Euro Truck Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2

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Enable force feedback rumble for Xbox360 Controller
By Erbkaiser
A quick guide on how to enable force feedback for this game and others that use DirectInput for Force Feedback rather than XInput, to get force feedback on the Xbox360 and compatible controllers using the same driver.
 
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The problem
Euro Truck Simulator 2 has force feedback support, but it simply is not working for many people (myself included).

The problem appears to be that the Xbox360 controller does not support either the older DirectInput or the newer XInput libraries, and instead uses its own controller-specific method. A game needs to specifically support this in order to have rumble on the Xbox360 controller and ETS2 does not have this support.
Download the software
Fortunately a Japanese coder named 'Masahiko Morii' has created a library that seemlessly maps the existing inputs to the Xbox360 controller's customary method, enabling rumble.

Go to http://lavendy.net/special/driver/xi/index.html and download the proper version for your system.
Backup link: http://ledyba.org/bkup/xbox360driver/xi/
(mirror: http://erbkaiser.com/xinput - please only use if the above is nonresponsive)


If you run a 32-bit version of Windows 7, get xi.win7.x86.en.zip for Windows 7 (English)
If you run a 64-bit version of Windows 7, get xi.win7.x64.en.zip for 64-bit Windows 7 (English)

Ditto for Windows Vista and older Windows versions.

For Windows 8.1 64bit, download the Windows 7 64-bit driver and right-click the installer for compatibility mode.

For Windows 10 64bit, right-click the installer and choose 'Troubleshoot compatibility'. On my system it automatically applied 'Skip Version Check', which allowed the install to proceed.

You can find out what kind of windows you have by doing the following:

1. Open System by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
2. Under System, you can view the system type.

Make sure you download the english version. The installer is a simple click, it will install itself in the system and you need to take no further action.
Enable Force Feedback in the game
In the game, go the main menu with ESCAPE.
Click the OPTIONS button
Go to the CONTROLLER page.
Make sure the 'Force Feedback' button is checked.

Optionally, you can control the intensity by using the sliders below it.

You should notice it specifically when driving on non-paved roads, but depending on how sensitive the settings are, you can even notice when your truck passes over lines on the road by a slight rumble. Crashes also result in the controller shaking.
Other games
Since the driver is a system wide translation of the libaries, installing it will also enable force feedback for other games that should support rumble, but don't specifically support the Xbox360 controller.
Other controllers
I own a wired Xbox360 controller which works, and I've been told it also works for a wireless one.

It will NOT work for most other controllers, even the ones that claim to be 100% compatible.

For the XBone controller, see this guide.
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99 Comments
DaysofKnight Sep 10, 2018 @ 5:45pm 
Well, I take that back. It works, but... I only noticed it when I hit one of those invisible bumps upon entering a PoSpeed lot, and only then it was kinda soft
DaysofKnight Sep 10, 2018 @ 5:05pm 
Doesn't work on Windows 7 x64 for me
Ludio Aug 31, 2018 @ 6:31pm 
Thanks for this - an odd situation for myself, using an emulator for a retro system with rumble. The emulator was fine but no rumble. But this solved it. Thanks!
granykiller May 30, 2017 @ 6:18am 
This actually totally works. If you have windows 10 and are having problems double check you downloaded the 64bit windows 7 version. If your still experiencing problems (as i did) go to the downloads properties and check to see if you computer automatically blocked the program for protection purposes. Just click the box that says unblock and you should be good to go. this is also tested for project 64!
LINKSERGICO FRANMALABAR Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:00pm 
Doesn't work for W10. Idk why.
JnRcLp Nov 26, 2016 @ 12:59am 
****** NFSU2 Vibration/rumble Issue under win10-64bits resolved!!!! *******

Thank you so much!!!
Works even for NFSU2 (Need for Speed Underground 2) under win10 (64 bis),
whereas all the other tips didn't work!!!
I know that the game is old now... but I'm not the only fan that don't find this special little thing in the new issues of the game series!!!)
Captain Kirk Aug 20, 2016 @ 4:16pm 
thank you! this even worked for project 64 emulator. beautiful!
Dumbfounded Polymath Mar 29, 2016 @ 3:16pm 
Thanks so much!
proyecT_Trommel Mar 7, 2016 @ 11:30am 
This works perfect. Thanks!
Any suggested settings for more realism??
Junior Feb 28, 2016 @ 2:24pm 
thank you, I can now play as before :steamhappy: :nogo::hittheroad: