tl:dr - Fanatec CSL DD still getting gritty / notchy FFB bug all the time with latest firmware, looking for a real fix from fellow DD users and not a sad band aid fix, or a way to hold Fanatec or S397 accountable. Hello all, this will be a longer one so I'll put a tldr. I bought a fanatec csl dd almost 2 years ago with pretty much the sole intention of experiencing rf2s amazing FFB with a DD. Not soon after first setting it up, I started getting the bug that disables the damper and replaces it with equally spaced gritty notches when returning the car to the garage or loading the next session. Using Reset FFB does not work and it requires the game to be shut down and the wheel to be rebooted to fix it. Since I enjoy racing the AI at their full potential, I allow the AI to practice on AI learning 2 and also to qualify so they are properly placed on the grid. When I have to shut down the game because of this FFB bug, I lose all the time setting up a race (about an hour) that I have to redo to essentially play russian roulette with this bug occurring or not, but I feel I've lost more time restarting the game and redoing everything rather than actually racing. This also happens when doing an LFM race, and has forced me to quit without being able to rejoin from the same issue. I used the seemingly universally recommended fix by the community and S397 to disable the damper in the fanatec controller or in the controller json file, but both turn off a good portion of the FFB features that make rF2 so great. It was fine as a band aid for an issue I thought would be fixed relatively soon in 2021, but I played with these settings for so long, I forgot I made those changes and at some point around when the new tire models came out, I started questioning why every car feels boat-like, sloppy, and almost featureless in the FFB. I took a longer break from rF2 while the AI were being fixed and gave ACC and PC2 a try with my new DD and was surprised at how sharp and responsive the FFB felt compared to what I was used to on rf2, especially with so many people saying ACC FFB is not so great. When I returned to rF2, I heard recommendations to delete the userdata folder for the AI updates. I did so and rF2 instantly felt like I thought it should and so much better than ACC and PC2. Shortly after that, the gritty FFB bug returned and the whole process restarted in a loop for me 2 years later. Also yes, I have the latest fanatec program and firmware on my wheel (v451 ATM) and it changes nothing. I've even helped people on reddit and the discord that are getting fanatec's official "recommended" settings for rF2 that have the damper disabled right out of the gate because this bug is so pervasive and they ask "why does rF2 feel like garbage". I help them and tell them to re-enable the damper to actually enjoy rF2, but warn them that the bug might occur and every person says it's night and day better. So now to the point, the only other solution I see from fellow csl dd users is that this issue just "went away on it's own". Not very helpful from a diagnostic perspective. So I'm looking for any kind of help to either find a way to stop this bug from happening on my end without mutilating the FFB that's essentially why I play rF2, or find out what logs to look at and find a way to track down who should be fixing this issue, fanatec or S397. I'm tired of being the helpless customer trapped between two companies just pointing their fingers at each other. Anyone with info please chime in. Thank you.