View Full Version : Ques re: Steering Sensitivity and Steering Lock
24 November 07, 23:03
Let's say in Race 07 I choose a steering sensitivity of 75% (50% being linear) and I like that.
Now I choose another game that has a similar controller setup screen, eg. GTL or M3 Challenge or what have you, and also choose 75% there.
Is the formula for calculating what 75% sensitivity means the same across those games? I should think they would be calculated the same way, but I am not sure.
Also, in Race 07 max steering lock is 23, and for eg. in M3 Challenge max steering lock is 37. Would a steering lock number of for eg. 15 be the same in both games or would there be a different calculation. Put another way, in M3 Challenge is there just an extra 14 degrees of lock over that available in Race 07 or is it calculated differently?
What I am trying to achieve is consistent wheel settings across various sims.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
24 November 07, 23:13
Race07, Race, GTR, GTL, GTR2 ( M3 C ), rFactor use the same basic game engine. Personaly I use the exact setup in both rFactor and GTR2 by simply copying the settings to a new .plr
27 November 07, 14:51
You bring up an interesting topic.
Have you looked closely at the screen where the steering sensitivity is set?
The movement bars at the bottom actually can show you something interesting. More than just showing that the steering is working, the amount the bar moves when you move the wheel can show you something. It's a shame they didn't mark the display line like a ruler. And a shame they didn't show you how far they think you've turned the steering wheel on a companion line.
If you know what EXPONENTIAL is on Radio Control computer transmitters, you'll understand better what the game does when you adjust that sensitivity. And you'll find it interesting that the lower values give what would be called more expo in R/C, while the higher values give what would be called negative expo in R/C.
Most people use "positive" exponential to more easily, accurately, and safely fly their model airplanes. It's pretty much a standard for anyone using expo. Actually, a lot of guys buy computre radios just to get expo, and none of them are getting it for the negative expo.
What it does with the usual setting is make the "steering" more accurate around neutral. It does that by making it slower or by requiring more movement around the center than toward the maximum throw of the stick. And it works great.
But it looks like the higher setting for GTR2/RACE07 steering sensitivity makes the steering quicker around neutral and slower at max lock. You really need to steer more accurately or finer around neutral in a car, and less accurately around the max locks. That's what the "speed sensitive steering" adjustment does, only that works based on your car's speed.
Interesting how things are accepted one way here and another way there.
27 November 07, 23:14
Some very good info there, thanks.
I had examined the sliders in the setup screen and did notice the differences.
The odd thing is that I can run my sensitivity settings from 30%-100% (varying steering lock as necessary) and no matter what my settings of steering lock and sensitivity (within reason), I can do the same basic lap times. It's kinda frustrating looking for the magic combination and never finding it.
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