GRID (2019) has the best wheel support of the entire GRID series and, for the first time, natively supports the Logitech G29 and G920. It also has far more customizable force feedback settings in-game, allowing us to really dial in the settings for the optimal experience.
The previous titles required manually setting the steering angle, but GRID 2019 handles this automatically, with full wheel calibration and soft lock supported, exactly as it works in the F1 games. That said, as in the F1 games, the default force feedback settings are too strong, making the wheel feel heavy and disconnected from the road. Thankfully, there are many more force feedback options letting us easily correct this.
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 provide the best force feedback.
G HUB Settings
GRID 2019 has a Soft Lock feature, so it will automatically set the proper steering angle for each car in the game. All you need to do is set the maximum steering angle in G HUB and calibrate the wheel in-game.
Create a new profile for GRID 2019 with the following settings:
GRID 2019 Settings
In Options > Gameplay > Difficulty:
I like to turn off all the driving assists. You get more control of the car this way, making for a more engaging driving experience. The physics are very forgiving even with these disabled. You can always turn these on if you have difficulty with certain cars.
In Options > Controls > Logitech G29 / G920 > Calibrate Device:
The first thing you need to do is calibrate the wheel. This enables the game to set the steering angle properly and use soft lock. They've done a nice job of getting the steering angles set properly for the different types of cars in the game. I've never felt that I've been struggling to turn the wheel enough like I have in previous entries in the series, where this had to be set manually.
In Options > Controls > Logitech G29 / G920 > Advanced Input:
You may want to raise the Steering Linearity just a little bit if you find the wheel is too sensitive when centered.
In Options > Controls > Logitech G29 / G920 > Vibration & Feedback:
|Vibration & Feedback
|Self Aligning Torque
|Soft Lock Scale
|Centre Force Scale
Self Aligning Torque is the main force you feel that tells you how much grip the tires have. You may need to adjust this based on the car. Some cars can feel a little heavier than others.
Wheel Friction adds a constant weight to the wheel. While it's not a very strong force, I find turning it off makes the wheel feel sharper and more responsive.
Tyre Friction adds weight to the wheel when the car is slow. You'll mostly notice this when the car is stopped and in slow corners.
Suspension vibrates the wheel based on the track surface, when you run over kerbs or go off track. This is a fairly light vibration, so it needs to be set very high. Setting it much higher will make the vibrations stronger, but will make the wheel quite noisy.
Collision vibrates the wheel when you hit other cars or objects on the side of the track.
Soft Lock Scale is the power of the resistance you hit the maximum steering angle for the car you are driving.
Centre Force simply centers the wheel at the beginning of a race or when you reset the car to the track. It has no effect while you are driving.
GRID 2019 makes you want to play it more like a simulator, but the physics aren't nearly at that level. Once you get the force feedback set up correctly, it feels very good with a wheel. It has its own unique feel which is actually a lot of fun once you get used to it.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions.