WRC 7, like most rally games, really shines when you play it with a wheel. Unfortunately, the default force feedback settings don't give the best first impression for the Logitech G29 and G920. The steering angle needs to be fixed and the force feedback makes the wheel feel too heavy and disconnected from the road.
Thankfully, the game provides a great deal of customization when it comes to the force feedback settings. With the right settings, the force feedback improves dramatically. I like the wheel to be quite light so I can easily make large steering corrections, yet still have enough information to feel what the car is doing.
G HUB Settings
Create a new profile for WRC 7 with the following settings:
WRC 7 Settings
In Options > Controls > Steering Wheel > Settings:
|Steering Dead Zone||0%|
It's important to set the Steering Sensitivity to 50% to get a proper, linear steering wheel. The default (25%) makes the wheel much less sensitive when centered, forcing you to turn the wheel much farther than you actually should to take most turns.
In Options > Controls > Steering Wheel > Force Feedback and Vibrations:
|Force Feedback Level||60%|
|Level of Force Feedback Vibration||100%|
|Shock Absorber Force||0%|
Force Feedback Level is the overall strength of the force feedback.
Level of Force Feedback Vibration controls the overall strength of the vibrations.
Spring Force resists the wheel turning, but lightens the wheel when you lose traction.
Shock Absorber Force is a damper force. I don't like these, especially in rally games, as they just make the wheel heavier without adding any information about the car or track.
Constant Force provides feedback about the track. This is how you feel bumps in the road. This can be a very jerky force, so you don't want to raise this too high.
Friction Vibration vibrates the wheel when you are off the track.
Engine Vibration vibrates the wheel when you are near the redline and when you shift gears. This gets annoying quickly. It turns into a constant vibration that feels very strange, so I nearly turn this off.
Impact Vibration vibrates the wheel when you hit objects on the track. This can be surprisingly powerful and very noisy on these wheels, so I lower this dramatically.
Much of the fun of a rally game comes in how connected you feel to the car. If you don't feel as if you can control it well, the game simply isn't fun. It can feel more like guesswork than actual skill when you are speeding around corners. Once I got these settings dialed in, and with a little practice in how the game physics work, I felt like I knew what the car was doing and had the confidence to drive it naturally.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions.