1.2 Update!! Please see update information. Only one file needs changing as with the 1.1 update. A good amount of the noise is back, but so is some of the feel. I got an STI 6 weeks ago and have taken it offroad a fair bit to some sand, dirt, and gravel, so I believe that has helped me more closely approximate the feel as much as I could figure out thus far. Give it a go and please comment whether or not favorable. That's why the failed quiet profile is now replaced!
1.1 Update!! Please see update information. Only one file needs changing and the profile will be much quieter than before. Please comment with your feedback, whether good or bad!!
I created this mashup based on the effect file of IMPACT 7.0, a scale-up of the FFB profile from LAR555, and both profiler and effect settings of Nonbinary Polyamorous Wolfling.
The profile is meant for a G27 with a larger aftermarket wheel due to the heavier weight (I have a 337.5 mm Sparco wheel), but should work well for the G27 in general. The idea was to capture the vibration of the road from TemplarGFX's effects, the slippage and countersteering feel from NPW's effects and profile, and the balance of effects from LAR555's published FFB settings for DR.
It is a fairly stiff setting but not an exaggerated one. If you find it too strong, lower the first four settings in the profile by 2 each or by 7 each and see if that is more to your liking.
Also, if you are on a stock wheel size for the G27, you may want to try an Overall Effects Strength of 107 vs 110 to slightly lessen the effect, but do not go below 107.
Enjoy, and I'd appreciate feedback on what you think!
1. Change your Logitech Profiler's Global Device Settings for your G27 to match those shown below.
2. Copy your existing files from your "forcefeedback" folder in Dirt Rally. By default, this path is at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\DiRT Rally\forcefeedback
3. Extract the three files in the zip archive to that folder in place of the existing ones you copied to a backup location. (Note: only effectsetup_v2.xml is modified from the original default.)
4. Subscribe to: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662886277 and load that FFB preset (settings shown below in image of Vibration & Feedback).
Once moving, you should definitely be feeling wheel resistance...more resistance on tarmac and more slippage/looseness particularly on snow. At the start line, you won't likely feel any significant resistance.
This is a noisy profile due to the transmission of lesser vibrations, but for me this has greatly increased my ability to "feel" the road. It will likely be a better setup for those with loud systems or with good headsets (I use a GameZero with a FiiO E-17 amp and that combination sounds awesome with Razer Surround software).
You probably won't be playing this profile on a G27 if your wife is asleep in the same room.