Podium APM Install on XBox One Universal Hub Tips
Ioan Lazarciuc Member
I spent some time installing the APM on my Xbox Universal Hub and I found I wasted some time trying some things that I could do with the standard shifters that aren't really possible with the APM. In the interest of saving some time for other people, here they are:
- The wires have different diameters across their length. You have to place the thinner portion through the grommet, otherwise your hub front plate won't close down properly. This means you'll have to pull more length of cable out of the hub.
- There are 2 sets of positioning holes for the shifters. The one closest to the rim (front hub plate) can't be used due to clearance issues with the APM and button boxes for certain rims and layouts. For instance, it won't work with the default button box layout of the GT wheels (here and here). You'll have to use the holes farthest from the hub front plate.
- To get all the new paddles to work, download the driver indicated on the APM page (v336 beta at this time), regardless of which wheel base you have (I have the CSW V2). Currently not all the wheel base download sections have their driver download link updated with versions that support the APM. You will also need to update the firmware of your wheelbase with the version in this new driver.
Can you guys confirm that the analog shifters, once properly installed, work just fine with the universal hub? Iam a wheelchair user and would like to use them as throttle/break for in my setup.
On the website it says the following under Podium Advance Paddle Module compatibility:
'ClubSport Steering Wheel Universal Hub for Xbox One - (some units may exhibit a deadzone on the analogue paddle axes, main magnetic shifters and secondary paddles unaffected)'. Not sure if i should risk it.
I have the Official Forza Motorsport racing wheel which comes with the universal hub.
Any suggestions and inputs are welcome. Thanks in advance.