iRacing Force Feedback in 2.0

Lots of talk around the place about the Force Feedback and feel changes since the last update. Thought I’d post the explanation here for folks who don’t hover on the forums.

Basically if you have the wheel jumping out of your hand or vibrating more than you like, up the damping setting under options. 75 is what it was prior to the update.




The recent iRacing 2.0 build included a new feature to let you adjust the damping level on your force feedback wheel. Damping introduces a stabilizing force, feeling a bit like stirring a spoon in honey. This value used to be hard coded to 75, but now you can change the damping level from 0 (off) to 100 (full on). Due to a small bug, the level was reset to 0 for most of you in this new build, which may make the cars feel different than you expect when driving. iRacing recommends that you run your force feedback with damping turned down to 25 or below, as that gives a more precise feel while driving. But if you would like to restore the feel of the force feedback to the way it was before this recent build, you should return the damping to the old default of 75. You can find the new damping adjustment by clicking on Options while at the main screen, then selecting the Controls tab.

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