Monday, 12 December 2016

Logitech Formula Force Drivers for Windows 10 64 Bit (x64)



Almost 20 years on, the Logitech Wingman Formula Force still works in windows. Released around the time USB was just arriving on the market, these robust wheels date from back in 1998.

Logitech discontinued driver development in 2006, however Saitek did release a 64bit driver based on the Immersion SDK. A primitive Force feedback design by today's standards, but it still works with most modern games.

This driver was adapted by Sly_North from the below Saitek source. 

To breath a new bit of life into the Logitech Wingman Formula Force, here is a Windows 10 Driver (signed) that will permit installation into Win10 x64 bit without the need to disable driver signing.


UPDATE [Jan 2020] - This driver no longer installs on fresh Windows 10 OS. This is due to MS changing signing requirements under fresh installs in Windows 10. The below driver is signed with SHA-1, which is no longer trusted, thus not supported in newer releases of Windows 10. I'm looking for a volunteer to re-sign these driver with SHA256 as per Practical Windows Code and Driver Signing

Enjoy!

SHA256 C132B429B25D1AC0186C65A699FE6AC3131827E3E13297E8F507325B2B31B047

Saitek Source (updated 9/5/19)
SHA256 ECC4B98757FFBF53501A7D239CE3FA3B4D05B9543F091CA156D9EDE1ED44DB6F


Credits: Leshcat of leshcatlabs.net for signing the drivers to make this happen and to Sly_North for the original Saitek driver mod. (http://web.archive.org/web/20160102083612/http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Logitech-G-Controllers/Wingman-Formula-Force-and-Windows-7-x64/td-p/428223?nobounce)





48 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Could you make the file available please.
    I'm searching drivers for th E-UA2 logitech.
    Thank you very much

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    1. Unfortunately this post is about this specific model, that shared a driver/tech with other Immersion SDK wheels.

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  3. thank you, sorry for the inconvenience you could make a video with the steps to perform the installation for more extensive help to the community thanks

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    1. You might want to look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyKrxxXOvQY

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  4. hello there. I have the formula force wheel and notice this is working for others. I do not have the native gameport on my mobo yet have the rockfire gameport to usb adapter. will this program work in tandum with the rockfire drivers?

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    1. also how does everyone else connect these serial gameport wheels? I was told the rockfire would be the converter between analog to digital but it does not pick up my wheel

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    2. This Wheel is USB (+Serial RS232/DB9). These Drivers are for USB only. I suspect you might have a different wheel.

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  6. What files will I use on this repository for Windows 10 64 bit?

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    1. The Zip file is the signed driver. The other files are provided for reference, should someone want to compare to the originals.

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  7. Unfortunately this post is about this specific model, that shared a driver/tech with other Immersion SDK wheels.

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    1. Correct. If your wheel looks like the one pictured and you connect via USB it will work.

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  8. My Wheel looks exactly the same, just in Yellow. But the native Port isn't USB. I hava a USB-Adapter tho. Will this work? I can't seem to get the installation done. The .exe doesn't find me device.

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    1. BTW the Model Number is E-ZA1

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    2. No this driver is strictly for the red wheel.

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  9. This driver seems to no longer work on the latest build of Windows 10?

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    1. What error are you getting? And what version build /release of Windows are you running?

      1903/1909?

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  10. Managed to get it working by disabling driver signing.

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  11. HELP!
    please give the driver link. yui on which windows does the steering wheel work?

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  12. HELP!!!please give the driver link. yui on which windows does the steering wheel work?

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  13. A little complicated method can be if you install VMWare or other virtual machine software and you install Windows XP over that. On installed virtual machine you can install the drivers of the Logitech Wingman Formula Force without any problem. You install your wheel-based games to Win XP virtual machine and you play on it. :)

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    1. Yes this is an alternative to these drivers. However 3D games do not run as well under VMware IMO.

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    2. I tested with Need For Speed Underground 2 and Most Wanted. They run a lit bit slower like on host and there is some flashing, but it works with the original Logitech Wingman drivers. I used integrated video card. Maybe the performance can be better with native video card.

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  14. my pc runs windows 8.1 and i have the exact same wheel but yellow instead of red. when i plug in the game port to usb adaptor to my pc only the left led lights up and neither this or the logitech software detects the wheel. someone help?

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    1. This driver isn't for the yellow wheel. This is only for the red wheel. They may look the same, but have different internals.

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  15. Been trying to make this work for years, but cannot make it work. The files everybody points to are always the same. I get "The hash for the file is not present in the specified cataloque file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering." :(

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    1. You need to use the zip file. Logitech_FormulaForce_E-UA2_Windows7_64bits.zip This is the modified Saitek R440 Force Wheel drivers.

      Try https://www.7-zip.org/download.html if you are having issue unzipping.

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    3. The SHA values of the files do not correspond with the ones in Security Catalog

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    4. Not sure how that could be. The drivers haven't been modified. The only change as per the link above was the Device ID in the inf. The drivers and catalogue have been re-signed. Check the signature on the drivers. If they're invalid, I'd be suspicious something is modifying the files on your PC.

      Not had any one else report this issue.

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    5. Nothing wrong with my W10, it works when disabling driver signing. QED :)

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    6. Are the signatures valid on the .sys files?

      I note they're signed with SHA1, so if you are on a modern OS windows may not accept the SHA1 signature. MS has dropped support for SHA1 signed drivers.

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-requirement-for-windows-and-wsus

      I suspect if the driver was installed in an earlier Win10 Build, it will continue to honor the install. However if it's a fresh install, then the SHA1 policy is enforced during install of the driver.

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  16. Nice to see you are still around and posting!!
    I did use the zip file, no issues with unzipping.

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  18. Saved my wheel, installed successfully,great job!
    One question, how do I calibrate the wheel? I remember in old days windows has a game controller app in control panel to do it. In win10, it disappears.
    In NFS game, my accelarator padal keeps the arrow key down like beheavour, not function in the game.

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  19. To further dig out the root cause of my problem, I finally find that in my old XP system, the game controller setting has one checkbox option:combined axis. But in Win10, in the game controller panel, I can't find the similar setting, which cause the gas and brake pedal doesn't work in the game, how to solve it?

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  20. C:\Windows\System32\joy.cpl

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  21. @bARt, what is the use of this file? I tried another logitech driving force pro installation, seems only after installed logitech's driver, game software etc, the HW setting can have more parameter configuation. The worst case for my Formula force wheel is:the gas pedal is always at 100% when it is untouched.

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  22. @bARt, googled the function of joy.cpl. Thanks and yes I already find the access to it. Can't upload the picture, let me explain in detail. In property's test tab, I got a square with a cross in it, labeled:X Axis/Bra.. the cross is always at center bottom, once step on brake pedal, the cross go up to center top. On square's top right there is a red to blue color bar,labeled Gas. Without touch, it is full color, once touch gas pedal, the color bar reduce to 0.That is, the gas is at 100% when untouched. There are also 6 buttons below. The wheel steering and the buttons are working fine, just the pedals seems not right.

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  23. having the same issue as bArt: "The SHA values of the files do not correspond with the ones in Security Catalog"
    Problem:Also the disabling of the drivers check does not work.
    Zip Files are unzipped, Driver install results in: "Hash for file not in catalog.File is probably damaged or was changed without permission". Any idea how to get the good old wheel back to work?

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  24. Is this a fresh install of Windows 10? I suspect MS doesn't support SHA1 hashes with fresh installs.

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  25. I am having the same issue as mcmichael, Windows version 1903, trying to install for first time on new system. I receive the Hash error and attempting to use the .exe stops when prompted to connect the device.

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  26. up date, I was able to use the drivers and get things working by disabling driver signing enforcement and manually installing the driver from device manager. Thanks for the links. I used a version of this driver years ago.

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