Brian Koponen

Programming and Tech Tips

Best RaceRoom Racing Experience Wheel Settings for Logitech G29 / G920

RaceRoom Racing Experience recently overhauled its entire force feedback system. I didn't like the old version very much as it relied heavily on canned effects instead of the forces being based on the physics simulation. I always felt it was difficult to get used to compared to other simulators and it limited my interest in the game.

This new version is completely driven by the physics simulation and is a huge improvement. It now feels similar to the other physics-driven simulators and it feels much more natural. That said, it seems to be focused on delivering realistic steering rack forces, which doesn't convey quite as much information about the car as something like Assetto Corsa.

The Logitech G29 and G920 work very well with this new system. While the default settings work perfectly fine, I found it had very little road surface detail. This is easily fixed by adjusting a few settings.

In this guide, I will show you the settings I use and what you may want to adjust for your own setup.

G HUB Settings

RaceRoom Racing Experience automatically sets the proper steering angle for each car, so it is best to leave the rotation set to the maximum in G HUB and calibrate the wheel in-game.

Create a new profile for RaceRoom Racing Experience with the following settings:

Setting Value
Operating Range 900°
Sensitivity 50
Centering Spring Off

RaceRoom Racing Experience Settings

In Options > Control > Advanced:

Setting Value
Speed Sensitive Steering 0%
Steering Dead Zone 0%
Steering Sensitivity 50%

I keep these at the default values as they work perfectly.


In Options > Control > Force Feedback:

Setting Value
Force Feedback On
Inverted Force Feedback On
FFB Strength 100%
FFB Linearity 65%
FFB Minimum Force 12%
FFB Maximum Force 100%
Stationary Friction 50%
Engine Vibrations 0%
Bump Amplification 10%
Gearshift Effects 10%

FFB Strength is the overall strength of the force feedback. Importantly, this can be adjusted on a per-car basis as the "FFB Multiplier" setting in the car tuning. I highly recommend binding the keys to adjust this. Each car has its own feel, and some are set too strong, so the force feedback clips too often in corners.

FFB Linearity will strengthen weaker forces as it is lowered. This is used to remove the center deadzone on these wheels.

FFB Minimum Force raises the very lightest forces to the minimum level so they can be felt on these weaker wheels. This also helps with the deadzone issue.

FFB Maximum Force will set a hard limit on the strength of force that can be sent to the wheel, but will not scale the forces until that point. This is meant to be used for very powerful direct-drive wheels, where a very powerful jolt could potentially hurt you.

Stationary Friction is simply the weight of the wheel when the car is stopped. Despite having a slider, this is either 0% or 100%, so the value actually doesn't matter unless you want to turn it off completely.

Engine Vibrations adds a vibration mostly felt when you hit the redline. It doesn't feel very good on these wheels, so I leave it off.

Bump Amplification raises the strength of road features to make them stand out more. This is really personal preference, feel free to adjust this to your liking.

Gearshift Effects gives a little jolt to the wheel when you change gears. I found setting this too high gets annoying quickly, so I have it set very light. Feel free to turn this off if you don't like it.

Conclusion

This new force feedback system has made RaceRoom much more interesting. Being physics-driven instead of using a bunch of canned effects makes it much easier to drive naturally and brings it inline with most of the other simulators on the market. It makes it much easier to jump between games without having to relearn the feeling of the force feedback.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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