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Force Feedback on Xbox 360 Racing Wheel using Wireless Gaming Reciever in Windows 7

I am trying to use my Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel in Windows 7 using the Wireless Gaming Receiver to connect it to my PC.

It connects fine and I can use the wheel in games, but I'm not getting any force feedback and I don't see it mentioned in the device configuration in the control panel.

This page: http://www.xbox.com/en-gb/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessgamingreceiver/ specifies that the wheel should have drivers available for Windows Vista in the future (I am guessing this page is well out of date) with force feedback but I can't find mention of these drivers anywhere.

oKeos
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Technically, this is a Windows 7 Driver Support question on when then Wireless Gaming Receiver drivers will be updated to provide force feedback support as was promised in the URL the previous poster provided.

I to would be interested in if this work is progressing.  If it has been cancelled you may wish to notify marketing and get them to update the page in question.

Cheers.
Ajay K
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Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Windows seven Community site. The issue you posted is related to Xbox and would be better suited in the Xbox Discussion Groups. Please visit the link below to find a community that will offer the support you request.

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Technically, this is a Windows 7 Driver Support question on when then Wireless Gaming Receiver drivers will be updated to provide force feedback support as was promised in the URL the previous poster provided.

I to would be interested in if this work is progressing.  If it has been cancelled you may wish to notify marketing and get them to update the page in question.

Cheers.
Raw Kryptonite
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I too am using this wheel with Windows 7 by means of the wireless receiver. Basic functions work, but I would like information about when the force feedback drivers will be available, like the original and subsequent posters.


Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
Driver
Windows 7
Gaining force feedback support
C3LT
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Yeah, I contacted Xbox support but they're useless, to put it politely.  

After about ten emails back and forth with Alice, Lily, Eva, Lina, Emmy and Karen from Xbox support they gave me this reply:  

Thank you for contacting Xbox Support.

Kindly note that the update to resolve your issue has not been released yet. Keep updated with all our release notifications dates by visiting our official web site www.xbox.com . Please connect to Xbox LIVE for any new updates.

They had no idea what I was talking about.  How will connecting to Xbox LIVE get me a Windows driver?
Raw Kryptonite
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They wouldn't, Xbox Live doesn't release drivers for Windows 7 or Vista. I don't know why that was suggested unless Ajay misread your question.
A user doesn't have to be registered with Live or own a 360 to use this wheel on their pc, it's just another peripheral. That needs a proper driver.
I hope this gets more attention soon and we at least get an ETA on this or confirmation that it's being worked on as stated. Being more of a driver issue, I started a similar discussion in that forum.
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All,
   I'm looking into this situation.  So far I haven't found any information about Force Feedback drivers being developed at this time.  However if you would like to leave some feedback with the Windows 7 team to request that driver then here is a link: Windows 7 Feedback 
If I get any further information I will post it back here.  
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Raw Kryptonite
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Thank you Mike, that is much appreciated. Feedback sent on the site you linked.
C3LT
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I don't know why you marked this as an answer.  My questions have not been answered!

Can you tell us:

Are force feedback drivers being developed?
When are they likely to be developed?
Why hasn't this page http://www.xbox.com/en-gb/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessgamingreceiver/ been updated to let people know there's no driver yet (perhaps ever)?

I want to buy a racing wheel for my PC that has force feedback, but I don't want buy one until I know for sure that the one I currently own doesn't/wont work. 

Please don't mark this thread as answered until you've heard back from the drivers team/racing wheel team/whoever develops the drivers for these things. 
oKeos
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If their is no planned driver support, then just please update your marketing site to match, otherwise it will cause more confusion.

http://www.xbox.com/en-gb/hardware/x/xbox360wirelessgamingreceiver/
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Can we get the titles of a few games that you are using the racing wheel with? 
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