FFB stopped working in Carmageddon 2

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EverythingFell

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Alright, here's the deal. I'm a huge fan of the Carmageddon series, and I decided I wanted a force feedback racing wheel for Xmas. Luckily, I got one (Thrustmaster NASCAR Pro Force Feedback), and it worked so wonderfully in Carpocalypse Now, my favorite in the series.


Well, I bumped the off switch in the middle of a game, so hastily I flipped it back on. The game froze for a good seven seconds, and then everything worked except the force feedback. As far as I can tell, it's there because I get shaking when I use the Afterburner. It shakes like it would normally, not like it's the strongest thing there so it's the only thing I can feel.



I've tried:

- uninstalling and reinstalling the game and the wheel in different orders and running regclean (the wheel works in all other force feedback games perfectly, btw).

- I did the same thing again, flipping the switch during the game. who knows? :)

- patched the game to the british patch, which is supposed to have some fixes for force feedback. But it wouldn't run because I have the American CD. So I found and used a NOCD crack, but the force feedback didn't help.

- looked through regedit

- There are two files in the /data directory of the game that pertain to force feedback (as far as I can tell) : FFB.txt and FFB.ifr. I looked through those to see what I could do, but haven't really found anything yet.


info contained in FFB.txt:

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4.7 //max upper limit
3.5 //max lower limit

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I tried making the numbers higher, but that didn't really seem to do anything.


info contained in FFB.ifr:

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ifpr ô Afterburner Periodic . ID {DEBDBB78-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 2000 Period 19883 TriggerButton -1 Waveform 0 Duration 500000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 0 Phase 0 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 1 AttackDuration 0 á Oil_Slick Periodic . ID {DEBDBB89-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 2000 Period 7022 Waveform 0 Duration 1000000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 0 Phase 0 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 0 í Instant_Handbrake Pop . ID {DEBDBB98-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 6037 TriggerButton -1 Duration 100000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 64682 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 7936 RepeatInterval 0 ä Mine_**** Pop . ID {DEBDBB9D-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 3647 TriggerButton -1 Duration 18000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 11833 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 5357 RepeatInterval 0 ß Ped_Ray Periodic . ID {DEBDBBAD-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 3023 Period 30338 Waveform 0 Duration 250000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 0 Phase 0 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 0 ã Kangeroo Pop . ID {DEBDBBB5-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 0 TriggerButton -1 Duration 100000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 0 Direction 26904 AttackLevel 6855 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 100000 RepeatInterval 0 è Repulse Periodic . ID {DEBDBBBD-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 4108 Period 42024 Waveform 0 Duration 200000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 137674 Phase 0 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 26976 æ Flamer Periodic . ID {DEBDBBCC-390D-11D2-9A8B-0080C8586BC8} Magnitude 3333 Period 17458 Waveform 0 Duration 200000 FadeLevel 0 FadeDuration 166511 Phase 0 Direction 9000 AttackLevel 0 InfiniteDuration 0 AttackDuration 3720
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*bites his lip* Well, I haven't screwed with that yet. interesting that the afterburner is first? maybe that's a coincidence.




Well, I really want to play this, so if I can't get it to work in the next few days, I'm going to set up windows on a spare hard drive and just install this one game there, and use that when I want to play. Yuck.



oh, and specs

pentium III 600 mhz 512 cache
Tyan Trinity 400 motherboard, has a VIA chipset
256 megs pc133
oldschool sb AWE32
video = original Radeon /32 megs DDR
 
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