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 Test Drive Unlimited 2. TDU2 was developed by Eden Games and published by Atari. TDU2 continues the tropical island open-world theme from the original Test Drive Unlimited.
This article will also apply to G25 owners. Of course, they will have to sacrifice a few extra button mappings in the control options.
Solid Tip: Looking for G27 drivers or Logitech Profiler software? Get it here.
|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. Split Second|
|6. Need For Speed: Shift||16. GTR Evolution|
|7. Need For Speed: Shift 2||17. DiRT 2|
|8. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit||18. DiRT 3|
|9. Need For Speed: The Run||19. Blur|
|10. Need for Speed: Most Wanted|
Before you begin
Unlike any of the previous 12 games detailed in this series, you cannot start this game directly from the Logitech Profiler. The game runs on
TestDrive2.exe, so this is the file that the Profile must be created under. However, you must launch the game using
Attempting to setup the Profile with
UpLauncher.exe won’t work with the game and it will ignore any settings you change.
Also, the wheel buttons get pre-mapped nicely. Steering, pedals, and shifter are already set correctly so don’t bother with those in the options.
TDU2 G27 Simple Setup
- Open the Logitech Profiler
- Select New > Profile
- Add TestDrive2.exe as a new game
- Open Specific Game Settings
- Check ‘Use Special Steering Wheel Settings’
- Set ‘Degrees of Rotation’ to your preference
- Leave ‘Report Combined Pedals’ UNchecked
- You must start the game with UpLauncher.exe
- In game, go to Options > Controls
- Select ‘Detect Device’
- Switch Keyboard to Logitech G27
- Select Yes to default controls
- Major controls are already mapped
- Change any additional buttons you like
- In game, go to Options > Game Settings
- Select your gearbox (auto/manual/paddles)
Additional Wheel Settings
You will also find “Controller Configuration” under the control options. For the purposes of simply getting your G27 setup and enjoying the drive, you actually should not mess with these. There are some basic tips below or you can refer to my advanced options article for full details.
The steering rotation is handled by the Logitech Profiler. This is not a simulation game, so I set mine to 200°, which matches the cars in-game. You can select up to the full 900° steering, but it will take you all day to turn a corner!
The Vibration feature may sound corny, but it actually allows you to feel the rumble of the road itself. With this slider all the way down, you won’t feel anything in the wheel when going in a straight line on asphalt. I suggest you leave it.
Also avoid adjusting Steering Sensitivity. Moving this slider up actually decreases steering to the point where your car will drive straight no matter what. Whatever this button is meant for, it sure doesn’t do it with the G27.
The other settings would make sense if this were a simulation. I recommend leaving them at the default, which is actually preset specifically for the Logitech wheel.
Don’t Neglect the Transmission
Even though you map keys for paddles and H-shifter, your car is set by default to automatic.
Don’t forget to go to Options > Game Settings to set your gearbox. You have the choice of Automatic, Sequential (paddles), H-Shifter, or H-Shifter with Clutch.