wheel: V58.06
– TMX Racing Wheel: V20
– TS-PC Racer: V13
– T500 RS Racing Wheel: V47
– TM Sim Hub: V1.12 (Main) – V1.09 (CoMCU)
– BT LED Display: V1.17 (Main) – 1.18 (Bluetooth)
– Formula Wheel Add-On Ferrari SF1000 Edition: V6.27

– DO NOT CONNECT the racing wheel to your PC before being prompted to do so.
– DO NOT CLICK in any Windows-specific panes that may appear during the update process.
– RESTART THE COMPUTER once the package setup is complete.

**Important notes regarding F1 22 – PC**:
– In addition to installing this new driver, it is also recommended to disconnect your other USB gaming devices (such as USB shifter, USB handbrake, USB gamepad, etc.) in order to avoid any conflicts with USB wheels and/or USB pedal sets.
– If you are using a Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On simultaneously with a T-LCM Pedals set connected via USB, you must select NORMAL Mode (and not ADVANCED MODE) in the Thrustmaster Control Panel. You can select ADVANCED MODE only if the T-LCM Pedals set is connected directly to the Thrustmaster wheel base with the RJ12 cable.

1- Double-click the installation file (2023_TTRS_4.exe) to proceed with the installation.
2- Follow the instructions displayed onscreen.
3- When done:
* Select Start/All Apps/Thrustmaster/FFB Racing Wheel/Control Panel. (Windows 10/11)
* Or, your keyboard, click simultaneously on the Windows + R keys. The Run window opens, type “joy.cpl”, then click OK

The racing wheel appears onscreen with the status indication OK

4- In the Control Panel, click Properties to configure your racing wheel:
* Test Input: Enables you to test the buttons, the D-Pad, the Wheel, the Pedals and to configure wheel Rotation Angle.
* Test Forces: Enables you to test 12 force effects.
* Gain Settings: Enables you to configure the Force Feedback.

Click on OK to save your settings and exit the Control Panel.

You are now ready to race!

** Notes regarding the FERRARI F1 racing wheel**:
– On PC, the Ferrari F1 racing wheel is recognized and appears onscreen under the name Thrustmaster T-GT Racing Wheel or TS-XW RACER (USB)
or TS-PC RACER or Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing Wheel, Thrustmaster TX Racing wheel, or Thrustmaster T300 RS Racing Wheel.
This is the “Normal Mode”, offering 13 action buttons + D-Pad (in this mode, the D-Pads, shifters and L3/R3 buttons are combined).
In this mode, the 2 rotary encoders emulate the D-Pad’s 4 main directions. They can therefore be used to alter a car’s settings (engines, tires, fairing, etc.).
To use them, if required, access your game’s Control options and alter them as required.
– On PC (only), the racing wheel can be configured in “Advanced Mode” to offer 25 action buttons + 1 D-Pad
(in this mode, the 2 rotary encoders, 2 D-Pads, 4 shifters and 4 L3/R3 buttons are configured individually). To do so, in the Control Panel, select the Advanced Mode option.
The racing wheel appears onscreen under the name Ferrari F1 Wheel Advanced T-GT or Ferrari F1 Wheel Advanced TS-XW Racer
or Ferrari F1 Wheel Advanced TS-PC Racer or Ferrari F1 wheel Integral T500 or Ferrari F1 wheel Advanced TX or Ferrari F1 wheel Advanced T300.

**General comments**:
– For most games: in the OPTIONS/CONTROLS/FORCE FEEDBACK settings, Force Feedback effects must be set to “POSITIVE = + Values” or “NON-REVERSED”.

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