Last week I finally bought a Thrustmaster TX after about 6 years of using a G27. I opted for the TX and not the G920 since it seems to offer a much better FFB package, being brushless, and to be honest the G920 seems like it’s a G27 with some more buttons on the wheel, but hey, if it does it’s job as good as the G27 then well done to Logitech. Now, on to the point…
I was quite surprised, and a bit disappointed when I used the steering wheel for the first time, and after trying countless settings I’m still not happy with how it feels on Forza. The FFB is too unpredictable, most times when I oversteer the wheel just sits there and doesn’t countersteer. As soon as the car starts to lose grip the wheel just stays there in the position it was, and at other times it countersteers and actually helps with recovering the car. This is particularly annoying when drifting as it’s near impossible to hold clean lines and transition between drifts.
Another issue I have is that most times, when I even slightly touch the steering to turn into a corner after hard braking the FFB almost fully loses it’s effect , becomes very light and the rear tires of the car just shoot sideways, as if the braking zone was full of ice, and as mentioned above, when the wheel is almost resistant to countersteer particularly in these situations it’s pretty much impossible to re-stabilise the car.
My main issue is obviously the FFB, mostly when turning into a tight corner. Yesterday I was trying out the 458 Speciale at Monze, and in the first corner, as soon as I started to turn in, everything felt fine, and then when I slightly increased the steering lock the FFB became very light, sort of the sensation you get when you have a high powered FWD car and you’re spinning the tires while trying to turn.
Having never owned a wheel with a brushless FFB motor and having never played Forza with a wheel that offers FFB, I’m sure it’s going to take some time for me to get used to. However, I still feel the FFB feels unnatural, it’s like I’m totally disconnected from the car.
The settings I use are:
0 INSIDE - 100 OUTSIDE on everything, so as to remove deadzones
50% FFB Strength
Latest Firmware, Sensitivity 1 (as recommended on the thrustmaster website)
I’ve posted here as I’m quite disappointed. I expected the wheel to feel much better, and apparently the issues I’ve mentioned aren’t only affecting me, but many others.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.