The Thrustmaster T-LCM pedals are an excellent set of load cell pedals, but in a world of proprietary cables and proprietary input methods, it can be confusing and unclear as to whether or not the T-LCM pedals will work with the Logitech G29 or other wheels.
The Thrustmaster T-LCM pedals are compatible with the Logitech G29 as long as they are both plugged into your PC via USB as two standalone devices. However, on console, you are required to use only wheel and pedal configurations that are both within the Thrustmaster ecosystem.
Logitech G29 users are in luck, at least on PC. However, not all Thrustmaster pedals are built the same, and there are some exceptions that require more finicky solutions. Read on below, where we look at these exceptions and how to connect the T-LCM pedals to your Logitech G29 wheel.
Do Thrustmaster Pedals Work With Logitech Wheels?
Thrustmaster pedals don’t work natively with Logitech wheels, but they will work on PC as two standalone devices. Most Thrustmaster pedals have proprietary input methods that make it impossible to use them with other wheels on consoles.
The T-LCM pedals will work with the Logitech G29 as long as they are both connected to your PC as separate standalone devices. Sadly, this means that racers on console will be out of luck as it is not possible to do this on a PlayStation or Xbox.
Some pedals, such as the T3PA pedals from Thrustmaster, can be connected to a Logitech G29 or any other wheel through the use of an adapter, specifically the T.RJ12 USB adapter. This adapter allows the T3PA pedals to connect to your PC as a standalone device, but this does not work on console.
Thrustmaster sells this adapter due to their own decision to make the T3PA input method proprietary, therefore making it a necessity for PC users wanting to use their own alternative wheel.
Cross Compatibility On Console
PlayStation and Xbox users are the most affected by the need for proprietary cables and adapters, whereas on PC, it’s fairly straightforward. You just plug the sim racing equipment that you want to use straight into the PC, and it just works. Sometimes you might need to install some drivers, but generally speaking, the setup is hassle-free.
However, on console, it’s very different. On console, regardless of whether it’s on PlayStation or Xbox, new or old generation, it is simply not possible for the consoles to recognize a second USB controller the same way a PC can.
This means that if you buy a Thrustmaster set of pedals or a Thrustmaster wheel, you are absorbed into that ecosystem as you can’t deviate any parts away from that ecosystem (for the most part).
It should be noted as well that there are plenty of other options out there that are fully compatible with the Logitech G29 or any other wheel. As long as you are on PC, most developers of sim racing hardware make their equipment – especially their high-end equipment – usable as a standalone device on PC.
This allows for a variety of configurations using hardware from all sorts of different companies, allowing for a level of customization and personalization that is simply not possible on console or on some lower-tier racing equipment.
While a lot of Thrustmaster pedals require that they be connected to a Thrustmaster wheel, the T-LCM pedals, luckily, are usable as a standalone device, meaning you can use them in combination with any other racing wheel, whether it be from Fanatec, Logitech, or any other company.
KEY POINTS• Thrustmaster pedals are designed to be used with Thrustmaster wheels
• However, you can use them as standalone devices on PC
• On console, this is simply not possible
Are The T-LCM Pedals Compatible With The G29/G920?
The T-LCM pedals are compatible with the G29/G920, but only on PC. Additionally, on PC, there’s the caveat that they can only be used as standalone devices and are not natively compatible with one another. On console, the pedals can only be used with certain Thrustmaster wheels.
Essentially, the T-LCM pedals cannot plug directly into the Logitech G29 or G920, but if the T-LCM pedals and Logitech G29/G920 wheel are plugged into a PC as standalone devices, then they are usable together. Out of the many combinations you could go for, this pairing of pedals and wheel is great.
NOTE: This will only be applicable to PC sim racers as it is not possible to do this on a console, as consoles will only accept one input device and can’t accept multiple standalone devices.
If you want to use the T-LCM pedals on console, you will have to use them in tandem with the Thrustmaster T-GT, T300, T150, TS-XW, TX, or TMX racing wheel. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use them with any other wheel if you plan on sim racing on console. Similarly, on console, you will only be able to use a set of pedals that is compatible with the Logitech G29.
How To Connect Your T-LCM Pedals To Logitech G29/G920
Due to the proprietary nature of the T-LCM pedals and Logitech G29, they cannot be connected to each other directly, meaning they won’t be usable together on console and will only be usable in tandem with each other by connecting them both to your PC as standalone devices. Simply plug both your T-LCM pedals and Logitech G29/G920 wheel into your PC using a standard USB cable.
You will then have to download the appropriate driver software for each device: Logitech G Hub for your wheel and the Thrustmaster Control Panel for your pedals. The Logitech G hub software will allow you to alter everything about the wheel, including force feedback strength, angle of rotation, and so on.
The Thrustmaster control panel, which is downloadable from their support page where you can also find drivers for your hardware, will allow you to also fully adjust the various features supported by your hardware like pedal sensitivity. Once you have connected your hardware to the PC, installed drivers, and configured your hardware, they will both work perfectly as standalone devices.
Some simulators may not recognize both devices as they might not be able to recognize multiple individual standalone devices. The online communities for such games often share workarounds and various ways to make certain devices work within the game, so help is almost always readily available in the forums. However, most games will support multiple standalone devices.
Options For Console Players
As I said above, there really isn’t much that can be done about the proprietary nature of most companies’ hardware. There are some exceptions, especially in regard to wheelbases and wheels, as some wheelbases will accept another company’s racing wheel as long as it is officially certified by PlayStation or Xbox.
In some cases, like if you are switching to console entirely, it may be worthwhile to sell your old sim racing equipment and upgrade to a better set of console-compatible hardware. It isn’t an ideal solution, but nonetheless, it is an option.
The T-LCM pedals are compatible with the Logitech G29/G920 wheel, but only on PC, as on console they’re held back by compatibility limitations in that consoles will only recognize one standalone device at a time. On PC, it’s a case of simply connecting each product via a USB cable.