Freezing, locking up, absolute annoyance
I ran a CSW 2.5 for 3 years now, over the last year or so it laid dormant as I was in the middle of a move. Long story short, I got back into racing and I started having this odd problem in Dirt Rally 2 where the wheel freezes for a second or maybe 1500 ms and then goes back to normal. By freezing I mean, whatever steering degree, gas, brake, etc. that was engaged at the time of the freeze stays constant during this 1-2 second blip. This is extremely aggravating especially when you're mid turn and you end up down the hill ruining your whole stage since you only have so many restarts. It honestly made racing impossible and I'm at my wits end as I cannot seem to get any answers whatsoever. This by the way was happening with the old official drivers on the Fanatec page. So I decided to give the BETA ones a try and now I'm running the latest drivers and firmware:
PC Driver: 365
Wheel Base FW: 672
Wheel Base Motor FW: 22
This didn't really do much besides killing my universal hub's buttons. So I reverted back to 347, motor back to 18. That brought back my universal hub buttons but the freezing is now even worse. It doesn't really seem to matter what firmware/driver combo I use. The wheel worked perfectly fine for the 2+ years. So it must be some sort of a hardware fault and I'm assuming but what I'm reading here is that its a lost cause.
I must say this is quite frustrating, its very random to reproduce which means I will have to strap a camera to my feet/wheel and overlay it on top of the screen to show what is happening. There's one video on YT that showcases this very problem:
In his case, its happening for a bit longer.. 3ish seconds. But same exact symptoms.
Is this pretty much a death sentence for my wheel? It's an utter waste as I have two choices, get another Fanatec compatible base that works with my pedals, shifter and e-brake or start over from scratch.