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Advanced Controller Settings

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 7' started by billymitchell, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. billymitchell

    billymitchell

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    Advanced Controller Settings are found within "Controller Options" and selecting the "Advance" option (press F or click Advance).

    I found the demo to be unplayable at default values, and I've seen a lot of complaints and gameplay videos with people using said defaults!

    So please share your findings so we can all get the most out of our wheels and the game!

    Official Threads: FFB, IS IT FIXED? UP: NOPE. STILL BROKE.

    Copy & Past Shorthand

    Wheel Peripheral:
    Steering:
    Vibration:
    FFB:
    Sensitivity:
    Linearity:
    Understeer:
    Min Force:
    Damper:
    Center:


    Wheel Adjustments


    Steering

    Range: Super Easy, Assisted, Normal or Simulation (found in the Assists section for the Event)
    Default: Normal
    Recommendation: Normal (provides more natural feel, however, power oversteering is more difficult and there is front end understeering via TheBlue028)
    Description: Full explanations not yet available within demo.

    Vibration Scale

    Range: 0 - 100
    Default: 100
    Description: "This sets the vibration intensity"

    Force Feedback Scale
    Range: 0 - 100
    Default: 100
    Recommendation: 75 or less (use this setting to reduce FFB clipping via TheBlue028)
    In-Game Description: "This sets the overall level of Force Feedback strength on your steering wheel"

    Steering Sensitivity
    Range: 0 - 100
    Default: 100
    Description: "This Sets how sensitive the car's steering is to the movement of your steering wheel"

    Steering Linearity
    Range: 0 - 100
    Default: 50
    Description: "This sets the mapping between input and steering. Lower values provide more accuracy near the center but less accuracy near full lock. Higher values provide more accuracy..."

    Force Feedback Understeer
    Range: 5 - 200
    Default: 100
    Recommendation: As close to 0 as allowed (improves aligning feedback via TheBlue028)
    Description: "This sets the weighting of the understeer Force Feedback on your steering wheel"

    Force Feedback Mininum Force
    Range: 80 - 150
    Default: 100
    Description: "This sets the minimum amount of Force Feedback near the steering wheel centre position"

    Wheel Damper Scale
    Range: 0 - 100
    Default: 100
    Description: "This sets the resistance to movement of your steering wheel."

    Center Spring Scale
    Range: 0 - 100
    Default: 100
    Description: "This sets the centering force of your steering wheel"
     
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  2. billymitchell

    billymitchell

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    Deadzone Adjustments
    Steering Axis Deadzone Inside
    Range: 0 - 80
    Default: 1
    Description: "This sets the size of the inner deadzone for steering. The larger this deadzone, the more the steering will need to be moved before the car begins to turn."

    Steering Axis Deadzone Outside
    Range: 20 - 100
    Default: 95
    Description: "This sets the size of the inner deadzone for steering. The larger this deadzone, the less the steering will need to be moved for the car to turn as sharply as possible."

    Acceleration Axis Deadzone Inside

    Range: 0 - 80
    Description: "This sets the size of the inner deadzone for the throttle. The larger this deadzone, the more the throttle will need to be pressed before the care begins to accelerate."

    Acceleration Axis Deadzone Outside
    Range: 20 - 100
    Description: "This sets the size of the outter deadzone for the throttle. The larger this deadzone, the less the throttle will need to be pressed for the car to accelerate as fast as possible"

    Deceleration Axis Deadzone Inside
    Range: 0 - 80
    Description: "This sets the size of the inner deadzone for the brake. The larger this deadzone, the more the brake will need to be pressed before the car begins to brake."

    Deceleration Axis Deadzone Outside
    Range: 20 - 100
    Description: "This sets the size of the outer deadzone for the brake. The larger this deadzone, the less the brake will need to be pressed for the car to brake as sharply as possible."

    Clutch Axis Deadzone Inside
    Range: 0 - 80
    Description: "This sets the size of the inner deadzone for the clutch. The larger this deadzone, the more the clutch will need to be pressed before the clutch begins to disengage."

    Clutch Axis Deadzone Outside
    Range: 20 - 100
    Description: "This sets the size of the outer deadzone for the clutch. The larger this deadzone, the less the clutch will need to be pressed for the clutch to be fully engaged."

    Handbrake Axis Deadzone Inside
    Range: 0 - 0
    Description: "This sets the size of the inner deadzone for the E-brake. The larger this deadzone, the more the E-brake will need to be pressed before the E-brake begins to engage."

    Handbrake Axis Deadzone Outside
    Range: 999,999,999 - 999,999,999
    Description: "This sets the size of the outer deadzone for the E-brake. The larger this deadzone, the less the E-brake will need to be pressed for the E-brake to be fully engaged."
     
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  3. billymitchell

    billymitchell

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    Example Setups:

    ZeTaX88 via Forza Forum
    "After 12 hours of playtime and endless tweeking of controllers..."
    Wheel Peripheral: Thrustmaster T300 and TH8A Shifter
    Vibration: 100
    FFB: 100
    Sensitivity:100
    Linearity: 50
    Understeer: 200
    Min Force: 130
    Damper: 0
    Center: 0

    Mark Races via Forza Forum "these are the best settings I've found so far"
    Wheel Peripheral: Thrustmaster TX458
    Vibration: 55
    FFB: 65
    Sensitivity:100?
    Linearity: 40
    Understeer: 140
    Min Force: 120
    Damper: 0
    Center: 0

    GURK3NS3PP via Forza Forum "no noise, drives acceptable" and shares Fanatec wheel settings
    Wheel Peripheral: Fanatec CSL Elite
    Vibration: 100?
    FFB: 100
    Sensitivity: 540?
    Linearity: 50
    Understeer: 0
    Min Force: 80
    Damper: 0
    Center: 0

    Soldier2DEnd via Forza Forum "This is at least to me pretty bearable. It's starting to feel like Assetto Corsa's little brother."
    Wheel Peripheral: Logitech G25
    Vibration: 20~35
    FFB: 100
    Sensitivity: 100
    Linearity: 50
    Understeer: 170
    Min Force: 130
    Damper: 0
    Center: 0

    PUPS15 via Forza Forum "This setup is loose in the middle of wheel but allows control under braking and through corner entry"
    Wheel Peripheral: Logitech G920
    Vibration: 20
    FFB: 65
    Sensitivity: 90
    Linearity: 40
    Understeer: 170
    Min Force: 130
    Damper: 0
    Center: 5
     
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  4. billymitchell

    billymitchell

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    Far from final or perfect...

    Wheel Peripheral: Fanatec CSW 1
    Vibration: 70
    FFB: 85
    Sensitivity: 35
    Linearity: 65
    Understeer: 120
    Min Force: 50
    Damper: 50
    Center: 20
     
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  5. William Wester

    William Wester
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    For the PC sims like rF2, AC, AMS, etc. the sim set the steering lock based on the IRL car. I don't know if Forza does the same as for the console there's a lock option in the setup, on the PC there isn't. After I set the lock to 540 in the Thrustmaster control panel "some" of the wheel problems I was having with FM7 have improved.
    I haven't had much time to determine if my settings can be improved more but compared to my initial FM7 race car control is better, not great by any means. Initially I had a huge dead zone and 900 degrees didn't help with catching the back end. At least now I can use my wheel.

    Note, the Porsche is still a handful, the backend is always ready to come around if not careful.

    Wheel: Thrustmaster TX

    TM Control Panel:
    Rotation: 540
    Strength: 75
    Constant: 100
    Periodic: 100
    Spring: 0
    Damper: 0

    Game:
    Vibration: 100
    FFB: 90
    Sensitivity: 50
    Linearity: 50
    Understeer: 100
    Min Force: 125
    Damper: 0
    Center: 0

    All assists OFF
    Steering: NORMAL (hard to catch slides with simulation)
     
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  6. Alex Townsend

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    Thanks for these settings guys. Going to give them a go and see if I can tweak the settings in my setup to get this feeling right, (i have a CSW V1 too, @billymitchell).

    It's so good in so many ways to give up without trying...
     
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  8. billymitchell

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  9. Troy Eddy

    Troy Eddy

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    At first with default settings, the demo was unplayable for me. After much tweaking and more tweaking, I have something that actually feels enjoyable.

    PC: i7 6800k, nVidia 1070 8GB, 16GB RAM

    Wheel: Fanatec Clubsport V2 with BMW GT rim and latest drivers and firmware installed.
    Pedals: ECCI Trackstar 6000 Standalone USB 3 pedal unit with Stage 3 race brake upgrade. Connected directly to PC by USB.
    Shifter: Thrustmaster TH8RS connected to wheel with Basherboards SFA1 Shifter Adapter. (But I have only used the paddles so far in the demo)

    On wheel settings:
    Sen 900
    FF 100
    Sho 100
    AbS OFF
    drl OFF
    For 100
    SPr OFF
    dPr 050 (The game has a horrible FFB deadzone around the center of steering and this gives some resistance)

    Advanced Controller Options
    Steering Axis Deadzone Inside: 0
    Steering Axis Deadzone Outside: 95
    Acceleration Axis Deadzone Inside: 5
    Acceleration Axis Deadzone Outside: 90 (because of the way my pedals work, I need this deadzone to get full throttle use)
    Deceleration Axis Deadzone Inside: 5
    Decelaration Axis Deadzone Outside: 69 (my brake is extremely stiff, so I need this to be able to stop)
    Clutch Axis Deadzone Inside: 5
    Clutch Axis Deadzone Outside: 90
    Handbrake Axis Deadzone Inside: 0 (I don't use the handbrake)
    Handbrake Axis Deadzone Outside: 999,999,999
    Vibration Scale: 22 (gives me just enough feel for bumps without overpowering the FFB)
    Force Feedback Scale: 35 (the FFB kicks in abruptly, so this helps to keep it smoother)
    Steering Sensitivity: 100
    Steering Linearity: 50
    Force Feedback Understeer: 5 (as low as it will go)
    Force Feedback Minimum Force: 140 (helps to give some feeling around the center)
    Wheel Damper Scale: 30 (helps to give some weight to the wheel around center)
    Center Spring Scale: 0

    Assists
    Suggested Line: BRAKING ONLY (mainly for the Dubai track which I am still learning. This will be turned off later)
    Braking: ABS ON
    Steering: SIMULATION (I was able to run fine with the truck and Nissan, but the Porsche felt better with NORMAL steering)
    Traction Control: ON
    Stability Control: OFF for truck and Nissan, ON for the Porsche
    Shifting: MANUAL (I use paddle shifters on my wheel)
    Damage, Fuel, & Tire Wear: COSMETIC (Hey, its just a demo)
    Rewind: ON
    Friction Assist: ON
     
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