Race Driver GRID
Force Feedback: Full
Pedals: Separate
Shift Lights: No
Released: Jun 03, 2008

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 Race Driver: GRID. The 8th game in the Race Driver series, GRID was developed and published by Codemasters. Grid is a arcade/simulation style track-based racing title.

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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 has full support for force feedback. Additionally, there are in-game settings for altering the effects. As usual, the G27 shift lights are not supported. You will see more support for this in future titles. The same goes for ‘Allow Game to Adjust Settings.’ This feature has yet to be supported by any game (see the quote from Logitech on the 2nd article in this series for more on that).

Race Driver: GRID is the closest thing to a simulation out of all the games detailed in this series. While incredibly fun, it can also be very frustrating. A single mistake can send you from first to last in a moment. I found this title impossible to play at 900° of Rotation. I ended up opting for a more arcade feel with the default 200° Rotation.

If you prefer to use a larger amount of rotation, it would be helpful to lower the wheels dead zone in the game options and adjust the linearity option to match the game wheel’s movement with the G27 movement.

 

GRID Controls

GRID 'Custom' Controls

Race Driver: GRID G27 Settings

  • Open the Logitech Profiler
  • Select New > Profile
  • Add grid.exe as a new game.
  • Select Edit > Specific Game Settings
  • Uncheck Special Force Feedback Settings.
  • Leave ‘Report Combined Pedals’ Unchecked
  • Set Degrees of Rotation to Taste
  • Leave ‘Use Special Game Settings’ Unchecked
  • Play GRID and change keyboard to the G27
  • Map the controls to your liking.
 
Race Driver: GRID C6

Race Driver: GRID C6