Author Topic: How do I stop fishtailing all over... what do I need to change in settings?  (Read 425 times)

dgrams2003

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All along I have been playing with my PS4 pad or my Thrustmaster Ferrari Lengend PS3/PC wheel.

I just recently got a Thrustmaster T150 PS4/PC force feedback wheel...
And now when I play like the basic gravel 1 ... and I am on the straightaways..
I have my gas pedal down, and a just a little turn to the side ends up in a back and forth nightmare, resulting in a spinout.
I don't get that when using my controller...   Is there a setting for the new wheel that is over sensitive?

I am not going to say I am a master calibrator yet.. because I am not... I just want to be able to drive straight without starting to fishtail back and forth.

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Purple44

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There 3 steering settings now. With my DFGT wheel I always stayed with 100% saturation over the years.

I would try tweaking steering sensitivity if having troubles keeping car straight down the straightway.

I learn from Race that speed sensitivity help if have troubles getting car to turn in when going into a turn.





But since the Dec 2017 Build release, the stock settings been working well enough for me.



Also a low degree rotation can make steering to sensitive for some, like using 200. I use 240 degree rotation.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 07:14:03 AM by Purple44 »
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St. Jimmy

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I increased my wheel's rotation from 720 -> 900 and made sensitivity 0 and the feeling is very natural now.

What's your rotation? Sounds like you want to go with negative steering sensitivity. Or if you can go for 900 degrees I really suggest that because it feels very natural.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 12:03:47 PM by St. Jimmy »
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Paul_B

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dgrams 2003

Good choice of wheel btw , I have a TX with T3pa pedals. As your new to FFB wheels you may need to adjust your driving style.

Tips,

Drive in car cockpit cam
Don't mash the gas pedal full time
If the car starts to fishtail, lift off the gas an counter steer (opposite way ) it should self correct

Start out with a smaller Euro car, the American muscle are pron to fishtailing

Wheel setup, check your Thrustmaster control panel before going into game. Pump the pedals an check steering rotation 540>900 is the most realistic.

Edit: shows T500 in pic but the numbers are what you need for setup, let us known if this works for you ?







« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 05:20:20 PM by Paul_B »
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Paul_B

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@Purple

I don't know how you drive with such a low steering degree, that must be really sensitive on the wheel. Have you tried a larger rotation ? I would never go under 540, at 200's it's the same as a controller.

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Purple44

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@Purple

I don't know how you drive with such a low steering degree, that must be really sensitive on the wheel. Have you tried a larger rotation ? I would never go under 540, at 200's it's the same as a controller.

240 degree is what the old MOMO wheels used. Got my first MOMO for Flatout 1. :) Work well for MOMO, so stuck with it with the DFGT wheel.

240 give you full tire wheel turn right and left at 3:00 o'clock and 9:00 o'clock. I don't find this being to sensitive. I do know players that use 200, that would be way to sensitive for me!

And when you wanting to use handbrake and look back , the flippers, be harder to do if you were rotating wheel much more.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 05:51:44 PM by Purple44 »
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Paul_B

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Purple,

I actually started with the none FFB Trustmaster F458 wheel (270).  Then upgraded to the DFGT an now with the TX, but once I set to 900 would be hard to go back to it.

If it works for you don't fix  :)
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 05:59:42 PM by Paul_B »
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Hi!

To stop fishtailing you must just lift gas pedal up.  8)
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I would never go under 540, at 200's it's the same as a controller.
I do know players that use 200, that would be way to sensitive for me!

Using 200 here with t500rs, especially in multiplayer where you have to do really fast corrections it helps alot :) Accuracy wise there is zero problems ^^

mordax

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All along I have been playing with my PS4 pad or my Thrustmaster Ferrari Lengend PS3/PC wheel.

I just recently got a Thrustmaster T150 PS4/PC force feedback wheel...
And now when I play like the basic gravel 1 ... and I am on the straightaways..
I have my gas pedal down, and a just a little turn to the side ends up in a back and forth nightmare, resulting in a spinout.
I don't get that when using my controller...   Is there a setting for the new wheel that is over sensitive?

I am not going to say I am a master calibrator yet.. because I am not... I just want to be able to drive straight without starting to fishtail back and forth.

you need to learn to drive lol. this is normal behavior on gravel. i play with a controller and i'm doing perfectly fine, however i do have ABS on full. for some cars i turn the Traction control on half. stability always off.
also differential lock is something you should set on open if you dont want to "fishtail" all the time, but that's just because you're a beginner and need to learn racing. look at all those fools on youtube with real cars who wreck their expensive car, because they think that if you go in straight line and just floor it, then it's easy as 1 2 3 ... NOPE! you need to learn to gently apply acceleration and counter-steer before things get out of hand.
i'm a professional racer in real life and in games, it's so easy to prevent "fishtail"