Race Driver GRID 2
Force Feedback: Full
Pedals: Separate
Shift Lights: No
Released: May 28, 2013



This article is part of our series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Here, I cover setting up your G27 racing wheel to play Race Driver: GRID 2. GRID 2 is the sequel to Race Driver: Grid and is the 9th game in the series. It was developed and published by Codemasters.

GRID 2 is a good mix between arcade and simulation-style racing with great wheel support. A single mistake can be costly, but the game offers a ‘flashback’ feature to undo mistakes and keep going.

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Logitech G27 Solid Series Articles
1. Casual Gamer vs Simulation Gamer 11. Test Drive Unlimited
2. Setting Up Your G27, Made Easy 12. Test Drive Unlimited 2
3. Need For Speed: Carbon 13. Burnout Paradise
4. Need For Speed: Pro Street 14. Race Driver: GRID
5. Need For Speed: Undercover 15. Race Driver: GRID 2
6. Need For Speed: Shift 16. Split Second
7. Need For Speed: Shift 2 17. GTR Evolution
8. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 18. DiRT 2
9. Need For Speed: The Run 19. DiRT 3
10. Need for Speed: Most Wanted 20. Blur

GRID 2 has full support for force feedback. Additionally, there are in-game settings for altering the effects strength and fine tuning the wheel and pedal characteristics. The G27 shift lights are not supported.

This game can be played with 900° of Rotation using the ‘Specific Game Settings’ of the Logitech Profile, but it will be much more difficult. I ended up opting for a more arcade feel with the default 200° Rotation.

If you prefer to use a larger amount of rotation, check out the ‘Advanced Wheel Settings’ menu under controls. As in the previous GRID title, it is helpful to lower the wheel’s dead zone in the menu and adjust the linearity option to match the game wheel’s movement with the G27 movement.

 

Race Driver: GRID 2 G27 Settings

  • Open the Logitech Profiler
  • Select New > Profile
  • Add grid2.exe as a new game.
  • Select Edit > Specific Game Settings
  • Leave ‘Report Combined Pedals’ Unchecked
  • Set Degrees of Rotation to Preference
  • Leave ‘Use Special Game Settings’ Unchecked
  • Start GRID 2 and go to Options > Controls > Choose Preset
  • Select Logitech © G27 and then Confirm
  • Map any controls to your liking.
 
Controls Screen

Button Controls Screen

Logitech G27 wheel preset

Force Feedback is OFF by default. You must turn it on in this menu. The effects are kind of subdued, even at 100%, so you can override these in the Logitech Profiler by checking ‘Special Force Feedback Settings’ and moving up the sliders.

Force Feedback

Here is the advanced wheel options menu. If you want to play with 900° steering, move up the steering linearity and lower the steering deadzone a little.

Advanced Wheel Options

Advanced Wheel Options