ACC Setup for Podium DD1/DD2

DrRob

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Lads,

coming from my SimuCube2Pro I tested by brothers Fanatec Podium DD1 setup and tried to set it up to replicate the same feeling I get from the SimuCube2. He seems to be overdriving the car a lot.
I drove a few laps, fiddled with the settings, but ... what I was struggling with is
  • getting a good indication for front end grip loss (strength FFB high -> low)
  • loosing that overall "dough stirring" feeling
With the SimuCube I get a lot clearer feedback from when I loose grip mid corner while I overdriving the car, it is far less pronounced on the DD1 no matter which setting I tried to change. Makes it hard to "feel" the tyre properly. Not talking overly pronounced as it was in AC with the understeer setting activated, but just enough to feel when you loose grip.

Secondly the wheel feels very heavy in a wrong way, where it feels like... stirring dough really. Hard to describe. But it feels less responsive / too meaty with less fidelity somehow. The overall amount of FFB strength feels okay though.

Could you please do me a favor and share your setting in the DD1 / DD 2?
Especially interesting if you managed to dial those things out / in.

Much appreciated.
Cheers!

P.S.: I could post my SC2 settings if that helps!
 

EsxPaul

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I have no personal experience with the Podium, as you know @DrRob :) but have you tried the recommended settings from Fanatec?

Podium Wheel Base DD1 / Podium Racing Wheel F1® PS4™ (PC Mode or V2.5 Comp. Mode)

Tuning Menu Settings:
SEN 1080 (shown as 108 on some displays)
FF 38
SHO 100
ABS User Preference
FOR 100
SPR 100*
DPR 100
NDP 10
NFR 5
BRF User Preference
FEI 100
MPS Const.

*SPR and DPR values have no effect.

In-Game Settings:
Steer lock: 1080
Gain: 70
Min Force: 0
Dynamic Damping: 100
Road Effects: 0

Taken from their webpage
 
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DrRob

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Cheers @EsxPaul ! I checked the website and also the comments. Especially what a chap named "Sean Smith" wrote seems interesting.

@all
Generally I would like to hear others about their insight on the above observations of mine.
Even more so if they had a go at different DD drives and can compare.
Is this behavior of the Podium DD inherent and typical?
 
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RobertR1

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Funny enough I have those issue with my OSW. Can’t feel the front end and I’ll take your interpretation of “doughy” also.

mind sharing your sc2 settings? I can’t get the front end chatter or scrub to come through the wheel. It goes from load to light with no build up or transition in between.
 

DrRob

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Funny enough I have those issue with my OSW. Can’t feel the front end and I’ll take your interpretation of “doughy” also.

mind sharing your sc2 settings? I can’t get the front end chatter or scrub to come through the wheel. It goes from load to light with no build up or transition in between.
Sure, will do when I get home. :thumbsup:

Typically I drive the Merc. I set my FFB at 40% / 10 Nm (driver) and 100% ingame so that I have to fight the wheel a bit. Say on Zandvoort (Rob Slotemaker-Bocht) or Zolder (Butte). When cornering I can clearly feel the build-up to max grip and the drop after. Depends on car/tyres and speed of course.
More pronounced in Optimum track driven in anger with 2-3 lap old tyres, less to no feel on wet/green and/or brand new or really old tyres.

Yesterday I test drove the Bentley against the Merc in Misano. My impression (subjective!) was that the Bentley is generally easier to drive fast but less communicative through the front axle. Merc loses front end grip faster, but the transition to grip/no grip is more pronounced.

The most satisfying is when you "surf" the max grip wave through a corner, like braking before the corner hard, slight trail braking and then release the brake into the corner and the car goes round like on rails. I love that feeling when I get it right. :roflmao:
E.g. Zandvoort (Tarzan-Bocht), Misano (Rio),...
 

DrRob

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Ok, last try from my side, then I'll shut up.

I wonder if anybody beside RobertR1 is getting my point?
There is a thread on the SimuCube forums even, that they do not feel enough frontend grip with the SC2, whereas I consider the frontend grip communication to be very good with it (ACC).

Is everybody content with their Podium setup in ACC and have a pronounced frontend feedback?
Or didn't you have the chance to test drive other wheelbases and hence cannot compare?

Cheers, Rob
 

RobertR1

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I really wish @kunos would add the ffb effects from AC so we can tune to our liking. It's not hurting anyone and gives more options.
 

Lezzam

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Here are my 2 cents.
In the Fanalab V1.23 BETA tuning menu i've set the sliders this way;
SEN: AUTO
FF : 65%
LIN: OFF
NDP: 10%
NFR: 5%
NIN: OFF
INT: 2
FEI: 100
FOR: 100%
SPR: 100%
DPR: 100%
ABS: OFF
SHO: 100%

In game settings (ACC version 1.3.8)
GAIN: 40%
MINIMUM FORCE: 0%
DYNAMIC DAMPING: 100%
ROAD EFFECTS: 30%
FREQUENCY: 333Hz
STEER LOCK: 1080
LINEARITY: 1
BRAKE GAMMA: 1
GEARSHIFT DEBOUNCING: 50ms
 
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