After going 7 for 7 with compatibility in our G27 game compatibility testing, our luck was bound to run out sooner or later. It’s too bad it had to happen with this innovative new title developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision Blizzard. Blur was released on May 25, 2010 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.
|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|
This arcade racer, which resembles a cross between Mario Kart and Need For Speed, is doubly disappointing for Logitech G27 wheel owners because it has garnered such good reviews on gaming sites. They obviously didn’t attempt to use a steering wheel.
Blur Steering Wheel Support
Blur features no steering wheel support at all. If you got to this article to find out if your G27, G25, or Driving Force GT was compatible with Blur, the answer is no. Am I sure? Hey, I went the distance for you. After all, I already provided detailed settings for 7 other popular titles in the Logitech G27 Solid Testing Series.
In my attempts to make Blur submit to my authority, I tried both JoytoKey (the keyboard emulator for joysticks), and the Logitech Profiler’s custom command settings to no avail.
Futile Attempts to Make it Work
In Blur’s option screen, you only have a choice between the keyboard or the Xbox 360 controller. Each has a few layouts to choose from. My only thought was to screenshot the layout and then assign the G27 custom commands mapped to that layout.
You can click on any button on the right side of the Logitech Profiler and assign a keystroke to it. That’s great and it could handle all your power up usage, camera controls, etc. Clicking on the wheel or pedals on the left side allows you to ‘assign an axis’, which is just a fancy way to assign keystrokes. I assigned the standard WASD keys to left,right,gas, and brake.
You might think this setup is at least usable. It’s not. With a 1° tilt of the wheel left or right, your car will pinball back and forth around the track. It’s either 100% in one direction or nothing. This same lack of analog control applies to the pedals. It’s either 100% gas/brake or nothing. It’s easier to use the keyboard at that point, but I bought this wheel so that I would never have to do that again!
Solid Statement: Blur is a fun game, but with the lack of any wheel support, I just don’t want to play it.