Brian Koponen

Programming and Tech Tips

Best DiRT 4 Wheel Settings for Logitech G29 / G920

DiRT 4 plays very well with a wheel, but the default settings don't work well for the Logitech G29 or G920. In a game where you need to turn the wheel quickly, the default settings make the wheel too heavy and hard to turn.

I spent a lot of time trying each different setting trying to find the right balance. Unfortunately, the force feedback in this game always has a fairly vague, sluggish feeling, no matter what you do. With that said, these settings are still wildly better than the default and make the game much more fun to play.

G HUB Settings

Create a new profile for DiRT 4 with the following settings:

Setting Value
Operating Range 900°
Sensitivity 50
Centering Spring Off

DiRT 4 Settings

In Options & Extras > Input > Device Management:

Make sure to run the Calibration Wizard in-game. This is required to have the proper steering angles and for Soft Lock to work. It's possible to cancel out of the Calibration Wizard by hitting the wrong button on the wheel. There are four steps you have to go through for the calibration, if you don't do them all, Soft Lock won't work. If you find you aren't getting through the full process, try pressing a different button on your wheel.


In Options & Extras > Input > Device Management > Logitech G29 / G920 > Advanced Input Settings:

Setting Value
Steering Linearity 0
Steering Deadzone 0
Steering Saturation 100
Soft Lock On

With the wheel calibrated, you can let the game choose the proper steering angle for each car by using the Soft Lock, instead of manually changing the Steering Saturation every time you get in a new car.


In Options & Extras > Input > Device Management > Logitech G29 / G920 > Vibration & Feedback:

Setting Value
Vibration & Feedback On
Self Aligning Torque 50
Wheel Friction 0
Tire Friction 60
Suspension 70
Tire Slip 0
Collision 100
Soft Lock 150
Steering Centre Force 100
Steering Centre Force Enabled On

Self Aligning Torque is the main force you feel while driving. Setting this too high makes the wheel too heavy.

Wheel Friction is a damper force to add weight to the wheel. The Self Aligning Torque provides plenty of weight, so I turn this off.

Tire Friction is a damper force that adds a little bit of resistance based on the tires. This is mostly felt when the car is stopped.

Suspension vibrates the wheel based on the bumps in the road.

Tire Slip vibrates the wheel when the rear wheels lose traction. I find this more distracting than anything, so I turn it off.

Collision vibrates the wheel when you hit something.

Soft Lock stops the wheel from turning past the car's steering angle.

Steering Centre Force centers the wheel when you start a stage or recover the car. It has no effect while you are driving.

Conclusion

With the right settings applied, this turns into a very enjoyable rally game. While it's not my favorite of the DiRT series, it's still fun to play. I wish there was more detail in the force feedback, but it's good enough to feel what the car is doing. If you have a VR headset, you may be interested to know that DiRT 4 works surprisingly well in VR using VorpX.

Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

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