GTR Evolution
Force Feedback: Full
Pedals: Separate
Shift Lights: Yes
Released: May 18, 2010
LED and FFB requires patch

This article is part of our series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Here, we will cover setting up your G27 racing wheel to play GTR Evolution. GTR Evolution was developed by SimBin and published by Atari and Viva Media.

This game is an expansion of the “Official WTCC Game” Race07, and is a simulation racing title that takes place on the track.

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GTR Evolution has decent force feedback support for the G27. However, this title is also the most complicated to setup with your G27 and requires patching to work correctly.

Before You Start

GTR Evolution needs to be patched before you can enjoy it with your steering wheel. Without the patch, the LEDs do not work at all, and the force feedback makes your wheel go crazy.

If you purchased GTR Evolution through Steam, it automatically updates. Otherwise, you can find the older offline patch here at SimBin. The game has been patched twice since, with specific G27 enhancements.

GTR Evolution G27 Setup

Enter Profile Name

Fig. 1 - Create your Profile

Control Mappings

Fig. 2 - Map Your Controls

FFB Settings

Fig. 3 - Force Feedback Settings

  • Open the Logitech Profiler
  • Select New > Profile
  • Add race07.exe as a new game
  • Open Specific Game Settings
  • Check ‘Use Special Steering Wheel Settings’ only
  • Set Degrees of Rotation to your preference
  • Patch your game to at least
  • Launch GTR Evolution
  • Go to Options > Control Settings
  • Under Profiles, press Create
  • Enter “Logitech G27” and hit OK (Fig. 1)
  • Scroll down list and select your profile
  • Map the controls to your liking (Fig. 2)
  • Hit the “Advanced” button
  • Hit the “Force Feedback” button
  • Set FFB Effects to HIGH (Fig. 3)
  • Set Reverse Effects to ON

What About Other Settings?

GTR Evolution is a simulation racer, so there are tons of options. Not only did we not set any specific settings in our Logitech Profiler, we also skipped a couple of screens in the game that allow you to tweak your controls and car handling setup. This is for casual racing gamers, after all.

Rather than confuse you with all of those options, I have focused on the minimum steps required to enjoy a GTR Evolution driving experience with your wheel. Feel free to change any settings you want, but remember to leave “Reverse Effects” ON. Without this setting, your force feedback will push the wheel in the opposite direction that it should (leaving you to pinball around the track).

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