Linked mode emulates a simple two-axis joystick. Some titles will only run in this
mode. Steering acts on the joystick X-axis and gas and brake pedals work in
opposite directions on the ‘Y-axis’. Linked mode is simple to activate.
1. Disconnect the USB plug from the computer and wait ten seconds.
2. Next hold down one of the buttons or paddles on the wheel while you plug
the unit back into the USB port. Be sure to hold the button down while
plugging in and for at least five seconds after the plug insertion. This will
initialize Linked mode.
3. It is important to remember when switching from separated to linked mode or
back you must recalibrate the controller in the Windows Control Panel -
Game Controller routine. Failure to do this will cause improper operation.
Do not reboot the computer when switching modes. The computer needs to
be running to initialize linked mode. If your computer is rebooted for any
reason and you wish to use linked mode, you will need to re-initialize it after
restart using the above steps. If no buttons are held down during
initialization, it will always start up in separated mode.
SEPARATED MODE CALIBRATION - USB HD ULTRA
1. Close all other programs first. Then click the Start button. Go to Control
Panel and select Game Controllers from the menu.
2. The Game Controllers dialog box should appear. Windows should
automatically recognize that the ECCI HI-DEF USB controller is connected.
If this does not appear check your connections, and if still no control shows
up, reboot and start again.
3. Highlight the controller, and then click on the Properties button. Select the
Settings tab and click on Calibrate. You must follow the prompts carefully
to calibrate your system. Leave the controls untouched to set center point
then click a button on the wheel.
4. A square joystick calibration box will appear. It will prompt you to move the
controller to the limits of travel. The steering wheel will be recognized here
as the X-axis, moving the crosshair horizontally in the box. The Y-axis will
not be active. After moving the wheel left and right, release it to center and
press a button to move on.
5. Next you will be prompted to verify the center point once again Make sure
the wheel is centered, then press a button.
6. A horizontal box with a blue calibration bar will appear. This box will calibrate
the gas pedal. Move the pedal down all the way, release it, repeat several
times and press a button. If the bar does not move fully to the ends of the
box, ignore it. This is normal at this stage of calibration.
7. Another horizontal box will appear. This will recognize the clutch pedal.
Move the pedal down all the way, release it, repeat several times and press
a button. If you do not have a clutch, simply press a button to bypass this
8. A third horizontal box will appear. This will calibrate the brake pedal. Move
the pedal down all the way, release it, repeat several times then press a
button. If you have a PMB-equipped unit and wish to reduce the amount of
brake pedal pressure to reach maximum braking, you can ‘short calibrate’
the brake pedal. Press down only as hard as you wish for maximum braking,
release and press a button.
9. After finishing select Test. Carefully observe the movement of your controls
in the square box and the vertical slider bars. Make sure that the wheel and
each pedal are recognized and operating smoothly to their limits of travel. If
not, recalibrate. Ignore the inactive slider bar if you do not have a clutch
installed. You are now finished. Click OK to accept calibration.
LINKED MODE CALIBRATION - USB HD ULTRA
1. Initialize Linked mode as described in Section 4.3. Then follow steps 1
through 3 as listed in Section 4.4. The next steps are as follows:
2. A square joystick calibration box will appear. It will prompt you to move the
control to the limits of travel. Turn the steering wheel left and right to its
limits. This will move the crosshair horizontally in the box. Gas and brake
pedals will be recognized on the Y-axis, moving the crosshair vertically in the
box. Move both pedals to the limit several times, release them, and press
3. You will be prompted to verify the center point now. Make sure the wheel is
centered and none of the pedals are depressed. Then press a button to go
to the next step.
4. A horizontal box will appear. This will be inactive in Linked mode. Linked
mode does not support clutch operation. If you need a clutch, use Separated
mode. Press a button on the wheel to continue. Two more horizontal boxes
will appear. These will be inactive as long as you are in Linked mode. Just
press a wheel button when prompted until you finish.
5. After finishing select Test. Carefully observe the movement of your controls
in the square box. Make sure that the wheel and each pedal are recognized
and operating smoothly to their limits of travel. If not, recalibrate. In linked
mode none of the slider bars will be active. This is normal. You are now
finished. Next click OK.
PROPERLY CALIBRATING THE PMB-II BRAKE PEDAL
The optional PMBII brake mechanism allows you to tailor both the feel and the
response of the brake to your personal preferences. The action of the PMBII
allows the brake to be set up based on pressure applied rather than distance
1. When calibrating the PMBII you most likely will not use the full mechanical
travel of the pedal. Calibrate using the amount of pressure you want to
establish as 100% braking pressure. Optimal anti-lockup performance is
obtained when slightly more pressure is applied than you would normally
desire. This helps prevent brake lock at the limit of braking. You should
have to work the brake a bit to get full lock. Do not exceed your maximum
pressure target during the calibration. If you exceed your target, go back
and start calibration again.
Note the calibration numbers returned at your desired maximum pressure
setting and write them down.