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Interact V3 Racing Wheel


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  • 11 buttons, 8-way digital game pad
  • 10-inch wheel, 270-degree turning radius
  • Gas and break pedals
  • Tilt and height adjustments
  • Works in older DOS racing games
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: InterAct
  • Model: SV280
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00000JDDY
  • Item model number: SV280
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1973

Product Description

Amazon.com

Grab the wheel for some down-home racing fun! The "Days of Thunder" are right around the next bend with InterAct's V3. Whether you play on a cluttered desk, or prefer the comfort of your Barc-O-Lounger, the V3 is perfect for the Dale Jarret wannabees in your home.

Customer Reviews

The pedals do not work any more.
"monicacummings"
Their toll customer support number was closed for the entire holiday break - this really was impressive.
Keith C Smith
The previously mentioned over sensitivity of this product is actually being underestimated.
D. Golden

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Keith C Smith on December 27, 1999
The device drivers for this product did not work on my W98 - HP Pavillion, which is a very standard configuration. The product documentation does not include an 800 line for customer support. Their toll customer support number was closed for the entire holiday break - this really was impressive. Basically this product was a very big disappointment. It may look really nice but there is no excuse for the product not working RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By REXX on May 12, 2005
I have a Playstation 1 console, I previously owned a MAD CATZ 1 Steering (The old grey 1998 Model) which I used to play Gran Turismo 1 which was a popular game at that time. I later gave it away (stupid, I know). I wanted to relive the full fun of this driving game once again. So, I purchased the Interact V3fx Steering Wheel which is designed to work with PS1 And PS2. Unfortunately, after many trial and errors, I realized that the V3fx has poor control and sensitivity despite its own adjustment controls (30 - 150 Degrees angle sensitivity). I even tried using the GT setup menu which indicated that everything was set just fine. When I played the game...it took only a small turn of the wheel to cause the car to go from one side of the track to the other and run into walls hence the car was difficult to control. I think that this steering wheel's design is geared more towards Playstation 2 and Gran Turismo 4 rather than the previous Playstation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "monicacummings" on January 28, 2000
Trust me, you don't want this wheel. I have one. It's inoperable. Yeah, for a little while, it worked great. A little while meaning about 2 weeks. So far, I've had to take mine back for a replacement twice. The manager at the store I purchased it from told me he wouldn't be able to replace it for me again, and that I would have to deal with the manufacturer after this. They also said that every one of the units they sold, had come back. The thing is a piece of junk. Have no doubts about it, the V3 Wheel WILL BREAK. First of all, my unit was used by adults ONLY. It's not like I had a bunch of little kids messing with it. The first one I had broke at the stopping point at the far feft and right sides, so that the wheel turned all the way around. Needless to say, it was completely useless and the moment that happened. The second one I had must've had a bad solder connection somewhere. The user controlled item, (car, plane...whatever) would for no apparent reason, and without warning, turn sharply one way or the other. Even with the wheel centered, and no one touching it. The third and final unit,(the one I now have)has just recently become useless as well as the first two. The pedals do not work any more. In testing and calibrating, and finally, reinstalling the drivers for it, I've found that the pedals are sending no signal. The cables are fine...the connections are fine...all is well except for these stupid pedals(which are WAY too close together, anyway. Wait til you have to use both the brake and gas when you can't just go full throttle. You'll be hitting both of the pedals at the same time. I promise. Plus the pedal box slides all over the place.) Bottom line: It's all plastic, and unless you'll only be using it about once a month, you better count on replacing it like underwear and socks... Alan and Monica
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "jab11" on December 30, 1999
As noted by another reviewer, I also experienced problems with the V3 and my HP Pavilion. This did not make me as angry as the fact that I have e-mailed Interact twice without receiving any kind of response. I strongly suggest that anyone considering buying this product should look elsewhere. There are many other racing wheels that provide top quality and have customer support that actually exists.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By greg on April 25, 2005
The pedal was designed by an idiot but to get this thing working in XP:

1. CLick Start - SETTINGS - CONTROL PANEL.

2. In the Control Panel, double click on the "Game Controllers"

3. Once in the Game Controller Window, first make sure that the

Controller/Status box is empty. **(If it is not empty, click the "REMOVE"

button to clear all its contents)**

4. Click "ADD" and select "2-Axis 4-Button" and then click "OK"

5. Once the status on the controller reads "OK", click on the "PROPERTIES"

button.

6. Select the "SETTINGS" Tab and then click the "CALIBRATE" button.

7. Follow the on screen instructions to calibrate your joystick.

8. Now, click the "TEST" tab.

9. On the Test Screen you can check to make sure that your controller is

functioning properly.

10. Now click the "APPLY" button to save your changes and then click "OK" to

exit.

You have officially configured your V3 SV-280 Steering Wheel for use in

Windows XP!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "jimholley1" on January 25, 2004
I have owned this wheel for 8 or 9 years, still works, but when I bought it, it was the best deal for the money, comparing $40 to then $90 and up, but today, the best buy on the market has to be Logitech GP force feedback, for $69 and less.
Still for youngsters, the V3 works great, and as long as you don't try to use it as a paper weight, or stand on it it should last as mine has, and we have used it "a bunch"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James H. on March 23, 2002
I recieved this racing wheel a few years ago as a birthday present. I had an easy time hooking it up to the computer, and installing the software. I calibrated it and it was off to Need For Speed III. Now right off, I was unhappy about something: the way you use the wheel. Instead of a desk clam, the wheel has a base that slides between your legs and the chair (this product is not for parapalegics)and this puts the wheel at a very unrealistic position, even when the tilt feature is used.
Fast forward about a year. When I try to play Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed, the pedals stop working. I try other games and they will not work. I discovered the cord has to be in just the right postion to make a connection. Very inconvienient having to keep the cord in a delicate position while racing online...
Next, just recently while playing NASCAR Heat, I was making a relitivly slight turn and *SNAP* something broke, and the wheel went loose and wouldn't work. Something inside obviously snapped, but I cannot get to it. I am now without a wheel, and am ordering the Thrustmaster NASCAR Force Feedback Wheel. I suggest you do the same.
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