Universal Hub for Xbox is now shipping -UPDATE

edited April 2016 in Blog
The Universal hub for Xbox One, which will turn your ClubSport Wheel Base V2 into an Xbox One compatible device, is now starting to ship and it will arrive in the hands of the lucky customers very soon.

Please post your experience with this device here and show us pictures and videos of your set up.

You are also welcome to post recommended settings for games.

Enjoy!:)

UPDATE
Please note that the maximum amount of buttons to be used on Xbox One is currently limited by the console but there are plans for a new extended protocol which allows more functionality.
We also have an button mapping issue on PC but this will be fixed in a future fw release.


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  • edited June 2015
    Hi Thomas, meine Bestellung wurde leider gestern noch nicht losgeschickt. Weißt du ob in Hamburg heute welche losgeschickt werden? Ich denke dort ist ja heute kein Feiertag
  • Mine should be arriving today :D

    One question tho, I did the firmware upgrade to my V2 Wheelbase yesterday (all went smooth) but it was brought to my attention by a fellow customer that I would need to do the firmware update with all items attached to the V2 Wheelbase....is that correct??
  • Glad I went with 2day shipping! Can't wait. Thanks for a great way to finally enjoy our Xbox Ones! I said NO Fanatec No Forza at the launch of X1 and I stuck to it. The wait is worth it.
  • edited June 2015

    As a first...I'm proud to announce that I'VE GOT IT RIGHT HERE. Whooohoooooooo :O) :O) :)) :))

    Thank you Fanatec team and Thomas !!!!

    Amm I need is a rim now LOL 


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  • Thomas...can you please also reveal now what the improvements are on the CSP V2...it's way past the 28th of May. I wanna now what I've pre ordered for July!!!
  • Mine should be arriving today :D

    One question tho, I did the firmware upgrade to my V2 Wheelbase yesterday (all went smooth) but it was brought to my attention by a fellow customer that I would need to do the firmware update with all items attached to the V2 Wheelbase....is that correct??

    The PDF from the Universal-HUB says the following.... (look what is underlined in red)


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  • Thomas...can you please also reveal now what the improvements are on the CSP V2...it's way past the 28th of May. I wanna now what I've pre ordered for July!!!
    I second this request.
  • Thanks Oliver, not sure this can't be interpreted both ways tho?
  • Antoine, is this not referring to installing drivers for the PC? (I currently use my XBOX One for gaming, not my PC) I would find it very strange if it would install a different version of the firmware based on attached devices to the Wheelbase?
  • Thanks Oliver, not sure this can't be interpreted both ways tho?
    Yes, thats right. ;)

    I will update my V2-Base this afternoon and tomorrow when the Universal-HUB arrives, i want do an update again. Double update quality. ;)

    And after this i connect it to my Xbox One.
  • Antoine, is this not referring to installing drivers for the PC? (I currently use my XBOX One for gaming, not my PC) I would find it very strange if it would install a different version of the firmware based on attached devices to the Wheelbase?
    You can do an update only on PC with the use of the Fanatec Driver v219. You can NOT update your equipment over the Xbox One.
  • Thomas...can you please also reveal now what the improvements are on the CSP V2...it's way past the 28th of May. I wanna now what I've pre ordered for July!!!


    I second this request.
    I third the request. ;)
  • I'm going to update in a minute, WITH hub attached to the V2 base...I'll let you guys know if my XOne detects it after I set it in Xbox mode.
  • edited June 2015
    Sorry wrong forum
  • Okay...the V2 base defenately needs updated BEFORE hooking up the hub. It keeps calibrating itself and can't be set in update mode or turned off. LoL
  • Okay...the V2 base defenately needs updated BEFORE hooking up the hub. It keeps calibrating itself and can't be set in update mode or turned off. LoL
    Thanks for the help
  • Okay...the V2 base defenately needs updated BEFORE hooking up the hub. It keeps calibrating itself and can't be set in update mode or turned off. LoL
     

    Thank for the help und for the certainty
    :-bd
  • Oops...mistake...forgot to put it in Update mode when turning on. So just hook the hub to the base, base to pc and hold the start button on base till it lights up blue...driver pop up on pc comes and you can start the update.
    So before use is meant as before trying to use it on XOne !!!!
    Sorry for my mistake. LoL
  • Oops...mistake...forgot to put it in Update mode when turning on. So just hook the hub to the base, base to pc and hold the start button on base till it lights up blue...driver pop up on pc comes and you can start the update.
    So before use is meant as before trying to use it on XOne !!!!
    Sorry for my mistake. LoL
    Lol. Understood. In the excitement of the moment things like this happen. Lol

  • Oliver: I know, we were merely debating if you would need any other Fanatec apparel connected to your wheelbase when updating the firmware. Apparently not....based on Antoine's findings (thnx for testing Antoine!)

    So what I did was:

    connect power and usb to Wheelbase,
    connect wheelbase to pc,
    power on wheelbase,
    install driver 219,
    hit update tab,
    update firmware
  • I have everything hooked up to the base Toon, pedals and XOne hub...shifter comes when new pedals arrive!
    Did the update and everything works like a charm except one thing. I know it's maybe outdated to mention, but the manual is incorrect about PS3 MODE and needs a bit more specification!
    PS3 MODE can only be turned on when PS3 is working, off course first to pc mode, then push the two buttons mentioned in the manual. The ring around start button lights up white and goes back to red after couple a seconds!!! And the display doesn't show thenred dot. BUT ALSO NO gear box numbers....
    On XOne and PS4 running great! Only thing I really miss are rpm lights!!!!!!
  • edited June 2015
    Ohw my god...FM 5 FFB is wayyyyy too strong and over the top on this one...whole different feel from PCars....don't like it at all !
    Okay...first attempt on PCars...no good...wheel is useless, not a single button works after hitting the 3 stripes button. Can't even shut it off no more...have to pull the power cord out from base!
    Powered back on and it actually works...LoL
  • Okay...New problem..but that's more SMS's problem...button mapping. The game still sees the wheel as a controller...so if you wanna use, for example, the 'button' LT PCars still sees it as the brake..so we're just as limited with the wheel to assign buttons as the controller guys...NOT AMUSED...Damn.
  • You saying the gear shift number dosent work on xbox one?
  • Antoine thnx for the updates!! (Did you find a rim somewhere? ;P )

    When using FM5...can't you just dial down the FF strength on the wheel?

    Very odd it's not properly recognised in Project Cars! :-/
  • edited June 2015
    Antoine did you turn the In game FFB down??? These Consoles are More Like PC Now.
    after Tweeking PCars i finaly Agree that its Better to Keave wheel at 100% and Cut the FFB Down fron the Game Settings... Cutting the FFB down at the wheel you Loose some Suntle FFB Feel. i Keep PCars Master FFB at 75% and the FFB is Still Very Very Strong im Thinking about Lowering it to 65%!!! But i Keep the Wheel at 100%
    75% Is Strong Enough that in a 10 Lap Race your arms may get Tierd.
  • Stephen...the buttons in game are not the same as on the HUB. On the pad the Left Trigger 'LT' is used for braking...but If you try assigning the lights on button LT, the brake is set on button LT and braking pedal is blank !!!!
    And that way it also goes with the LB and LBS button. You can't use m both for separate things. They both pop up on tv screen as LB.
    ALSO the Funky Switch and top directional buttons are both named D-PAD in game!
    Already posted on PCars forum by me!
    No wheel yet and this way of not working properly holds me back buying one Toon!
  • edited June 2015
    I'm an idiot...LoL
  • Thanks for the info. I was more on about the gear number display on the universal hub if if it actually shows you what gear your in or is that just for PC ?
  • Antoine Goosens My Porsche and F1 Rim work fine on PCars after the update... Everything and all the Buttons are the Same.... I Did do a Custom button Map when i first got PCars though... Have you ever Mapped your Buttons
  • Yep...it's okay now Grimey...look up. LoL
  • edited June 2015
    Thomas, can you please tell us if the button mapping limitation is due to the limits of the XOne or just a driver issue. Cause if it's the XOne limitation...we all get a €350 costing USELESS second controller.
    Cause 2 button boxes are downgraded by 1 button each. 2 buttons act as 1, other button also useless cause it deactivates the brake and gas pedal.
    The funky switch is only useful to navigate and go to XOne menu, because the directional pad on top of the hub has the same function...
    That actually gives us LESS buttons to use than a pad now that I think of it !!!!
    Feels like total whaste of money if that can't be resolved through new in game drivers !!!

    The joy I felt this afternoon when I saw the UPS guy at my door is nowhere near to be found now!!!
    I really don't understand why Natalie wants to pay full price for two hubs more.....
    I can assign 26 buttons on the BMW rim shifter paddles and cap included. On the XOne hub only ONLY 18....understand the frustration?
  • Hi this my first time posting thought I would share a pic of my Hub and sparco rim
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  • Hi this my first time posting thought I would share a pic of my Hub and sparco rim
    Looking good Kenneth!
  • edited June 2015
    Did anyone notice the total lockup of the wheel when staring a race, PCars, from the pit and trough the pit lane until pop up says manual control ??? With new firmware 094 that is...
    Really weird feeling, wasn't like that in fw 065 !!!

    Okay...tweaking with Grimey we agreed it's that Center Spring issue bothering there...also in menu's
  • Hey Guys I'm having problems connecting my xbox one hub to my xbox one.
  • edited June 2015
    Ok, apparently my hub is doing nothing either....further investigation nescessary ;P  Btw really happy I finally have the hub in my hands....I was promised they would send my Wheelbase V2 cables along with the hub, since they were missing, I guess they forgot about the cables *sigh (now only able to connect my pedals with the connector that came with the old shifter)

    Antoine: please keep is updated on your findings...I will do the same...

    Kenneth: nice rim setup you got there!

    Fanatec: would be nice if you could react in this blog to help us on our way!
  • What's the problem.Kieren?
  • Toon...Dutch on CLive..maybe I can help you out
  • edited June 2015
    Thomas, can you please tell us if the button mapping limitation is due to the limits of the XOne or just a driver issue. Cause if it's the XOne limitation...we all get a €350 costing USELESS second controller.
    Cause 2 button boxes are downgraded by 1 button each. 2 buttons act as 1, other button also useless cause it deactivates the brake and gas pedal.
    The funky switch is only useful to navigate and go to XOne menu, because the directional pad on top of the hub has the same function...
    That actually gives us LESS buttons to use than a pad now that I think of it !!!!
    Feels like total whaste of money if that can't be resolved through new in game drivers !!!

    The joy I felt this afternoon when I saw the UPS guy at my door is nowhere near to be found now!!!
    I really don't understand why Natalie wants to pay full price for two hubs more.....
    I can assign 26 buttons on the BMW rim shifter paddles and cap included. On the XOne hub only ONLY 18....understand the frustration?
    The top buttons are supposed to have the same functions as the button boxes, they are for people who want to run with just a plain rim and no button boxes attached.
  • Mine will be here Monday, gotta get my XB1 moved into that room. 
  • edited June 2015
    Everybody!!!!!! Don't forget to connect the USB cable from the base to the XOne...it won't work wireless!

    And that's JUST the reason why MOST people like a stand alone rim better. It's a console...people are used to in reach buttons. And how difficult it is to drive...quickly try and find the down directional button blindly, arm stretching OVER the wheel, on top of the hub while bracking to look back before a corner !!!
    On pc you've got a keyboard almost right next to you, to back you up in buttons. Just compare how much buttons can be assigned with BMW rim with ps4 and XOne with Hub...how long did we all know that PCars has so much buttons to assign....almost as long as we knew XOne compatibility!!!
    Call me stupid, but I think it was the worst idea to use a hub for console!! And I also would strongly recommend to people to wait it out for a stand alone wheel for XOne. Especially now I know that the 2 button boxes have only 1 usable button per box!!! And the loss of 1 stick, being 5 actual buttons to assign! In FM5 you can't even assign anything just standard layout....And with Assetto Corsa coming to consoles in 2016 I'm gonna bet my money on the PS4....cause I think AC Wil even have more buttons to assign !!!!
  • @ Antoine: The lack of button assignments is caused by the limitations of the porprietary xbox controller/wheel protocol. 

    It has been discussed in the pcars support forum and lots of thrustmaster tx user are affected too, especially when they use other addon rims such as the ferrari f1 formula rim....

    Some guys created a petiton at the official xbox feedback page to get microsofts attention. Follow this link to support them!

  • Antoine is a hero!!! (While getting on the phone with him to get some instructions, we casually discuss the green light around the button....I said, yeah I have that...then we checked some stuff and he mentions the USB-cable.....pfff .... it seems the Xbox One connection is no longer wireless, but needs a cable from the Wheelbase to your Xbox One!

    *since I used the CSR wheel before on the 360 (wireless) and there is no USB-cable mentioned in the hub-manual....It never crossed my mind...

    Now going to see how it operates ingame ;P

    Thnx again Antoine!!
  • Yw Toon, glad I could be the helping mind. LoL
  • OK Nobody Panic!!! LOL... so i found out 1 of the changes made in the New FW update is that the Rear fan No Longer runs All the Time!!! I was about to get pissed Off!!! it turns on at start up but if the wheel is cool it turns offf... it will come on as the wheel heats up and if need be then the side fan kicks on also.
  • edited June 2015
    Are we allowed to discuss this now, you know as muggles ;)
  • I'm going back to fw 065 tomorrow...FFB feels better with that one until the center spring problem is solved in PCars. With new firmware it pulls with 500 lbs to the other side while I got in game FFB at 50 and 'FOR' also at 50.
  • Sooo...just did some first laps in Forza5 ;) I like it!! It's been a looong while since I could use a wheel, and it sure still needs tweaks, just to give you an indication; just did a 2:19.512 in the R900 Aston Martin on Spa ;P

    Grimey: no panic indeed! ;)

    Natalie: yes!! ;P
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