Wheel settings get lost

Ignatius

New Member
The game looses the wheel settings when the game has been quit. I have to re-enter all the controls at any start of the game, e.g. steering, gears and camera view. The settings of the keyboard, pedals settings (no Fanatec pedals) and the handbrake are okay. The settings are not deleted.
 

Purple44

Well-Known Member
Team Bugbear Member

St. Jimmy

Finland
Full time wrecker
I posted some guide in Steam forums how to go around this problem. I remember some guy saying it worked for him. Need to find that post later. It requires you to make some file "read only" after you've set the key assignments. That way they will remain but the game will naturally crash if you try to make changes because it's "read only".
 

pben1

Member
I do recall Janne said he had no Fanatec 2.5 for testing a while back. Never had issues with Logitech or Thrustmaster wheels.

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St. Jimmy

Finland
Full time wrecker
https://steamcommunity.com/app/228380/discussions/0/2549465882922501449/#c1620599015869427410

I've a possible workaround solution. I haven't and can't test if this works for you guys but theoretically this could work. It requires you to make a file or two read-only after you've configured your controls.

- Launch the game.
- Go in the controls.
- Set-up controls as you want them.
- After you've set up things as you like, go in the main menu so the settings are saved.
- Tab out of the game (alt+tab)
- Go in Steam's userdata folder that contains WreckFest's data. It's something like this depending on where your game is installed and your id:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<SOME_RANDOM_NUMBER>\228380\local\wreckfest early access\controllers\
- There you can find some DAT (.dat) file(s)
- Right click the file(s) -> properties - > make it read-only -> OK
- Go back in game and check again if the controls remained as you set them up.
- If everything seems to be OK, restart the game and go see again if the controls are the same.

Making that file read only after you've configured and saved your controller hopefully helps that they won't go back to default when restarting the game.

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If the above doesn't help, you could test also this file together with the above one. Warning that this makes the game crash if you go in the settings when the file below is in read-only status:

Another file that maybe could've something to do with the control settings could be the settings.sets file. If you make that file read-only, you can't configure controls and likely some other things or the game crashes. That's why you need to make it read-only after you've set-up controls and gone back to the menu. If you need to go in the settings, tab out and remove the read-only status from the file before doing any changes. After done, tab-out again and make it read-only, so the game won't make controls default again for you.


Hopefully this info can be a workaround while BB is trying to fix this. :)
Does this help you?
 

Ignatius

New Member
It sounds completely logical. According to the time stamp of the files the changes should have been saved. I changed the read only flag of the *.dat files as well as the both settings files. But - very strange - after going back to the controls the assignments are empty again. :(
 

St. Jimmy

Finland
Full time wrecker
Ignatius said:
It sounds completely logical. According to the time stamp of the files the changes should have been saved. I changed the read only flag of the *.dat files as well as the both settings files. But - very strange - after going back to the controls the assignments are empty again. :(
Hmm interesting that you can even go to the settings if you've those files read only. When I wrote that, going in the settings crashed the game. ???
 
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