So you’ve just unboxed your new wheel? Or maybe you’ve been a long time Logitech user and are looking to find the best settings for the Logitech G29 to make you faster. In any case, this guide will cover the initial set up process for the Logitech G29/G920 driving wheel. It will cover the first time setup, how to connect to the game and some recommended setting changes within Assetto Corsa Competizione itself.
Logitech G29/G920 Review
The Logitech G29/G920 is one of the most popular force feedback wheels on the market and it is easy to see why. It is capable of 900° of rotation and its dual-motor force feedback accurately simulates car handling and surface characteristics on both arcade and simulator platforms.
This driving experience comes in an incredibly high-quality package, featuring a hand-stitched leather wheel rim and brushed aluminum components. It is also reasonably affordable too, priced at $399.99 on the Logitech website, but can be purchased for as little as $200.
There are some slight differences between the two wheels, however, the most significant being that the G920 is compatible with Xbox while the G29 with Playstation. The G29 also features shift lights and additional controls. Aside from that, they are essentially the same wheel.
The Logitech G29/G920 is an absolutely superb package, especially for beginners, however, it doesn’t fail to satisfy experienced sim racers.
The Logitech G29/G920 is a great wheel when it comes to compatibility, especially regarding the brand-new next-gen consoles. As well as being compatible with PC, it is also compatible with the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5, meaning that you can enjoy this wheel on whichever platform you so wish. However, as mentioned previously, the difference between G29 and G920 is based on which of these consoles the wheel is compatible with. The G29 is compatible with Playstation and PC, whilst the G920 is compatible with Xbox and PC. So in short, yes, the G29/G920 is compatible with Xbox One, Playstation 5 and PC.
Setting up the G29
Step 1: Wheel set up
The first step, before even plugging the wheel into the PC is to make sure that you have both the power and pedal connectors plugged into the wheelbase. This is important as without power the force feedback function will not be engaged. Once this is done, attach the wheel and pedals to your driving rig or desk setup. One thing to note is on the bottom of the pedals there is a rotable grip pad that can be used on carpet to avoid the pedals slipping during use. If you’re not currently using a Sim Rig, then this is a great addition to help them.
Step 2: Software and drivers
Before plugging in the usb to your computer, you will need to download a piece of software known as logitech G Hub, this can be found via Logitech’s support website. This piece of software is where you will be able to adjust the general settings of the wheel and update any needed drivers.
Step 3: Wheel adjustments
Now you have the software and the wheel set-up plug the usb directly into your computer. When plugging in the usb do not have your hands on the wheel as this will begin the calibration process and rotate through the full motion of the wheel. You should now see the wheel in your G Hub software.
If you click through to the wheel, you will now have the option to view both your wheel and pedal settings. This piece of software will give you control of settings such as rotation range, centering force or any key adjustments you would like to make. A piece of information to note is that it is best to make sure your rotation range is set to the full 900⁰ and also to uncheck the centering spring box, as the force feedback will provide this feeling within the game. You can also record your own macro keystrokes for quick functions but this is not essential for playing ACC.
The third menu option is for your pedals, which is where you are able to change the sensitivity of the pedals. For all of these settings it is best to leave them on default and adjust so within ACC itself as this will provide a more consistent experience overall.
Step 4: Launching ACC
Now you are ready to launch ACC through Steam, leave the wheel plugged in and G Hub software open. Once the game has booted up the wheel should now be able to control the menu features the arrow buttons and face buttons.
The first place you should navigate to is the Settings menu then Controls where you will adjust your ingame wheel settings. Initially make sure the selected Driving Control is set to the wheel category.
Draw your attention to the right hand side column and move your wheel and engage each pedal looking at the red bar below to indicate all is being registered as expected. If so we can now move onto the next step
Step 5: Force Feedback (FFB)
One thing to note about FFB settings is that these are subjective and what may be good for some may not be for others.
Here is a brief overview of each setting to give you a basic understanding of how these changes will affect your wheel:
Gain is the overall strength of the force feedback that the wheel will output.
Minimum force is a feature best used on wheels such as the G29 due to the weaker nature of the FFB. This feature will also help compensate for the dead zone at the centre of the wheel.
Dynamic damping controls the weight of your wheel while driving and will vary directly with your speed.
Road effects will send an additional FFB effect to your wheel mimicking the forces felt through the car due to the road surface.
With that said, one of Coach Dave Academy’s own Esports drivers Gregor Schill has provided his recommended settings from his many hours of experience to share:
- Gain: 100%
- Minimum Force: 12%
- Dynamic Dampening: 25%
- Road Effects: 40%
- Frequency: 400Hz
- Steer lock: 900⁰
- Steer Linearity: 1.00
- Brake Gamma: 1.00
- Gear shift Debounce: 50ms
Step 6: Control Bindings
One final step before jumping in to the game is the adjustment of key bindings. Under the heading Control Bindings you will see the range of functions you can adjust using your wheels buttons. To assign a button to a function select the desired feature and press the button you wish to perform this function. Any remaining functions unassigned can be assigned to key bindings using the final column.
Now your new Logitech wheel is set up and you are ready to start racing you can browse our other ACC related tutorials, such as our Beginners Guide to Sim Racing or How to Fix Understeer.