Brian Koponen

Programming and Tech Tips

Best The Crew 2 Wheel Settings for Logitech G29 / G920

The Crew 2, in terms of wheel support, is a shocking disappointment compared to the original game. Unlike most racing games, the wheel is treated as just another gamepad input, which which feels nothing like an actual steering wheel. The default settings even include the deadzone you would use for a joystick. I'm guessing this is a result of having motorcycles, boats and planes in addition to cars as playable vehicles. Since you wouldn't be able to use normal car controls and force feedback in those other vehicles, they just removed it entirely.

While the Logitech G29 and G920 work, they don't feel great to play with. I had to manually bind all the buttons, which seems odd. That may be a bug on my end. Worse, though, is the force feedback. It is mostly a damper effect that makes the wheel heavier at times along with the some vibrations when you boost or drift.

Playing with a wheel doesn't feel nearly as good as it should, but if you want to try it, I present the best settings I could find that lean heavily into using the wheel as a gamepad-style input device.

G HUB Settings

It actually doesn't matter what steering angle you set in G HUB. The game has its own wheel rotation setting that overrides this.

Create a new profile for The Crew 2 with the following settings:

Setting Value
Operating Range 360°
Sensitivity 50
Centering Spring Off

The Crew 2 Settings

In Profile > Vehicles > Performance > Pro Settings:

Setting Value
Traction Control 0%
ABS 0%
ESP 0%
Drift Assist 0%

When using a wheel, it helps to turn off all the driving assists to give you more control of the car. Even so, the physics of the game are very forgiving. This may vary depending on the vehicle, so feel free to adjust any of these as needed.


In Options > Controls:

Setting Value
Cockpit Camera Animation 0%

Cockpit Camera Animation moves the camera in the cockpit view as you turn the wheel. I find this very disorienting, so I turn it off completely.


In Options > Wheel Controls:

Setting Value
Force Feedback +5
Gearbox Sequential / H-Pattern
Wheel Range 360°
Steering Preset Precise
Throttle Preset Precise
Brakes Preset Precise

Force Feedback controls the vibrations and the force feedback. Setting this too high will make the boost vibrations too aggressive. There is no numerical display, so I just move this 5 clicks to the right of center.

Gearbox should be set to Sequential if you are using Paddle shifters or H-Pattern if you have an H-pattern shifter addon.

Wheel Range sets the rotation angle. This has to be set quite low due to the physics of the game. You can adjust this to make the wheel more or less sensitive.

Steering Preset controls the linearity and deadzone of the steering input. The default has a ridiculously large deadzone that is completely wrong for a wheel input. The Precise setting removes the deadzone and makes the wheel a little less sensitive towards the center, which works pretty well in this game. If you choose Custom, you can make the wheel perfectly linear, but I found that tends to be too sensitive.

Throttle Preset controls the linearity and deadzone of the throttle pedal. Again, the default has a large deadzone which I don't like. The Precise setting removes the deadzone and lowers the sensitivity, which works well.

Brakes Preset controls the linearity and deadzone of the brake pedal, exactly the same as the Throttle Preset.

Conclusion

This game was such a disappointment to me. I really like these kind of games with a huge map to explore, but it just feels terrible to play with a wheel. If you are looking for a game like this that actually plays well with a wheel, I would suggest the original The Crew or the Forza Horizon games instead.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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