Fanatec Wheel Base Drivers

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  1. DTR

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    Turning the minimum FFB up really brings out more details in low speed corners and changing the value in the json file is really a game changer for me. Being able to feel the tyres slide more is a huge help for me and also adds a alot of immersion imo. Thanks!
     
  2. Raffaele

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    Hi,

    thanks for sharing this setup, I'll try it :).
    Quick question: did you have any issue with SPR and DPR set with the new driver? For me, after few laps the FFB dropped and the steering became jerky and button's red led were blinking, the only way was to turn off and on again the wheel base.

    Thanks a lot
     
  3. Highlandwalker

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    I do not have SPR and DPR switched on so I don't know about any issues with the 381 drivers. I haven't had any issues with 381 drivers or Fanalab 1.53 so far. I haven't had any of your issues so have no suggestions for a cure. Sorry for not being much help.
     
  4. Raffaele

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    Thanks a lot for your feedback. Finally I spotted out that even if the issue appeared just after the FW update, it was a wiring problem, a bad contact of the 5V to the motor driver board :)
    Happy New Year!
     
  5. GertjanD

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    Why DRI at -3, what is the difference with -2, -1 and OFF settings. Appreciate your guidance here!
     
  6. Highlandwalker

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    DRI at -3 was a value I settled on that felt OK to me. Here's the Fanatec explanation of what DRI does.

    6.3.6 DRI (Drift mode) DRI range: -05 ... -01 OFF 001 … 005 DRI default: -05 The drift mode reduces the overall resistance of the wheel and lets you turn the wheel more easily. It almost works like power steering. It reduces the basic dampening of the wheel in the range of -05 to OFF and makes the wheel turn faster in the range of 001 to 005. If the value is set to values beyond -05 (or if the game’s FFB interferes with this feature) you might experience some oscillation. If that happens - reduce the value or turn DRI to “-05”. To change the used and active value press up or down direction at the FunkySwitchTM of the Fanatec Steering Wheel or turn the FunkySwitchTM clockwise / counter clockwise. “-05” to “-01” is a damper effect (natural damper), OFF is without damper effect and 001 or higher are with motor assistance to accelerate the Steering Wheel.
     
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    Thanks man! I also read somewhere that the purpose/use of DRI had changed recently. Not sure where I read that, but it was something official from Fanatec. I also note a lot people using it at OFF with a clubsport v2.5. So that makes me wondering what the ideal setting is.
     
  8. Highlandwalker

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    I had a play around with DRI settings last night, I found having it set at 0 the steering is lighter at the lower FFB forces and is a sort of neutral feeling, you can possibly react quicker. Having it set to higher than 0 the wheel sort of wants revolve on it's own but not to a central position. I still went back to -3 because I like to feel a little bit of resistance in the wheel and you can possibly feel more detail but may not be able to react so quickly. Play around with the settings till you find what you like, while your playing with DRI setting do not change any other settings or you won't feel the difference the change in DRI setting is doing. Hope this is of help.
     
  9. mesfigas

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    raising the min FFB up to whatever % makes flatspoting more pronounce
    i have min FFB at zro for that reason
    csl elite ps4 version user here
     
  10. Highlandwalker

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    I think with the CSW-2.5 it doesn't feel quite so pronounced because of the different construction between the two bases. I find having a little min FFB adds a small amount of weight to the feel of the wheel and a little detail. It all comes down to personal choice.
     

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