GT Force bugs GT3 owners
It has been recently discovered that many gamers are facing problems with the newly instated Logitech GT Force Wheel for Gran Turismo 3. Although many ideas are floating around about the cause of this problem, no direct source has been detected within the racing wheel. However, it is strongly believed to be in the software itself, and causes the wheel to shut down during play. One of the few quick-fix solutions to the problem is to immediately pause play, unplug the steering wheel, and then re-plug it into your PS2. Obviously, though, this is not a permanent solution, and can be a very hassling problem. Sony had this to say about the matter.
"We did extensive quality assurance in our testing department with Gran Turismo 3 A-spec and the steering wheel for bugs and problems, and we never found this problem [with the steering wheel]," a Sony Computer Entertainment America representative said today. "If we had found that problem, we would have fixed it, but we never encountered it during testing. But we're concerned about it, and we're looking into it. We will provide some kind of solution soon."
"We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system has an auto-diagnosis feature that automatically adjusts the settings of the console to run your PlayStation 2 format software at optimum levels. Please use the auto diagnosis feature to update the system settings when you experience trouble playing PlayStation 2 format software.
To use the auto diagnosis feature:
- 1) You must be in the "main menu" screen of the PlayStation 2 console
- 2) Highlight "Browser" and press the "triangle button"
- 3) Select "Console" using the up and down directional buttons and press the "Triangle" button
- 4) Select "On": using the up and down directional buttons and press the "X" button
- 5) Insert a disc. The console automatically starts the diagnosis."
Players who have similar problems playing GT3 or while using the Logitech Driving Force Racing Wheel can call these numbers:
The Sony Consumer Services Department at (800) 345-7669; open Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Pacific Time, or...
Logitech Technical Assistance (Hotline) at (702) 269-3457; Monday - Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm PST.
PSX Extreme would like to thank IGN for their in-depth look into the matter. Many of the causes thought to provoke problems in Logitech's GT Wheel have not been confirmed, as both Sony and Logitech have begun an investigation to hopefully take care of the matter.
8/3/2001 Matt Stensrud