Best Dakar 18 Settings for Logitech G29 / G920

Dakar 18 is a very different style of racing game, putting an extreme emphasis on navigation, rather than pure driving. I was completely unprepared for this, and it took a long time to figure out how to get through a single stage. It's definitely not my favorite type of racing, but it has its own charm.

The force feedback is pretty bad. You're mostly just feeling vibrations. The game is really better played with a controller. That said, the Logitech G29 and G920 work perfectly fine, but they get very loud. You have to turn the force feedback so far down to quiet the wheel, that you barely feel any actual force feedback.

In this guide, we will first look at the settings you need to set in G HUB, if playing on a PC. Then we will look at the in-game settings to improve the force feedback.

G HUB Settings

On the PC, Dakar 18 has no way to set the steering angle in game, so it must be done in G HUB. Console version have the option in-game. I found 360° works well. A larger steering angle felt unnecessary, but feel free to adjust this to your personal preference.

If you want to create a custom profile for Dakar 18, be aware that the binary you need to select is:

Dakar 18\Dakar18Game\Binaries\Win64\Dakar18Game-Win64-Shipping.exe

Setting Value
Operating Range 360°
Sensitivity 50
Centering Spring Off

Dakar 18 Settings

In Options > Gameplay:

Setting Value
Transmission Manual Sequential or H-Pattern
Wheel Visibility Complete / Invisible

Transmission should be set to Manual Sequential or H-Pattern, depending on if you want to use an H-Pattern shifter or not.

Wheel Visibility depends on your personal preference. The wheel animation is only 180°. This can be distracting, so you might prefer hiding the wheel entirely.

As a side note, the Vibration setting has no effect on a wheel.

In Options > Devices > Logitech G29 / G920:

Setting Value
Device Type Steering Wheel
Presets Logitech G29 / G920

You will need to select the preset for your specific wheel. I still needed to bind the buttons properly in the next section. This may have just been a quirk of my setup, so you may not have this issue.

In Options > Controls:

Setting Value
Steering Sensitivity 50
Steering Linearity 0

Steering Sensitivity at 50 and Steering Linearity at 0 will create perfectly linear steering.

In Options > Controls > Vehicle Controls:

As I said above, I needed to bind all the buttons and pedals, but this may be a side effect of having several wheels.

In Options > Controls > Feedback Options:

Setting Value
Feedback On
Feedback Strength 30

Feedback Strength is the only setting to control the force feedback, unfortunately. There isn't a lot of force feedback in this game, but there are a lot of vibrations. The vibrations are much stronger than the actual force feedback, so I turned this way down to get a reasonable vibration strength. Unfortunately, the forces also get incredibly weak at this level.


Dakar 18 is an interesting game. It's a unique style of racing, but I wouldn't say the game is well suited to being played with a wheel. It works, but it's clearly designed to be primarily played with a controller.

Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

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