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Steam Noob Steering Wheel Questions

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by HeaverNothing, 8 Nov 2014.

  1. HeaverNothing

    HeaverNothing Professional Idiot

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    Hey Guys , I recntly bought a Logitech Driving Force GT to get into sim racing games. I've played Grid 1 & 2, Asseto Corsa , Rfactor and LFS. I'm having the same problem in all of these games where When I'm driving I get this kind of notch when changing direction where for example i'm going from about 40 degrees left to 40 degrees right and when I'm in the middle the FFB/ resistance stops is there any way to stop this as it is really off putting
    Cheers ,
    Ciaran :thumb:
     
  2. moose67

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    Sounds like the wheel itself if it happens on all those games. I've noticed with my wheel that it never keeps the same characteristics from game to game. I am using g27 though.

    Is there a Logitech Profiler for the GT wheel? If so there should be a test mode that will check all the motors.
     
  3. HeaverNothing

    HeaverNothing Professional Idiot

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    Yes it has the test mode , but it still doesn't seem like anything is wrong
     
  4. Jester_612

    Jester_612 "Jammy..."

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    In mechanical engineering there is something called backlash. It is the slack that occurs after reversing movement through a series of parts that have small gaps between them. Also in the world of Voodoo that is electricity, you'll get a loss of torque when the rotor of the motor goes through certain positions. This is felt when holding a little brushed dc motor, as it being notchy.
     
  5. HeaverNothing

    HeaverNothing Professional Idiot

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    Praise the all knowing engineer :rock:
     
  6. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    PC Racing wheel porn! Fanatec makes some of the best racing wheels. While I was in PC Gaming support I had a look into such dark arts of gaming.

    I know its a bit off topic but, oh what a lovely wheel :)
     
  7. Snubbs

    Snubbs CustomPC Migration victim....

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    The way you're describing it as "FFB/ resistance stops" suggests to me that there's a deadzone, rather than a mechanical issue.

    Check the in-game settings for a steering dead-zone. Most games have 5%~ enabled by default, which will give the sensation you're describing.

    I don't run a dead-zone, as that way you can make minor corrections. Used to have a GT wheel myself, and upgraded to a G27 a few years ago (which I've since modified for better F1 use :D).

    Hope this helps,
    James
     

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