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Assetto Corsa » Best Assetto Corsa Competizione Fanatec Force Feedback Settings: CSL DD, GT DD Pro + More
This guide runs through our recommended force feedback settings for all Fanatec racing wheels with Assetto Corsa Competizione.
In this sim racing guide, I share our recommended best Fanatec force feedback settings for Assetto Corsa Competizione. I’ll look at how to set up all Fanatec wheels, and show you the best settings for all wheels including the CSL DD, GT DD Pro and more.
For the best force feedback performance, you should ensure you match the settings in both your wheel’s tuning settings and the in-game settings. I’ll show you all of these settings for each wheel below.
All of these recommended force feedback settings are great for creating a baseline wheel setup. Feel free to make any adjustments to suit your own driving style.
I want to now jump into each Fanatec wheel’s recommended force feedback settings for Assetto Corsa Competizione.
As I mentioned, these have been designed to give you a great baseline FFB setup which you can race with. From there, you can adjust each setting as much as you like to tailor them to your own driving style.
You can use the quick links above to quickly scroll to the setting that you need.
The Fanatec CSL DD, and the GT DD Pro, are both incredibly powerful mid-range racing wheels. Both feature direct drive technology, and are capable of up to 8Nm of torque.
Both the incredibly performance and the lower price point, make the CSL DD and GT DD Pro great choices for sim racing in Assetto Corsa Competizione.
The settings below were created using the CSL DD at its more powerful 8Nm setting. If you are racing with the 5Nm version, increase the force feedback setting to 100% on the wheel base. Also, increase the gain in Assetto Corsa Competizione close to 100%.
The Fanatec GT DD Pro is the PlayStation 5 compatible equivalent of the CSL DD. As mentioned above, this wheel is a great choice for Assetto Corsa Competizione thanks to its very detailed force feedback. The settings here are incredibly similar to our CSL DD settings due to both wheels performing almost identically.
Both the Fanatec Podium F1 and the DD1 share the same wheel base. This allows our in-game settings to be the same for both of these Fanatec wheels.
The DD1 is an incredibly powerful direct drive wheel base, capable of 20Nm of peak torque. Due to the strong sustained power, I have lowered some strength settings to make for a more comfortable sim racing experience. If you fancy stronger force feedback, increase the FF setting on the wheel base.
The Fanatec DD2 is a step up over the DD1. It offers even more peak torque, making it Fanatec’s most high-performing wheel base.
While the ClubSport Wheel Base V2 is no longer available to purchase from Fanatec, it still offers great performance.
This wheel base falls into Fanatec’s previous generation of wheel bases before the introduction of the CSL DD and GT DD Pro. It uses belt-driven technology which doesn’t produce as detailed force feedback as direct drive.
Despite this, the ClubSport V2 is still a powerful racing wheel, producing up to 8Nm of torque. This is the same peak strength as the GT DD Pro and CSL DD.
The ClubSport V2.5 was an evolution of the popular V2 wheel base. It featured an upgraded internal motor and the addition of a dedicated drift mode.
The CSL Elite wheel base was the original budget-friendly Fanatec racing wheel. While it was available for sale (it is now discontinued), it was Fanatec’s cheapest and lowest-powered wheel base.
This wheel base is the PlayStation compatible variant of the CSL Elite wheel base. The performance on offer is similar, but there were some improvements, resulting in different settings for ACC.
Follow the steps below to correctly connect your Fanatec wheel to your PC or console, and set it up ready for sim racing in Assetto Corsa Competizione.
All modern Fanatec racing wheels are direct drive, and capable of creating strong forces. Ensure your wheel base is mounted to a stable surface such as a sim rig or wheel base.
Once mounted, connect both the USB data cable and the power cables to your wheel base. If you are using independent pedals, connect them to your PC via USB. If you are racing on a console, connect your pedals to your wheel base.
If you are racing on PC, download the correct drivers and the Fanatec Control Panel. Follow our guide to updating your Fanatec firmware here to update your wheel.
You can change your Fanatec wheel settings either directly through the wheel base or via the Fanalab software. Use the tuning button on your steering wheel to access the tuning menu on your wheel base. Follow our recommended force feedback settings below for your specific wheel.
Once your wheel base has the correct settings applied, start up ACC. Then head to the options and adjust the in-game wheel settings.
Before we show you the recommended wheel settings for each Fanatec wheel base. Let’s take a quick look at what each ACC force feedback setting actually does.
It’s good to know what each setting in game does and how it affects your wheel’s behaviour. This way you will know what to tweak to make your settings fit your driving style perfectly.
This setting is possibly the easiest to understand. It essentially affects the overall steering lock of your wheel. 1080 degrees means your wheel will turn 1080 degrees from full lock left, to full lock right. 360 degrees means you can turn your wheel 180 degrees either way. Simples.
Gain is essentially your force feedback strength setting. The higher this is set, the stronger the forces will be sent through your wheel. Be careful not to turn this up too high, however. As too much gain can cause force feedback clipping. This is when all of the feedback is so strong, that some extreme forces are too strong to be detailed through your wheel.
If your wheel is experiencing FFB clipping, you won’t feel the difference between a small bump, and a huge impact. All strong forces will essentially be using 100% FFB, meaning they all feel the same.
This is an adjustment that accounts for wheels with a force feedback deadzone in the center. This only really applies to low powered wheels such as the Logitech G29 and some Thrustmasters. We won’t be adjusting this setting for any of our Fanatec wheel base FFB settings. Leave this at 0.
This is a more advanced take on what other games call wheel damping. It essentially makes the wheel feel heavier depending on the angle of your front wheels. The faster you go, the strong this effect gets, making it harder to turn your wheel under some load.
This is an artificial force feedback effect, designed to simulate forces that normally you would feel through the car and seat. These can include bumps and shakes etc. They can feel unnatural coming through the wheel, and in some cases can mask actual force feedback effects. Again, we won’t touch this setting and will leave it at zero for all wheel bases.
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Ensure your ClubSport or CSL Elite wheel base is in the v2.5 Compatibility Mode and the McLaren GT3 Preset. If you are racing with a GT DD Pro or CSL DD, enable the correct compatibility mode to match your console or PC.
To make the Formula V2.5 multi-position switches work, you need to ensure the wheel base is in V2.5 compatibility mode, and the McLaren GT3 preset is selected.
These force feedback settings were designed to work on PC, Xbox and PS4 versions of Assetto Corsa Competizione.
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