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Here are the best Thrustmaster F1 22 wheel settings for ta range of Thrustmaster wheels. These include the best F1 22 settings for the T248, T818 & more.
In this guide, I’ll show you our recommended wheel settings for all Thrustmaster racing wheels with F1 22. I’ll also show you how to correctly set up your Thrustmaster wheel with F1 22 on Xbox, PS5 and PC.
All Thrustmaster racing wheels are compatible with F1 22 out of the box, making the set up process relatively simple. However, you need to ensure that the Thrustmaster wheel you have is compatible with your console.
For example, the Thrustmaster T-GT II is only compatible with PlayStation consoles and PC. While the TS-XW is only compatible with Xbox consoles and PC.
When it comes to wheels such as the T248 and T128 which are compatible with both Xbox and PS5 consoles. You still need to ensure you have the correct version of the wheel.
Both the T248 and T128 split Xbox and PlayStation compatibility across two different products. While the T248 Xbox and PS5 versions look almost identical, a PS5-compatible T248 won’t work with an Xbox, and vice-versa.
You can easily see which version of the T248 and T128 you have by looking at the buttons on the face of the steering wheel. If you see an Xbox logo, your wheel is Xbox compatible. If you see a PlayStation logo, it’s compatible with PS4 and PS5.
Use this table to see which Thrustmaster wheel is compatible with Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
The first step of settings up a Thrustmaster wheel with F1 22, is to securely mount your wheel. If you are using a powerful wheel such as the T818, you should ensure it’s mounted securely to a sturdy surface such as a sim rig. Less powerful wheels such as the T128 can be mounted to a desk or table using a table clamp.
After securely mounting your racing wheel, the next step is to connect it to your Xbox, PS5 or PC. Connect the USB cable from the back of your racing wheel to your console or PC. If you are racing on Xbox or PS5, ensure your pedals are connected to the rear of your racing wheel.
If you are racing on Xbox or PS5, you can skip this step. If you’re racing on a PC, you should ensure the firmware and drivers are up to date. Download the Thrustmaster Control Panel from their support website. Once installed, click the “check for update” button to run through this process.
After updating your wheel (on PC), you can adjust your wheel’s settings via the Control Panel, using our recommendations below. Again, if you are racing on Xbox or PS5, you can skip this step. Some wheels such as the T248 allow you to change some wheel settings directly on the wheel itself.
The final step is to update your force feedback settings in F1 22. Use our recommendations below for your specific racing wheel.
The Thrustmaster T248 is an ideal racing wheel for F1 22. It is relatively affordable and is compatible with F1 22 on both Xbox and PlayStation. Creating over 3Nm of torque, the T248 isn’t the most powerful racing wheel. But the force feedback it creates feels detailed and responsive.
Adjust the following settings directly on your wheel itself.
These settings should be set in the Thrustmaster Control Panel on PC. If you’re racing F1 22 on an Xbox or PS5, skip to the F1 22 in-game settings below.
The T128 racing wheel sits underneath the T248 in terms of performance and is Thrustmaster’s most budget-friendly wheel. It works well in F1 22 on all platforms and is a good beginner racing wheel.
The T818 is Thrustmasters direct drive racing wheel. This racing wheel is much more powerful than any other Thrustmaster wheel in the past. And it offers the best force feedback of all Thrustmaster wheels.
The current downside is that the T818 at the time of writing is only compatible with PC, and not with Xbox or PS5. Over time, we’re confident that a console-compatible version will be released, but maybe not before F1 23 releases.
The Thrustmaster TX and T300 are perfect examples of two console-specific racing wheels. Both of these wheels are almost identical in terms of performance. But the TX is only compatible with Xbox and PC. While the T300 is only compatible with PlayStation and PC.
The TMX and T150 wheels were the entry point for Thrustmaster before the T128 was released. They still are two of the most well-priced racing wheels that Thrustmaster offer, making them perfect for F1 22.
These settings should be set in the Thrustmaster Control Panel which is available on PC.
Each of the TS-PC, TS-XW and T-GT II are similar in terms of performance. Each wheel represents a specific console compatibility. But all three make fantastic racing wheels for F1 22.
You can set up your Thrustmaster wheel in a few areas. You can adjust your wheel settings which directly affect the force feedback that the wheel produces. You can also calibrate your wheel by adjusting the deadzones and linearity of your pedals and steering inputs.
Finally, you can create a custom button mapping configuration. This will allow you to adjust what each button and input on your steering wheel controls while racing in F1 22.
When sim racing on PC, the Thrustmaster Control Panel should always be your first port of call. It is where you ensure that your racing wheel is up to date, and where you set your initial baseline wheel settings.
Changing the settings in the Thrustmaster Control Panel should be done to ensure your wheel is correctly set up and has a good baseline. Once these have been changed, you can move on to changing the in-game F1 22 wheel settings.
Below is a brief explanation of all Thrustmaster control panel settings.
Overall strength of all forces
This setting is your overall force feedback strength setting. The higher this is set to, the stronger your force feedback will be. You may want to reduce this to eliminate any clipping, or to reduce the power of more powerful racing wheels.
This setting ensures that constant forces are kept the same. If you experience a continuous force such as g-force while cornering, this setting will make sure there isn’t any fluctuation in the force you are feeling.
This setting adjusts periodic forces and how they merge together. This should ideally be set at 100% in most scenarios.
This setting will adjust how hard the wheel wants to self-center as you rotate it. The force will increase, the further you rotate the wheel. It can also be used to dictate negative forces, which can be felt when correcting oversteer or drifting.
The damper will affect how your wheel will feel at differing speeds. This will add weight to your steering wheel during certain scenarios which change depending on friction and speed.
This setting adjusts the auto-centering effect but should be set to be controlled via the game.
Below is a quick table showing Thrustmaster racing wheel compatibility with each console.
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|Thrustmaster Ferrari 458||❌||❌||✅|
Below is an overview of all of the force feedback settings that can be changed in F1 22 on all platforms.
The vibration and force feedback strength setting in F1 22 affects the overall strength of your racing wheel’s force feedback. Higher settings will make your wheel produce stronger forces up to its own limitations.
If you set this too high, you can experience force feedback clipping. This is where the game force feedback output is too high for your wheel’s performance. All forces will start to be output at 100%, which will make it hard to decipher individual forces. This should be avoided at all costs, even it involves lowering this setting.
This setting weill adjust how prominent on track effects feel. Higher settings will increase the force feedback while your car is driving on the track. Bumps, surface changes and marbles will feel stronger the higher you set this.
This setting acts in a similar way to on track effects, but only affects kerbs and rumble strips. Generally it is best to not increase this too much, as the kerbs in F1 22 are already quite aggrressive.
This setting increases or decreases the force feedback when you go off track. Setting this lower is preferable to help you recover your car faster.
Wheel damping simulates weight and the interaction between your tyres and the track surface. Higher settings will increase the overall weight of your steering wheel, and how hard it is to rotate.
The understeer enhance setting will make your wheel feel artifically light when your car starts to understeer. It is designed more as a driving aid to allow drivers to better detect understeer.
For a realistic experience I would recommend turning this off. But if you are learning F1 22, you can enable it to speed up your detection of understeer mid corner.
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Thrustmaster make a range of very good racing wheels. The T128 and T248 are good wheels for those trying sim racing for the first time. More experienced sim racers should look towards the T818 and TS-XW range of wheels.
It isn’t required to update the firmware of your racing wheel when racing on a console. It should be compatible with your console right out of the box.
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