This article is part of our series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Here, You’ll see how to correctly configure and calibrate your G27 racing wheel.
This article assumes you have connected your wheel and installed the software from the disc to your PC. This includes both the drivers and the Logitech Profiler .
Solid Tip: Your new Logitech G27 Racing Wheel is not powered by USB! Half of the tech support requests for this peripheral all revolve around users forgetting to plug their power adapter into the wall outlet.
|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|
Step 1: Logitech Profiler Global Device Settings
This is where you should start once your new wheel is installed. Select Options > Global Device Settings and simply leave everything unchecked. That was certainly easy! The one change you should note here is Degrees of Rotation. Set this value to 900. This is the maximum rotation of the wheel.
Don’t worry: Each game will have specific settings where you override the global value. Not everyone likes 900, so the default is set at 200. This provides an arcade driving experience and is nothing like a real vehicle. I change rotation depending on the game I’m playing.
Step 2: Add Game Profiles
Now we need to enter our games into the Profiler. Select New > Profile OR Select A Game > Create New Game Profile. Enter any name at the top, then Browse for the game’s .exe file. Finally, select the icon to represent the game. Now your new game will appear in the list under Select A Game.
Step 3: Cusomize Specific Game Settings
The last step in calibrating our games based on their features. Since it is the game developer’s discretion to accommodate peripherals, not all games support all the features of the wheel. For instance, most games don’t have support for the new LED shift indicator lights and cannot accept separate pedal inputs. Logitech offers Specific Game Settings to help you enjoy your wheel more.
Select a game from your profile list from Profile > Select Profile OR Select A Game. Then select Edit > Specific Game Settings. Here you will override the global settings if needed. We set up the Global Device Settings from Step 1 in a specific manner so that your final choice is applied here. For example, if you had selected ‘Report Combined Pedals’ in the Global Settings, then they would always be combined, even you left the option unchecked here.
To find your proper Specific Game Settings, refer to this article’s Table of Contents at the top. You will also find details about feature support and tips on in-game settings such as ‘Linearity’ or ‘Steering Bars Sensitivity.’ This article covers over a dozen of the top Racing Games over the last 3 years.
Allow Game to Adjust Settings
This is the most cryptic setting available in the Logitech Profiler. Seeing as how there is no manual, how is one supposed to decipher the meaning of this box? Also, why is it listed under another box, ‘Use Special Game Settings,’ which has no other options? This is a new feature that you should simply ignore. Here is what Logitech officially had to say:
This is a new mechanism that allows games to ask for the current settings (such as: “Are the pedals combined or separate?”). A game can also adjust those settings, so for example, rFactor could adjust the steering angle to match the angle of the simulated car, or force separate pedals even if people forgot to turn on separate pedals. The idea is to make it easier for people and reduce the amount of setup work they have to do. Right now, there is no game shipping that makes used of this feature, but we hope that it will be used in future versions.
Enjoy your new wheel! If you found this series helpful, leave a comment here or under your favorite game’s article. Don’t own a G27? As always, you can get yours now from Amazon using the link above.
i need the best optimum settings for Gridautosport..i have the G27 but cant play it
how tow set up g27 wheel racing to ps3 to play fifa world rally
How does G27 work with PS3 and the Nascar 2014 game? since there is no PS button like on the GT Force, how do you go to PS to get your race invites etc. a fast reply would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry Dusty, have not tried Nascar on the PS3. Hope you got it worked out (or can confirm that it doesn’t work).
it does work just fine with nascar2014, just different buttons to use than the FT Force model whlich is what I had.
When I play a game (I play The crew and gt 5) the steering wheel steers by itself like if I have a turn coming up the steering wheel rotates by itself.This happens in the entire race, It is like the steering wheel is teaching me how to turn the steering wheel(it turns by itself). I want to know how to deactivate this feature or is it any problem……..Pleaseeeee Helpp
Ashwin I have not seen this, but I know that GT5 works great on PS3 with a G27 wheel. I don’t know about The Crew since that just got released.
Well………Do we have to change any steering wheel setings in Gt5 or is it better to play with default settings for the steering wheel. Because I think I have changed the settings for the wheel and it should be the reason why my steering wheel behaves like this…….Can u tell me what settings are suitable for the steering wheel in Gt5
just got son a g27 for play station 3 and trying to set up, can anyone tell us what l am doing wrong, when game is selected and starts when son turns steering wheel it doesn’t do anything on the tv screen. Does the usb cable that he has put into the play station 3 actually goes into a computer usb port then play on the computer with the wheel. As l thought it was done through play station to tv, can anyone help this query asap.
Hi Theresa, it’s been awhile since I tested the G27 with a PS3.
the USB cable plugs into the PS3. Make sure you have it plugged into the wall for power. Don’t have any other controller plugged into the PS3. A computer won’t be involved, nor will the discs (those are for the computer).
Depending on the game you are playing, there are various levels of support for the wheel. Many people discuss the game support on different forums, so you should be able to do a Google search to learn more about the game you are trying to play. Good luck!
Do you have Grid Auto sport settings? I found only this page , can you confirm if this accurate?