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Any way to stop soft lock from vibrating?

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Catlin, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Catlin


    When I turn on soft lock at the point of it locking up it will vibrate like crazy and keep bouncing off the lock.
  2. Radu Oros

    Radu Oros

    The only solution really, is to turn it off. This feature isn't optimized when you reach the soft lock limit.
    At least in a logitech wheel, I don't know if it has the same behavior in wheels from other brands.
  3. Peter Klawitter

    Peter Klawitter
    RaceDepartment Business Director Staff

    has anyone tested the softlock any further? what are you all using for the game to control DOR? is there artificial vibration when it reaches softlock limit/ end of DOR?
  4. Gevatter

    The James May of Simracing Premium

    Soft lock in AC is bumpy when hitting the rotation limit. We all know that, and even Stefano said in one of his streams that it's not working as intended.

    I have a hypothesis regarding soft lock in AC and other games. Keep in mind that I only have a G25 to use and don't know if Fanatec/Thrustmaster/etc. behave differently.

    I use a Logitech G25 with the Logitech Profiler software, latest version vom March 2016, having set a profile with 900° rotation as a persistent profile. One can set a persistent profile under Options -> Global Proifiler Settings -> Apply persistent profile. Whenever I play a game that features softlock (Like AMS or R3E) and after that switch over and play AC, the steering rotation of my G25 is out of sync with the on screen wheel (and steering for that effect), which moves faster than it should. Keep in mind that the steering settings in the AC options menu are still at 900°. The way to correct that is to switch the persistent profile in Logitech Profiler to another profile and then back again, so the standard 900° profile is again loaded as standard, or by adjusting the Degrees of rotation (DoR) manually in the Profiler software. After that, the on screen wheel is in sync with my physical wheel again.

    What i conclude from that, is that
    a) For example ISImotor games set the DoR by talking to the wheels driver software and setting the DoR there directly, as the settings carry over to other games.
    b) AC does not communicate with the driver software when going on track, as it does not reset the wheel to the 900° as specified in the AC otions menu.
    c) Other games seem to communicate, as switching between R3E and AMS sets either the automatic value for the car with soft lock enabled or the manually specified value with soft lock disabled.
    d) Soft lock in AC seems to work by setting some kind of FFB effect as a bumpstop for DoR internally instead of in the profiler software.

    //Edit: post expanded a bit
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
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  5. William Levesque

    William Levesque

    For me I wish it was on by default. It's not that bad. Not sure if it's my wheel settings or something.

    In any case I prefer it to be on.
  6. Tberg


    Soft lock in AC acts up on other wheels too, T500, CSW etc. Just confirming.

    That said, I have it on, as I want as little to do with 3rd party apps or DOR lists to do, it´s tedious.
  7. Peter Klawitter

    Peter Klawitter
    RaceDepartment Business Director Staff

    i am a Fanatec CSW V2 user and it is easy to see what happens and as you @Gevatter said, when you go into AC on track, choosing vehicle with example: 360 DOR, 540 DOR, 720DOR and etc. and you exit to windows and close AC,and check in the wheels driver the Fanatec driver is at whatever last car you used and not set back to 900, whereas with AMS, rF2 and R3E it does reset to 900 when you do the same. i would say it confirms (imho) your hypothesis.
    as for DOR, i used to set every single vehicle up jn XML file of Fanaleds for evey single car, but since Fanaleds does not work with rev lights anymore and has some crazy behaviour, i decided to give SLIMax Manager a try, and wow what a work of art and so many things are possible with this software, inclusing databases for vehicles DOR and more, just so much one can do!
    anyways, wanted to reflect from a Fanatec CSW V2 users perspective.
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