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(@jaydawgx7)
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I'm having an issue where all my usb devices keep disconnecting/reconnecting whenever Simhub is open. I just played Forza Horizon 5 for 40 minutes with Simhub closed and didn't have a single issue. Once I opened Simhub and tried to play, within 30 seconds of driving all my usb devices disconnect/reconnect including my wheel and it happens continuously. Once I close Simhub, I don't have any issues. 

The only two things I'm using in Simhub are an arduino to drive a tach and a bass shaker driven by a USB sound card. The rest of my setup includes a Thrustmaster TX wheel with shifter and a handbrake (arduino based). Even when I disconnect the handbrake, arduino for the tach, and the USB sound card completely so that the only thing connected is the wheel/shifter, it still disconnects/reconnects every couple of minutes. Close Simhub and it's fine. I have tried changing the arduino settings to only scan the specific port that my tach arduino is connected to and have also tried disconnecting all of my other usb devices from the PC to see if that would make a difference, but it did not. 

Does anyone happen to have any ideas? I just updated to the latest 8.00.1 version and have the same issue. I'm getting desperate as I love using Simhub but I'm wasting all my gaming time trying to solve this issue. 


   
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 sgeg
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hello

are you using an USB hub?

must be powered if yes


   
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(@jaydawgx7)
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Posted by: @sgeg

hello

are you using an USB hub?

must be powered if yes

Thank you for the response. I am using a USB hub and it is powered. I also ordered a second, more expensive powered USB hub with great reviews and am seeing the same issue. It just seems odd that it only happens when I open Simhub.


   
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(@judgie)
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...bass shaker driven by a USB sound card...

Do you, by any chance, use this USB Soundcard:
https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B071S6ZWRQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am running 4 bass shakers with 2 USB Soundcards. The above and this one: 

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B07W4JHGKS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

With the first one, I have the exact same issue, constant reconnects.


   
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(@jaydawgx7)
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@judgie 

I'm not using that exact one, but it is very similar and the same brand which makes me think that is probably my problem. Now that you mention it, I didn't have these issues until I added the bass shaker, however, I only used simhub for a day or two before I added the bass shaker, so I didn't even consider that being the problem. Thanks for info! Maybe I'll replace it with the one you linked and give it a shot!


   
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Be careful , I am currently testing these here

Bluetooth Verstärker Board HiFi... https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08L97XNHZ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

and I am having the same issues, Maybe it is the shakers and not the usb soundcard. I‘ll keep you updated what I can find out.


   
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@judgie 
Interesting... yeah, let me know what you find out. I haven't had time to try anything different the past couple of weeks, but I hope to get back to it later this week. It just gets frustrating; I love it, but every time I sit down to play, I feel like I spend more time troubleshooting than actually racing. 


   
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(@smartcircuitsla)
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Hello,

 

I'm using an Arduino Wind + NLR HF8 seat shaker + 2 x Buttkicker mini with Creative pci soundcard  + Thrustmaster TGT2 with TLCM pedals setup, with SimHUB's Motor, Wind and Shake functions.

I've had these issues for a while, total joke, but here is the fix - it works and i haven't had ANY disconnections or issues since i did this:

Separate the steering wheel and the Arduino from the other devices, plug both into a POWERED usb hub and ONLY USE USB 2.0 PORT ON THE PC!!!!!

Any other components (keyboard, mouse, NLR HF8, etc) is fine plugged into a USB 3.2 port(s). Somehow Arduino doesn't like usb 3, nor the steering wheel - both meant to use 7sb 2.0 only.

I use an Asus Prime 5xx gaming motherboard, but somehow even this mobo struggles with the USB problem. 

Anyway, i find it ridiculous that Codemasters couldn't fix the force feedback issue after 3 months of the release of the game.....

This post was modified 9 months ago by smartcircuitsla

   
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(@botmeister)
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Had unexplainable on/off issues many times with (powered) usb hubs in the past. After some time I decided to rearrange things by using the usb ports directly on my pc. Had to move the pc and redo cable mgt. But since then never an issue.


   
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