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Chopper731 Sep 18, 2012 @ 6:52am
G27/Wheel understeer alleviation?
This game is great and certainly feels more challenging than 2011 but I, like many, am getting the feeling that there is too much understeer. I don't think its a wheel settings problem but more of a physics/driving characteristics problem.

My first race in the career (Australia) I had a completely neutral car setup (didn't touch anything) and adding a couple clicks up in the front wing seemed to help a little bit. Anyone else have anymore tips?
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ihad2reload Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:37am 
Could be the physics. I started with changing Steering Saturation to 50% under Advanced Wheel Settings. Steering felt better. In the demo I had it at 70%. Car still understeers, but mainly when i'm approaching too fast/braking at an angle. On a driving force pro, but hope that helps!
Phillip7411 Sep 18, 2012 @ 12:08pm 
I have a momo and I've been working all morning to get it to work right. I've tried all the settings up and down in this game and steering is almost un controlable. I managed to get through the tests but practice for the race was horrible. This game must be written for x-box controller because getting my wheel configured is impossible. Any ideas??
drover Sep 18, 2012 @ 1:35pm 
Why can't i get my G27 to work?? it's not recgonizing it...
Chopper731 Sep 18, 2012 @ 3:25pm 
@drover, make sure you have the drivers installed and the logitech profiler is running correctly with the wheel connected before launching the game.

I put my steering saturation to 50% and I seem to be getting the hang of it better. The car definitely had more bite in the turns in 2011 and allowed for a greater margin of error on hitting your marks. Being more smooth with the throttle and steering input seems to help.
drover Sep 18, 2012 @ 6:29pm 
Hey Chopper731,
i have the logitech drivers installed.. and as for setting up the wheel for f1 2012, it's all new to me.. any help would be greatly appreicated, everything i've tried so far didn't work
JoeyBagADonuts Sep 18, 2012 @ 8:44pm 
Have you tried going back into wheel options and re-selecting g27?
drover Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:35pm 
i don't see any g27 wheel options in the game.. that's why i'm so confused
Desertstrike Sep 19, 2012 @ 2:10am 
Plug in your wheel, start the game and use one of the buttons on the wheel (or shifter) when the game tells you to press Start (don't use the keyboard) Dirt 2 and 3 and F1 2010/2011 had the same issue when press enter on your keyboard it would loose the steering wheel as a controller. This assuming you press enter in stead of a button on the controller...
Hope this helps!
JoeyBagADonuts Sep 19, 2012 @ 5:11am 
Originally posted by drover:
i don't see any g27 wheel options in the game.. that's why i'm so confused

My F1, Driving Controls, highlight Control Profile, then use the left and right arrows. That is where I can select my wheel. Maybe the g27 is different.
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Rusty Monk Sep 19, 2012 @ 8:05am 
@Chopper731
The physics for 2012 have been overhauled and now represents more of how an F1 car should handle. This year forces you to drive smoothly to get the best lap times. Not sure if you noticed but being smoother on braking and accelerating certainly helps, as with an F1 car, braking in particular as your meant to brake hardest at higher speeds as there is more downforce and as the car reaches very low speeds you ease of the brake's, rebalancing the car and avoiding lock-ups'. Im in the UK so i have only played the Demo and may not be quite the same in the actual game, however i hope this advice helps.
Beyond Human Sep 19, 2012 @ 11:40am 
Rusty Monk is right, I noticed that when I took it less agressively with the controls I was able to perform better.
Chopper731 Sep 19, 2012 @ 12:43pm 
@Rusty Monk
You are definitely correct about smoothness yielding more ressponsive cornering. I raced Monaco earlier, put a couple clicks more wing in the back, 2 more than that in the front and softened up the suspension all around 1 click and the car handled wonderfully. It does feel like the physics are, while different than 2011, better now. I've actually got a Formula B and trying to play the game as if I were driving that car rather than a video game makes a big difference.
Rusty Monk Sep 19, 2012 @ 4:10pm 
Glad i could be of assistance. I've not played an F1 game since 2010, the horrible physics (in my opionion anyway, along the lines of chuck it in and hope for the best) and the fact the AI could take certain corners 10mph more than you could even on easy put me off, just waiting for steam to decrypt the full game for 2012 now, loved the demo, lets hope it's as good as its advertised :P
drover Sep 19, 2012 @ 11:44pm 
I've plugged it in.. unplugged it.. installed, uninstalled the drivers.. even the game.. still nothing.. the logitech profiler works.. F1 2012 starts from there... but still no detection in the game it's sell... ??? any suggestions
Chopper731 Sep 20, 2012 @ 7:43am 
Do you have any other games you could check to see if the wheel is working in? It would help to trouble shoot to determine if the problem is in the game or in your pc recognizing the wheel.
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